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Yes but to smoke on the balcony not in the cabin. I was recently on the Getaway and would have liked to be able to smoke on my balcony in the morning and before bed.

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Every cruise we have been on people smoke on balcony. A carnival cruise we went on someone was smoking in room because you could smell it all the way down hall. No smoking please for me.

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Times have changed (in other words, they were ahead of the times) and the percentage of smokers has declined.

 

If times have changed so much, you would think every cruise line would have some of their fleet non-smoking, and advertised as such, because it would be more profitable to do so, just saying . . . It is always about the money.

 

I know that I had discussions with bartenders at some of the venues that were formerly smoking areas, or are smoking areas on other ships, and they wished that hadn't changed because they made more in tips when those bars were designated smoking areas.

 

But this thread obviously was not intended as a discussion of non smoking ships but rather if designated smoking areas should increase, so we are very off topic lol.

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If times have changed so much, you would think every cruise line would have some of their fleet non-smoking, and advertised as such, because it would be more profitable to do so, just saying . . .

 

If you read my post, I said I don't think ships will be non-smoking in my life time, but yes, Carnival was ahead of their time with their non-smoking ship. And times have definitely change in 2003 22 percent smoked and in 2017, it is down to 15 percent, the change is millions less are smoking.

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What's hard to understand....is how they will allow smoking in the casino, the casino is located inside, in the middle of the ship...the smell permeates far beyond the casino ....but they won't allow you to smoke on your balcony, even (if say) you had an aft balcony and/or you weren't disturbing anyone else (designated balconies)...

 

So in the casino, say, approx 30-40% of the area is allowed to smoke....but around the rest of the ship, only approx 3% of the area where you can smoke....

 

Smokers = gamblers??

 

 

 

Excuse me but I pay extra for an aft balcony. I don’t want a smoker on the balcony next to mine.

 

 

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And it would be nice if smokers had the option of paying extra to be able to smoke on their balconies.

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And it would be nice if smokers had the option of paying extra to be able to smoke on their balconies.
A few lines still allow smoking on their balconies: Costa, Fred Olsen and Saga.

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If you read my post, I said I don't think ships will be non-smoking in my life time, but yes, Carnival was ahead of their time with their non-smoking ship. And times have definitely change in 2003 22 percent smoked and in 2017, it is down to 15 percent, the change is millions less are smoking.

 

Except there is about 5% of the population who vapes...which more or less gets you back to your original percentage in 2003.

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And it would be nice if smokers had the option of paying extra to be able to smoke on their balconies.

NOT

I had one cruise were the two cabins upwind from me were smoking on their balconies every time I wanted to use ours. I complained to the cabin steward, ultimately to the Housing Director and the culprits were given a letter of warning of a possible $2000 fine. They finally stopped, which allowed us to use our balcony again.

 

Unfortunately, two days before the end of the cruise, they started again. Again I complained and the Housing Director essentially told we that the cruise was almost over and they would do nothing to the culprits.

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NO NOT Never Ever will it get to this. Like hotel rooms I would not book or take a smoking room.

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Time's up that ALL smokers quit and stop taxing health system. Yes smokers bring it on now with all the excuses

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I wouldn't book a smoking allowed cabin. They should just keep smoking areas where they are now.

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We are ex-smokers. We are casino patrons. We have sailed on 13 different cruises (Carnival/NCL) Just sailed on Carnival Sunshine last month and we have never seen so much smoking in the casino/bar area. The issue was not the smokers, it was the total lack of good ventilation. The amount of smoking was a joke. Most ships have this under control but there are still the older ships that just don't do enough. And smoking in rooms, no way.

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The fact that some smokers don't even smoke inside their own homes tells me that even THEY can see the impact smoke has on everything - smell, discoloration of fabrics, etc. It disgusts me that they build these beautiful new $$$$$$ ships and then allow smoking on them.

 

I like the Dawn, and I enjoy Gatsbys. But I always have to sort of prepare myself for the stench in that area (since it is close to the casino) as well as how gross my clothes and hair will smell afterwards.

 

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There is a difference between smoking in one's home all the time versus someone smoking once in a while in their cabin. I spend very little time in my cabin (****/shower/shave) and the rest of the time I'm out and about. So even if I could smoke in my cabin it might be 2 or 3 in a day versus maybe 6-8 when I am home.

 

The main reason I started smoking outside was because of the kids, not because of the smell, FYI.

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NCL provides smoking areas. Some have stated that they're not "comfortable" enough/ or outdoors/ or close enough to a bar. FFS, it's not like you go on a cruise to sit/ lounge outside and smoke all damn day... or do you?

 

I've never found there to be a lack of suitable comfortable bar-adjacent seating, indoors or out... although I guess that's because I am one of those pesky nonsmokers.

 

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I believe that ship sailed from 1998 to 2003 as a non-smoking ship. Times have changed (in other words, they were ahead of the times) and the percentage of smokers has declined. Do I think that ships will every go non-smoking, not in my lifetime. I think there should be designated smoking areas that are enclosed on the ships, so that the smoke doesn't go into non-smoking areas.

 

To the poster who said smokers were more appreciative to the staff, you are totally incorrect and the same goes for those that say smokers gamble more than non-smokers. I think some folks need to visit some casinos and look at the number of smokers who are shrinking every day.

 

When you add in the increasing number of vapers, the numbers really haven't changed. Also, American cruise line companies support many people from countries other than America where there is a greater percentage of smokers.

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NO NOT Never Ever will it get to this. Like hotel rooms I would not book or take a smoking room.

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Time's up that ALL smokers quit and stop taxing health system. Yes smokers bring it on now with all the excuses

 

Actually, it's the smokers who are paying the taxes to support your health care system.

 

As for when I decide to quit (if ever) that will be up to me, not you.

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The funny thing is, back when smoking was allowed in all of the cabins, this question was brought up in the other direction and there were a ton of reasons posted why this wouldn't be feasible. I can't remember what all of them were, but some had to do with the cruise lines not wanting to manage which rooms were which. That wasn't that many years ago. Interesting turn of tides.

For the person who posted the Princess photo, we were sailing Princess not long after that (different ship) and they were installing fire sprinklers on all of the balconies during our port days.

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When you add in the increasing number of vapers, the numbers really haven't changed. Also, American cruise line companies support many people from countries other than America where there is a greater percentage of smokers.
Those vapers were smokers and counted in the numbers, so I believe the numbers are still decreasing even with the vapers. Yes, there are smokers in other countries and that is why I've said cruise lines will never be non-smoking in my lifetime.

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Hotels are non-smoking. They should make cruise ships non-smoking.

Planes are non-smoking. They should make cruise ships non-smoking.

Office buildings are non-smoking. They should make cruise ships non-smoking.

Restaurants are non-smoking. They should make cruise ships non-smoking.

 

 

 

This logic does not transfer. For one there are still hotels and bars etc that allow smoking inside. Additionally there are plenty of restaurants that allow smoking outside and that’s exactly where the smoking areas are on the ships.

 

 

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If cruise ships designated a section of the ship as 'Smoking Allowed', say maybe 10% of the cabins....all in the same area, probably a back corner...

I'd bet they would sell out.....and quickly

 

And it could be smoking on the balcony only, not the cabin....and they would still sell out...

 

I would pay triple the amount of my next cruise if it was 100 % smoke free.

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FFS, it's not like you go on a cruise to sit/ lounge outside and smoke all damn day... or do you?

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FFS, alot of people enjoy lounging, drinking, smoking, dancing and gambling... it's a big part of vacation for some....

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So....do you think there is a larger ratio of smoking gamblers vs non-smoking gamblers?

 

example:

200 smoking passengers, 150 of them are gamblers =75%

 

2000 non-smoking passengers, 500 of them are gamblers = 25%

 

Also of note: sometimes it is very difficult to find a seat in the smoking section of the casino...

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Considering that as late as 2016 only 15.5% of the US population smoked cigarettes I don't see your wish being granted, the cruise lines are more apt with pleasing the majority concerned with second hand smoke.

 

10 years smoke FREE

 

 

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