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Smoking policies on Carnival

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by NiteStar, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. NiteStar

    NiteStar Guest

    What are the smoking policies aboard the Carnival ships (specifically the Conquest). I just returned 4 days ago from a 7-day cruise on the RCI Voyager of the Seas and they don't allow smoking in ANY of the staterooms. We could smoke on our balcony, but some evenings it was a bit too cool out there. I don't mind not being able to smoke in the public areas, but want to be able to smoke in my own cabin.....ESPECIALLY if I don't have a balcony cabin. I looked on Carnival's website but could find nothing about a policy. I sailed on the Conquest in October of 2006 and at that time you could smoke in your cabin, so I'm just wondering if the policy has changed. Thanks!
     
  2. ToniRock

    ToniRock Guest

    HI
    There is smoking allowed in all cabins in all Carnival ships except for the Splendor which as designated the entire Spa Deck as smoke free
    :)
     
  3. NiteStar

    NiteStar Guest

    Thanks Toni!
     
  4. LHP

    LHP Guest

    Carnival does still allow smoking in the cabins. The only "restriction" is that the smoke can not go into the hallways.
    There is no smoke allowed in the hallways. (as noted earlier) except in the Splendor Spa Cabins...they will be non smoking cabins

    I don't know how far out you book your cruises....but I would monitor the situation. I would not be surprised to see Carnival follow RCCL lead in this area.
     
  5. brenda52684

    brenda52684 Guest

    so how do you stop the smoke from going under the door and to the hallway? put a towel there or something?
     
  6. rlaekeman

    rlaekeman Guest

    Wow after taking a cruise to the carribean during Xmas the whole deck with the casino and the bar filtered everwhere. If your going to allow smoking do it at the aft of the ship and only outdoors. Blah!! cough!!
     
  7. NiteStar

    NiteStar Guest

    Thanks everyone. My cruise is still 379 days away, so hopefully Carnival won't change it's policies and I can still smoke in my cabin. I do have a balcony cabin, so at least if they ban it in the cabins, I'll still have my balcony!
     
  8. sfrombl

    sfrombl Guest

    If Carnival prohitbits smoking on balconies, then I am done with cruising. We don't smoke in our home or car, but do outside. That is why we spend the extra $$$ for a balcony.

    If Carnival or Princess chooses to go "non-smoking balconies", I will be spending my vacation dollars in Las Vegas. No ocean or balcony, but I can get a smoking room. I live where I can be at the ocean in 15 minutes. With disposable dollars (vacation money)shrinking, or not existing at all, I think it is a really bad move for cruise lines to eliminate smoking on their expensive cabins. Look what happend to Carnival Paradise when it was totally non-smoking.

    I currently have 2 cruises booked, which I can cancel at anytime before final payment. This represents a couple of G's that I could use for something else. If the cruise lines keep it up with their rules, me and my dollars are gone. Good luck with filling all those huge ships they are building.
     
  9. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote sfrombl]If Carnival prohitbits smoking on balconies, then I am done with cruising. We don't smoke in our home or car, but do outside. That is why we spend the extra $$$ for a balcony.

    If Carnival or Princess chooses to go "non-smoking balconies", I will be spending my vacation dollars in Las Vegas. No ocean or balcony, but I can get a smoking room. I live where I can be at the ocean in 15 minutes. With disposable dollars (vacation money)shrinking, or not existing at all, I think it is a really bad move for cruise lines to eliminate smoking on their expensive cabins. Look what happend to Carnival Paradise when it was totally non-smoking.

    I currently have 2 cruises booked, which I can cancel at anytime before final payment. This represents a couple of G's that I could use for something else. If the cruise lines keep it up with their rules, me and my dollars are gone. Good luck with filling all those huge ships they are building.[/quote]

    While you are looking at the Carnival Paradise when it was totally non-smoking, don't be surprised if Princess (and Carnival, which owns Princess) are looking at the Star Princess when it allowed smoking on the balconies.

    All airlines are non-smoking and the planes are still flying full. Simply put, smokers are a dying breed in the United States. Don't be surprised if smoking policies get more and more restrictive on the cruise ships as the number of smokers in the United States continues to decrease.
     
  10. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B Guest

    We were on the April 12th Triumph sailing, and could smoke in the cabin. I followed all the rules for smoking areas. Non smokers would come to the smoking area on the lido deck, move the ash tray to another table, & park themselves.
     
  11. brenda52684

    brenda52684 Guest

    can we take some incense sticks or something so the room does not smell?
     
  12. bvfd920

    bvfd920 Guest

    for a non-smoker, it is totally noticeable when someone has a smoking room. the smell gets everywhere in the hallways, and unfortunately you have to walk down some of those corridors. i have no problem with smoking in outdoors areas, but it should not be allowed at all in enclosed spaces of the ships, period. to keep a few hundred smokers happy versus the other thousand or two of non-smokers is really pathetic in my opinion. not only is it disgusting, but it is very unsafe. hotel fires start all the time from someone laying a lit cigarette on a bed or putting it in a trash can. those fires are easy to extinguish when fire trucks are minutes away. Putting out a fire at sea is a little more challenging......

    i had a smoker with me on this last cruise 2 weeks ago, and i can withstand some smoke for a while, but it really is irritating when we are going to the formal night and have to walk through a public area that has a bar next to it with smoke flowing into the hallways. not very enjoyable for me and my wife who has asthma.

    just my opinions, which i see some of you think otherwise, but whatever floats your boat. Guess i will find some less smoker friendly boats from now on since Carnival's open smoking policy left me choking......
     
  13. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Regarding the Paradise...I posted this info on another thread...

    She was a completely non-smoking ship and lots of people loved that. It was stated in the contract that if you were caught smoking on board you would be required to disembark at the next port of call. It also priced the lowest of any ship sailing seven night itineraries because they had trouble filling her cabins with non smokers. Also Paradise was the ship that generated the least on board revenue of any ship in the fleet. Simply stated, it was determined that smokers tend to drink and gamble more. Ironically they didn't add ash trays to Paradise until they moved her to California which seems to have some of the strictist non-smoking regulations.
     
  14. Jim

    Jim Guest

    On "other" boards, soking threads get down right nasty. Glas to see CA posters can be civil.
     
  15. SandyBeach

    SandyBeach Guest

    Didn't there use to be a specific side of the ship that was sort of reserved for smokers? I don't know if that still holds true or not. Our last room had been used by smokers before. To be honest the stale smoke smell would have been better than the stale smoke smell trying to be covered by one of those perfumed odor remover sprays. The smell only lasted a day....and it's the only time we've had a cabin smell that way. (#15) We have smelled smoke in our rooms before - from our neighbors...but thankfully it's never been too bad. The Paradise was great for non-smokers but kept to the same route most of the time. Because of what MBandy stated above, I'd be surprised if Carnival changed their smoking policy...with the possible exception of certain decks being designated non-smoking decks. (Like many of the hotels do.)
     
  16. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    [size=medium]Yes, there WAS.

    That's why this is now a hot issue again. Many cruiselines are completely banning smoking not only in your cabin, but on your PRIVATE OUTDOOR VERANDA (ridiculous!) and severely limited the places you can smoke indoors. Michael is correct. Smokers spend alot more money than our penny pinching neighbors to the North. Atlantic City fought against smoking regulations and lost. The casino revenues are down almost 40%.

    As far as your room being stinky, that is a direct result of a poor steward. Febreeze and a thorough cleaning would leave the cabin sweet smelling for your arrival. Only the most severely allergic people would notice. I also can't stand a smokey room, and air out my cabin daily.

    Funny how some posts say we smokers are the minority, and in the same sentence complain bars were filled with smokers. Yes, we are the minority, but we DO EXIST....we DO spent a great deal of money (at least I do) on board and we DO expect to have our vacation preferences to have a place on the ship. I have cancelled my Celebrity cruise booked AFTER the new ban, effective this fall, because I refuse to pay top dollar for a veranda suite and not be able to have a cigarette outside on my private balcony. Especially when the new client contract states they can disembark you for smoking. That REALLY offended me. Celebrity lost an Elite Class Member, with a 30 year cruising history. Smart? I don't think so.

    Like other posters, I live right on the beach and will find other vacation alternatives. Although Carnival sure won't be one of them. I'd rather stay home. Sorry guys!
    [/size]B)-
     
  17. popsec

    popsec Guest

    Did I miss something in your post?..why wouldn't you sail on Carnival?
     
  18. LHP

    LHP Guest

    [quote sfrombl]If Carnival prohitbits smoking on balconies, then I am done with cruising. We don't smoke in our home or car, but do outside. That is why we spend the extra $$$ for a balcony.

    If Carnival or Princess chooses to go "non-smoking balconies", I will be spending my vacation dollars in Las Vegas. No ocean or balcony, but I can get a smoking room. I live where I can be at the ocean in 15 minutes. With disposable dollars (vacation money)shrinking, or not existing at all, I think it is a really bad move for cruise lines to eliminate smoking on their expensive cabins. Look what happend to Carnival Paradise when it was totally non-smoking.

    I currently have 2 cruises booked, which I can cancel at anytime before final payment. This represents a couple of G's that I could use for something else. If the cruise lines keep it up with their rules, me and my dollars are gone. Good luck with filling all those huge ships they are building.[/quote]

    I do not ever forsee Carnival stopping the smoking on balconies. I do see them joining RCCL and stopping smoking in the cabin itself.
    But (just like on RCCL) I see smoking on the balconies to continue.

    As for the other poster's question of how do you keep it from going under the doors and out into the hallway...you can't. That is why Carnival will eventually stop smoking in the cabins. But again, the balconies should be good to go.

    If someone wants no smoking on balconies, they should try Oceania. They have the most restrictive smoking regs around.

    Just an update on the Paradise.....one of the biggest reasons it did not make enough money (please note it never lost money) was that it did not get the groups a cruise line needs. Groups are a cruise line bread and butter and even in the smallest family groups, you are going to have one smoker. So the Paradise was harder to book.

    If Carnival had had the foresight that Oceania had....and just had severe restricted (two smoking areas) but not completely nonsmoking...it would still be sailing today!!
     
  19. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

    I wouldn't enjoy a Carnival cruise. Every line has it's own place, it's own personality. Carnival is not for me. But come to think of it, with so many changes with so many lines....I'm not sure which line IS for me..
     
  20. Conniemc

    Conniemc Guest

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