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Old 01-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #16
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Why they aren't breaking any rules... The people moved were the ones with an issue?
We had no problems being moved because of that.

I do wish DCL would review their smoking policies and maybe segment the veranda sections into "smoking" and "non-smoking". JMHO.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #17
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We had no problems being moved because of that.

I do wish DCL would review their smoking policies and maybe segment the veranda sections into "smoking" and "non-smoking". JMHO.
Unfortunatley the problem with that is someone would complain that the other group got all the good rooms.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #18
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We had no problems being moved because of that.

I do wish DCL would review their smoking policies and maybe segment the veranda sections into "smoking" and "non-smoking". JMHO.
Many of us have suggested designating a side or a portion of a side as verandahs available for smoking and those on the other side non-smoking. However, that increases booking difficulties for DCL (I guess) because after many years of suggesting, it hasn't happened.

They have gradually decreased the interior smoking areas to the point that there are now NONE. That's great. The lounges used to be so bad at night that I couldn't go NEAR them, let alone in them.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #19
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.... They have gradually decreased the interior smoking areas to the point that there are now NONE .... .
Also the exterior spaces have been reduced.
Ironically many feel now that is why the verandas are more smoky than ever.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #20
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Also the exterior spaces have been reduced.
Ironically many feel now that is why the verandas are more smoky than ever.
It seems to depend on the cruise...and hopefully they follow instructions and close the door to the balcony (we're all supposed to do this when outside as it supposedly messes up the AC when left open.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:20 AM   #21
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princess doesnt allow smoking in the rooms or on balconies and this is one reason we are trying them this month. we had 1 balcony on disney and I couldnt use it at all since the smell causes me to get severe headaches and nausia. For a family cruiseline this is one policy I think needs updating.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #22
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Great suggestion to select a more fwd cabin. Just off Dream and had room 10500 which is the most fwd room on deck 10.

If OP's daughter is that susceptible to the smell of smoke, she will have issues her whole life. Walking down the street on the sidewalk and you will get 10x more smoke in the face than you will from someone smoking on the adjacent balcony.

11 cruises and most with verandas and only once smelled smoke on the verandah. Life is what it is and we deal with as it happens. Probably worrying about something that is not gonna happen. I see very few people spending much more than a quick look-around on the verandah anyway.
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I'm hoping to upgrade at port to a verandah just so I can have the freedom of smoking without having to go to an outside deck

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I have smelled smoke while on the verandah on almost everyone of the 6 cruise I have been on. I don't like it but they are allowed to do it so I never complain. It does make for a less enjoyable experience though.
I get more irritated by people stealing our door magnets though, but that is a subject for another thread.
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princess doesnt allow smoking in the rooms or on balconies and this is one reason we are trying them this month. we had 1 balcony on disney and I couldnt use it at all since the smell causes me to get severe headaches and nausia. For a family cruiseline this is one policy I think needs updating.
Celebrity also doesn't allow smoking in cabins, on verandas, or even in the casino.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #26
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Probably worrying about something that is not gonna happen. I see very few people spending much more than a quick look-around on the verandah anyway.
We stayed in our room because everytime we went out there were others smoking. I swear they were waiting until we went out there to "smoke us in."
If you want to smoke, smoke...I just wish they could figure out a way to keep it to themselves. I do my best to not blow my clean air into their space.

PS Does anyone have the study that shows you get "10x more smoke walking down the street"? I'd love to see how they came up with that...
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #27
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We stayed in our room because everytime we went out there were others smoking. I swear they were waiting until we went out there to "smoke us in."
If you want to smoke, smoke...I just wish they could figure out a way to keep it to themselves. I do my best to not blow my clean air into their space.

PS Does anyone have the study that shows you get "10x more smoke walking down the street"? I'd love to see how they came up with that...

They same way you conclude your neighhors were trying to "smoke you in".

Funny that I read this thread before work and then on the drive in I was at a redlight and a big 4x4 duelly diesel was in the adjacent lane. His big exhaust was next to my windo and suddenly I was almost overwhelmed with the smell of deisel smoke. I thought about this thead and mused that the carbon monoxide I was 'exposed to' sitting at a red light was 10x more deadly than the wiff of cigarette smoke I might get that blows in the wind from the adjacent balcony.

The real issue for most people is not a health issue. It is simply that they don't like the smell of smoke. Well maybe I don't like the smell of the perfume some people bathe in. Doesn't mean it is harmful. The parts per billion smoke particulates in cigarette smoke that we are able to sense with our nose insignificant in terms of carcentigens. The only studies of second hand smoke 'dangers' are based on people being closely exposed to it for years and years not an occarional wiff of smoke.

People with ashmas and alergies are a different story. A wiff of cat dander is enought to set some people off....oh yeah, DCL also 'service animals' on the ship too. Such is life.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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We had no problems being moved because of that.

I do wish DCL would review their smoking policies and maybe segment the veranda sections into "smoking" and "non-smoking". JMHO.
I agree, perhaps one side of the ship could be smoking on verandas and the other side, non-smoking.
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Well, I just paid $2000 for a cruise and I don't want to smell smoke either. But having said that, I don't want to smell strong perfume when I walk down hallways or sit in the dining room, and I don't want to have to smell animal dander from service pets. Both I am highly allergic to and can cause issues with my asthma.

But I know that we live in a world where ALL these things are out there, including smoke. I don't live in a bubble and know that I and others have to deal with it.

The policy allows for it, why take it from those who wish to smoke? It is there vacation and there balcony, which they have paid for. They have just as much right as anyone else to be out there, and if choose, to smoke.

If your daughter has that much of an issue, and her breathing is that much of a concern, how will she survive in life. Where smoking is everywhere?

Hopefully you have a wonderful cruise and don't have to worry about it
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My mom recently switched to electric cigarettes, so no more nasty smoke smell! She still gets her nicotine to keep her happy, and no one else has to be bothered. I hope more people are switching over to those.
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