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  • SpeedNoodles changed the title to ROYAL CARIBBEAN BANS SMOKING IN CASINOS

I hope this is still effective when we return to the Anthem in March 2022.  The smoke in the casino was unbearable when we were on the Anthem last month.  The difference between the non-smoking and smoking sections were smoky and smokier.  And smokers will often walk over to the non-smoking sections with lit cigarettes.  

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22 minutes ago, Dicey said:

I hope this is still effective when we return to the Anthem in March 2022.  The smoke in the casino was unbearable when we were on the Anthem last month.  The difference between the non-smoking and smoking sections were smoky and smokier.  And smokers will often walk over to the non-smoking sections with lit cigarettes.  

The smoking / non smoking areas in the casino is a joke. Like the entire place isn’t going to be filled with smoke in that small of a room? 

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2 hours ago, tonyfsu21 said:

The smoking / non smoking areas in the casino is a joke. Like the entire place isn’t going to be filled with smoke in that small of a room? 

i HATED the casino! 

The smell of smoke was terrible and clung to everything ( even the little amount of hair i have).

It made my eyes sore, worse if i had in my contact lenses

If its banned for good then i fully applaud this move 

It was that bad i had to go to deck 11 for an enjoyable smoke

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8 hours ago, Plumlee2028 said:

Primarily. Of course sailing in April across the Atlantic, full speed, at night, has been known to be problematic and can rate high on the worst cruises ever top 10 list. 

That’s what you get when you want to make headlines about your Transatlantic. You do get the headlines in a pre-social media era.

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11 hours ago, BrianB said:

They didn’t ban smoking onboard…just in the casino. The ban on smoking in the casino is due to the new masking rule. People who smoke can not wear a mask while smoking. On the Anthem, they announced a new smoking area outside on deck 5 so smokers don’t have to go all the way to the pool deck. Inconvenient, yes…but so is wearing a mask all the time indoors.

Quoting myself to add an update….on the Anthem;

I was under the impression that they were adding another smoking area on deck 5 forward to accommodate casino smokers…but it looks like they are referring to the existing smoking section on deck 5 starboard side aft. Mea culpa…

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8 hours ago, Larry Muster said:

I know I sometimes get $5 free to gamble with, but I never thought of using my excess OBC to gamble which is brilliant. 

We don’t use it in the casino. We literally walk up to a slot, charge against our OBC amount then cash out. Last cruise we had over $500 in non refundable OBC. We just cashed it out through a slot and left with money in our pocket. 

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16 hours ago, Ray said:

i HATED the casino! 

The smell of smoke was terrible and clung to everything ( even the little amount of hair i have).

It made my eyes sore, worse if i had in my contact lenses

If its banned for good then i fully applaud this move 

It was that bad i had to go to deck 11 for an enjoyable smoke

This statement says it all - a SMOKER hates the casino because of how smoking makes the place smell. If the odor is off-putting to someone who doesn't mind a certain level of smoke smell...

@Ray has to go somewhere else to be able to enjoy his tobacco product of choice.

 

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On 12/20/2021 at 5:05 PM, smokeybandit said:

This kind of stuff annoys me. Do they have evidence that a leading cause of covid cases on a cruise ship are due to smokers in the casino? Or is this just a dart board measures to make it look like they're doing something.

 

Adding masking is dumb in my opinion for various reasons, but at least there's widespread precedent for it. Picking on the smokers though?

I agree that masking isn't of any benefit overall, but how is requiring a mask except when actively eating or drinking "picking on the smokers" in any way?

They can still gamble (just like everyone else). They can still remove their masks to eat something (just like everyone else). They can still remove their masks to take a drink (just like everyone else). They can't smoke in the casino (just like everyone else).

Everyone is treated the same in this scenario. Certainly doesn't sound like "picking on the smokers" to me.

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18 hours ago, tonyfsu21 said:

The smoking / non smoking areas in the casino is a joke. Like the entire place isn’t going to be filled with smoke in that small of a room? 

Very true. The ventilation on the newer ships do an admirable job of trying to contain the smoke smell, but it doesn't eliminate it - you'll still smell of smoke if you're in there for a while.

The thing about this smoking ban is that we've seen this play out before in restaurants, on planes and even in casinos (in Ontario at least). There will be noise about it for a month or two, and once people get used to the new normal, it dies down. Smokers complain, but they are, by and large, an adaptable bunch, and they'll adjust accordingly.

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