Seems Royal caribbean is still losing bookings,because of smoking band.

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#81
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Like the like, my DW once had a little accident with the perfume bottle, and had to stay in the room all night. I had to go out for awhile so it could air out a little I was sneezing so bad.
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Originally posted by RETNAVY1996
Like the like, my DW once had a little accident with the perfume bottle, and had to stay in the room all night. I had to go out for awhile so it could air out a little I was sneezing so bad.
I almost wouldn't mind the sneezing............if my throat wouldn't close up!
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#83
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
I almost wouldn't mind the sneezing............if my throat wouldn't close up!
I am lucky on that one, all it does to me is make me sneeze a lot. DW does have to be careful with her brands because some just set me off. I have walked quickly out of the MDR before so I would not be sneezing on peoples food after someone swam in the stuff and walked by.

I would think that if if locks up your throat, you have had to run out a time or two
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Originally posted by RETNAVY1996
I am lucky on that one, all it does to me is make me sneeze a lot. DW does have to be careful with her brands because some just set me off. I have walked quickly out of the MDR before so I would not be sneezing on peoples food after someone swam in the stuff and walked by.

I would think that if if locks up your throat, you have had to run out a time or two
Elevators are, hands down, the worst!

Talk about TRAPPED!!!!!
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#85
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
Sorry but this is incorrect as not everyone has the same penalty phase.

In UK/Europe for example folks who cancel even 365 days before their cruises, lose their deposits.

RCCL forgets sometimes about their International Guests.
While this is generally true, I have just cancelled a 10 person booking on the basis of a fundamental change of the booking conditions. In all fairness RCCL (UK) have agreed to refund all of the deposits.
#86
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Originally posted by mark290
Don't all Bands smoke ? It's a rock n roll thing.
That's what I thought too.
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Originally posted by sdear
I wish they would ban people that feel the need to bathe in perfume
Or make them sit on one side of the ship !
100%
Although in fairness, our issues with the above on RCI, Princess and Celebrity have been pretty much limited to formal nights.
Try sailing on HAL on a European cruise There it was EVERY NIGHT, AND DAY.
We couldn't get away from the blue haired grannies who bathed in perfume.
We had to move in the dining room. We had to move in the theatre.
We even had to move on bus excursions. Terrible.

My DW was living on Benedryl the whole trip.
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Originally posted by Ocean Boy
RCI has a new smoking policy?



Stop, you're killing me!

So are the cigarettes!!
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#89
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Elevators are, hands down, the worst!

Talk about TRAPPED!!!!!
I have smelled worse stuff than perfume in elevators.
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Originally posted by tkportersat
And? I just stated a fact..that is all. Why do you find it necessary to try to debate each thing I post on this thread? Have a nice day
I am merely pointing out the flaws in your logic. I deal in absolutes in my life. I am a software engineer, so using flawed logic results in failures in the things I work on.

Whenever I see someone trying to prove an absolute with a single example, I need to point out the flaw in logic.
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#91
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The post is about people cancelling due to the change in the new smoking guidelines on RC. I used my parents as an example...that is all. There is nothing flawed in that. Go pick on someone else now.

Originally posted by reedl
I am merely pointing out the flaws in your logic. I deal in absolutes in my life. I am a software engineer, so using flawed logic results in failures in the things I work on.

Whenever I see someone trying to prove an absolute with a single example, I need to point out the flaw in logic.
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#92
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Originally posted by Ocean Boy
I have smelled worse stuff than perfume in elevators.

LOL...... That makes two of us. Now that is what I call being trapped.
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Originally posted by reedl
I am merely pointing out the flaws in your logic. I deal in absolutes in my life. I am a software engineer, so using flawed logic results in failures in the things I work on.

Whenever I see someone trying to prove an absolute with a single example, I need to point out the flaw in logic.
It's hardly a single example. Many people have stated on here that they have cancelled or know people who have cancelled including me.
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Originally posted by nb125
It's hardly a single example. Many people have stated on here that they have cancelled or know people who have cancelled including me.
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... and many people have booked because of the change, including us. The only ones who know are Royal Caribbean. If you see them reverse the policy, figure the change hurt them. (don't count on it)

We enjoy Carnival as well, but until they catch up with the industry, we'll be sailing RCI and Celebrity.

You may like Carnival, from recent experience, I can say there are plenty of smokers over there. I really don't think any cruise line will want to be known as the line that caters to smokers, just as most good hotels have restricted smoking areas no smoking in any rooms (at least in the U.S.)
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Originally posted by CRUZBUDS
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... and many people have booked because of the change, including us. The only ones who know are Royal Caribbean. If you see them reverse the policy, figure the change hurt them. (don't count on it)

We enjoy Carnival as well, but until they catch up with the industry, we'll be sailing RCI and Celebrity.

You may like Carnival, from recent experience, I can say there are plenty of smokers over there. I really don't think any cruise line will want to be known as the line that caters to smokers, just as most good hotels have restricted smoking areas no smoking in any rooms (at least in the U.S.)
Having recently cruised for the first time and walking through the casino I would say that RCI are very much catering to smokers. All of the reasons that are quoted such as consideration for other guests and safety issues are just proved by this to be hypocritical.
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Originally posted by nb125
Having recently cruised for the first time and walking through the casino I would say that RCI are very much catering to smokers. All of the reasons that are quoted such as consideration for other guests and safety issues are just proved by this to be hypocritical.
The policy hasn't taken effect yet. We only transit smoky casinos when absolutely necessary, we don't gamble.

The important change to many of us, will be the ability to enjoy our balconies without being chased off it by cigarette smoke. It's easier to avoid the casino than my balcony.
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Originally posted by jktheangel
Let me start by saying I am a smoker
Now I think Non smokers don't need to go into smoking areas if it bothers them so much. I also believe that if I am on my balcony then I should be able to smoke but if a cabin next to me told me it really bothered them then I would refrain from it out of respect for them and that they asked me and not whined to someone who worked on the ship I am all about adults talking to one another to solve problems I also will not blow my smoke in the non smokers direction and I'm conscious of non smokers around me and I do follow the no smoking rules in areas. Now the smell of beer on people makes me sick literally so should I demand that beer drinkers only drink on certain parts of the ship or within the beer drinkers space at restaurants? NO and I wouldn't be so ignorant to even ask that now for those who say smoking is worse second hand that beer smell. Well it depends on your beliefs and what makes you sick. Bottom line is whatever vice you have you should all be courteous of others around you who may be bothered by it. And yes I booked my cruise KNOWING that the new smoking ban on balconies and will respect that policy and smoke in designated areas


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I agree with you whole heartedly! The only trouble is that the "smoke-****s" will only be happy when smoking is banned from the ship entirely! I just came off an Allure cruise. The biggest cruise ship in the world and we didn't have a dedicated smoking lounge! We had an out-door bar that was very windy. All I'm saying is give us a well-ventilated indoor bar to enjoy our cigars and cognac in and we won't bother you! I promise!

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Originally posted by relic937
It's not the smoking ban that has bookings down it's those commoners that refuse to dress up on formal night dag nabbit . Also the fact that smokers are now akin to a lepar colony .
That's right!!! Those smoking slobs should be thrown overboard! Now, let's put this topic to rest!!!

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Originally posted by Elvis1209
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