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#1
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Joined Sep 2013
Hello, first post here. I've always read cruise critic but never had the need to post or ask a question until now. Since RCCL has a new smoking policy I am presented with a huge problem. I'm a laid back guy with a hot mess of a GF. she's a partier, up all nighter, drinker, smoker, you name it. We went on one Carnival cruise and she loved it but just wasn't my cup of tea. We came to a perfect compromise with RCCL. HOWEVER, now that RCCL has the smoking policy I need to know which cruise line will satisfy both of our needs. Any suggestions?
#2
New Mexico
14,602 Posts
Joined May 2004
Well, your choices are Carnival and NCL.
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#3
Canada
18,691 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by No WaterWings Required
I'm a laid back guy with a hot mess of a GF. she's a partier, up all nighter, drinker, smoker, you name it. We went on one Carnival cruise and she loved it but just wasn't my cup of tea. We came to a perfect compromise with RCCL.
How was RCI your perfect compromise? Curious. Do you two get along at home? What makes a cruise different? Sincerely asking.
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*I have fallen ill, so sadly, no more cruises.*

Already Cruised - listed not to brag, but so you can ask me a question if you'd like:
RCI - Serenade Nov 2015 S. Caribbean
Celebrity - Solstice May 2015 Alaska
RCI - Explorer Nov 2014 Repo/S. Caribbean - 40 ft. rogue wave, lifeboat damage

Princess - Grand Princess May 2014 Pacific Coastal
RCI - Serenade March 2014 - B2B W. Caribbean

RCI - Serenade Feb 2014 - Bahamas - a celebration cruise indeed!
*RCI Scandinavia 2013 - nope - cancelled due to my illness. ~ Maybe next year, God willing.
RCI - Jewel Nov 2012 - B2B Mexico
RCI - Jewel Repo Oct/Nov 2012 Boston to Tampa - Hurricane Sandy
RCI - Brilliance June/July 2011 Mediterranean
RCI - Mariner Oct/Nov 2010 Mexico
RCI - Oasis May 2010 E. Caribbean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
Princess - Emerald Princess April 2009 E. Caribbean
RCI - Explorer Sept/Oct 2008 - 25th anniversary! Canada - Hurricane Kyle
RCI - Liberty August 2007 E.Caribbean - Hurricane Dean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
RCI - Explorer April 2006 E.Caribbean
RCI - Vision Aug 2003 Alaska
HAL - Rotterdam - last leg of her final world cruise ever April 1995 Pacific Northwest
RCI - Viking Serenade Aug 1993 Mexico
#5
Yorkshire, UK
6,748 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
You can still smoke in certain areas outdoors on RCCL

NCL do still allow smoking on balconies bu I would not be shocked if they change that over the next couple of years
#7
3,266 Posts
Joined Apr 2007
Originally posted by No WaterWings Required
Hello, first post here. I've always read cruise critic but never had the need to post or ask a question until now. Since RCCL has a new smoking policy I am presented with a huge problem. I'm a laid back guy with a hot mess of a GF. she's a partier, up all nighter, drinker, smoker, you name it. We went on one Carnival cruise and she loved it but just wasn't my cup of tea. We came to a perfect compromise with RCCL. HOWEVER, now that RCCL has the smoking policy I need to know which cruise line will satisfy both of our needs. Any suggestions?
Definitely NCL. And check out their suites.............really terrific perks!
#8
Columbus, OH
3,871 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Is she not willing to just smoke in the designated areas? Does she realy have to smoke on the balcony?
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