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Relaunching Ships as Smoke Free  

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  1. 1. If Royal Caribbean as some casinos have hinted, brought a few cruise ships back with less/no smoking would it

    • Positively affect your desire to cruise and make it more comfortable?
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    • Cause you to take cruise bookings elsewhere
      7
    • No change, it doesn’t bother me either way.
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Tricky one for us as I don't smoke (ex-smoker) but my wife works for a vape company and vapes. She is not an obvious vape user, and by that I mean she does not create clouds of vapor, in fact she is very conscious of others and does not release any vapor at all if she chooses not to. If we were told she could not vape at all, I think we would have to go elsewhere:( or she would have to flaunt the rules by vaping in the cabin, the toilets, or by concealing her habit.

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15 minutes ago, Spang1974 said:

Tricky one for us as I don't smoke (ex-smoker) but my wife works for a vape company and vapes. She is not an obvious vape user, and by that I mean she does not create clouds of vapor, in fact she is very conscious of others and does not release any vapor at all if she chooses not to. If we were told she could not vape at all, I think we would have to go elsewhere:( or she would have to flaunt the rules by vaping in the cabin, the toilets, or by concealing her habit.

I thought UK based sailings already banned indoor smoking on ships.  Is this not the case?

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5 minutes ago, twangster said:

I thought UK based sailings already banned indoor smoking on ships.  Is this not the case?

As far I know or that they advertise. We haven't sailed from the UK with RCI...yet. Our last cruise was from Bayonne. She was able to use the three smoking sections (two outdoor and Casino) on Anthem. 

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Both my spouse and I are former smokers... We avoid the casino and the smoke area on the pool deck  (unless we are a few drinks in... and then those tasty smokey treats start smelling heavenly!!! lol) 

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As an ex-smoker of about 11 years or more (honestly forget but somewhere in the 2007-2009 timeframe) I am "no change." Of course I'd love a smoke free ship, but I don't necessarily mind it (to a point) and remember what it was like to be one. Remember being, not realizing how the smell sticks to everything, the damage smoke does to stuff (interior of a car for example), and where the smoke actually goes (blowing it away is polite but it still lingers around you and drifts). 

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On 5/25/2020 at 12:11 AM, S0nny said:

Both my spouse and I are former smokers... We avoid the casino and the smoke area on the pool deck  (unless we are a few drinks in... and then those tasty smokey treats start smelling heavenly!!! lol) 

NCL has done some interesting stuff on new ships to make the casino easier to handle. There’s a separate glassed off area of the casino specifically for smoking. 
before that it was terrible. On the breakaway class ships the smoke seems to go everywhere. 

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I personally have developed a severe allergy (?) to cigarette smoke.  All it takes is a little smell of smoke and my chest tightens and I lose my voice instantly.  When I get away from the smoke, my voice returns, but then I have a tight chest and I cough.  A lot!  This makes it very difficult for me on a cruise ship where the smoke is spilling out of the casino and into the other public areas.  I absolutely would be all for no smoking indoors!  With all the covid concerns, I feel like I would spend a great deal of time getting tested for the virus because I am coughing!

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On 5/26/2020 at 12:24 PM, Katy H said:

I personally have developed a severe allergy (?) to cigarette smoke.  All it takes is a little smell of smoke and my chest tightens and I lose my voice instantly.  When I get away from the smoke, my voice returns, but then I have a tight chest and I cough.  A lot!  This makes it very difficult for me on a cruise ship where the smoke is spilling out of the casino and into the other public areas.  I absolutely would be all for no smoking indoors!  With all the covid concerns, I feel like I would spend a great deal of time getting tested for the virus because I am coughing!

I’d take it just for my clothes not smelling later. The allergies I have are a great secondary benefit. 

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2 hours ago, Andrew72681 said:

I’d take it just for my clothes not smelling later. The allergies I have are a great secondary benefit. 

I would love to see all indoor smoking stopped. We love gambling onboard, but the casino has become unbreathable. Since there are few smoking areas on board, every evening crowds of smokers enter the casino to smoke. Not gamble, just smoke. I too have smoke allergies and start to cough so much that I have to leave the casino. Well, I guess I am saving money by leaving, so that's a plus.

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My husband used to smoke and I refused to marry him until he quit. While in the army he would pick it back up and then quit when he have leave. I hate the smell, it give me a headache and cough.....it really bothers me when I am trying to read on deck. Somehow once I am in the casino, I have a coughing spell and then get used to it. I think it because the gambling devil has my soul. Once I hit that fresh air again the coughing comes back until I wash my face and/or drink water. I tend to avoid the casinos on ships because there isn't a no smoking area like in regular casinos.

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Two really simple options/answers.

1) Eliminate smoking all together in the casino, but have a bar/club for smokers to smoke inside somewhere on the ship

 

2) Make the casino smoke free during certain hours and/or have a 2nd casino area for smokers or non-smokers.

 

Both options aren't rocket science......so I wonder why cruise lines dont change one way or the other.

 

 

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