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I saw on a thread here that the Sunshine has ventilation issues or something, and the smoke in the casino can be smelled elsewhere on the ship. How big an issue is this? I'm thinking of booking my first Carnival sailing for my 40th birthday (Jan 2021) but my partner has asthma and we cannot be around smoke. We have dealt with it on other ships where you basically have to race through the casino to avoid the smoke, but I am worried that more of the ship will be off limits on Sunshine, perhaps because of the ventilation. Any feedback would be welcome - I can always pick a different ship!

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every Carnival casino smells really bad and it does waife into the hallways  

 

 

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14 minutes ago, coevan said:

every Carnival casino smells really bad and it does waife into the hallways  

 

 

 

Thats not true at all. 

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5 minutes ago, RRLLAL said:

 

Thats not true at all. 

on which ship can't you smell the smoke at least just outside the casino?

"waife into the hallways" might be a little strong language, but it can usually be smelled from outside the casino just as you can smell anytime your in the vicinity of one of the smoking areas on the ship

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55 minutes ago, RRLLAL said:

 

Thats not true at all. 

 

I completely disagree with this comment. I have been on 11 different Carnival ships, from Fantasy class ships to their 4 newest ships. Every ship without exception has a problem with smoke from the casino drifting to other adjacent areas of the ship. 

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Hmmm...still mixed answers on this it seems - it sounds like it may in fact be inadvisable for an asthmatic. I really appreciate the responses!

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There are ways  to avoid the casino and the outside deck where smokers are allowed. No reason  for anyone on the ship to have to endure  second hand smoke. If you have to walk through the  casino  to get somewhere,  shouldn't take you more than  20 seconds.

Go have a good  cruise. 

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Not a lot of ways to avoid the second hand smoke in all instances except to sail on one of the lines that does not allow it at all.

It even stinks when the casino is closed down due to being in a port

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1 hour ago, crewsweeper said:

There are ways  to avoid the casino and the outside deck where smokers are allowed. No reason  for anyone on the ship to have to endure  second hand smoke. If you have to walk through the  casino  to get somewhere,  shouldn't take you more than  20 seconds.

Go have a good  cruise. 

 

That’s easy for you to say, but I have friends who are very sensitive to smoke for one reason or another, and they won’t cruise on Carnival because of the smoke. I don’t really understand it being s big issue, but they say it’s no fun cruising when you have to keep taking longer routes to get where you are going to avoid being exposed to smoke. 

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Guess I should get my popcorn, cuz this smells like another smoking thread lighting up.  Carnival ships have maybe 3 small smoking areas on the entire ship.  Usually deck 3 outside, starboard forward, the casino and deck 11 (depending on ship layout) starboard midship & or aft.  Deck 5 portside aft on Dream class.  Never heard of anyone seeking out the nightclub to smoke when it is not open, and have never been in the nightclub whether it is open or closed.  Considering the size of these ships, this argument is beyond old.  When people say the most recent updated designated smoking areas will be a life boat being dragged behind the ship…..they ain't kidding.

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I'm pretty sensitive to smelling cigarette smoke, whether it be people actually smoking or stale smoke in the air or trapped in fabrics & such. If I'm driving down the highway at 60 mph with my window down, I can tell if the person in the car in front of me is smoking even if their window is just cracked. We were on Glory last year. The Fun Shops and Cherry on Top are just outside the casino. I couldn't really smell any smoke right around there, not until I got through the casino entrance. And once I made my way down the boulevard, past the casino to where the cafe is, I couldn't really smell it there either. Same goes for the Conquest a few years ago. Beyond those immediate areas, the smell is non-existent. So it's a stretch to say every ship without exception has a problem in the adjacent areas.

 

6 minutes ago, Amadawn1 said:

Guess I should get my popcorn, cuz this smells like another smoking thread lighting up.  Carnival ships have maybe 3 small smoking areas on the entire ship.  Usually deck 3 outside, starboard forward, the casino and deck 11 (depending on ship layout) starboard midship & or aft.  Deck 5 portside aft on Dream class.  Never heard of anyone seeking out the nightclub to smoke when it is not open, and have never been in the nightclub whether it is open or closed.  Considering the size of these ships, this argument is beyond old.  When people say the most recent updated designated smoking areas will be a life boat being dragged behind the ship…..they ain't kidding.

 

Sorry, but I always find these, "Getting my popcorn to watch this thread" comments to be ridiculous. Just a pet peeve of mine. But not only did you say it, you then went on to put yourself right in the middle of the discussion, so aren't you guilty of joining an argument you say is "beyond old?"

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16 minutes ago, Organized Chaos said:

If I'm driving down the highway at 60 mph with my window down, I can tell if the person in the car in front of me is smoking even if their window is just cracked.

Lol, I think you just put yourself in the middle of the discussion, too.  I was only being a bit sarcastic when I said this smells like another smoking thread lighting up.  References being "smells" and "lighting up".  But dang, 60 mph with your window down?  I'm impressed.

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I haven't been on Sunshine for a couple of years, but will be back on her in late October.

 

My experience after 30+ Carnival sailings on every class except Dream is that, yes, smoke does "waft" into nearby areas.  As a nonsmoker with allergies and occasional asthma, the smoke in the casino is an issue, at times, especially on casino Premier sailings when the casino is full all the time.  There have been a few occasions when I've had to leave the casino due to the smoke.

 

DD is asthmatic but a simple walkthrough isn't enough to trigger an asthma attack.  She usually can even play the slots for a little while, as long as she isn't surrounded by smokers.

 

Tell you what, though!  Really looking forward to my first Celebrity sailing with the non-smoking casino.  Too bad it's not for another 600 days! 😉

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RCI ships I have been on have the casino down a level and you dont have to walk through it to get from one end to the other and the smoke doesnt get into the main hallway.

All Carnival ships I have been on you have to hold your breath from one end to the other as you go through.

 

As an ex smoker I would love to see interiors all smoke free, I know its not going to happen because I also believe that people shouldn't be forced to change or be inconvenienced to satisfy my preferences.

 

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I have stage 4 lung disease, I wear a mask!  Perfume/cologne is worst than cigarette smoke, at least for me.  Getting stuck in an elevator with someone that has drenched themselves in perfume will put me into respiratory distress almost immediately.

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On the Sunshine, I could smell the casino smoke well down the hall on that deck.  It seemed worse on that ship than the Splendor (which I sailed the year before), and the Fascination (which I sailed the year after). 

 

We did walk quickly thru the casino area- I don't really like taking longer routes, though I understand that's an option.  And when we got to the other end of the deck, we tended to stay there awhile and tried not to go back and forth.

 

The Ocean Plaza/Red Frog Pub areas were favorites of mine on that ship, and that made it "worth it" to cross through the smokey areas for me.

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When did people become so sensitive to this stuff? Humans evolved to be around smoke. I think most people's problems are in their brains!

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I can't stand the smell of cigarette smoke and am normally pretty sensitive to picking it up, but I don't recall ever smelling smoke outside of the casino or if walking past smokers in smoking area. I play a little in the casino but I try to go at times when there is very few people there. The smoke is not as bad as it is in land casino's in Oklahoma. My wife has asthma and will not even pass through the casino, but she has never complained about any problems in adjacent areas. 

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1 hour ago, VentureMan_2000 said:

Didn't Carnival try non-smoking ships about 10 years ago ?

 

Yes, 20 years ago... the Carnival Paradise was a non-smoking ship when it first came out.  We went on it as our 1st cruise with Carnival.  It was lovely not having to deal with smokers and the stale Smoke smell in the casinos or any where else.  

Edited by Daliaha

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What about when you were able to smoke in hospitals😳 or on an airplane 😳.  That really wasn’t too long ago either.   

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23 hours ago, etoile said:

Hmmm...still mixed answers on this it seems - it sounds like it may in fact be inadvisable for an asthmatic. I really appreciate the responses!

Can this person not bring an inhaler?

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55 minutes ago, James4me said:

What about when you were able to smoke in hospitals😳 or on an airplane 😳.  That really wasn’t too long ago either.   

 

I remember visiting my grandfather in the hospital and my grandmother next to him smoking.

I also remember getting a non smoking seat and going to the back to smoke less than 20 years ago.

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