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Originally posted by vampiress
where are the current smoking places on the star? i have a port aft balcony under the horizon and want to make sure we aren't in a smoke part. we are down the hall from the terrace pool.

I did a thread search but it seems the posts were from a ling time ago, just wondering if there was anything more recent.
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Could someone comment on the current status regarding smoking in the casino on Regal? As a non-smoker, I'm sensitive to smoke but would like to spend a bit of time in the casino. Can any non-smokers tell me - will it be possible for me, or will it definitely be noticeable? Thank you.
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Originally posted by Shadow9612
Could someone comment on the current status regarding smoking in the casino on Regal? As a non-smoker, I'm sensitive to smoke but would like to spend a bit of time in the casino. Can any non-smokers tell me - will it be possible for me, or will it definitely be noticeable? Thank you.
We sailed on the Regal twice, for a total of over five weeks. Last time was over a year ago. My wife loves to play the slots, I don't gamble but go down with her often and also walk through the casino from time to time. She had remarked that she thought the casino on the ship was smoke free, which was first time she had ever experienced no stench of stale smoke in one. I agreed but it wasn't quite the case, at some slots smoking was allowed but we never saw anybody do that. No smoking at gaming tables anytime and on some days they advertised absolutely no smoking in the casino.
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Originally posted by kennicott
We sailed on the Regal twice, for a total of over five weeks. Last time was over a year ago. My wife loves to play the slots, I don't gamble but go down with her often and also walk through the casino from time to time. She had remarked that she thought the casino on the ship was smoke free, which was first time she had ever experienced no stench of stale smoke in one. I agreed but it wasn't quite the case, at some slots smoking was allowed but we never saw anybody do that. No smoking at gaming tables anytime and on some days they advertised absolutely no smoking in the casino.
The Regal has the BEST outdoor smoking area, Aft., All their ships have smoking in casinos except on "formal" nights
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Originally posted by kennicott
We sailed on the Regal twice, for a total of over five weeks. Last time was over a year ago. My wife loves to play the slots, I don't gamble but go down with her often and also walk through the casino from time to time. She had remarked that she thought the casino on the ship was smoke free, which was first time she had ever experienced no stench of stale smoke in one. I agreed but it wasn't quite the case, at some slots smoking was allowed but we never saw anybody do that. No smoking at gaming tables anytime and on some days they advertised absolutely no smoking in the casino.
Thank you for this info. I don't mind if it is allowed in places of the casino - I'm glad there are people who have experienced a "smoke-free-feeling"...as maybe I'll be lucky enough to as well

... Worst case I suppose is, at least on formal nights I'll be ok.
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Originally posted by Bella_boo
Sapphire princess , my Father in law is interest where you can smoke on this ship please?
We sailed Sapphire Princess out of Singapore in March 2016.
Smoking areas were:
- Churchill lounge (closed of area with full service bar)
- Nightclub (designated area of the bar, after 10pm)
- Casino (designated slot machines, not on formal nights)
- Tradewind bar (on one side of the bar)
- Promenade deck (Outside, next to club fusion, I believe starboard)

Maybe we missed one, but these are the ones we know of :-)

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My wife and I are going on the Crown Princess in a month and she's pregnant so naturally we want to avoid the smoking areas. I don't think we will be spending much time in the nightclub due to it being a New York to Quebec City cruise, however we do plan on being in the Casino, theatre, and other areas. Any insight on what to avoid would be appreciated.
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Originally posted by ian09
My wife and I are going on the Crown Princess in a month and she's pregnant so naturally we want to avoid the smoking areas. I don't think we will be spending much time in the nightclub due to it being a New York to Quebec City cruise, however we do plan on being in the Casino, theatre, and other areas. Any insight on what to avoid would be appreciated.
My experience on the Crown last year was that the smoke was *thick* in the casino, and you could smell it outside the casino for a good distance.
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just wondering where the smoking area's are on the Royal princess, sailing in March. Also I heard that although you can buy cigarettes in the gift shop, the ship treats that purchase similar to alcohol. meaning you don't get to have those cigarettes you just purchased in your possession until after the cruise. Is this true? why sell or buy what I'm not able to use?
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Originally posted by pitbull mom
just wondering where the smoking area's are on the Royal princess, sailing in March. Also I heard that although you can buy cigarettes in the gift shop, the ship treats that purchase similar to alcohol. meaning you don't get to have those cigarettes you just purchased in your possession until after the cruise. Is this true? why sell or buy what I'm not able to use?
You can buy individual packs of cigarettes at bars for $4 a pack.
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Originally posted by ian09
My wife and I are going on the Crown Princess in a month and she's pregnant so naturally we want to avoid the smoking areas. I don't think we will be spending much time in the nightclub due to it being a New York to Quebec City cruise, however we do plan on being in the Casino, theatre, and other areas. Any insight on what to avoid would be appreciated.
Originally posted by OfficerKrupke
My experience on the Crown last year was that the smoke was *thick* in the casino, and you could smell it outside the casino for a good distance.
Just off of the Crown last week.

Smoking in Gatsby Smoking Lounge.
Just off of the Casino.

On Deck 16 Forward, Port Side.
(Open air)

Did not see any smoking in the Casino.
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Originally posted by GeeDunk
Just off of the Crown last week.

Smoking in Gatsby Smoking Lounge.
Just off of the Casino.

On Deck 16 Forward, Port Side.
(Open air)

Did not see any smoking in the Casino.
Oooops - Should be the Speakeasy Cigar Smoking Lounge
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Smoking areas on Caribbean Princess?
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Originally posted by txwildflower2002
Smoking areas on Caribbean Princess?
I would like to know the areas too on Carribean Princess.
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Originally posted by Sass4
I would like to know the areas too on Carribean Princess.
On Caribbean Princess in January (2017 for 22 days) smoking was allowed inside at Churchill's (the cigar bar deck 6 forward ... in front of Princess Threater) and in a limited part of the Casino (except on formal nights).
The outside smoking area was on deck 16 (port ... forward ... beside the Tradewinds bar up there). There was a small "on the wall silver smoking box" on deck 7 at the exit (starboard side) before entering Club Fusion.
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Originally posted by jamiski
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)
So no more smoking near any pools? Tradewinds Bar is not near a pool? Never have sailed Princess but I see that some suites are all alone AFT so I would expect some folks smoke on their balconies there since the smoke would only blow backwards??and you have no close neighbors except forward???never have seen a ship with only two aft suites...thanks
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Originally posted by ian09
My wife and I are going on the Crown Princess in a month and she's pregnant so naturally we want to avoid the smoking areas. I don't think we will be spending much time in the nightclub due to it being a New York to Quebec City cruise, however we do plan on being in the Casino, theatre, and other areas. Any insight on what to avoid would be appreciated.
There will be a smoking area on the sun deck aft of the pool area - near the bar. Also, there will likely be a smoking area on the promenade deck. Both are small and easily avoided. Smoking in the Casino on Princess varies - it may be allowed some nights at some of the slot machines. Smoking is limited to active players but this is not well enforced. Bottom line, you may encounter unpleasant and hazardous levels of smoke in the casino at some times.
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I smoke and cruise. Next cruise in Jan 2018 on Ruby Princess. So as not to offend the non smoker where is smoking allowed on the outside decks. I know the casino which can be pretty smoky for me.
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Originally posted by oh4nono
I smoke and cruise. Next cruise in Jan 2018 on Ruby Princess. So as not to offend the non smoker where is smoking allowed on the outside decks. I know the casino which can be pretty smoky for me.
Usually one spot on an upper deck and a small standing only spot aft on the Promenade Deck (7). Both outdoors.

But things change so best to check when you are on board.
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