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hematite153
03-27-2006, 02:14 PM
Can anyone who requests non-smoking for medical reasons tell me about the safety (or lack thereof) of DCL?

We're planning on the 3-day cruise, but the more I read, the more worried I get. Am I going to stop breathing while onboard? Is there anywhere I can go for safe, fresh air? Is there anyway to make sure I don't have smokers next to me, or in my room previously?

Thanks for any advice you can share.

BrianD
03-27-2006, 02:23 PM
The Disney cruise ships are some of the most (if not the most) smoke-free of all cruise lines. Smoking is not allowed in any stateroom. In fact smoking is only allowed on stateroom verandahs, the club Diversions, on the deck 4 outdoor prominade, and up on decks 9 & 10 (outside), with the exception of the Mickey Pool area. Smoking is not allowed there. The area you are most likely to encounter smoking is right outside the Cove Cafe by the adult pool area. In general though, it was my experience that I did not encounter smoking very often. In fact, I encounter many more smokers in the WDW theme parks (smoking in areas where they shouldn't be) than I did on the Disney Wonder.

Jrsy Boy
03-27-2006, 02:27 PM
In general though, it was my experience that I did not encounter smoking very often.
I concur. I can't recall ever being subjected to anyone else's secondhand smoke during our 4-day cruise last June. I wouldn't worry if I were you...

mattmommy
03-27-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm the biggest non-smoker you'll ever meet. It seemed on my last two cruises to be practically smoke-free. My DM who was a smoker last trip was the most annoyed out of all of us. She has since quit.

My favorite non-smoker cartoon is the far side one. It reads "the real reason dinosaurs became extinct" and shows a picture of dinosaurs having cigarettes.

MrsMork
03-27-2006, 02:59 PM
On seven Disney cruises, we have never been subjected to smoke other than by the Cove Cafe and in Sessions late at night. It will not be a problem.

fabumouse
03-27-2006, 03:45 PM
How does Disney enforce the "no smoking in rooms" policy? Smoke detectors?

And I've read complaints on this board about not enjoying their verandahs due to cigarette smoke coming from neighboring verandahs -- is that a common complaint?

pppiglet
03-27-2006, 04:03 PM
Didn't notice any smoke at all on our Disney cruise and even on our Carnival cruise I only smelled it when we passed thru the casino.

wee-haggis
03-27-2006, 04:11 PM
I am hoping they will make the whole ship non smoking. After seeing the news and the fire on the Princess cruise line maybe they will think seriously about banning it.

momrek06
03-27-2006, 04:23 PM
My DH & I noticed very few smokers on the WONDER. :thumbsup2

We did walk through the Cove Cafe many times and both outside and inside and, sure, there were smokers but not allot at all. :smokin:

We were on Deck 7 with a balcony and NO smokers either side at all..that being said....ugh..... :crazy2:

:offtopic:

We did have (next to us) a family and their son, about age 13 y.o. (old enough to know better) SPITTING OFF THE BALCONY. :sad2: :sad2:

My DH who never says anything about what anyone is doing, was not to happy with it...it seemed this kid did it quite a bit. We both IGNORED IT completely. It seemed (to me) the few times WE would be out there, he would be and the spitting would start :rolleyes2 ....we went IN. I do think if we were going to be spending a GOOD DEAL of time on the balcony we would have spoken UP!!! :rolleyes:

Fire14
03-27-2006, 06:46 PM
i sailed on wonder in nov 05 and didn't notice any smoke anywhere and we had verandah

willbug97
03-27-2006, 07:17 PM
I was just on the 3/23 Wonder with a deck 7 verandah. Last month we were on the Wonder 2/16 on deck 7 navigators verandah. I have severe allergies to smoking... I get severe asthma attacks. Anyway our neighbors were great no smoking at all. The only time I encountered it was at the Pirate party on deck 9. A man was smoking a cigar in the middle of a crowd. I thought this was very rude...as there were young children dancing and jumping around and could have been burned.........other than that I didn't notice anyone.

mom x4,grandma x4
03-28-2006, 07:41 AM
The promenade lounge an drock n bar D are non smoking too as well as the theater so you can go and enjoy the hsows and music without worry.
10 cruises and only really encountered smoe near the quiet cove and a couple of times strolling on deck 10.
mom x4,grandma x4

michelle9343
03-28-2006, 08:14 AM
I would not worry. I HATE smoke and cannot ever remember it beibg a problem.

jlowejd5
03-28-2006, 10:04 AM
DW is very sensitive to smoke (stupid asthma), but we've had good fortune on our cruises. Never had a problem with neighboring verandahs (Deck 6 each time). I saw far fewer people smoking this month than I have on either of the other two cruises.

The one time we did have an issue was actually at Castaway Cay, at Serenity Bay. There were two guys sitting in the chairs next to us, and one of them was smoking a cigar. Well, let me rephrase. He was burning a cigar, and using it more as an affectation and conversation piece than a source of nicotine. Cigar smoke doesn't really bother me (my grandpa had chewing tobacco and a pipe, so the smell triggers some sort of nostalgia in my head), but this guy was more interested in being seen with a cigar than in actually smoking it. My guess is that he bought some Cubans in Nassau, and this was the big rebellion story he was going to tell his buddies when he got home, about how he flaunted the law with his contraband smokes. Schmuck.

BTW, DW just took her chair down to the water and caught some sun. Problem solved...

milestogo
03-28-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm a drug educator and avid anti-tobacco activist and I'm so pleased to say that twice cruising the Magic was a dream. One of the main reasons we loved the cruise was the lack of party atmosphere. We've never seen anyone drunk, extremely low and considerate smokers. It was a pleasure.

mdoodle
03-28-2006, 03:01 PM
I am a FANATICAL non-smoker. On the ship I only ever smelt smoke once - on deck 4 when on the comfy loungers, some guy was smoking just down from me. Disgusting.
Should mention that we never went to the adults only evening bars - suspect they might be smoky. I never go anywhere that there might be any smoke whatsoever.

tecdavidt
03-28-2006, 03:45 PM
Just back from our 3/18 Magic cruise. Hardly any smokers from what I noticed. Rocking Bar D is non smoking--a change from our last cruise. Sessions had two people smoking when we were in there and it was well ventilated. No problems on our verandah or by the adult pool area. I did see one woman smoking while I did my walking on deck 4. I would say out of 8 cruises on the Magic this one had the least amount of smokers on board.Kathy

txaggie94gigem
03-28-2006, 08:31 PM
i also am a big non-smoker!!! cig smoke makes me start coughing bad...i have never had any problems onboard the magic or the wonder...this is why i am leery of trying other cruise lines...i do not want to be bothered by the smoke!

josetann
03-29-2006, 12:44 AM
Sounds like if you don't get a verandah, you'll be fine. If you do get one, then try to get one as far forward as you can (the wind'll blow front to back). I've been on two cruises with other lines, and their smoking policy was a bit more lenient. I think on Celebrity smoking was allowed on one side of the ship. Can't remember with Carnival. We smelled smoking passing through the lounge on the way to dining, but we could have avoided it if we wanted (smoking bothers me too, but not too bad). You should be fine up on deck, if you're near a smoking area just move. No smoking in the dining rooms. No smoking in the shows. If you're very allergic to it, and need to pass through an area where smoking's allowed, send a scout. If someone's smoking, find a way around.

Sounds like Disney has everything under control though. Long as you avoid the few smoking areas you'll be fine. It's probably the closest you'll get to a smoke-free cruise for a while.

hematite153
03-29-2006, 04:52 PM
Thanks for all the info. I am still worried that I will never be able to go on deck (since eveything seems to say that they are all smoking areas) but maybe if I get up really early I can find a safe place.

My previous cruise experience was on Carnival's Paradise while it was entirely Non-smoking. We looked at an Oceania cruise last year and they only allowed smoking at the back of the top deck. In comparison, Disney sounds awfully lenient. I'll hope your reports match my experience.

(The scout idea is good, except that my DW gets migraines from smoke. She rarely complains about it when I ask her to scout, or leave her waiting alone in a line because someone lights up nearby, but she still gets ill. However, it would not be good for our vacation if we both ended up sick.)

ImNarek
03-29-2006, 06:06 PM
I'm another one whom cig smoke makes extremely ill - its always one of my biggest worries on vacation. I will say that Disney has definitely gotten better in the non-smoking department.

On our first DCL cruise, in 1998, smoking was seemingly everywhere - including areas where it wasn't supposed to be.

Last year (our 4th DCL cruise) was the first time I could attend the evening dance parties in Rockin' Bar D because it was now non-smoking. I felt like Cinderella finally getting to go to the ball! I was so happy I was almost in tears - really.

As far as up on deck - choose a deck chair in the Quiet Cove section as far forward as possible and you should be okay. I'm pretty darned sensitive, and have asked people to switch chairs with me so that I'm always well upwind, but I have been able to enjoy the Quiet Cove pool.

The only place I haven't been able to hang out are the comy chairs on Deck 4. Seems like a smoker always turns up upwind of where I settle.

BuzzNutt
03-29-2006, 06:36 PM
My husband smokes. Not a lot but too much for me, any smoking is too much for me. He only smokes outside and in the designated areas. He is really very good about this.
Now my worries, are we going to have issues with my neighbors or co-cruisers if his smoke goes in their face while my husband is on our verandah?

hematite153
03-29-2006, 09:28 PM
My husband smokes. Not a lot but too much for me, any smoking is too much for me. He only smokes outside and in the designated areas. He is really very good about this.
Now my worries, are we going to have issues with my neighbors or co-cruisers if his smoke goes in their face while my husband is on our verandah?

Well, I mostly blame Disney for the problem. After all, if they made one side of the ship fully non-smoking and only allowed smoking on verandahs of the other side, then we could both be happier. (Or, front NS, back S, etc.)

However, if I were to end up in a stateroom next to you and your husband made my breathing stop, I would be really angry with both of you for ruining my vacation.

I appreciate it when people are willing to pay attention to staying in the designated areas. However, if all of the deck space is designated for smoking it means that many of us can't enjoy our vacation. Plus, we may get annoyed with your husband for something that isn't really his fault.

Perhaps, as a smoker, your husband (or you on his behalf) could also make a request to Disney that they do a better job of designating separated smoking and non-smoking areas and rooms. I think that Disney gets most of their requests from non-smokers (and people with medical issues). If smokers, like your husband, identify their willingness to remain in designated areas, and smoke only on designated verandahs, it might end up making both our vacations better.

KimberlyC
03-29-2006, 10:09 PM
My husband smokes. Not a lot but too much for me, any smoking is too much for me. He only smokes outside and in the designated areas. He is really very good about this.
Now my worries, are we going to have issues with my neighbors or co-cruisers if his smoke goes in their face while my husband is on our verandah?

OK I have bit my tongue several times on this board with respect to this issue but I'm disturbed that people like your DH, whom you describe as a considerate smoker, should be worried about such things when really you and he should be looking forward to your cruise. The bottom line is that Disney allows your DH to smoke on your verandah so neither he nor you should be concerned about or feel guilty about doing so. I fully intend to disregard people who say that my occasional smoking on my verandah (that DCL allows me to smoke on) will "ruin" their vacation. So long as your DH sticks to the designated smoking areas, including your verandah, anyone who has a problem with it can and should take it up with DCL. On my last cruise (not DCL) I chose a verandah on the smoking side of the ship. Since that doesn't exist on DCL I chose the side of the ship that I prefer. I have no intention of chain smoking on my verandah (who has time for that) but I will be smoking :smokin: on my verandah and in other designated areas and anyone who dares to tell me that I am either 1) ruining their vacation or 2) annoying them, should be fully prepared to hear my not so courteous retort.

Slowly but surely, smoking is being prohibited in more and more areas. As this happens, I abide by the new policies/laws. But so long as smoking is permissible, I have a problem with people who think that it is ok to be "angry" at or "annoyed" with people who are merely abiding by the current policy. Everybody knows what the DCL policy is. Anybody who doesn't like it can choose not to cruise DCL, select a stateroom without a verandah, or not use their verandah if they are so "annoyed". After all, the day will likely come when most places will be non-smoking and smokers will have to make a choice to cruise or not to cruise.

Now please stop worrying and enjoy the anticipation of your upcoming cruise. :cool1:

disneyholic family
03-30-2006, 01:55 AM
Well, I mostly blame Disney for the problem. After all, if they made one side of the ship fully non-smoking and only allowed smoking on verandahs of the other side, then we could both be happier. (Or, front NS, back S, etc.)




Yes that is how other cruise lines do it. One side of the ship smoking, the other side of the ship non-smoking. That way you can go out on your verandah on the non-smoking side, and not have anyone on the verandah next to you smoking.

we were on the Wonder 2 years ago and I did have a problem with smoke in the adult clubs. Perhaps they've changed the smoking rules since then, but it was a major problem for me in the club where they play rock and roll music (where they have the 60's and 70's parties). While they did have a no-smoking area, it's such a small room, the smoke bleeds from the smoking side. So we ended up giving up on that club. Not fair in my opinion, that i should have one of the venues removed from any possibility of enjoyment due to smoke.

We also had a problem during the sailaway parties. We kept having to move to get away from smokers (we would be in an area, and a smoker would light up, forcing us to move).

mrsltg
03-30-2006, 07:07 AM
Instead of everyone worrying so much, how about we all be adults. If smoking is truly that big of a problem for you, simply say to the person who lights up, "Excuse me. I am sorry, but smoking causes terrible breathing problems for me. Would you mind not smoking next to me/on the verandah next to mine while I'm out here/etc." If you were in the area first, fine. If you came later, expect to move.

I'm not a big fan of smoking either (asthmatic) so I understand the issue. Just speak up, politely! My dh smokes cigars occasionally. Because of this, we choose a verandah cabin as far aft as possible. If one of our neighbors - NICELY - requested that he not smoke, he won't. Just be respectful of people and they will generally do the same for you (and if they don't, mutter this under your breath - "four flats, no spare - hemroids and hairloss").

Have a great cruise!!!

Spotdude
03-30-2006, 01:11 PM
Can not stand the smell of cigarette, but we do live in America. I smoke a cigar about once every two months. Never around my kids and I keep all of my cigars away from them and I educate them about he dangers of smoking. I do not feel guilty about smoking nor do I feel guilty about the people who are aound me when I smoke. DW can not stand the smell of it and I tell her when I am going to smoke and she can decide if she would like to go with me or not. Nor does she complain about smokers. Before the government pretty much outlawed being able to smoke anywhere but your car, your home, or next to the smelly dumpster around back. When I went out to eat I would ask for a seat far from the smoking section (especially with my daughters) and I would tell the host that I would be willing to wait for that table. I know several smokers and everyone of them take great care not to bother others. I never once smelled cigarette smoke on the ship even in the smoking areas which I spent on lovely afternoon. 99% of the time there is a pretty good breeze blowing, so unless you are standing right next to some who is smoking, or hanging out in the club (which until last year in my state you could not do anyway) I would bet that you will be fine and not even know people are or are not smoking.
And as for that fire on the cruise ship careless people are more than just smokers. I pass several people a day on my way to work or pick up my girls from school that are talking on there cells or look at the radio or reading a report or the paper while driving. LOOK out for those people they are careless. You have more of a chance of getting in to an accident with one of them than getting in a fire aboard a Disney cruise ship there are smoke decters in both the rooms that I have been in. To worry about that is a waist of enegry and time. There are much more important things to be worrying about!! I would much rather spend my time enjoying there latest art work playing a game with them. I am sorry that a person died but it was not from the fire. If it is you time there is nothing you can do about it. Worrying makes the best times seem bad.
Enjoy life don't be afraid to live it.
After rereading this it might come off as a little harsh. I am sorry about that but I am a firm believer in not pushing my beliefs on other people. You want to smoke cigarettes good for you. I donít want to smell it. If I want to have a cigar good for me I WILL stay in the area that is for smoking and I will try and not blow smoke or have any of my smoke blown in to a place that is for nonsmokers. Non smokers and smokers have the same rights to enjoy the Ship and the cruise.

Spotdude
03-30-2006, 01:17 PM
Instead of everyone worrying so much, how about we all be adults. If smoking is truly that big of a problem for you, simply say to the person who lights up, "Excuse me. I am sorry, but smoking causes terrible breathing problems for me. Would you mind not smoking next to me/on the verandah next to mine while I'm out here/etc." If you were in the area first, fine. If you came later, expect to move.

I'm not a big fan of smoking either (asthmatic) so I understand the issue. Just speak up, politely! My dh smokes cigars occasionally. Because of this, we choose a verandah cabin as far aft as possible. If one of our neighbors - NICELY - requested that he not smoke, he won't. Just be respectful of people and they will generally do the same for you (and if they don't, mutter this under your breath - "four flats, no spare - hemroids and hairloss").

Have a great cruise!!!
I agree with you 150% I have a very pleasent person come up to me in Disney World when I was out smoking and ask me to stop I thanked them for there politeness and moved to another location where I wasn't bothering anyone. Politness is the key.

KimberlyC
03-30-2006, 04:22 PM
I agree with you 150% I have a very pleasent person come up to me in Disney World when I was out smoking and ask me to stop I thanked them for there politeness and moved to another location where I wasn't bothering anyone. Politness is the key.

I'm going to assume that this person did not express their anger at you for ruining their vacation or indicate that they were otherwise annoyed with you. That does make quite a difference IMHO.

dwkwootton
03-30-2006, 05:33 PM
A question to the OP. What type of medical condition do you have that will cause you to stop breathing if you are on deck and someone else on deck is smoking? Is this something that requires you to wear a medical alert of some kind in case you are walking from anywhere to anywhere and a smoker is walking nearby?

mom2missmous
03-30-2006, 07:10 PM
The one place I wish I saw more enforcement of smoking was in the hot tub. One night a couple of guys were smoking big, smelly cigars while sitting IN the hot tub. When I inquired DCL if this was officially allowed, I was told no. Hopefully they do a better job now of controlling this (who wants to sit in a tub with someone's ashes? yuck!)

DVCconvert
03-30-2006, 07:18 PM
Worried about smoke...

Well...don't be. That's like worring about a 747 plowing into your house. Possible?...yes. Likely? --No.

Spotdude
03-31-2006, 12:13 PM
I'm going to assume that this person did not express their anger at you for ruining their vacation or indicate that they were otherwise annoyed with you. That does make quite a difference IMHO.
That was my point exctly. A little kindness goes a long way. Treat people with respecet ant chances are that is what you will get back. And if you have a medical condition well YOU need to be aware of what is going on around you. I am deathly alegeric (ahh been awake for 27 hours doing inventory) to mushrooms. I carry two eppy pens with me at all times. and have had my stomich pumped more than once. I know I will die if I eat them so I pay attention to what is going in my mouth. and I make it well known when I go out to eat again with a little kindness. Only once in my life did I have to get up set with any waitress, and was an extream case. I think she was trying to get fired or it was her last night working there because she just didn't care.

dwkwootton
03-31-2006, 12:36 PM
To repeat an earlier question, what medical condition causes someone to stop breathing if they are anywhere near cigarette smoke? I mean if you aren't breathing, you die. How would this be managed given that at any time a person with a cigarette could walk by or drive by? If the OP exaggerated to make a point, ok, we all do it (I ate a million pieces of candy) but if not?

justmestace
03-31-2006, 01:18 PM
To repeat an earlier question, what medical condition causes someone to stop breathing if they are anywhere near cigarette smoke? I mean if you aren't breathing, you die. How would this be managed given that at any time a person with a cigarette could walk by or drive by? If the OP exaggerated to make a point, ok, we all do it (I ate a million pieces of candy) but if not?


My guess would be asthma, since it's physically impossible to be allergic to cigarette smoke.

dwkwootton
03-31-2006, 02:41 PM
Could be. I went back and reread some of it and later the poster refers to he and his spouse getting sick from smoke, her from migraines. Evidently he was using the phrase to stop breathing more as a point than an actual fact. I've never heard of a migraine reaction so I'm wondering if their sensitivity to smoke is intensified by getting upset by the situation.

LOLA2
03-31-2006, 03:13 PM
I also get terrible headaches when being in a smokey area. Seems funny when I smoked in highschool did not bother me one bit :cool1: But not being dramatic or anything now being a non smoker for 11 years cigarette smoke really can make others lightheaded, headaches and nauseaus. So I can see why other smokers can be critical in not beleiving when some one says they get sick, you don't really get sick unless you are a non smoker.

hematite153
03-31-2006, 03:24 PM
I am sorry that my point seems to have been so badly misunderstood.

I did not say that I was going to be impolite to someone at all. I indicated that I would leave the area without any confrontation at all. I simply said that I would be angry. I am entitled to my own feelings.

Whenever I have spoken to someone about their smoking, I have been polite about it. Unfortunately, I have rarely been lucky enough to encounter those of you who respond similarly. The one person I asked (very politely) if he realized that he was in a non-smoking area on my last trip to Disney told me that he didn't care and to F*** off. I really appreciate hearing that some of you will switch chairs to be downwind, etc. I will try asking.

I'm sorry that I was unable to make my points clearly.

However, I have requested an interior cabin, my only previous cruise was on a non-smoking cruise ship (unfortunately no longer available), and I'm planning on the 3-day cruise instead of a longer one in case I end up in my stateroom next to an air purifier for the whole trip. I was asking for advice so that I can be prepared and get the most out of my vacation.

Yes, I'm asthmatic. Yes, I am also allergic to nicotine. (Consider this as similar to the person with a corn allergy who passes out because someone makes microwave popcorn in their office.)

MSWint
03-31-2006, 04:34 PM
Yes, I'm asthmatic. Yes, I am also allergic to nicotine. (Consider this as similar to the person with a corn allergy who passes out because someone makes microwave popcorn in their office.)
I know that Carnival had a ship which cruised the Caribbean and was totally smoke free, however, they no longer have any ships which cruise smoke free. They allow smoking in designated areas now like most ships.

I don't believe any of the major cruise lines have smoke-free cruises at this point. Disney is probably the next best thing ... family oriented, less drinkers, less smokers, no gambling, etc.

However, it seems to me that if I couldn't swim, I wouldn't take a scuba, snorkel vacation ... If I was alergic to the sun, I wouldnt' take a vacation on Miami's South Beach ... If I was in a wheel chair I wouldn't take a mountain climing adventure. Trying not to sound too harsh here :smokin: ... but I would recommend you try a different vacation alternative it the smoking is that life threatening.

I mean, come on, you are much, much more likely to encounter a smoker simply walking down the street than you are on DCL. Avoid the designated smoking areas ... 99% of smokers are actually 'real people' who are curtious to others and smoke strictly in the smoking areas. You will always encounter the 1% anywhere you go ... yup, even on DCL.

There are many smoke free vacations that you can try if a chance encounter with a passing smoker is life threatening. Google it ... "smoke free vacation", "smoke free resorts" ... etc. Why even put yourself in a situation where your life is in danger?

Maybe it's exciting ... like base jumping or sky diving, or cave diving ... dangerous and 'exciting' stuff, but havn't signed myself or my family up for a cave diving excursion.

dwkwootton
03-31-2006, 04:53 PM
MSWint, I starting to think some of the things that you were saying but now I'm thinking that this may be one of those posts that is fabricated and is intended only to start a big debate. If you read the latest post carefully it talks about never being fortunate enough to speak with a polite smoker and then goes on to state that he will pass out, having to spend days sitting next to an air purifier if in any proximity to a cigarette. These two thoughts contradict each other. He would have hit the bricks before the smoker told him to (blank) off.

jgalecpa
03-31-2006, 05:22 PM
MSWint, I starting to think some of the things that you were saying but now I'm thinking that this may be one of those posts that is fabricated and is intended only to start a big debate. If you read the latest post carefully it talks about never being fortunate enough to speak with a polite smoker and then goes on to state that he will pass out, having to spend days sitting next to an air purifier if in any proximity to a cigarette. These two thoughts contradict each other. He would have hit the bricks before the smoker told him to (blank) off.


Good point.

I am a non-smoker, but hey, if people pay good money for their balcony they are entitled to smoke on them until it is banned by the Cruise line.

If a person is worried about "Stopping Breathing" then Don't book a verandah!

As I understand it, the recent cruise ship fire was not caused by someone smoking on their verandah, rather smoking up on deckt, throwing the lit remnant over, and the butt blowing back onto a verandah.

This reminds me about a debate at work where someone said no one should bring in donuts to the office since one person (out of 35) had diabet es.

Gimme a break.

Jim

Spotdude
04-01-2006, 05:45 PM
I am sorry that my point seems to have been so badly misunderstood.

I did not say that I was going to be impolite to someone at all. I indicated that I would leave the area without any confrontation at all. I simply said that I would be angry. I am entitled to my own feelings.

Whenever I have spoken to someone about their smoking, I have been polite about it. Unfortunately, I have rarely been lucky enough to encounter those of you who respond similarly. The one person I asked (very politely) if he realized that he was in a non-smoking area on my last trip to Disney told me that he didn't care and to F*** off. I really appreciate hearing that some of you will switch chairs to be downwind, etc. I will try asking.

I'm sorry that I was unable to make my points clearly.

However, I have requested an interior cabin, my only previous cruise was on a non-smoking cruise ship (unfortunately no longer available), and I'm planning on the 3-day cruise instead of a longer one in case I end up in my stateroom next to an air purifier for the whole trip. I was asking for advice so that I can be prepared and get the most out of my vacation.

Yes, I'm asthmatic. Yes, I am also allergic to nicotine. (Consider this as similar to the person with a corn allergy who passes out because someone makes microwave popcorn in their office.)

Well I am sorry to hear that you have met with such RUDE people at the park. I have always respected people how have asked me politey asked me just about anything, but I guess that was the way I was raised. Respect people that respect you. And my Uncle had this pin on the
visor of his truck that said " try a little kindness" I will never forget that pin.

Again I am sorry if I sounded a little short with you or anyone else who posted to this thread. :thanks:
I hope you have as good of a time on the cruise as we did.