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My husband is pretty mellow about everything except for smoke smells. He is an ex-smoker and I was never a smoker, so neither one of us want to stay in a cabin that stinks or deal with a lot of smoke around the common areas of the ship.

The renovation may have changed some things, but in the Youtube video I saw, they showed smokers in one section of the Lido deck.

   I'm intrigued by this ship and would love your opinions. The idea of a short 4 day cruise from Port Canaveral seems quite accessible for us in several ways.

Thanks in advance for any info/advice/wild rants or raves you can provide.

 

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Just now, Florida Glamazon said:

My husband is pretty mellow about everything except for smoke smells. He is an ex-smoker and I was never a smoker, so neither one of us want to stay in a cabin that stinks or deal with a lot of smoke around the common areas of the ship.

The renovation may have changed some things, but in the Youtube video I saw, they showed smokers in one section of the Lido deck.

   I'm intrigued by this ship and would love your opinions. The idea of a short 4 day cruise from Port Canaveral seems quite accessible for us in several ways.

Thanks in advance for any info/advice/wild rants or raves you can provide.

 

No US sailing ship except Empress is free from smoke smell because of the Casino, often known as the indoor smoking lounge. Hopefully, with COVID19 changes, smoking will be prohibited in the Casino. 
 

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29 minutes ago, Florida Glamazon said:

My husband is pretty mellow about everything except for smoke smells. He is an ex-smoker and I was never a smoker, so neither one of us want to stay in a cabin that stinks or deal with a lot of smoke around the common areas of the ship.

The renovation may have changed some things, but in the Youtube video I saw, they showed smokers in one section of the Lido deck.

   I'm intrigued by this ship and would love your opinions. The idea of a short 4 day cruise from Port Canaveral seems quite accessible for us in several ways.

Thanks in advance for any info/advice/wild rants or raves you can provide.

 


Would this be your first cruise?  If so, the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than any other ship.  If this is not your first cruise, then the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than other ships you have been on.  But as mentioned above, all cruise ships have locations on them where you may encounter smoking.  But, in my opinion, it’s easy to avoid. 

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10 minutes ago, MeHeartCruising said:


Would this be your first cruise?  If so, the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than any other ship.  If this is not your first cruise, then the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than other ships you have been on.  But as mentioned above, all cruise ships have locations on them where you may encounter smoking.  But, in my opinion, it’s easy to avoid. 

All the ships allow smoking in a couple places outdoors, just don't go there.  As noted above, it might be over in the casino once they start sailing.

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The only ship/itinerary we have ever been bothered by smoke was on Mariner our 8 night Asia cruise...keyword here was "Asia". Your particular itinerary should not have the same circumstances we had onboard.

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52 minutes ago, MeHeartCruising said:


Would this be your first cruise?  If so, the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than any other ship.  If this is not your first cruise, then the Mariner is no more known for smoke issues than other ships you have been on.  But as mentioned above, all cruise ships have locations on them where you may encounter smoking.  But, in my opinion, it’s easy to avoid. 

Hi, we went on one before (Carnival Liberty) that had several lounges + the casino where smoking was allowed & the stale smoke smell seemed to permeate the entire ship. Sitting on the balcony with the sliding glass door shut was a welcome respite.

We weren't the only ones noticing this, and our leather shoes & our cloth rolling suitcase stunk even after I used Febreze then Lysol. They were okay after all of that and one week of airing out on the screen porch.

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2 hours ago, grneyes said:

No smoking  in cabins for years.

Casinos  smoking in half of the casinos.

Empress no smoking in the casinos

I would suggest land trip no smoking at Hotels

No need to be rude by suggesting land only vacations. If you look at government stats, the % of Americans who smoke are dropping yearly-a few years ago it was only 14%.  With Covid19's survivors increasingly facing lung and heart issues, this will likely drop even further.

I'd rather not face stench and carcinogens, so color me crazy, LOL.

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 Except in the casino, smoking inside isn't allowed anywhere. There is one side on the Lido deck ( I don't remember which side) that allows smoking, but you can't smell it from the other side. There may be one outside bar that allows smoking also.

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2 hours ago, molly361 said:

If I were a betting person I would bet that there will be no smoking in any indoor  areas anymore once they resume sailing

 

I hope that is the case as Mariner's casino was the smokiest casino we have experienced in years.  We sailed her in February and it was terrible.  Hadn't been on that ship since 2007 and I don't remember it being that bad but maybe I hadn't developed my gambling habit yet. 😄 

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9 minutes ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

I hope that is the case as Mariner's casino was the smokiest casino we have experienced in years.  We sailed her in February and it was terrible.  Hadn't been on that ship since 2007 and I don't remember it being that bad but maybe I hadn't developed my gambling habit yet. 😄 

I was onbaord Feb 21, my last cruise were you on that one?

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1 minute ago, molly361 said:

I was onbaord Feb 21, my last cruise were you on that one?

 

No, I was on a four night on February 3rd with my Mom.  It was my last one I was on too prior to covid.  I booked it late for a Christmas present for my Mom.

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As mentioned, the only places on the ship they allow smoking is half the casino (I think it's half) and one section of the pool deck under the jogging track. Every ship I've been on it's been the port/left side. I've only encountered smoke smell walking through any part of the casinos or near that part of the pool deck. It's generally not that bad up on the pool. The last ship I was on was Explorer, which is a sister ship of the Mariner. 

 

Can I say you're going to be able to avoid every whiff of cigarette smoke? No. But, it's certainly not something you're going to have to put up with constantly or for extended periods.

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13 hours ago, Florida Glamazon said:

No need to be rude by suggesting land only vacations. If you look at government stats, the % of Americans who smoke are dropping yearly-a few years ago it was only 14%.  With Covid19's survivors increasingly facing lung and heart issues, this will likely drop even further.

I'd rather not face stench and carcinogens, so color me crazy, LOL.

No trying to be rude. Just stating facts all ships with the exception of the EM has a smoking section. So even if you are on the non smoking side it still stinks from smoke  If you don't gamble you will be fine. Smoking only on one side outside deck

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2 minutes ago, grneyes said:

No trying to be rude. Just stating facts all ships with the exception of the EM has a smoking section. So even if you are on the non smoking side it still stinks from smoke  If you don't gamble you will be fine. Smoking only on one side outside deck

Not to mention the Elevators too. 

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4 hours ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

I hope that is the case as Mariner's casino was the smokiest casino we have experienced in years.  We sailed her in February and it was terrible.  Hadn't been on that ship since 2007 and I don't remember it being that bad but maybe I hadn't developed my gambling habit yet. 😄 

On Mariner the smoke from the casino blows up those stairs that lead to the Royal Promenade...you could just see the smoke drifting through and blanketing the entire promenade...it was horrible.

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One place to cruise with minimized smoking is Australia.  There is ZERO indoor smoking allowed.  The cruise we took from Sydney to New Zealand and back 0nly had three outdoor smoking areas that were out of the high traffic and crowded areas.  The ship had been doing Australian trips for five months. There was no residual smell from the smoking anywhere that occurred prior to arriving in Australia. 

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1 hour ago, grneyes said:

No trying to be rude. Just stating facts all ships with the exception of the EM has a smoking section. So even if you are on the non smoking side it still stinks from smoke  If you don't gamble you will be fine. Smoking only on one side outside deck

Speaking of gambling.....I'll bet you that once cruising resumes there will be no more smoking allowed on Royal ships.....following Celebrity's lead. 

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Have been on Mariner  five or six times in last year or so and hadn't noticed any greater amount of smoke  than most of the other Royals we are on. We sailed 11 voyages last year on mostly Voyager class  to  Oasis . Casinos are bad walking through on most Royal ships  and they do use this as a smoking lounge in the daytime instead of going topside. There are mostly non players  smoking also. Hope it is banned like Celebrity.

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