Originally posted by RichC:
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)
RCCL (as a company) has already made a small change by adding the Azamara Cruise Line to their company. This cruise line is following Oceania by using smaller ships, a country club casual dress code and no smoking in the cabins, on the balconies, casino or bars (except a small part of one bar I think) . They only allow smoking in 2 locations.
We are smokers, but we make every effort to be considerate of others at all times. We do not smoke in our own home or vehicle so we would not smoke in a cabin, just on the balcony and in the designated areas.
Now if passengers with children would be just be as considerate and keep the little buggers from running between our legs screaming, all would be happy.
Believe me, from previous trips to resorts (2 of which were designated all adult, but were NOT), I can tell you that having children act like they act nowadays can be just as stressful as any cigarette smell.
Maybe we can all make a pact to be considerate to each other in our actions.
I will keep my smoke away from you, you keep your kids away from us who do not think they are the "little darlings" that you think they are.
I do not think people ought to pay money to have a nice vacation and end up babysitting other people's children.
I can overlook just about anything else, just not screaming kids. Or even worse, "bullet proof" teenagers who have no concept of discipline.
I recently went to a retirement dinner for a local judge who is way way too young to retire. Good judge, great future, but retiring at 50.
I asked him "why"? His reply, "The time-out generation has hit my courtroom and it's just too sad to see that they have never been taught about consequences."
Give the man a cigar!!!
Canít argue that post nicely done,
Especially on the pool they run, scream and the classic there is no parent near, until you say something to the kid about controlling his behaviorÖ
As a high school teacher, I couldn't agree more with the statement made by your local judge. So many of my students have never had to suffer any consequences, not even time out. Research shows that of all teachers beginning their career this year, 60 percent of them will quit and find a new career within three years. The job can be too stressful.
I have heard several people on this forum post their views on text message language. I have many high school seniors that turn in formal papers written in text message language, and the students don't understand why they get a poor grade. Sorry to get off topic, but I needed to vent.
On a nicer note, I leave for my cruise in nine days!
By the way, I have never had a problem with a smoke smell, and I am very sensitive to it.
Cassanova, The "man" is actually a lady, but she still loves a good cigar.
Thanks to all for your supportive comments.
I am NOT a mean person, just did my kiddo raising and don't want to take care of stranger's kids.
Rowdy, undisciplined kids is the one reason that has kept up from cruising up till now. We are hoping that since our trip is after Sep 1, most of them will be in school (hopefully not driving that 60% of new teachers to quit). And hopefully the college age bunch will back on campus also.
But we had to go when all of us could get time off, so this is it.
HEY, I have an idea, maybe if I blow cig smoke on them, they will go away ! ! lol
18 cruises and have never had a problem with smoke odor in our cabin....pack a bottle of Fabreze or a product like it to spray if you feel the need.....The only problem I have on a ship is the smoking in the casino...but now I've heard some ships are banning that....at least I hope they are....Happy Sailing...
It's great to hear that so many of you smokers are considerate of the nonsmoker. I have to roll up my window if the person in the car in front of me at the stop light is smoking, I'm that allergic. As for the kiddos, I have a 20 month old and a 14 year old and I too am shocked by how parents let there kids run wild. I scolded a child on the playground once for throwing rocks at my son and the kid, not more than 6yo flipped me off! I just looked at his mother and said, "you should be so proud".