Posted September 3rd, 2012, 05:46 PM
I am totally new here so forgive me if I am asking this question in the wrong place, which I probably am, but despite reading and reading, including on the Princess website, I can find no specific and consistent information telling or showing exactly what areas are considered "designated." This info is needed for a Jan 2013 Caribbean cruise on Emerald, if that matters.
It surprises me a bit that Princess does not show these areas on their deck plans. Whether a smoker or someone wanting a cabin away from these areas, I would think that many people would be thankful for this information BEFORE they cruise, or even book their cruise.
I am seeking specific information please. For instance does "port side" mean the entire port side? Does the casino mean the entire casino? What about the lounges? I read where someone complained about smoking in Explorers. Any designated area which are not topside? Where? What specific areas topside are allowed?
I am familiar with the layout of 2 other Princess ships (Grand & Golden), so if someone who has been on the Emerald lately could list the areas considered "designated" I should be able to figure out where they are on board, even if I have to reference deck plans. Thank you!
The designated smoking areas are:
Promenade deck, ( the port or starboard side can be at the will of the captain) The astrays are on the wall next to the exit doors. If they are planning on refueling, they switch the port and starboard.
At the aft Terrace pool portside above the pool.
A section of the casino, not the whole casino. Some nights are designated non smoking nights.
There is a room for cigar smoking near the casino.
There is no smoking in the Explorer's lounge.
No smoking in cabins, balconies or dining venues.
It should be noted that some of the islands the Emerald visits, do not permit smoking anywhere in public. Hope this info is of help.
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