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Dream on. Now smoke free casinos fleetwide is more realistic.

 

I understand your point.

 

But I would love to see it happen and will dream for the fleet to become smoke free.

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When I as on the EOTS a few months ago every time I went into the casino I ended up leaving and not playing because of the smoke.

 

The $25 or $50 blackjack tables were up by themselves an seemed nice but I don't bet $50-100 per hand

Its not like I am going to go to the pit boss and tell him why I am not playing.

I didn't have any issues with smoke onboard except in the casino.

RC needs to measure "why customers don't visit the casino" so they know what the potential loss/gain is.

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Well most casinos are not small closed off spaces

 

They are now massive open air spaces that are in the middle level of an open air atrium so the smoke goes throughout the ship there is no denying that

 

On the ncl getaway/breakaway etc several venues are filled with smoke because of this ....shops...le bistro..headliners etc

 

 

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Been on Nav of the seas it is the same...i am sorry but smoking should be allowed, they have jammed smokers into corners, and its just not fair. we are playing by cruise line rules and paying just as much as u so why be punished ? there are lots of non smoking areas on board and in the Casio...and you dont have to pass though there if you dont want too. just saying and not being rude

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Been on Nav of the seas it is the same...i am sorry but smoking should be allowed, they have jammed smokers into corners, and its just not fair. we are playing by cruise line rules and paying just as much as u so why be punished ? there are lots of non smoking areas on board and in the Casio...and you dont have to pass though there if you dont want too. just saying and not being rude

 

 

 

Unfortunately on the new builds the casinos are open air and the smoke filters out way way too far from the casino

 

The casinos are actually beautifully designed and it's obvious the ships want to show them off so more pax will visit

 

All they need to do is install floor to ceiling plexiglas walls and cordon off a pathway thru the casino for the non smoking non gamblers to walk thru

 

It's disgusting that there is a massive main important venue such as the casino that non smoking pax can even look at let alone walk thru with risking their health

 

Btw I would actually gamble if there was a totally smoke free walled off area and since I doubt I'd win anything the ship would be the winner

 

As it stands now I just don't spend much onboard at all. Now if I could peacefully gamble that's another story

 

 

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Been on Nav of the seas it is the same...i am sorry but smoking should be allowed, they have jammed smokers into corners, and its just not fair. we are playing by cruise line rules and paying just as much as u so why be punished ? there are lots of non smoking areas on board and in the Casio...and you dont have to pass though there if you dont want too. just saying and not being rude

 

really?? I gamble quite a bit and I for one am sick of the people in the casino who are just sitting there smoking. It is not a smoking room, it is a casino with a portion for smoking. So unless you are gambling while you are smoking find somewhere else to smoke. This is really ridiculous considering how many states (and countries for that matter) ban smoking indoors.

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really?? I gamble quite a bit and I for one am sick of the people in the casino who are just sitting there smoking. It is not a smoking room, it is a casino with a portion for smoking. So unless you are gambling while you are smoking find somewhere else to smoke. This is really ridiculous considering how many states (and countries for that matter) ban smoking indoors.

 

 

 

In New York State you can't even smoke in a public park

 

Even jones beach has big no smoking signs up

 

Of course some people can't read and do smoke but they are few and far between

 

Can't smoke on state college campuses either. Totally smoke free the entire perimeter of the campus from remote parking lots to the main buildings

 

So not only is indoor smoking seeing it's total and complete demise so is outdoor smoking thankfully

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't casinos non smoking out of certain ports? Australia? Southampton?

 

Why is that? Local laws perhaps?

 

It's only a matter of time until USA ports and the ships leaving them follow suit. I predict NYC will be first

 

Of course after my recent 2 day pre cruise stay in Miami where you can basically smoke anywhere (cultural influences I assume) Florida ports will be last to ban smoking.

 

 

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I just got off the Oasis a month ago and Royal Caribbean still does not go by there own rules.  Smoking is allowed in the casino by anyone at anytime, even when in port and when it is closed.

 

The smoke does not stay in the casino but enters the common areas nearby such as the elevators, stairs and entrance to the MDR.

 

I tried to walk through the casino at 10AM, two hours after docking at a port, and people were in there smoking.

 

It is frustrating when you go to the MDR for breakfast and dinner and have to put up with smoke from the time you get into the elevator areas and even in the beginning of the MDR.  I am glad I did not have a table near the entrance to the MDR or I would have had to breath in smoke during my meal.

 

I am not apposed to people smoking and having places for them to smoke.  But I do not think it is fair for me to be forced to breathe in the smoke when I am not in those areas that it is allowed.  Doe the smoke stay in the casino when it has large opening into common areas.  Of course not.  They could close the doors to the casino or ventilate it to the outsidet, but they do not.  Royal Caribbean dos not go by there own policy of all common areas being smoke free. 

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9 minutes ago, JoMoe said:

I just got off the Oasis a month ago and Royal Caribbean still does not go by there own rules.  Smoking is allowed in the casino by anyone at anytime, even when in port and when it is closed. ...

 

That area is misnamed.  It is a smoking lounge where they sometimes allow gambling.

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56 minutes ago, JoMoe said:

I just got off the Oasis a month ago and Royal Caribbean still does not go by there own rules.  Smoking is allowed in the casino by anyone at anytime, even when in port and when it is closed.

 

The smoke does not stay in the casino but enters the common areas nearby such as the elevators, stairs and entrance to the MDR.

 

I tried to walk through the casino at 10AM, two hours after docking at a port, and people were in there smoking.

 

It is frustrating when you go to the MDR for breakfast and dinner and have to put up with smoke from the time you get into the elevator areas and even in the beginning of the MDR.  I am glad I did not have a table near the entrance to the MDR or I would have had to breath in smoke during my meal.

 

I am not apposed to people smoking and having places for them to smoke.  But I do not think it is fair for me to be forced to breathe in the smoke when I am not in those areas that it is allowed.  Doe the smoke stay in the casino when it has large opening into common areas.  Of course not.  They could close the doors to the casino or ventilate it to the outsidet, but they do not.  Royal Caribbean dos not go by there own policy of all common areas being smoke free. 

When we were on Oasis the elevator shafts acted like chimneys, we could smell the casino smoke on deck 10.

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36 minutes ago, Sitzmark said:

When we were on Oasis the elevator shafts acted like chimneys, we could smell the casino smoke on deck 10.

 

Yes, and it's disgusting! Any indoor smoking is disgusting😡

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I am a smoker and I am respectful of non-smokers.  I gamble and I prefer ships that allow smoking.  Just my 2 cents.

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3 hours ago, The Sunset Glow said:

 

Yes, and it's disgusting! Any indoor smoking is disgusting😡

Possibly one day RC will follow Celebrity's lead on no indoor smoking. My Magic 8 Ball says, "cannot predict now". 

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47 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Possibly one day RC will follow Celebrity's lead on no indoor smoking. My Magic 8 Ball says, "cannot predict now". 

 

That's what I'm hoping for.

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52 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Possibly one day RC will follow Celebrity's lead on no indoor smoking. My Magic 8 Ball says, "cannot predict now". 

They absolutely will ban it one day.  The only thing that can't be predicted is when it'll happen.  last I heard less than 15% of adults in the US smoke and it gets less each year.  In a few years it may be down in single digits.  At some point they will be chasing more people away than they are keeping in by permitting it and they will simply stop.

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Smoking indoors is vile. ( well smoking anywhere is vile, but I'm not about to open that can of worms)The stench lingers for perpetuity. 

 

Ideally, RCI would follow the lead of their sister company Celebrity and ban smoking from the Casino. To those who say the casino won't make money if you can't smoke in there- nonsense.  In Ontario, you can't smoke in any of our casinos. They are busy, 24/7/365.

 

At the very least, if RCI doesn't go smoke free, perhaps they could plagiarize a move from NCL- the smoking section of the casino is completely enclosed. 

 

The most revolutionary feature of all was making the cruise casino a non -smoking area! Yes, folks, you heard right! While we continue to accommodate all preferences just to provide unmatched gaming experience on the high seas, Bliss casino is the first in the fleet to provide a purely unconventional setup. To those who prefer to smoke while playing there is a separate room provided for exactly that. This private room houses 117 slot machine options with 6 table games. All kinds of machine games found in the non-smoking casino can also be enjoyed in the private smoking area.

 

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7 minutes ago, constable145 said:

Smoking indoors is vile. ( well smoking anywhere is vile, but I'm not about to open that can of worms)The stench lingers for perpetuity. 

 

Ideally, RCI would follow the lead of their sister company Celebrity and ban smoking from the Casino. To those who say the casino won't make money if you can't smoke in there- nonsense.  In Ontario, you can't smoke in any of our casinos. They are busy, 24/7/365.

 

At the very least, if RCI doesn't go smoke free, perhaps they could plagiarize a move from NCL- the smoking section of the casino is completely enclosed. 

 

The most revolutionary feature of all was making the cruise casino a non -smoking area! Yes, folks, you heard right! While we continue to accommodate all preferences just to provide unmatched gaming experience on the high seas, Bliss casino is the first in the fleet to provide a purely unconventional setup. To those who prefer to smoke while playing there is a separate room provided for exactly that. This private room houses 117 slot machine options with 6 table games. All kinds of machine games found in the non-smoking casino can also be enjoyed in the private smoking area.

 

 

This solution would be a win-win and I'd be very happy with that - As long as the stench didn't seep out in to the non-smoking areas.

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As soon as we’re D+ we plan to cruise Celebrity. I just did our RC review of our cruise from last week and said that in the review. 

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49 minutes ago, constable145 said:

Smoking indoors is vile. ( well smoking anywhere is vile, but I'm not about to open that can of worms)The stench lingers for perpetuity. 

 

Ideally, RCI would follow the lead of their sister company Celebrity and ban smoking from the Casino. To those who say the casino won't make money if you can't smoke in there- nonsense.  In Ontario, you can't smoke in any of our casinos. They are busy, 24/7/365.

 

At the very least, if RCI doesn't go smoke free, perhaps they could plagiarize a move from NCL- the smoking section of the casino is completely enclosed. 

 

The most revolutionary feature of all was making the cruise casino a non -smoking area! Yes, folks, you heard right! While we continue to accommodate all preferences just to provide unmatched gaming experience on the high seas, Bliss casino is the first in the fleet to provide a purely unconventional setup. To those who prefer to smoke while playing there is a separate room provided for exactly that. This private room houses 117 slot machine options with 6 table games. All kinds of machine games found in the non-smoking casino can also be enjoyed in the private smoking area.

 

 

In my latest cruise review to RC I said that if they insisted to keep the casino a place to smoke then at least put doors on to keep the smoke inside.  On our cruise to the British Isles last May it was chilly and even when the casino was closed people stood by the entrance and smoked. They didn’t want to go outside. It was horrible and the smoke went everywhere. I even overheard the crew complaining.

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On 9/15/2018 at 11:00 AM, maggie cruises said:

 

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't casinos non smoking out of certain ports? Australia? Southampton?

 

Why is that? Local laws perhaps?

 

No smoking is allowed anywhere inside ships in Australia 

 

 

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Hello!
For a casino, this is not profitable, if you take an example from statistics, casinos that put a ban on smoking in the hall, on average, lose 22% per month in income ... then I think it’s not worth explaining.
I myself am a smoker, and in principle, cigarette smoke does not bother me. BUT, it's one thing when you sit alone in a room in front of the monitor, calmly play online casino https://casino-now.co.uk - and smoke like I do. Another moment when you sit in a real casino at the table and smoke , and there are a lot of people like "smokers" in the hall. Plus, there are people who do not play but smoke, there are even more of them than the players themselves. If the ventilation in the room is poorly thought out, then discomfort is felt immediately.

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The Casino smoke is horrible.  Occasionally we have walked through it to get to other areas of the ship- but always try to avoid it.  We will never play in the Casino because the smoke travels.  If they enclosed the smoking area with glass walls and true barriers, we might use it.  While we enjoy the royal ships, that is why we sail on Celebrity most often.

 

No smoking allowed in the Casino.  Royal- get healthy!

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The casino smoke is really  bad.  To make matters worse, the casino is listed  in the Compass as a dedicated indoor ( the only one)  smoking spot.  I never mind players who smoke, just the smokers who come  in ( non players) , sit around a machine  and smoke.   Or worse, non players who want to watch, and stand over me  while smoking.    Non players are not allowed to sit at tables, but are allowed to  just sit at machines.  

 

The signage  for the smoking and non smoking  area is not well defined and almost impossible  to know where the non smoking area starts and stops. Smokers are always walking through the non smoking areas, hopefully by accident. 

 

Years ago the casino was  always smoke free on formal nights, but I haven't  seen that for many years.  I feel bad for the staff. 

 

M

 

 

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42 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

Years ago the casino was  always smoke free on formal nights, but I haven't  seen that for many years. 

That still happens on some ships in some markets.

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We just got off a charter on Independence of the Seas.  The charter didn't allow smoking anywhere inside on the ship (Buckeye Cruise for Cancer - fundraiser for cancer research, so yeah, smoking would be verboten!  There were also free sunscreen stations set up by the doors to the pool areas), and so the casino was smoke free.  It was packed every night.  The smoking area was limited to deck 4, port side - no where near an open pool area, deck 4 port side is just a long deck with seating.  They had a very nice seating area set up, comfortable chairs and tables, with a bar, which I thought was a very nice touch.  No one seemed to mind, the casino was busy, and the smokers had a pleasant and welcoming space.  It was a win/win, I think.  Of course, it was the charter rules, but I think a version of this would be a good thing for all cruise ships to aim towards - making interior spaces smoke free, but having a pleasant and attractive space designated on a deck for smokers, who deserve to be treated with respect.

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57 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

 ... Years ago the casino was  always smoke free on formal nights, but I haven't  seen that for many years.  I feel bad for the staff. 

 

M

 

 

 

Marci, that seemed to largely go away at the same time smoking was prohibited on guest stateroom balconies.

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