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9 hours ago, Wine-O said:

Yes, Mast Grill on Deck 14 port side, and Mast Bar on Deck 14 starboard side -- the smoking section.  

 

I believe all the remainder of the smoking areas are on the Port side.  🍷

 

Yes, and I do not believe that the port side is smoking while starboard is not, as I stated people do drift over to starboard. 

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12 hours ago, garyl62 said:

 

 

LGW59, you need to go back a few more posts for dkjretired original post that phoenix dream replied to that started the polite exchange.  He has posted many times that smoking is on the port side and no one ever has disagreed before.  His point was maybe someone from the port side smoking area walked over to the starboard side and that caused an odor on that side of the ship.

 

Thank you, you said it better than I could have. 

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28 minutes ago, dkjretired said:

 

Thank you, you said it better than I could have. 

You are correct that the vast majority of smoking areas on S Class ships are on the port side of the ship.  The only exception that I have experienced is the Mast Bar on Deck 14.  As noted in Fouremco's photo in Post 23, there are clearly guests smoking at tables that have ash trays for them to utilize.  These are not guests who wandered over to the Mast Bar.  

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1 hour ago, RICCruisers said:

You are correct that the vast majority of smoking areas on S Class ships are on the port side of the ship.  The only exception that I have experienced is the Mast Bar on Deck 14.  As noted in Fouremco's photo in Post 23, there are clearly guests smoking at tables that have ash trays for them to utilize.  These are not guests who wandered over to the Mast Bar.  

Whether the ash trays are there or not, that portion is not supposed to be smoking but in effect it turns into one. That is what I said from the start.  For this to be going on this long about a frivolous point proves there's not cruising and we have nothing else to converse about.  I stand 100% behind my original statement.  Reality please. 

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16 minutes ago, dkjretired said:

Whether the ash trays are there or not, that portion is not supposed to be smoking but in effect it turns into one. That is what I said from the start.  For this to be going on this long about a frivolous point proves there's not cruising and we have nothing else to converse about.  I stand 100% behind my original statement.  Reality please. 

 

Believe what you want.  My reality says something different.  I tend to use the eye ball test.  When I have seen crew putting those ash trays out in the morning when I am walking the track it tells me that this is a designated smoking area.  You are also correct about this being a frivolous discussion, but again in reality it is better than discussing Covid-19.

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5 minutes ago, RICCruisers said:

 

Believe what you want.  My reality says something different.  I tend to use the eye ball test.  When I have seen crew putting those ash trays out in the morning when I am walking the track it tells me that this is a designated smoking area.  You are also correct about this being a frivolous discussion, but again in reality it is better than discussing Covid-19.

From Celebrity website:

 

  • Smoking is prohibited in cabins, balconies, dining venues, casinos, theaters, hallways, elevators, and corridors
  •  Smoking is permitted only in designated indoor and outdoor areas, including the port side of the pool deck and sundecks on each ship
  •  Cigar and pipe smoking is allowed only in designated sections of open decks.
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6 minutes ago, dkjretired said:

Whether the ash trays are there or not, that portion is not supposed to be smoking but in effect it turns into one. That is what I said from the start.  For this to be going on this long about a frivolous point proves there's not cruising and we have nothing else to converse about.  I stand 100% behind my original statement.  Reality please. 

Reality is that, on S-class ships, the Mast Bar is now a designated smoking area and passengers have been provided ash trays accordingly. There was a change made a few years ago, and to state that they are "not meant to be smoking" is no longer accurate. As a non-smoker, I would prefer to have the Mast Bar revert to being a non-smoking area, but my preferences and Celebrity's policies don't always agree.

 

This change has been the subject of a number of past threads, one of which included this photograph showing the smoking areas, including the Mast Bar, on the Solstice:

 

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Celebrity's website provides the current policy:

 

What is Celebrity Cruises’ Smoking Policy?

For the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, our ships are designated as non-smoking; however, we recognize that some of our guests smoke. Therefore, to provide an onboard environment that also satisfies smokers, we have designated certain areas of the ship as "smoking areas." Generally, smoking is not permitted except in designated areas. (Contact Guest Relations for additional details). This policy includes smoking-like products such as electronic cigarettes.

 

Smoking is not permitted inside any guest stateroom; nor on any guest veranda. If a guest is in violation of this policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to their SeaPass® account and the guest may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of this Guest Conduct Policy.

 

Celebrity Cruises® kindly asks all guests to please observe the non-smoking areas and to refrain from smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars in any of the non-designated areas. These requests are made to provide a comfortable shipboard environment for everyone. Where permitted, cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco must always be properly disposed of and never thrown overboard. A guest must be at least 18 years of age to purchase, possess or use tobacco.

 

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My apologies for getting this thread refocused on smoking.  I thought it was useful for new people that might be sensitive to second-hand smoke to realize that smoking is permitted on Deck 5 port side and this smoke can affect those in balconies above the smoking area. 

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20 hours ago, ipeeinthepool said:

My apologies for getting this thread refocused on smoking.  I thought it was useful for new people that might be sensitive to second-hand smoke to realize that smoking is permitted on Deck 5 port side and this smoke can affect those in balconies above the smoking area. 

ipee you are a veteran on these boards.  You know that any mention of the word "smoking" is at the very least an abrupt turn on the thread and commonly a thread killer!😁  No matter how innocent your intentions. 😎 But I think the OP got their answer early before the diversion.  Be well!

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Same experience as most others.  All three of these docked port side on the Silhouette in 2018.  Of course, Grand Cayman is a tender port so it probably won't matter.  We were in a port side stateroom.

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Grand Cayman is a tender port.  So it doesn’t matter there.   The other ports depend on the maintenance that needs to be performed or other ships being there. 

 

Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅

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