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  1. Any recent cruisers that can verify or correct the spreadsheet?https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE
  2. Hi All, I have crowd sourced a spreadsheet for designated smoking areas on NCL ships and I need assistance to keep it current. Anyone with recent information and/or corrections for the spreadsheet, please post here. Thanks so much! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing FYI, this thread is not for discussing the pros and cons of smoking, opinions or experiences. Please find or create another thread for those discussions!!! 🤞👍
  3. Just wondering if anyone has recent information to update the spreadsheet for the cruise critic community: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing
  4. my3sonsnj

    Jade smoking areas

    If anyone has more recent information or finds inaccurate information on the spreadsheet, please let me know! This document https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing is being crowd sourced so it is only as good as the information that is shared. ;)
  5. You might want to ask this question on the casinos forum. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=586
  6. I do think that NCL needs to establish a target ratio for the anticipated # of smokers based on passenger capacity to the # of unrestricted designated smoking areas. I don't know why the policy doesn't establish a minimum standard, for example: NCL will accommodate its smoking policy with a minimum of 1 enclosed indoor space (Humidor), 1 sundeck space & 1 covered outdoor space on every ship with additional unrestricted designated smoking areas to be added based on the target ratio. Right now NCL has a ratio anywhere from 76 (Sky) to 301 (Bliss) with the majority of ships (8) in the 100 - 125 ratio range. It looks like it would be very easy to establish a target and standard based on current information. NCL just needs to become more deliberate in their decision making, while providing the flexibility to make adjustments as data changes. A target ratio and a minimum standard, would help in the process. Generally speaking, it is very difficult to garner adherence to a policy (not just this one) if there is inconsistency in the application or a lack of a minimum standard. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing
  7. The post you are quoting is 3.5 years old. That was right after new smoking policies were implemented (November 2014) and has no relevance to current practices almost 4 years later. I suggest everyone disregard information/posts over 6 months old on this topic since the designated smoking areas/policies are fluid. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing
  8. Thanks njkate for the confirmation on these designated smoking areas. Everyone, I am looking for updates on the forward open access designated smoking areas, specifically just outside the Vibe/Posh partition on ships with Vibe/Posh. I also want to make sure the spreadsheet is accurate on designated smoking areas within Vibe/Posh because that area has an additional fee. I believe the spreadsheet information is pertinent to that purchase decision. Hopefully someone else will be able to confirm or update on those. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing
  9. Thanks for the update! It has been noted. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing Also, thanks to the moderators for deleting posts that don't help with keeping the spreadsheet current :D(y)
  10. Just wanted to reiterate that this thread is for locating designated smoking areas on each NCL ship. Non-smokers benefit from the spreadsheet as well because they can use this information if they would like to avoid the designated smoking areas. I am asking that everyone please refrain from comment unrelated to the data gathering for the spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing Just to let everyone know, I intend to stop updating the spreadsheet if this thread keeps getting off topic posts that don't help with the data gathering. I have no desire to read through those posts :mad: in order to find the ones I actually need for the spreadsheet.
  11. If you are a non-smoker, the Bliss should be your go to NCL ship over all others. If you are a smoker, do not under any circumstances book a cruise on the Bliss! The Bliss only has 1 very small, unprotected from the elements, designated smoking area. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit?usp=sharing passengers per DSA.pdf
  12. Hi All, I am just wondering if anyone has updated information to share for this spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IwhHuxFGVf8GRxIe1V30Bj0elmkPLRuQUxOpmI8LiFE/edit#gid=0
  13. Honestly, I do agree with OP that NCL's TV offerings are inferior to other cruise lines. Adding insult to injury is the pricing, if you planned on watching movies. I like the TV on in the room when I have finished up with daytime activities and I am preparing for the evening. Seeing the same snippet of a movie over and over is a little irritating. However, I have never considered paying for a movie on a cruise. Especially when NCL's movie offerings are similar to streaming services offerings. If they were offering movies that are still in theatres, I might consider sitting in my cabin that long and paying an additional fee for the movie. Otherwise, I like to do things on vacation that I can't do at home.
  14. my3sonsnj

    Getaway Vibe

    :'):') I am actually hoping that with the Haven sundeck age requirement change, it will give those not in the Haven a better chance to get Vibe passes and cut down on the need to run an obstacle course to get them. ;) Only time will tell if the Haven change will help the situation . . .