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Husband hates smoke-Would you try Mariner of the Seas?


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1 hour ago, villager70 said:

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.

Thanks- and I sure hope they do this too. It would save them $$ (less insurance risk and less cost for cleaningor repairing smoke/burn damaged items).

PS_ Howdy from Lake County - a few miles from the Citrus Tower!!!

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10 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

 

If I was a betting man, I would say the exact opposite. There is plenty of info out there about the correlation between gambling and smoking. The cash-strapped cruise lines are going to put their casino business way before a few people who are mortified by a smoke smell in the casino.

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Have sailed Voyager class several times and found the smoke to be unbearable. People smoke in the casino and because there is an entrance on the Royal Promenade, the smoke drifts out that way and up the stairs into the Promenade where people gather, eat, drink, and shop. It is awful. Radiance class much the same - smoke floats out of the casino into the Centrum and goes up and down several decks.

 

Ugh. Enough. I dooublt we'll cruise again, but if so, it would be on Celebrity.

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On 7/18/2020 at 10:19 PM, Karma5 said:

The newer ships have their smoking sections better ventilated and it's much nicer to be on them...

 

On 7/19/2020 at 1:04 PM, Ashland said:

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.

 

I second the issue with Voyager-class ships having the stairs leading up to the promenade. It's like a chimney for the smoke to rise and pollute the upper area. This happens to a lesser extent with Freedom-class ships as well. And having one part of the casino designated nonsmoking is about as effective as having a non-peeing section in a swimming pool.

 

As for the newer ships, if that is intended to include Oasis, Allure, etc., then I have to say yes and no. We didn't notice the smoke smell coming onto the promenade on those ships as much, but the smoke would move from the casino into the main dining room if the doors to the main dining room were left open, as they usually were during service. We were seated near the entrance for late seating and had to have the headwaiter close the doors every evening during dinner, and once at lunch we simply got up and left because the smell of smoke was so bad in the main dining room. And of course, unless it has since been corrected, because of the location of a crew lounge, you could smell smoke in the fitness center on Oasis and Allure.

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On 7/18/2020 at 11:56 PM, 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.

 

Smoking has been banned in cabins and cabin balconies for some time now and you will not smell smoke in your cabin itself.

Anyone caught smoking gets a $250 fine and a threat of being taken off the ship.

Smoking is banned indoors on UK sailings and it should be banned on US sailings in the casino which wreaks of smoke.

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On 7/19/2020 at 10:03 PM, Langley Cruisers said:

Have sailed Voyager class several times and found the smoke to be unbearable. People smoke in the casino and because there is an entrance on the Royal Promenade, the smoke drifts out that way and up the stairs into the Promenade where people gather, eat, drink, and shop. It is awful. Radiance class much the same - smoke floats out of the casino into the Centrum and goes up and down several decks.

 

Ugh. Enough. I dooublt we'll cruise again, but if so, it would be on Celebrity.

I agree about the smoke drifting into the Royal promenade and think it should be banned.

I hope you are well.

Graham

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I love how 1/2 the casino is smoke free, as if the smoke retreats at the imaginary line. Too bad they can't have an actual wall or glass partition to separate smokers from non smokers.

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10 hours ago, Iamcruzin said:

I love how 1/2 the casino is smoke free, as if the smoke retreats at the imaginary line. Too bad they can't have an actual wall or glass partition to separate smokers from non smokers.

Orrrrrr, the smokers could don old fashioned brass diving helmets so they could only bug themselves with smoke, LOL

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19 minutes ago, Florida Glamazon said:

Orrrrrr, the smokers could don old fashioned brass diving helmets so they could only bug themselves with smoke, LOL

 

I've often remarked that I don't mind if people smoke ... as long as they never exhale.

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