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I don’t smoke and would be happy to see this ships go smoke free. But there’s no way you can use Covid-19 to justify it. 
 

and until RCL bans smoking, I welcome smokers on board and am happy to give them the casino. It keeps me out of the casino and saves me lots of money. 

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5 minutes ago, zekekelso said:

I don’t smoke and would be happy to see this ships go smoke free. But there’s no way you can use Covid-19 to justify it. 
 

 

But you could use the fire on the Star Princess a few years ago to justify it.

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19 hours ago, LMaxwell said:

Will new requirements over physical distancing, air quality, wearing masks, etc., will this finally be the end of interior smoking on RCI ships in the casino?  Celebrity does not allow it, Azamara does not have casinos on most ships.  Can't figure out how people would smoke through a mask. 

 

If we are still required to participate in social distancing & wear masks chances are cruises won't be sailing yet.  

 

But, it would be easy to smoke through a mask - just cut a small hole (not a cig smoker)

 

The cigarette smoke never bothers me when I'm down there - but I bet within the foreseeable future they do away with smoking in the casino.  Fire source + cruise ship = not a good mixture.   

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 What I have noticed about ship casinos is that there seem to be a lot of people just sitting at the bar smoking and not gambling.


Yep. A good number are using the casino as a smoking long and are not gambling.


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8 minutes ago, ipeeinthepool said:

 

Hopefully your mask doesn't catch fire.  😳

 

LOL

 

Sorry, I am used to wearing a diff type of mask at my business - not the traditional mask you see at hospitals.   I'm sure they could find a way to get the nicotine.  

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When did Celebrity stop smoking in their casinos? I swear I remember it on the Summit in 2018. Fully admit it could just be my imagination! I just seem to remember trying to get through it quickly on my way to the theater.


Nope. You remember wrong. It’s been years since smoking was stopped in the casino on Celebrity.


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5 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Let's all remember the casinos only have a portion where smoking can happen.  In the new larger ships I dont see smoke being a problem.  It is  the smaller ships that have problem with smoke and ventilation, especially for the people passing thru casino to get another venue that may not even play casino games.  

Most cruise nights I go to casino for several hours for drinks and games and again am thankful I dont have to get up leave my machine for half hour to go up to pool deck have a cigarette and return to my machine.  Imagine chair hogs in the casino to save their machine.

 

 

sure, it is just like the "non-peeing" section of th swimming pool' hot tub.

 

UNBELIEVABLE!!

 

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21 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

This has been a myth for some time that has turned out to be false. Many Casinos survive just fine without smoking. 

👍 It used to be said that bars would go belly up if smoking was forbidden. Then it was forbidden in many cities and everyone, including the bars survived.

 

Same would happen with the Casinos. I hope they ban indoor smoking!

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[emoji106] It used to be said that bars would go belly up if smoking was forbidden. Then it was forbidden in many cities and everyone, including the bars survived.
 
Same would happen with the Casinos. I hope they ban indoor smoking!


Yep. The bar owners screamed bloody murder here they would go out of business. They didn’t. Many like me who only ordered a drink in the restaurant started going to the bars. I literally had not been in a bar for 35 years until they became non smoking. Could not stand the smoke. Since they made them non smoking I have gone sometimes to a neighborhood bar. It’s usually packed.


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I am a non-smoker.  If, I sit next to a person who's a smoker, I can smell them, whether they're smoking then or not.  Do smokers realize they stink? [emoji2]


Some of them do. They try to cover the smell by dousing themselves with perfume......[emoji3]


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Curious to know,  If casinos were non smoking on a RCL cruise ship, how much time would you spend on a daily basis in the casino?     Would you go and say play $20 till you lost it (or won!) or would you stay for the long term - and play for several hours every day or night?

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1 minute ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Curious to know,  If casinos were non smoking on a RCL cruise ship, how much time would you spend on a daily basis in the casino?     Would you go and say play $20 till you lost it (or won!) or would you stay for the long term - and play for several hours every day or night?

 

Depends on whether I'm winning or not....  I play online poker, at home, for hours.  I never have to worry about smelling like smoke.

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36 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Curious to know,  If casinos were non smoking on a RCL cruise ship, how much time would you spend on a daily basis in the casino?     Would you go and say play $20 till you lost it (or won!) or would you stay for the long term - and play for several hours every day or night?

 

That would depend on my budget.  If I had spent my budgeted amount, I would not stay and play just because the casino was non smoking. 

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1 hour ago, KS Sunflower said:

I am a non-smoker.  If, I sit next to a person who's a smoker, I can smell them, whether they're smoking then or not.  Do smokers realize they stink? 😃

 

See, this is totally germane to the topic of whether or not casinos will continue to allow smoking after this virus has moved on and not at all someone just throwing out personal opinions/observations. Nicely done. 

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14 minutes ago, cruiseguy1016 said:

 

That would depend on my budget.  If I had spent my budgeted amount, I would not stay and play just because the casino was non smoking. 

So my question to all the non-smokers on this thread is how much time do you spend in the casino (if non-smoking on the RCL casino).    pretending it is non-smoking now - will you spend several hours every day in the casino or just an ocassional trip to try your luck?    

i.e. my DH and I spend several hours almost every cruise night.     On average 4 to 6 hours almost every night unless we are going to see a movie or a comedy act.

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2 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Curious to know,  If casinos were non smoking on a RCL cruise ship, how much time would you spend on a daily basis in the casino?     Would you go and say play $20 till you lost it (or won!) or would you stay for the long term - and play for several hours every day or night?

 

Have sailed both Royal and Celebrity and see just as many people spending hours in the casino on Celebrity, which is non smoking, as on Royal.  While I personally don't spend hours at any casino, I definitely spend more time there when it is non smoking. As for the smoking section being more crowded, yes it is but check how many are actually gambling.  On the non smoking side just about everyone is gambling, makes a difference.  This is just one of the reasons we have been sailing on Celebrity lately.

 

I get it you don't want it to change but I do think it is just a matter if time.  Whether that is thus year or not for 5 can't sat but it will be sooner than later.

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57 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

So my question to all the non-smokers on this thread is how much time do you spend in the casino (if non-smoking on the RCL casino).    pretending it is non-smoking now - will you spend several hours every day in the casino or just an ocassional trip to try your luck?    

i.e. my DH and I spend several hours almost every cruise night.     On average 4 to 6 hours almost every night unless we are going to see a movie or a comedy act.

 

 I don't think it matters how much time we spend in there.  If we want to go in for just an hour, we shouldn't have to be bothered by the fact that it stinks like hell in there.  🍷

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sure I have a couple of cigarettes when I'm in the casino on average 4 to 6 hours every night.  

Right now rccl has close to $16k of my money between cancelled cruises owed to me and 6 future cruises and on every cruise my Dh and I gamble with a couple thousand so shouldn't I be allowed a cigarette and Enjoy it!!!

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8 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

sure I have a couple of cigarettes when I'm in the casino on average 4 to 6 hours every night.  

Right now rccl has close to $16k of my money between cancelled cruises owed to me and 6 future cruises and on every cruise my Dh and I gamble with a couple thousand so shouldn't I be allowed a cigarette and Enjoy it!!!

No! ☠️

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