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Old 08-30-2010, 06:38 AM
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It was in 2004 the Paradise went back to smoking.
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I just check our Pride cruise dates, We sailed out of Long Beach on 10-19-2008. Cabin smoking was permitted by side on that cruise. I really think it is the way to go. I feel for the smokers they want to relax on the cruise. However so do the non smokers.
BTW on one cruise we could smell smoke in the cabin. We talked to our Stewart about it. I felt a little guilty a few hour later when we return to the room to find him giving it a good cleaning. That was on HAL, but I am sure they all do the same.

On vacation this year we stayed in a condo, and 5 hotels coming and going. All of them except on had a no smoking policy, with some pretty stiff fines for smoking in the rooms. The one that permitted smoking was the PepperMill, and we could smell smoke.
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My question regarding smoking was as a courteous smoker who has no intention of quitting. I understand that a lot of people do not like cigarette smoke, but there are still lots of us that do smoke. As I said I try to be a courteous smoker and do not appreciate subtle and not so subtle attempts to bash smokers.
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My question regarding smoking was as a courteous smoker who has no intention of quitting. I understand that a lot of people do not like cigarette smoke, but there are still lots of us that do smoke. As I said I try to be a courteous smoker and do not appreciate subtle and not so subtle attempts to bash smokers.
If you comment was directed to me, you have my apology. As I said both smokers and non smokers rights need to be accounted for. That is why I think have one side smoking and the other side not was a good idea.
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No gjoslin, my comment was not directed at you. Thank you for the apology though.
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The last time we were on the Pride (when it was in LA) Smoking in your cabin was tied to your location. I forget if it was port or starboard. I am not a smoker and I can tell you if you smoke on your balcony it does go into someones cabin.


Smoking in the cabin is allowed in every cabin in Carnival's fleet (EXCEPT the Spa cabins on the Splendor, Dream and soon to sail Magic.)

Where cabins are concerned, there are no "smoking or nonsmoking" sides or exempt "locations"
(except as noted above on the Splendor, Dream and Magic)

Now, cruisers should be aware that there are cabin stewards who (because they do not want the hassle of cleaning a room that has been smoked in) will tell you otherwise.

Also do not be confused....a cabin on Spa deck (on other ships) is NOT the same a Spa Cabin on the Splendor, Dream or Magic.

A cabin on Spa deck on other ships is just a cabin that happens to be on a deck named "spa".
(it has no restrictions or amenities)
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First of all I do not want to offend anyone, and if I do I am sorry. It would seem that smoking is always a hot topic. After reading this and a few other threads I did a little research. I could not find any real current information. It looks like about 25% of the population smokes. I was trying to find out how many cruisers smoke, but did not see any information tied to cruising.
If it is only 25% it would seem that the cruise lines really set aside a % of cabin for the smokers, thus protecting both the rights of the non-smoker, and the smoker. If you have them side by side there will always be problem.
I would also like to say I do appreciate the smoker who is courteous and thoughtful, there are many of them. I actually find the person who chooses to splash themselves down with a quart of smelly perfume, or cologne more offensive .
Again I do not mean to offend. I am not a smoker, but I have my vices, and know how it feels to be put down. Dare I say, all of us has a vice of some kind .
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The issue with setting aside cabins, is that which ones do you set aside? If it were a strict 25% thing, do you set aside 25% of the inside cabins? What about those that want a suite???

It would be a logistics nightmare trying to keep it all straight. I think the cruise lines do a great job accommodating everyone. How they clean a smoked in cabin so well is beyond me. I've never had an issue. And since my last 2 cruises were on the newer ships, even the casino has smoking and non smoking tables. Which is great.
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First of all I do not want to offend anyone, and if I do I am sorry. It would seem that smoking is always a hot topic. After reading this and a few other threads I did a little research. I could not find any real current information. It looks like about 25% of the population smokes. I was trying to find out how many cruisers smoke, but did not see any information tied to cruising.
If it is only 25% it would seem that the cruise lines really set aside a % of cabin for the smokers, thus protecting both the rights of the non-smoker, and the smoker. If you have them side by side there will always be problem.
I would also like to say I do appreciate the smoker who is courteous and thoughtful, there are many of them. I actually find the person who chooses to splash themselves down with a quart of smelly perfume, or cologne more offensive .
Again I do not mean to offend. I am not a smoker, but I have my vices, and know how it feels to be put down. Dare I say, all of us has a vice of some kind .
My vice is KARAOKE!!!!!!!!
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It would be a logistics nightmare trying to keep it all straight. I think the cruise lines do a great job accommodating everyone.
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I think they do too. It would be an inventory nightmare for them to keep up with, and would impact pricing. They have no way of predicting how many cabins they'll need to assign to smoking etc. What if a portion of the smoking ones sit empty or vice versa. That revenue has to be made up some way. Just my opinion on it from a business view.
 
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