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I just read another thread regarding smoking on Brilliance. I didn't want to hijack that thread so I started this one that is a little off topic from that one. I was on Adventure two weeks ago and noticed that there was a no smoking section in the casino. I don't think I have ever seen that before. I was at a table playing Caribbean Stud and another player was scolded for using his E-Cig at the table. I don't know how wide spread the no smoking section was but you could definitely tell the difference. My wife does not like cigarette smoke at all. She actually spent a few hours on this cruise playing games in the casino with me and never complained about the smell. Even walking through from Bolero's to the Schooner Bar we did not notice the smoke. There were times on past cruises on this ship when we could smell the smoke coming up the staircase that leads from the casino to the Royal Promenade. We never noticed it on this last cruise.

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2 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

On every casino on a Royal that I have been to in the last several years one side has always been non smoking.

Yes, I agree, I have noticed the same thing on every casino on every ship we have been on over the past four years. 

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Yeah, that's not new.  I always play in the non-smoking section, which in a way is a joke, but it's always been that way.  I prefer Oasis class where the casino is split in half.  It contains the smoke better on one side of the ship.

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I was quite shocked to hear that smoking was still allowed in the casinos,I guess over here in Europe we are used to it being banned in most,if not all, places.

I know it isn't banned in all US States,I remember being in Nevada some years ago & being shocked at how much I could notice the smoke from the one smoker in a casino having been used to a ban on smoking!

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The Jewel of the Seas Casino is incredibly smokey.   The casino is so small that smoke fills the air everywhere.  It was hard to tell which side was the smoking side.   The worst part is people just came to the casino to smoke and not even gamble.  Hopefully Royal will fix this problem. 

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It's sort of like having a "NO PEEING" side of the pool. I hate, hate, hate smoking. If Celebrity can be profitable being non smoking in the casino and almost all pubic areas, why can't RCI? Forty-one cruises and we have never spent a nickel in their casinos. We can't even walk through them due to the smoke. 

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1 hour ago, snaefell said:

I was quite shocked to hear that smoking was still allowed in the casinos,I guess over here in Europe we are used to it being banned in most,if not all, places.

I know it isn't banned in all US States,I remember being in Nevada some years ago & being shocked at how much I could notice the smoke from the one smoker in a casino having been used to a ban on smoking!

It's banned here, in Casinos as well.  It makes me shake my head when people imply that it would be impossible for a Casino to function without smoke.

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2 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Too bad the smoke and stench doesn't stay on just the smoking side of the casino. 

Or even in the Casino.  On Oasis it went up the elevator shafts like a chimney, all the way to the top.

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1 minute ago, Sitzmark said:

Or even in the Casino.  On Oasis it went up the elevator shafts like a chimney, all the way to the top.

We've also noticed the chimney effect (right up the stairs) on all other class ships that have the promenade deck above the casino. 

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4 minutes ago, Sitzmark said:

It's banned here, in Casinos as well.  It makes me shake my head when people imply that it would be impossible for a Casino to function without smoke.

Has worked well for  Celebrity. 

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2 hours ago, springfire said:

The Jewel of the Seas Casino is incredibly smokey.   The casino is so small that smoke fills the air everywhere.  It was hard to tell which side was the smoking side.   The worst part is people just came to the casino to smoke and not even gamble.  Hopefully Royal will fix this problem. 

 

It was pretty bad on Adventure. If you walked into the casino from the Schooner Bar side, there were often people smoking, not playing, at the first row of slot machines. I had to ask a female passenger twice to not put her feet on me as I was playing at a machine and she was hanging out smoking, sprawled across multiple stools.

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While Oasis class has a non smoking side, other ships just have a small  non smoking section.  Sometimes just a few rows of machines.  And, the same machines are not in both sections.  If one is particular about a specific machine and does not like LOTS of smoke, they are out of luck. 

 

We spent less time in the casino on our recent  Symphony cruise then any other cruise . The  machines we liked were in the smoking  side.   But  it is not simply  a smoking section, but a ship wide smoking lounge.  Packed with smokers, not necessarily players.  Casino is listed as the only indoors smoking area.  I don't fault the smokers as they are  smoking in a designated area.  And the non smoking  areas  are  so poorly marked that passengers enter the casino and light up  not realizing   they are  in  a non smoking section. 

 

I would love a smoke free casino,  but would be happy with  even a few smoke free nights! 

M

 

 

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7 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

While Oasis class has a non smoking side, other ships just have a small  non smoking section.  Sometimes just a few rows of machines.  And, the same machines are not in both sections.  If one is particular about a specific machine and does not like LOTS of smoke, they are out of luck. 

 

We spent less time in the casino on our recent  Symphony cruise then any other cruise . The  machines we liked were in the smoking  side.   But  it is not simply  a smoking section, but a ship wide smoking lounge.  Packed with smokers, not necessarily players.  Casino is listed as the only indoors smoking area.  I don't fault the smokers as they are  smoking in a designated area.  And the non smoking  areas  are  so poorly marked that passengers enter the casino and light up  not realizing   they are  in  a non smoking section. 

 

I would love a smoke free casino,  but would be happy with  even a few smoke free nights! 

M

 

 

I also don't blame the smokers, it is the silly policy that Royal has on smoking in the casino.  I honestly believe Royal will be changing their policy in the future, at least I hope so.  We followed up with an email to  Royal after our last cruise, letting them know how we felt about the smoke in the casino.

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If there are more non smoking  players, and just smokers not playing,  maybe they can have a  small smoking section, rather than a  small  non smoking section.   RCCL - do you ever read these boards?

 

M

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1 hour ago, cruisegirl1 said:

If there are more non smoking  players, and just smokers not playing,  maybe they can have a  small smoking section, rather than a  small  non smoking section.   RCCL - do you ever read these boards?

 

M

Just off the Freedom and on the Freedom there is the Connoisseur Club (smoking lounge) on deck 5 , starboard side just before entering the Star Lounge.

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8 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Just off the Freedom and on the Freedom there is the Connoisseur Club (smoking lounge) on deck 5 , starboard side just before entering the Star Lounge.

When we sailed freedom, connoisseur lounge was only for cigars and pipes and the casino allowed cigarette smoking. 

 

Has any of  his changed?  Is the connoisseur lounge for both cigar and cigarette smoking? 

Thanks. 

 

M

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4 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

When we sailed freedom, connoisseur lounge was only for cigars and pipes and the casino allowed cigarette smoking. 

 

Has any of  his changed?  Is the connoisseur lounge for both cigar and cigarette smoking? 

Thanks. 

 

M

I don't know if it has changed. It's was listed in the Cruise Compass as one of the designated smoking areas.  We did a B2B cruise on the Freedom 3 March and 10 March and I walked into the Connoisseur Club to check it out (we are non smokers). There were a lot of cigarette smokers in there; well at least what I could see through the smoke screen. :classic_wink:

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16 hours ago, springfire said:

The Jewel of the Seas Casino is incredibly smokey.   The casino is so small that smoke fills the air everywhere.  It was hard to tell which side was the smoking side.   The worst part is people just came to the casino to smoke and not even gamble.  Hopefully Royal will fix this problem. 

 

And I was just observing that the Jewel's casino was notably NOT smoky.  I also noticed strong whooshes of air conditioning.  I suspect a link.

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17 hours ago, springfire said:

The Jewel of the Seas Casino is incredibly smokey.   The casino is so small that smoke fills the air everywhere.  It was hard to tell which side was the smoking side.   The worst part is people just came to the casino to smoke and not even gamble.  Hopefully Royal will fix this problem. 

Actually it's the ventilation in that Class, same on Serenade and Brilliance

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