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Unless they drive drunk and kill someone. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

Or be totally obnoxious, annoying everyone around them. That’s probably the worst part and happens often. Or get into fights onboard flexing the beer muscles.

 

 

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I guess so... the drunk moms at the pool bar with unlit cigarettes in their mouths are kinda trashy. Are you warming it up?

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Yes because I don't smoke, have asthma and don't want to breathe it in. That's why I enjoy the fresh, sea air.

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1. Would you book one? Yes, if the price/itinerary/ship was what I wanted

 

2. Would you be willing to pay a premium to book a cruise that was 100% smoke-free? Nope

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Yes I would definitely book a 100% nonsmoking ship. Would I pay extra? Depends on the actual ship and amenities and itinerary and length. I would think they wouldn't have a same exact class of ship doing the same exact itinerary out of the same port just 1 smoking and 1 nonsmoking, so the term paying a premium is subjective, especially since you "pay a premium" to sail on a nicer newer ship than an older ship typically.

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Absolutely yes. Would think it would sell out right away.

No. It should save the ship money on cleaning alone.

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I am a smoker who abides by the rules. I smoke only in designated areas. I will even ask the person next to me if they mind if I smoke even while in designated areas. I applaud those that are non smokers, but to be honest, I find those that those who don't smoke seem to be drawn to smoking areas. The ships are large enough for those who don't care for smoking to find areas where they can breathe. Smokers are limited to certain areas and from what I have seen, they stay within those boundaries.

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Having just completed a cruise on the Breakaway where I felt I was living in a giant ash tray and had to avoid so many areas- unfortunately smoke doesn’t behave and invades so many areas- I would definitely choose a smoke free ship. Can’t believe in these enlightened times, where we know the dangers of passive smoke to non smokers they allow this to happen. A smoking casino???? How many countries still allow this??!! I’m not sure, but I know my country doesn’t and other passengers all commented their country and state doesn’t allow it either. NCL - so old fashioned, so I would have to state- YES- I would book a non smoking cruise.

 

 

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Yes

No

Believe casinos keep the cost of cruise down. I say let them smoke in there.

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Having just completed a cruise on the Breakaway where I felt I was living in a giant ash tray and had to avoid so many areas- unfortunately smoke doesn’t behave and invades so many areas- I would definitely choose a smoke free ship. Can’t believe in these enlightened times, where we know the dangers of passive smoke to non smokers they allow this to happen. A smoking casino???? How many countries still allow this??!! I’m not sure, but I know my country doesn’t and other passengers all commented their country and state doesn’t allow it either. NCL - so old fashioned, so I would have to state- YES- I would book a non smoking cruise.

 

 

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Totally agree! I’ve been following another thread where a woman was actually defending her hubby’s right to smoke on their balcony, because he “works so hard”! And they had 3 children in their cabin! 😱 I found it hard to believe, in this day and age where most people have smartened up, and no longer smoke, there was someone out there with this way of thinking! I would DEFINITELY book a totally smoke free cruise! But should we pay more? No. I think cruise lines will save money not having to clean up after that nasty habit! There’s the argument out there that cruise lines would lose money because they think smokers gamble more. Well, they should open their eyes and realize there are far more non smokers than smokers who would begin to go into the casino to gamble if the air was now clear!

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I'd book in a heartbeat. Now that I'm a nonsmoker, I can't stand the smell of stale or fresh smoke.

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Some of y’all are wound tight, I’ll say that...non smoker here, I say live and let live.

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Yes - (on the right ship - see below)

No

 

On our cruise earlier this month on the Getaway there were a number of public places we avoided due to smoke. The entire open area of 6/7/8, the starboard side of the Waterfront near the Sunset Bar, and Shanghai's noodle bar next to/practically IN the casino. In addition to that we encountered people smoking on the Waterfront in places that were not anywhere near the Sunset Bar, and we had to come in from enjoying our balcony at least 3 different times from people smoking on their balcony and it blowing back to our balcony.

 

It was not an issue nearly to that degree on the Escape (no smoking on the Waterfront, did not encounter people smoking on their balcony or in unauthorized areas, etc.), and it appears that NCL has taken further steps to make it a non-issue on the Bliss. So would I book the Getaway or older NCL ship again? No. Would I book the Escape or newer NCL ship again. Yes!

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yes

no

I think there are more non-smokers than smokers , so maybe they should pay extra to cruise on a ship that allows smoking.

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I wonder if NCL ever looked into having specific cruises be 100% non-smoking? If they did:

 

1. Would you book one?

 

2. Would you be willing to pay a premium to book a cruise that was 100% smoke-free?

1. Yes

2. No

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1 Yes

2 No

I believe that in the future, most lines will be non-smoking and the exception will be lines that allow smoking.

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They should make a ship just for smokers call "SMOKE" LOL, than all the smokers can get on one ship. I personally would book on a "smokeless" ship.

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Some of y’all are wound tight, I’ll say that...non smoker here, I say live and let live.

 

 

 

Amen

 

 

 

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1. Yes. But I would have to leave my wife at home because she smokes. :')

 

2. No.

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I wonder if NCL ever looked into having specific cruises be 100% non-smoking? If they did:

 

1. Would you book one?

 

2. Would you be willing to pay a premium to book a cruise that was 100% smoke-free?

book one yes, pay a premium absolutely no, but I will add one thing, Carnival tried this, it didn't work. I think the problem is; there are still enough smokers that often even a couple have one that smokes. I am sure the time is coming when we will see Non smoking cruises, but it is probably a few years away.

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As far as "" there are smokers out there" newmexicoNita # 783~~~ I think it depends a L O T on which cruise line you choose to use..... One of the reasons I only sail with CUNARD is that so few smoke. It costs more, its more elegant, and its absolutely worth it if you like clean air to breathe.

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No, and no. While I don't smoke personally, I often travel with people who do. There are very few areas where you can smoke onboard to begin with, so as long as people are following the rules, I see no reason it should adversely affect non-smoking guests.

I feel about the same way and when there is a large group going together, even say 10, it is likely there will be a smoker or two. We travel with our foster daughter and her wife from time to time, they are both smokers. We have traveled on a family cruise a couple of times, with them and with others. There are usually one or two other, not just foster daughter that do smoke. Now if traveling with only hubby, as I said earlier today, I would book a non smoking ship but would not pay more.

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I am NO on both counts because I am tired of government and their regulations demanding what I and the members of my family do.

Just like the water threads.

What's next?.....NO alcohol or limited because it causes problems and it does stink.

How about perfume?....Kids?....

They can try, as other ships have tried, but the government loves and are addicted to the taxes.

Just look at the cigarettes they sell onboard? How large the space is.

Then there is the cigar lounge....Seems peoples right to enjoy themselves are being taken away bit by bit.

Don't go on an Asian cruise IF you expect NO smoking.

Celebrity which was once a thriving line, offers no smoking, except in a tiny area and now they have a smaller cut of the supply of passengers and only built 2 new ships in 2014 as they sell off the older ones.

I believe the ships have done a pretty decent job of curbing smoking within, and about the ship, but until smoking is eliminated completely in the World, it won't happen.

Perhaps they could build another casino in another area as a test or put in better air control.

I have only found that the smoke is heavy in the morning where they gather for that first smoke of the day when I go take a look. the evening smoke is not very noticeable on the NCL ships I have cruised on.

I understand what you are saying, I too am tired of the government telling me what I can and can not do, but a private business, that is difference. I think any business has the right to make any rules they want, if we do not like the rules we can go somewhere else. I am also a bit tired of non smokers seeming to have an attitude that they are a little smarter and a little better than smokers.

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I don't use the casinos. Otherwise, smoke hasn't been a bother to me elsewhere on any of the ships. Although I don't like smelling smoke, a brief whiff or encounter won't give me lung cancer I don't think and just doesn't upset me.

 

 

Actually it can. Read the CDC reports.

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All the cruise lines need to do, is to build & design the casino better, with a good ventilation systems. Allow the gamblers to smoke but exhaust it right out of the room.

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm

 

 

"Separating smokers from nonsmokers, opening windows, or using air filters does not prevent people from breathing secondhand smoke."

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Also, I should note that there is perfectly adequate technology available for NCL to create clean air spaces even in casinos. According to what I read here, they have chosen not to use it, so we will reduce their cash flow because we cannot tolerate smoke. That seems like a poor business choice on their part, especially considering that we now know some cruise lines DO offer smoke-free space. That's likely where we will book next.

 

 

No there is not...

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm

 

"Separating smokers from nonsmokers, opening windows, or using air filters does not prevent people from breathing secondhand smoke."

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Nobody is taking away anyone's right to sail or even mentioned taking away anyone's right to smoke....because there isn't one.

 

 

Smokers can always not smoke on sea days and on port days, exit the ship and smoke like a chimney in the designated smoking areas.

 

Once they get their fix, smokers can return to the ship.

 

There is no RIGHT to sail or RIGHT to smoke.

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As I said, casino can be non smoking, or better system installed. We were in Wynn casino in Vegas (smoking casino) and there were no smell at all.

 

Everything can be resolved with some effort. I bet smokers will agree not to smoke in casino rather than muss a cruise all together.

 

As for smoking in ports, we'll it doesn't work like that. It's not possible to smoke in advance. :)

 

 

It is not the smell that kills.

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I still have trouble accepting the second hand smoke stuff: I think of all the years almost everyone smoked, we exposed our kids to second hand smoke, we smoked in our cars and homes and yet how many people really ever develop lung cancer? I know 3 people who have, only one was a smoker. I know you are probably thinking: what about heart trouble? Good question, again; most people who develop heart trouble usually have a history of it in the family or are much older. After a certain age, we are all going to get something; our bodies just wear out.

this is not to put you or anyone else down; I don't like the smell of smoke either, but I don't buy the second hand smoke business. Just my opinion.:confused:

 

 

Of course sine the earth is flat and the sun revolves around the earth!

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Smokeless meaning good smoke removing capabilty or no smoking allowed? No smoking allowed in casino-I wouldn't cruise on that ship.

 

 

Except there is no such thing as a good smoke removing capability.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm

 

 

"Separating smokers from nonsmokers, opening windows, or using air filters does not prevent people from breathing secondhand smoke."

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How does smoking affect others? In my case burning eyes, a very sore throat and generally feeling like I am getting a cold. Miserable!

Fortunately I don't gamble and I can avoid the casino but for those that want to enjoy the casino it would he impossible for people that's sensitive to smoke!

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm

 

 

 

"There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure; even brief exposure can be harmful to health"

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I'm not denying your stats. But there is a huge difference between briefly being next to someone smoking outside vs a more prolonged exposure indoors like living with someone.

 

 

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https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm

 

"There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure; even brief exposure can be harmful to health"

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Some of y’all are wound tight, I’ll say that...non smoker here, I say live and let live.

 

 

So you are voting no smoking I see since smokers kill other people this there is no live and LET LIVE.

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