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Old 01-11-2007, 03:56 AM
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The review below is our worst nightmare, that is spending thousands of dollars for a family cruise and then being engulfed for 7 days with second hand smoke. The wife and I fear this more than anything else. Is it really that bad? Smoking in the cabin hallways and in the cabins??? Please no. I understood that there were designated areas for smoking and that "most" of the ship with the exception of some bars and such were free of smoke. Can someone please give us some reassurances that we've just not wasted five thousand dollars.

http://cruisemates.com/articles/memr...al/glory54.cfm
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:20 AM
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I smoke and hate second hand smoke.
Ive been on 4 carnival cruises and one RC cruise. I smoke in my cabin but for some reason When I leave my cabin and come back I never smell any risidual smoke. I havent experienced any "fog" of smoke as was said in the Review. the review seems to be written by someone with a negitive tone towards everything. (carnival)

If there is a medical reason that would put someone in the infirmary due to a little smoke then I would think twice about going on a 7 day trip on a huge ship full of probably half smokers anyway.

There was a non smoking ship but that didnt last long since they couldnt fill it.

Even as a smoker ... I dont want anyone eles smoke to breathe in. the ventilization (sp) on the ship's (at least to me) are way better at getting rid of smoke and the smell than anywere else Ive been.

the ships I have sailed have a somking side of the pool and a non smoking side. as well as the tables on the Lido deck.

the casino may be the only place that there would be anything close to a slight "fog".

all the show's and bingo are smoke free as well as the Karaoke Bar (Sensation & Fantasy.)

I roomed with a non smoker on one trip and she had no problem with the smokers.

the day I cant smoke on the ship is the day Ill find a new way to Vacation. and that will probably be soon. but hey give us a break
"Smokers...we are a dying Breed"

oh and you are not soposed to smoke in the main hallways and throughfares.
If you go having nightmares about it then you will probably notice it when your there.

But Like I said It's no where near what that review sounded like.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:04 AM
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dhornick,

There are no "No Smoking" cabins. I'd assume that every cabin on a ship has had someone smoke in it before. But as Mr. October notes, I've never noticed the residual odor from it - and I am a former smoker who knows "the smell". Smoking is generally controlled and people generally obey the rules, but you do see people smoking on occasion where they are not supposed to, and I have seen Carnival employees quickly but cordially tell them to either move or put the cigarette out.

I personally have not seen people smoking in the passageways.

Don't panic over one review. Some people start to write a review with the goal being to totally trash the entire cruise. Nothing was good enough for them. Now there is a fool who wasted their money! We have people drop by the forum now and then who were determined to have a lousy time on their cruise.....and they did. It isn't hard to do if you will let one thing totally take over and make you miserable.
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The review below is our worst nightmare, that is spending thousands of dollars for a family cruise and then being engulfed for 7 days with second hand smoke. The wife and I fear this more than anything else. Is it really that bad? Smoking in the cabin hallways and in the cabins??? Please no. I understood that there were designated areas for smoking and that "most" of the ship with the exception of some bars and such were free of smoke. Can someone please give us some reassurances that we've just not wasted five thousand dollars.

http://cruisemates.com/articles/memr...al/glory54.cfm
As you can tell from my signature, we have sailed on almost all of the Carnival ships afloat.

I am a non smoker. These are the experiences we have had:

1. We have never walked into a cabin and smelled any smoke waste. I am pretty sure in all our sailings, we must have sailed behind a smoker in our cabin. However, there is the rare report of this happening. If this is the case, simply ask your Cabin Steward to do a light shampoo of the carpets, change out all the bedding (including the mattresses) and hit the room again with their "magic" spray.

2. Smoke in the hallways was never a problem until this year. Sadly, there are those smokers who do not care and they prop their cabin doors open so that they don't have to sit in their own waste. However, what these smokers don't realize is if they simply propped their bathroom room open, the vent in there would porbably eliminate the problem without hurting other people. We did experience what we call "hallway haze" on the Miracle and the Pride this year. And unless Carnival addresses this and enforces "no smoking in the hallways", sadly there is nothing you can do.

3. We have not been on the Glory, but we have sailed on the Conquest (sister ship) and the only place smoking was noticable was in the piano bar and the casino. We did not notice it
anywhere else.

This has been a "campaign" of mine for years. Because sadly you do not have to be "allergic" to have damage. Smoke does not carry a natural allergen. However, all "active" smoke carries irritants and it is the irritants that start the cancer "scarring". Notice that I said "active" smoke. Smoke waste may stink, but it does not carry sufficient irritants to create cancer scarring.

I have written more letters than I can count asking Carnival to build a "smarter" ship instead of just a bigger one. The technology is out there. It is just up to the consumer to demand it. As Mr. O said, not even smokers want to sit in a haze of waste. The proper ventilation would do away with a lot of smoking restrictions, while providing the atmosphere we all want.

If you are truly concerned about this ruining your vacation, your only other option that I know of is Oceania Cruise Lines. They did not allow smoking in the cabins or on the balconies.

They do allow smoking in 2 areas of the ship and those 2 areas only, from what I have read.
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On CCL the main show lounge/ theater is no smoking. The casino is the smokest part of the ship. But for the most part you are not going to be subjected to a lot of smoke. The ventialtion is very good as the other point out, I would not worry about it unless someone is VERY sensitive to it. Yes, you will encounter smokers in the bar areas and casino and designated smoking areas on the ship but it normally isn;t an issue.
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Thanks everyone. I know it sounds as though we’re paranoid but honestly I think it’s just more concerned and a fear of the un-known. I appreciate the input. We are going with an open mind and hope for the best….
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I am having a hard time believing the guy that posted the message about a bad cruise. He apparently was mad about something before he boarded his cruise and NOTHING was going to make him happy. Headed for my 4th cruise with Carnival and I have never ever been subject to the second hand smoke he spoke of. Some people can never be happy and will always find something to complain about. Go on you cruise and enjoy your self. It is the most relaxing fun you will ever have.
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my wife has asthma and allergies really bad the only place the smoke bothered her was the casino, otherwise she had no trouble.
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We had no problem at all with smoke anywhere on the ship except the casino. For some reason smokers seem to think that the extra seats are intended for them to just sit and smoke! I'm a non smoker and wish smoking inside would be totally outlawed! Seems like no matter where I would move to, a smoker would move in beside me. I know it will not change, because the casino's will do anything to bring in money, but where are our rights as NON-SMOKERS??
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:58 AM
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