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Old 07-02-2007, 11:41 AM
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They chemically treat the cabins between sailings to eliminate smoke and other odors. You should never have an issue with a cabin from PAST smokers. One note for those who are alergic or very repulsed by smoke. Be sure if you have major issues that you choose cabin assignment (not guarantee) and be sure you choose a cabin that does not have a connecting door to another unless you book both for your non-smoking family. The only issues I ever have with clients and smoke is the connecting cabins. If the passengers in the cabin next to you smoke it WILL come into your cabin around that locked door. The crew will tape the cracks and do everything possible to prevent it but it won't prevent an issue. They will NOT move the people in that cabin or you unless there are other cabins in the same/similar category unoccupied, which is rare.

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Old 07-02-2007, 11:47 AM
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Can anyone tell me what it is like around the pools. Not only am I a nonsmoker but I am very allergic to the smoke. I was promised by Carnival Customer service that we would not have an issue in our cabin, glad to hear that they were telling the truth!
Well at least on Carnival Destiny I didn't saw no one smoke near the pools but I saw them at the top of the ship during night but is not a problem...
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Can anyone tell me what it is like around the pools. Not only am I a nonsmoker but I am very allergic to the smoke. I was promised by Carnival Customer service that we would not have an issue in our cabin, glad to hear that they were telling the truth!
I am a nonsmoker and so is my wife. I respect the rights of smokers. They might be drinkers. We all have our downfalls. As far as the pool area is concerned. I have never had a situation where smoke inhalation was a problem. The speed of the ship and the ocean breeze seem to carry all the offending smoke away. Just sit next to the buffet and enjoy the heavenly aroma!!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:05 PM
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Since 1998, 16 cruises on almost as many different ships and we have never had a problem and believe me, I have a very "sensitive" noise.

On the Fantasy (I think in March) the cabin steward apologized that our carpet would be damp for a few more hours. Seems a cigar smoker turned the cabin into a smokehouse. We never smelled a thing. The Ozium (I think that is how you spell it) works very well. And (in a worse case scenerio) they can shampoo the carpets, replace the mattresses, etc.

As for the pool area, one side is smoking and the other side is non-smoking. There should be a huge red sign indicating which is which ( or just look for the ashtrays and avoid that side).

Carnival implemented the designated smoking areas when they made the Paradise a smoking ship and that seems to work really well when it is enforced.

I just wish they had put all the time and money they spent on the Paradise into building the proper ventilation systems into all their ships. Our Walmart has a Nail Salon right at the front door and no one ever smells one thing. Those places stink!! If Walmart can keep a nail salon from stinking up their front door...the technology is definately out there!!

I have written many letters and used comment cards to empress the importance of smokers and nonsmokers being able to enjoy the piano bar, casino etc. With the proper equipment and a little bit of planning, those places could handle both comfortably.
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I smoke in the cabins. I often wondered how they they get the smell out. I know they open the doors and spray stuff. I am going to start limiting that now, and go outside.
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:41 AM
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I have never smelled smoke in any of my cabins either. They do a good job of cleaning.
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Most cruise line's designate the port side smoking and the starboard no- smo0king. But you will find that there are as many smokers that are inconsiderate as there who are considerate. On the last cruise we had several cigar smokers that would prance all over the ship like big shots smoking those stinking things.It was really annoying on the Lido deck aft when We would go up at night for ice cream or just to sit.I thihk cigar smoking should be banned on all cruise ships.
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I smoke and can't imagine smoking in one of those little cabins....gross
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Whether or not the stale smoke bothers you or not really depends on the individual. As a non smoker I find that most of the cruise ships do a fairly good job of "cleaning" the cabins but I can always detect the odor of cigarettes to some degree. We mostly sail Princess & RCCI and never Carnival. On one of our last cruises on NCL there must have been a cigar smoker in the cabin the previous week because the cabin was uninhabitable. Luckily we were able to get a cabin change even though the ship was full. From what I'm reading RCCI will introduce a change in their smoking policies next year some time. (only rumor)
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On Conquest, the afternoon tea is held in the cigar bar - we went to check it out before hand to find location - smell was gross from all the cigar smokers - but when we went back about 2 hours later for the afternoon tea - NO SMELL ... it was great.
 
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