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We do not smoke and try to avoid smoking areas. What are the rules for smoking and where are the smoking areas on Explorer of the Sea?   My wife was told since our ship departs from Southampton in England there is no smoking allowed in the Casino.  Good for us.  I am worried that people will smoke on their balcony and we won’t like being on our bakaciny. What  are the rules and do people follow them?  Thank you. 

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There is a large smoking lounge on deck 4 that is open for smoking 24 hours.  They also allow gambling in that area during more limited hours.

 

Outside, one side of decks 4, 11, and 12.

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Smoking is not allowed in the Casino when RC ships are ported in the UK or Australia.

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3 minutes ago, sandebeach said:

Smoking is not allowed in the Casino when RC ships are ported in the UK or Australia.

 

Good point!  No inside smoking at all.

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1 hour ago, sandebeach said:

Smoking is not allowed in the Casino when RC ships are ported in the UK or Australia.

 

 

Thank you. 😃

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Smoking is never allowed on any balcony.  If neighbors are smoking, you can call Security to take care of it.  

There are monetary fines for each incident and the threat of being put off the ship if they continue to smoke in their room or on their balcony.  (This applies to e-cigs or vaping as well.)

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On 7/2/2019 at 1:05 AM, brillohead said:

Smoking is never allowed on any balcony.  If neighbors are smoking, you can call Security to take care of it.  

There are monetary fines for each incident and the threat of being put off the ship if they continue to smoke in their room or on their balcony.  (This applies to e-cigs or vaping as well.)

I wish they would have no smoking in the casino or anywhere inside the ship. It's so gross that just walking through the casino causes our clothes and hair to smell like smoke. 

Has anyone been on the Explorer recently? Is it is good condition? Some of the reviews are mixed and very critical.

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Smoke free ship (I wish) but see Carnival Paradise. Maybe time for some company to try again??

 

rates would certainly be higher, so would enough book fares?

 

Cruising is just starting to be popular with cultures that smoke at higher levels, and the companies want those folks money too. 

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3 hours ago, ptf2009 said:

I wish they would have no smoking in the casino or anywhere inside the ship. It's so gross that just walking through the casino causes our clothes and hair to smell like smoke. 

Has anyone been on the Explorer recently? Is it is good condition? Some of the reviews are mixed and very critical.

 

 

Just got got off the Explorer last week. She is in good shape.  We had a great time. No smoking anywhere inside the ship. Loved it. Wouldn’t hesitate to book it again. 

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I was on her in March out of Sydney AU. 

My biggest problem with the ship is that one of the smoking areas is right alongside the pool and also directly adjacent to where you enter the Windjammer. So if the automatic doors on that side had recently opened when you were walking into WJ the whole entry stank. 

And in effect one whole side of the only pool available to families stank. 

They should’ve made it one side of the adult pool only, which would also move it away from the Windjammer. 

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13 hours ago, rhinomike said:

 

 

Just got got off the Explorer last week. She is in good shape.  We had a great time. No smoking anywhere inside the ship. Loved it. Wouldn’t hesitate to book it again. 

Great! Thank you for your quick response. Nice to know that there is no smoking anywhere in the ship...casino included?

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3 minutes ago, ptf2009 said:

Great! Thank you for your quick response. Nice to know that there is no smoking anywhere in the ship...casino included?

 

Correct.  When RC sails out of the UK or Australia, there is no smoking inside, including the casino.

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10 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Correct.  When RC sails out of the UK or Australia, there is no smoking inside, including the casino.

OHhhhh....well it looks like they will allow smoking on our southern Car. cruise in Nov.:(

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4 minutes ago, ptf2009 said:

OHhhhh....well it looks like they will allow smoking on our southern Car. cruise in Nov.:(

 

Correct, the casino becomes the 24-hour indoor smoking lounge.

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Too bad, guess you wont see me in the casino then.

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On 7/30/2019 at 3:37 PM, Host Clarea said:

 

Correct.  When RC sails out of the UK or Australia, there is no smoking inside, including the casino.

 

There is that small "cigar club" place ( l forget it's proper name) just outside the Star Lounge, as the only internal smokers place.

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3 hours ago, Sancho_proudfoot said:

 

There is that small "cigar club" place ( l forget it's proper name) just outside the Star Lounge, as the only internal smokers place.

 

That's the Connoisseur Club, and those are being removed at the next dry dock.

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On 7/1/2019 at 9:14 PM, Host Clarea said:

There is a large smoking lounge on deck 4 that is open for smoking 24 hours.  They also allow gambling in that area during more limited hours.

 

Outside, one side of decks 4, 11, and 12.

 

Does anyone happen to know whether they're on the port or starboard side of decks 11 and 12, and whether it's forward or aft of the running track on 12? I understand why they're not labeled on the deck plans, but it'd be helpful if they were. Thank you!

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If you stand with your back to the Windjammer the smoking side is on the left. 

I have still not figured out which is port or starboard yet, sorry.

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2 hours ago, Bloodgem said:

If you stand with your back to the Windjammer the smoking side is on the left. 

I have still not figured out which is port or starboard yet, sorry.

 

That's the port side if you are facing the front of the ship.

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

That's the port side if you are facing the front of the ship.

Thank You

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