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Old 07-01-2008, 12:09 PM
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HI, can anyone tell me the smoking policy on RCCL? Thanks
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:12 PM
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You cannot smoke in your room but the balcony is fine. Bolero's you can't smoke in the bar area but across the way you can. On the 14th floor there is a smoking section, the Bull & Bear you can smoke & on the deck there is a smoking section on one side of the ship. They have gotten stricter with the smoking but still plenty of places to smoke & no one was complaining.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:40 AM
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Now that it has been 6 months since RCCL's change, I am interested to see "what affect" (if any) it has had on RCCL bookings.

I am guessing...not a lot (which is a good thing).

As a Carnival cruiser, I can only hope Carnival will follow their lead.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:51 PM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had just read a bad reveiew regarding all the smoking on RCI Freedom of the Seas, and was getting ready to change cruise lines. Our last cruise was to Alaska on Holland America, we didn't have too much of a problem, but you weren't on deck as much due to rain and cold weather. After reading this review, we will stick with the cruise line, and the ship. There is nothing worse then having a trip ruined by inconsiderate smokers. We're from California and are pretty spoiled with all our non-smoking rules. Thanks again!
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Keep in mind that not all smokers are inconsiderate. They have rights too & because they have limited smoking areas they are allowed to smoke in them. Never once have I seen anyone smoke where they were not allowed.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:15 PM
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They have rights too & because they have limited smoking areas
They do still have rights some places but as the previous poster noted. Some places those rights have been legislated away. It's becomming more common to see cities/states that feel they have no rights at all. I've seen the smoking bans, so common today, go from restrictive to rediculous. First on flights, understandable. Then in public and private buildings, sports arenas, work places and then to restaurants. Now it's becoming bars and casinos. Worse, some cities have taken it so far as to ban somking outdoors in public and in your own car!

What was wrong with ordinances that required seperate areas with seperate ventillation systems or designated outside areas for smokers? Now a bar owner, you know, the person who owns, pays for, pays taxes on the bar! opening a smokers only establishment? Or perhaps posting signs that say this establishment welcomes smokers so if it bothers you, find another bar? In most cities with such bans, it's illegal. We've gone, as seems to be the normal course of such things, from sensible restrictions to zealous creations of bans that remove the rights of some to accommodate others.

I look forward to a few court cases challenging these outright bans as we had recently with 2nd Ammendment protections. Our rights are not and have never been group rights, they've always been and always will be individual rights. At least as long as we are a country based on the rights originally intended to protect us from Govt and not a country where the Govt allows us the rights that are for our own good based on popular opinion or the whims of lawmakers catering to groups (special interest, corporate and other) instead of individuals.

You may hate smoke, you may even hate smokers. But what rights are you willing to surrender next?

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...and since the OP had the question answered we'll now close this thread. Queue the music maestro...
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