From the Thomson website "Please note: for the comfort of all guests, all restaurants are non-smoking. Elsewhere on the ship, smoking is only allowed in strictly designated areas."
They do not stipulate what the designated areas are but no smoking in the dining area; theatre etc is now standard throughout the cruise lines following a bad fire last year when some discared a cigarette from their balcony and it blew back into the ship, so little liklihood the situation will improve for smokers.
From the May 2008 October 2009 brochure:
Smoking is only permitted in strictly designated areas on the open deck. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the ship.
I would warn you that you are opening up a can of worms and I would also like to tell you that there are far more non-smokers than smokers and that the latter are dwindling. Most ships are now imposing far more stringent rules concerning smoking and if this was not exceptable or good commercial practice this industry would not countenance it.
Now I am going to be rude and say that judging from your statements you sound like a person who has no idea of the effect of your smoke on other people and that at no time would you be called a considerate smoker. What on earth does "when all the best seats have been taken on the non-smoking side of a lounge, the non-smokers then pinch all the best seats on the smoking side" mean other than you regard yourselves as sacrosanct and irreproachable totally unaware of how you smell and the nuisance you cause for a huge area around you when smoking. "Nanny State" my eye. Yours in horror ..... Lucy Bonnette
Well said. Smokers permeate the air and my clothes with the residue from their habit, without my consent, not to mention the health factor. The smoking ban should have been implemented years ago. At least we can now go on holiday, to a restaurant, bar etc and not come home smelling like an old ashtray. Hallelujah
Having always been a non smoker to preserve my own and my children's health I still found myself with a growth on my voicebox due to ....passive smoking thanks all you smokers who think your free choice is being taken away what happened to my free choice to stay healthy for my children ?
I am NOT a smoker as you will see by my comment of 5th July. I totally agree with you about free choice. Plenty of moans and groans from the smokers about the banned habit - tough. At last we get the fresh air we were born to use and not have to put up with passive smoke from the inconsiderate smokers, who do contribute to our health problems, even though they think they don't. How many times have we had to walk through a fog filled room or corridor full of smokers just to get somewhere, have a non smoking table in a restaurant, only to have the smoking brigade just a few feet away, puffing smoke that drifts over to you. Now at least that will be a thing of the past, and about time too.
Can of worms well and truly opened Lucy! Please see my comments, that echo yours, above. Happy cruising.
Being a past smoker I do sympathise with you as it is your choice to smoke and why should you be denied a cruise holiday because you choose to! However Thomson have made this rule about no smoking inside the ship which is fair enough I suppose as it does seem to go through the air conditioning system to everywhere. We have recently returned from Calypso and smoking was allowed outside in half of the Bistro area (some under cover, some not) so you could have a meal and then light up there if you wanted. I assume Celebration will have similar rules. There were quite a few smokers and I can't imagine that Thomson would ban it altogether as they will be losing too much custom....
When you go to someone else's home, country, car OR SHIP, you abide by THEIR rules and regulations. If you don't like it, then stay at home! You can smoke to your hearts content there and only risk killing your nearest and dearest! NOBODY is responsible for your decision to smoke except YOU. So start facing up to the fact that it is YOUR problem, and stop expecting others to put up with this revolting habit as a matter of course! We all came into this world as non-smokers. It is YOU that has changed, not the non-smokers, so stop implying that it is US who have the problem! And by the way, it is the "Nanny State" that pays out billions of pounds a year through the National Health Service to keep people like you alive! You should thank God it is there, cos it certainly wouldn't be if common sense had anything to do with it! And believe me, I have seen it at first hand. Perhaps you should have read Thomson Cruises booking conditions, and then you would not have had to rely on rumours to find out about their ships smoking policy? Happy cruising.
I don't think that smoking to totally banned on Celebration but with people like you around it probably will be. With your attitude you will just ruin any chances you had of a reasonable hearing. Think on matey!!!!