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Can anyone please tell me the "current" smoking areas on Ruby please? Other then the speakeasy cigar lounge. Was not happy on recent Grand Princess that they had taken away the smoking area by the Sea Breeze Bar (told the reason was because of proximity to the kids zone). We had booked mid ship and were always making the trek to the aft. Looking at the Ruby, the kids zone is aft, so am I guessing right that there is no COVERED with seating smoking area at the aft (not interested in the promenade stand up smoking area). Thanks, just trying to figure out where to book cabin or if I even want to go.
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Originally posted by sprinkles
Can anyone please tell me the "current" smoking areas on Ruby please? Other then the speakeasy cigar lounge. Was not happy on recent Grand Princess that they had taken away the smoking area by the Sea Breeze Bar (told the reason was because of proximity to the kids zone). We had booked mid ship and were always making the trek to the aft. Looking at the Ruby, the kids zone is aft, so am I guessing right that there is no COVERED with seating smoking area at the aft (not interested in the promenade stand up smoking area). Thanks, just trying to figure out where to book cabin or if I even want to go.
As of May 2017:
Deck 16 - Port side of Tradewinds Bar, Midship (Tables and Chairs) - Covered
Deck 17 Starboard aft (One bench outside the doors near the Teen Center) - Not covered
Deck 7 Starboard aft (Two chairs outside Club Fusion)
Nevada
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Thanks Jamiski. Did they have coffee service in the mornings by the trade winds bar? What kind of tables (round plastic ) and how many? If I go, going with family (other smokers) and we like to play cards and dice games. Just wondering about the conditions up there. The aft area on the Grand was appalling, very few ashtrays (almost always overflowing). Place was so packed there were times that people had to stand. They had also removed some of the tables from my previous cruise. Just really tired of not knowing what to expect anymore. Thanks
Vancouver, BC
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Originally posted by sprinkles
Thanks Jamiski. Did they have coffee service in the mornings by the trade winds bar? What kind of tables (round plastic ) and how many? If I go, going with family (other smokers) and we like to play cards and dice games. Just wondering about the conditions up there. The aft area on the Grand was appalling, very few ashtrays (almost always overflowing). Place was so packed there were times that people had to stand. They had also removed some of the tables from my previous cruise. Just really tired of not knowing what to expect anymore. Thanks
Maybe 6-8 tables? Most of them tucked around a dark corner, often not well tended to. I don't recall coffee service, but in the mornings we stayed in the aft. The bar service hours at Tradewinds seemed very limited. It was an Alaska cruise, I would assume a warmer weather cruise might have longer outdoor service hours.

Sorry to hear about the Grand, they used to have one of the better aft areas as far as size and service went.

I am looking for updated information on the Star. Often the Princess Patters are a good resource (if you can find recent ones) the first page often details the locations. However, the Star only lists the cigar bar and "clearly marked outdoor areas', so not helpful at all.
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Can anyone tell me specifically where smoking is on the Royal?
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Thanks again Jamiski, I'd say the Grand probably is still the best aft area. They still have the nice cushioned chairs, but just only willing to put one ashtray out per table if lucky. So no sitting back relaxing with your coffee , unless you brought an extra paper cup to make your own.

I'm also interested in the Regal and Royal smoking areas. Thanks all
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On the Grand aft, what deck is the smoking area please?
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Originally posted by AndWe
Good to know about the ashtray shortage.

Just ask for one.
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Originally posted by Vineyard View
On the Grand aft, what deck is the smoking area please?
omg YOU HAVE IT MADE!!! Go to deck 15 (I think) just one over the buffet, it's on the starboard side. We just went on the Grand, it was a really nice smoking area as well as good for whale watching!!
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Originally posted by Liz54
Can anyone tell me specifically where smoking is on the Royal?
Churchhills -- Inside

Deck 17 Aft --
Coffee there, Bar Service, Comfortable Chairs.
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This is a great thread for smokers and non. Thanks for response -
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Originally posted by AndWe
Does anyone know the current smoking areas on the Crown? I'm booked by the Terrace pool, so I'm hoping I smoke there! Thanks.
There used to be, on just one side.
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Just ask for one.
We did, many times. Took it up the chain and spoke to the Staff Captain about the deplorable conditions, who wandered into the area. Which did finally get us service, at least to clean them. But no, we were never given more ashtrays and there were MANY complaints during the cruise about the area.
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I assume that every ship has different areas for smoking. I guess that is because of they layout of the ship. Is this correct?
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Smokers should be aware also that some of us have had to quit smoking because of contracted COPD from being a previous smoker or started out with asthma. The smoke then is most dangerous to our health. So hopefully if someone asks you not to smoke on your balcony you would understand the reason


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Originally posted by HurricaneJane
Smokers should be aware also that some of us have had to quit smoking because of contracted COPD from being a previous smoker or started out with asthma. The smoke then is most dangerous to our health. So hopefully if someone asks you not to smoke on your balcony you would understand the reason


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I have sailed on a few different lines and not one of them allows smoking on your balcony. I would think if you are down wind and are affected by their smoking, it is time to report the problem to security.
By the way, I am a cigar smoker and would really enjoy a stogie on the balcony. But I don't.
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