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19 minutes ago, atush said:

I dont disagree, all smoking should be banned.

 

Even from the casino (hear this might happen).

 

Non-smoking casinos work on celebrity.

 

We love HAL, but won't sail with them because my eyes get so irritated by all the smoke in their casinos.

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38 minutes ago, Queen of Oakville said:

 

 

What exactly is prohibited on ships?  Smoking or cigarette smoking?  If smoking is prohibited, that should include all smoking, whether it is for medicinal or recreational purposes.  Even if you have to smoke it for recreational purposes, the designated smoking areas should apply.

 

 

 

 

All smoking including vaping is not allowed unless in designated areas 

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1 hour ago, atush said:

"And I'm also surprised that the pot-smoker has not warranted much outrage on this thread"

 

Probably because you c an walk away from potsmoker.  Cant walk away from your balcony and still use it.

What are you smoking.  OK based on that vaping, cigar, cigarette and pipe smokers could do the same at the pool or anywhere else on the ship. 🙄

Edited by davekathy

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1 hour ago, Queen of Oakville said:

 

 

What exactly is prohibited on ships?  Smoking or cigarette smoking?  If smoking is prohibited, that should include all smoking, whether it is for medicinal or recreational purposes.  Even if you have to smoke it for recreational purposes, the designated smoking areas should apply.

 

 

 

Currently pot (medical or recreational) is not even allowed to be brought onboard any RC ships.  No smoking applies to vaping, cigars, cigarettes and pipes. Those can only be smoked in the designated smoking areas. 

Edited by davekathy

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1 hour ago, Queen of Oakville said:

 

Non-smoking casinos work on celebrity.

 

We love HAL, but won't sail with them because my eyes get so irritated by all the smoke in their casinos.

Or any other indoor areas of the ship. Kudos to Celebrity. 

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1 hour ago, Queen of Oakville said:

 

Non-smoking casinos work on celebrity. ...

 

Also works on Royal for cruises out of the UK and Australia.

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12 minutes ago, mjtrike97 said:

I am a filthy smoker and make sure I stay in the designated areas.  Its not that hard to do.

 

Agree.  I'm an ex-smoker and always followed the rules.  I didn't even smoke in the casino as I knew it could bother others.

 

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15 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Also works on Royal for cruises out of the UK and Australia.

I know you don't have a Magic 8 Ball but why out of there and not everywhere? 

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5 minutes ago, davekathy said:

I know you don't have a Magic 8 Ball but why out of there and not everywhere? 

 

I assume it has something do to with local laws.  Not sure if Royal has to follow those laws, or it's just the path of least resistance for them.

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14 hours ago, Heymarco said:

I totally agree that it’s against the rules and people should not be doing it. Pot in particular has a very offensive odor. However , I don’t understand everyone’s concern about balcony smoke? Does it not dissipate enough outdoors? Is it just the fact someone is breaking the rules, and we need to feel superior by policing? I know it’s truely not about safety, otherwise they would never step foot on a cruise ship (yes, I know there have been incidents of people not properly disposing cigarettes). So someone please explain to me why the kindergarten tattletail attitude?

 

-nonsmoker

It's called AGAINST THE RULES. Having YOUR attitude is what places people's lives in harm's way. What part of NO SMOKING represents a tattletail attitude? I'd say it to their face.

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16 minutes ago, davekathy said:

I know you don't have a Magic 8 Ball but why out of there and not everywhere? 

Generally speaking, cruises follow the laws of the country they go out of.  No indoor smoking allowed in shops, restaurants, offices etc.  Public spaces.  Is allowed in private spaces such as your home.

 

Like no drinking for under 21s on US cruises even though it is allowed pretty much everywhere else.

Edited by atush

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13 hours ago, ONECRUISER said:

Not sure what you're asking. The Officer with Security in room said they were being Fined. Heard whole conversation. Couple was upset about Fine, threw connecting door heard them talking after they left. Attendant said same. As said this happened when they first Banned and were coming down on Violators. Havent had issues with smokers since, except for one Cruise in last 5yrs I'm always in Aft/Corner cabin of Serenade or Brilliance where smoke doesnt effect a dozen cabins along the side of ship

Makes me now wonder - how much would the fine be? I am sure the officer wouldn't tell you that, but I imagine there is a common set fine for smokers caught in the act on their balconies. I hope the fine is huge too.

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3 minutes ago, johnjen said:

Makes me now wonder - how much would the fine be? I am sure the officer wouldn't tell you that, but I imagine there is a common set fine for smokers caught in the act on their balconies. I hope the fine is huge too.

 

I recall $250, but have not seen that in writing in a while.

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5 minutes ago, johnjen said:

Makes me now wonder - how much would the fine be? I am sure the officer wouldn't tell you that, but I imagine there is a common set fine for smokers caught in the act on their balconies. I hope the fine is huge too.

 

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/onboard-smoking-policy

 

Smoking is not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. This applies to all stateroom categories onboard. If a guest is in violation of this stateroom policy, a cleaning fee of $250 USD will be applied to their SeaPass® account and may be subject to further action pursuant to the "Consequences Section" of the Guest Conduct Policy.

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Someone was smoking a cigar when we were  on our Balcony on Allure. We could not figure out which room it was, but it made us go inside.  Not nice!

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13 minutes ago, PopeyeDaSailor said:

 

Yeah because non of these ships go to Jamaica.  😉

Port of call has absolutely nothing to do with it. Jamaica isn't the only Caribbean port you can get weed. 😎

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4 minutes ago, davekathy said:

Port of call has absolutely nothing to do with it. Jamaica isn't the only Caribbean port you can get weed. 

 

Lighten'up Francis I was kidding. 

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Maybe they were vaping the pot in the smoking area so it was less conspicuous than a joint? We're smokers and on our last cruise, we saw a couple doing that in the smoking area.

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7 minutes ago, mercedes355 said:

Maybe they were vaping the pot in the smoking area so it was less conspicuous than a joint? We're smokers and on our last cruise, we saw a couple doing that in the smoking area.

OMG....people are REALLY that desperate and sneaky? I KNOW pot isn't addictive - but to go THIS far says maybe it can be.

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I just returned from a cruise (not RCI) on Monday.  As we were leaving Cozumel on Saturday, and standing on our aft balcony watching departure, a woman on the end balcony came out to have a cigarette.  She started to light up and saw us looking in her direction, so she didn't light the cigarette.  She stood there waiting for quite a while (10 minutes), but since we continued to look at the beautiful view off the port side of the ship (her direction), she just stood there with her hand cupped hiding the cigarette.  She finally gave up and went away.  Had she lit up, I would have either confronted her, or called security.  My friend probably would have wanted me to call security.  She isn't very confrontational.

 

I am a reformed smoker and find the smell very offensive and I am very sensitive to it.

 

Earlier this year while on my balcony at DisneyWorld I encountered a neighbor one floor below and off to the side smoking a cigar on his patio (1st floor).  I went inside and called Security.  They approached him from the golf course and caught him in the act and made him stop.  I was very appreciative.  I really don't appreciate cigar smoke.  They also have a "cleaning fee" that is supposed to apply even if you are smoking on your balcony.  Not sure if they charged him or not.

Edited by btregoning

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16 hours ago, Heymarco said:

I totally agree that it’s against the rules and people should not be doing it. Pot in particular has a very offensive odor. However , I don’t understand everyone’s concern about balcony smoke? Does it not dissipate enough outdoors? Is it just the fact someone is breaking the rules, and we need to feel superior by policing? I know it’s truely not about safety, otherwise they would never step foot on a cruise ship (yes, I know there have been incidents of people not properly disposing cigarettes). So someone please explain to me why the kindergarten tattletail attitude?

 

-nonsmoker

I'm a Non-smoker, and totally agree with the No-smoking policy. But, I personally would rather smell pot smoke, rather than cigarette or cigar smoke. Just a personal preference.

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