Is there really smoking allowed?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by mamamac, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. violetmonarch

    violetmonarch Mouseketeer

    Nov 16, 2012
    Being an ex-smoker...I get both arguments.

    I have asthma and I worry about having to be around it a lot, too. Yet, I am going to just take a chance and hope things go well...bringing meds with me of course. :thumbsup2 Surely DCL has thought of the same things we have mentioned but they have to try to please people too, so I can understand their hands being tied, so to speak.:confused3

    While I don't encourage smoking, that is a good idea that some might want to use perhaps for the trip only, at least. This way they can have their fix and not have to hear complaints. :idea:

    If us fat, sweaty people don't toot in the elevators, how else then can we get them to ourselves? :lmao: :rotfl: :rotfl2: :cloud9:

    Hey, it made it to page 5!!:laughing:
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  3. gigismama

    gigismama Earning My Ears

    Dec 30, 2012
    Disney is not going to do away with smoking on cruises. Want to know why? Because people like me pay extra for a veranda just so we have a place to smoke where no one can complain.

    Also, my husband smokes cigars. Feel free to PM me with your cruise date, departure port and room number to see if you need to ask to have your room changed.
  4. tinkerone

    tinkerone DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2007
    wishful someone will always complain. i'm a non smoker but have never had a problem with smokers on the verandas. I did light one up one time (because of a similar thread) on the veranda so I could see for myself how the smoke traveled. unless the boat is completely still, not moving at all and the wind stops and there is nothing (I mean nothing) it could not be much of a problem.
    now I know someone is going to disagree and I will say right now that I could be wrong but that cig was in the ashtray for the whole time it burned and it was hard for me to smell it and I was right there. long and short, go ahead and smoke on verandas around me, its allowed so have at it.
    just flames please.
  5. MillauFr

    MillauFr Buzz & Woody

    Aug 5, 2011
    What are you allowed to smoke? Just tobacco? In Seattle more people are moving to smoking Cannabis. I wonder how Disney would react?
  6. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

    Apr 22, 2003
    I'm already anxious about the smoking on the cruise, not because of others but because of my dad. He smokes and tends to be rather oblivious of others, not intentionally, he is hard of hearing and won't hear people on a different veranda. I selected our stateroom carefully. It is on a corner, so there is only someone next to us on the one side and that will be my sister and her family and we are on a less crowded deck (in a 4E) and our balcony is extra extended so hopefully his smoke goes out to sea.
  7. squirrel

    squirrel DIS Veteran<font color=deeppink>

    Aug 19, 1999
    I am happy to report on this issue.

    I am highly allergic to cigarette smoke. A person can be outside over 15 feet away and if the wind blows in just the right direction I will have an asthma attack.

    I am happy to report I had a wonderful 6 night cruise and only had one asthma attack and that was because my mom who smokes didn't shut the veranda door all the way closed. I came in from somewhere and saw she was outside but didn't see the door was open a crack.

    Now I did panic one time as they shut one side of the deck down to do some cleaning and I had no idea what side I was on the smoking or non-smoking. I didn't spend much time up on deck.

    Those that want to avoid smoke, please listen and don't go to Pop Century Resort at WDW. As you can see from my trips in my signature, it was my favorite value resort. Unless things have change since my last trip, the smokers all stay there. They smoke where ever they please and the staff do not enforce the Designated Smoking Areas. In four hours of being at the resort I had 3 asthma attacks. Spent 14 (15 if you count the first night when we arrived at 12:30 am) nights at the Beach Club and didn't have one asthma attack.
  8. tinkerone

    tinkerone DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2007
    your comment about the pop is a little off the mark imo. thats where we always stay and i doubt very much thats where the smokers all stay. actually i laughed when i read that bit because it is a little odd. now they used to have a smoking section right beside the entrance but they did take that away, which makes so much sense to me.
    we were there in october for a ten day stay. my ds and dn are both smokers and they went off to the 'smoking section' on a regular basis. the smoking points are now at the back of the resort off the sidewalks, you have to be strolling around the outside of the resort to come across a smoker, at least that is what i saw, i didn't look at their resort map. and really, all the resorts have smoking sections and i would think just as many smokers. please don't scare people off of this resort.......or maybe you should so i can have it all to myself :yay:
  9. HiCValeriePlus3

    HiCValeriePlus3 Earning My Ears

    Jan 4, 2013
    Actually perfume is harmful to breath, as are all chemicals. Maybe even 10x more so! My doctor told me to stop wearing perfume to stop my chronic colds. It doesn't matter if it is diesel or gasoline, unless you never emit odor from anywhere- and i do mean anywhere. You have no right to complain about odor reaching you from others.
  10. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Jun 29, 2001
    Why? This thread stayed very need to close a thread unless people start acting snarky! Mods really are not meanies who pounce on any small thing to wield our ultimate power:rotfl2:

    Doubt this would ever happen. Carnival (yes Carnival) tried a smoke free ship once in 1998. It was called the Carnival Paradise. Guest, crew and even the workers who built it were not allowed to smoke. You had to sign a waiver before you cruised stating you KNEW the rules and that was an entirely smoke free ship. Penalties included hefty fines as well as being put off the ship at the next port. Well it was all good in theory but it never sailed full and after a few years went back to being both smoking and non-smoking due to financial reasons. So it has been tried in the cruise industry and failed. If it had succeeded and was a good financial bet other cruise lines would have jumped onboard with the idea already.


    Definitely not allowed....but... we did smell it on a few cruises. I would hate to be the ones caught with it, though. We were on a NCL cruise in Bermuda when the policy came onboard with drug dogs and searched a cabin near ours. Occupants were taken away in cuffs.

  11. dvandkq

    dvandkq Disney Kool-Aid Drinker

    Jan 9, 2013
    Picking the right cabin can make all the difference.

    We've recently returned from 14 days aboard the Wonder, and with a few pieces of information, guests can find cabins immune from errant/drifting cigarette/cigar smoke.

    Our cabin aboard the Wonder was on Deck 5 Aft (5124). On deck 5 on the Magic/Wonder, all verandahs are in the aft part of the ship. Thus, if you're in the first cabin forward on Deck 5 with a verandah, there won't be anyone "upwind" from you smoking on their verandah.

    The only spaces where smoking is allowed in public is on decks 9 and 10, starboard side, forward. Stay away from these small areas and you'll never encounter smoke. I passed through these area a few times, and while I saw people smoking, I never smelled cigarette smoke. With a verandah on the port side, you'd have no chance of encountering second-hand smoke from the public smoking areas.

    I'm a militant/vigilant anti-smoker (cigarettes killed my dad), but I was able to avoid second-hand smoke, and it was never an issue for us.

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