Worried about smoke...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by hematite153, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. hematite153

    hematite153 <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Oct 22, 2005
    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.
  2. BrianD

    BrianD DIS Veteran

    Dec 13, 2001
    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.
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  4. Jrsy Boy

    Jrsy Boy DIS Veteran

    Feb 28, 2005
    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...
  5. mattmommy

    mattmommy Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>My DS loves rice.

    Aug 11, 2003
    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.
  6. MrsMork

    MrsMork Proud Old Geezer

    Sep 10, 2004
    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.
  7. fabumouse

    fabumouse <font color=red>Maybe I should be less intimate wi

    Oct 27, 2005
    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?
  8. pppiglet

    pppiglet DIS Cast Member<br><font color=deeppink>Don't like

    Jul 31, 2004
    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.
  9. wee-haggis

    wee-haggis DIS Veteran

    Aug 17, 2002
    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.
  10. momrek06

    momrek06 DIS Veteran

    Dec 23, 2005
    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:


    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:
  11. Fire14

    Fire14 Spartan Living in land of Buckeyes.

    Dec 19, 2001
    i sailed on wonder in nov 05 and didn't notice any smoke anywhere and we had verandah
  12. willbug97

    willbug97 Earning My Ears

    Jan 23, 2006
    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.
  13. mom x4 grandma x4

    mom x4 grandma x4 DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2005
    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
  14. michelle9343

    michelle9343 DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2004
    I would not worry. I HATE smoke and cannot ever remember it beibg a problem.
  15. jlowejd5

    jlowejd5 DIS Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
    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...
  16. milestogo

    milestogo Disneyland Local

    Mar 13, 2006
    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.
  17. mdoodle

    mdoodle Earning My Ears

    Feb 11, 2006
    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.
  18. tecdavidt

    tecdavidt <font color=00cc00>Ready to leave the frosty Midwe

    Jan 23, 2000
    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
  19. txaggie94gigem

    txaggie94gigem <font color="green">Cruisin' with Disney<br><font

    Sep 3, 2004
    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!
  20. josetann

    josetann Earning My Ears

    Mar 19, 2006
    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.
  21. hematite153

    hematite153 <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Oct 22, 2005
    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.)

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