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#41
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Originally posted by aircrest
The 100% solution did not work, been there done that. You are so correct if a room steward turns someone in there go the graturities. Personally I think Carnival got it right.
Time will tell and when it hits the bottom line I look for it to go unenforced. There is enough going on right now that is not helping the industry.
Not necessarily. Since their gratuities are pooled no matter how you select to give it to them, the amount of gratuity loss per occurrence would miniscule at most. If they also neglect to "turn in" violators they might also be gigged by their supervisor who constantly check up on their work and lose out other ways.
All in all this appears to be a better solution for the cruise line profits but not without creating some problems areas for some places on the ships.
#43
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Anyone know where specific smoking areas are on Coral (or Island if that's same)??
We wondered if it can be done on far aft end of Caribe deck??
Seems to me that smoking on those aft decks would be far less offensive to the joggers+ walkers on the Promenade deck!!
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#44
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Originally posted by Richie2pies
So very easy...... I disagree with the new smoking policy and therefore cancelled 2 future cruises on Princess. I voted with my wallet.
I, for one, will be cruising with Princess because of the new policy.
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#45
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Originally posted by yarlenna
I, for one, will be cruising with Princess because of the new policy.
Did you cancel any trips on a cruise line with a more liberal smoking policy because of Princess's policy change?
#46
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Anyone know where specific smoking areas are on Coral (or Island since that's same)??
We wondered if it can be done on far aft end of Caribe deck??
Seems to me that smoking on those aft public decks would be far less offensive to the joggers+walkers on the Promenade deck!!
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#47
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Originally posted by Cruisin Kay D
Anyone know where specific smoking areas are on Coral (or Island since that's same)??
We wondered if it can be done on far aft end of Caribe deck??
Seems to me that smoking on those aft public decks would be far less offensive to the joggers+walkers on the Promenade deck!!
the smoking is on the port side on Promenade deck and the joggers can always go up and down the starboard side if they wish
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#49
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Yes the policy changed quite a bit in January.
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#50
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YES, I have read the policy -- but I am wanting to know WHERE the places are on Coral (or Island) -- Mike has always been quite respectful smoking on our balcony away from the wind -- not smoking when neighbors are out on their balc -- putting it out properly in an ashtray enclosed-cup he brings with him -- really curious if smoking would be allowed on aft public open deck where he could not bother anyone???
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#51
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Originally posted by Cruisin Kay D
YES, I have read the policy -- but I am wanting to know WHERE the places are on Coral (or Island) -- Mike has always been quite respectful smoking on our balcony away from the wind -- not smoking when neighbors are out on their balc -- putting it out properly in an ashtray enclosed-cup he brings with him -- really curious if smoking would be allowed on aft public open deck where he could not bother anyone???

Wish everyone was like your Mike. I really appreciate people like him being so respectful and especially feel bad that smokers like him are inconvienced by this new policy.
#52
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We returned on Jan. 18th from the Golden RT to Hawaii...the new smoking policy was not in effect on our cruise. We are smokers and had a balcony on Baja deck. Our cabin was flanked by family members on each side who are non-smokers, however we could see approximately 8 other balconies from our vantage point where ashtrays/smokers were present (one below us a cigar smoker.)
We also try to be respectful of others using adjacent balconies and looked around to see if perhaps we would be affecting someone else who might be out enjoying their balcony. On day 9 of our 14 day cruise, we got a call from a ship official letting us know that there had been a complaint about smoking. The call was very courteous, stating that we had every right to smoke on our balcony, and also reminding us that there were various other areas of the ship where smoking was allowed. They also stressed that they were by no means singling us out as the offenders, as they realized that several other smokers had cabins in our area of the ship. We felt this was handled very well by Princess.

As for voting with our wallet, no, we will probably not cruise Princess again, as relaxing on our balcony with a smoke is one of the things we love about cruising.
The way I look at it, if I'm hungry and not fond of Chinese food, I'll choose the Italian restaurant instead! No hard feelings, just my humble opinion!
#53
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My wife and I are both non smokers. We enjoyed cruising on Princess before the policy change and will continue to enjoy cruising with them with the new policy. I do hope, however, that Princess will continue their practice of having several smoke free evenings in the casino each cruise; I do enjoy the tables, but some nights it's impossible to breathe in there!
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#54
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I agree with Pam. I will turn anyone in who is smoking on balcony or room.
Princess needs to make the entire Promenade deck non smoking so those choosing to run or walk has fresh air to breathe in. A pool area all non smoking would be nice also. We are looking forward to enjoying our balcony on next cruises. Would love to meet Pam on a cruise. Hoping the pizza place on Lido deck will not be surrounded by smoker(ers).
#55
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Originally posted by seadeck2
I agree with Pam. I will turn anyone in who is smoking on balcony or room.
Princess needs to make the entire Promenade deck non smoking so those choosing to run or walk has fresh air to breathe in. A pool area all non smoking would be nice also. We are looking forward to enjoying our balcony on next cruises. Would love to meet Pam on a cruise. Hoping the pizza place on Lido deck will not be surrounded by smoker(ers).
Seadeck2, the fewer places that are non-smoking means that the places that are will have even more smoke. For walkers and runners there is still plenty of deck without smokers. Every cruise will be different as to how many smokers are on board. If you are not happy with the current policy, you too can vote with your wallet and cruise on a different line. Don't forget smokers should be able to enjoy their vacation also.
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#56
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Originally posted by seadeck2
I agree with Pam. I will turn anyone in who is smoking on balcony or room.
Princess needs to make the entire Promenade deck non smoking so those choosing to run or walk has fresh air to breathe in. A pool area all non smoking would be nice also. We are looking forward to enjoying our balcony on next cruises. Would love to meet Pam on a cruise. Hoping the pizza place on Lido deck will not be surrounded by smoker(ers).
Although I personally wouldn't mind an all non smoking ship, Princess has to stay in business somehow & the restrictions that are in place now are probably going to be sufficient for most people. Just stay clear of the smoking areas & the casino and you'll be fine. The biggest problem in the past was the balcony problem & that has been solved.
#57
Port Angeles, Wa
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Originally posted by LBL
Seadeck2, the fewer places that are non-smoking means that the places that are will have even more smoke. For walkers and runners there is still plenty of deck without smokers. Every cruise will be different as to how many smokers are on board. If you are not happy with the current policy, you too can vote with your wallet and cruise on a different line. Don't forget smokers should be able to enjoy their vacation also.
Could not have said it better myself.

Help is on the way however, I read where 750,000 people in the US have switched to e-cigarettes. Time will tell on this one.
#58
Calgary, AB
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Joined Oct 2011
As an ex-smoker, I have two comments.

1. What the hell is an e-cigarette?

2. I'm delighted with the new policy. Our last cruise, we were inundated with smoke on our balcony for the whole trip. It kinda sucked. (I can deal with it, my wife HATES it.)

I *am* concerned that the casino will be smokier. My wife won't even go in there unless it's a non-smoking evening. I can usually handle it, but if it gets worse... :P

Guess that was three comments.
#59
Port Angeles, Wa
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Joined May 2000
Originally posted by Canadianknight
As an ex-smoker, I have two comments.

1. What the hell is an e-cigarette?

2. I'm delighted with the new policy. Our last cruise, we were inundated with smoke on our balcony for the whole trip. It kinda sucked. (I can deal with it, my wife HATES it.)

I *am* concerned that the casino will be smokier. My wife won't even go in there unless it's a non-smoking evening. I can usually handle it, but if it gets worse... :P

Guess that was three comments.
E - Cigarettes are battery operated devices with a cartridge of nicotine, water and glycol and flavoring. Smokes like a cigarette an simulates smoke, but in reality it is water vapor and odorless. Do a google search it is an interesting subject. You may use them anyplace on the ship except dining room and show room. The water vapor also diapates very rapidly