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    I have just had a fantastic cruise on Indepemdence of the seas and I am going on the Adventure of the Seas in May.
    I am horrified to hear that smoking is allowed in the bars on this ship unlike Indepandance of the Seas. Is this true ?

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    Originally posted by sally , Exeter View Post
    I have just had a fantastic cruise on Indepemdence of the seas and I am going on the Adventure of the Seas in May.
    I am horrified to hear that smoking is allowed in the bars on this ship unlike Indepandance of the Seas. Is this true ?
    One to avoid if true.................

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      #3
      We were on Adventure of the Seas in May 2010 and were surprised at the amount of smoking allowed inside the ship with the resultant smoke drifting around. This differed from the smoking policy quoted in the R. C. brochure. I think it was to pacify the Spanish passengers and of course the ship was sailing from a Spanish port. Because of the lax smoking policy, we would not travel with R.C. again.

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        #4
        Oh goodie.... another smoking thread.

        If this is the case then everyone should protest and say that in today's world with heart disease dropping so markedly because of people quitting smoking for the general policy of RCI to be ignored like this is iniquitous.

        Thanks Sally, I needed that.

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          #5
          I love smoking threads - I just avoid vessels that allow smoking on balconies or in bars or casinos.

          Smoking literally makes my cry - I have very sensitive eyes.

          My 1st cruise line was Azamara - where you could literally count the no of smokers on one hand

          If I was the OP- the cruise would be cancelled but again I would have checked the vessel's smoking policy.

          Annie

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            #6
            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
            I love smoking threads - I just avoid vessels that allow smoking on balconies or in bars or casinos.

            Smoking literally makes my cry - I have very sensitive eyes.

            My 1st cruise line was Azamara - where you could literally count the no of smokers on one hand

            If I was the OP- the cruise would be cancelled but again I would have checked the vessel's smoking policy.

            Annie
            Bless you my child. ......Neil (just in case )

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              #7
              Originally posted by Neil Down, Southampton View Post
              Oh goodie.... another smoking thread.

              If this is the case then everyone should protest and say that in today's world with heart disease dropping so markedly because of people quitting smoking for the general policy of RCI to be ignored like this is iniquitous.

              Thanks Sally, I needed that.
              The problem is Neil.that apart from the UK & Germany the rest of Europe really does not have the smoking policys that we have, so you can protest all you like, your in the minority when it comes to the rest of europe.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Rustynails, Wimborne View Post
                The problem is Neil.that apart from the UK & Germany the rest of Europe really does not have the smoking policys that we have, so you can protest all you like, your in the minority when it comes to the rest of europe.
                What about Ireland - they introducd the smoking ban ahead of Scotland who were ahead of England.

                I agree Southern Europe has a higher smoking percentage but it will come

                Annie

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                  What about Ireland - they introducd the smoking ban ahead of Scotland who were ahead of England.

                  I agree Southern Europe has a higher smoking percentage but it will come

                  Annie
                  Correct me if I am wrong, but Ireland was talking about reversing the decision & allowing some pubs smoking rooms, as pubs were closing at a rapid rate, I know this was discussed, but I do not know if it has been implemented

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Rustynails, Wimborne View Post
                    Correct me if I am wrong, but Ireland was talking about reversing the decision & allowing some pubs smoking rooms, as pubs were closing at a rapid rate, I know this was discussed, but I do not know if it has been implemented
                    You could well be correct - I have never heard it discussed.

                    Annie

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by sally , Exeter View Post
                      I have just had a fantastic cruise on Indepemdence of the seas and I am going on the Adventure of the Seas in May.
                      I am horrified to hear that smoking is allowed in the bars on this ship unlike Indepandance of the Seas. Is this true ?
                      This is absolutely true. Our cruise was in and out of Malaga on AOTS and smoking was allowed in a couple of the bars, the decks on one side of the ship (even those under cover), the casino and on the balconies. It was great, we thoroughly enjoyed being able to enjoy a cigarette with a drink.

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                        #12
                        I know not all smokers would do this, but we were once sitting by the pool on Oceana as it happens and a discarded lit cigarette landed on us, obviously thrown from the deck above. Apart from the discomfort it caused us, a clear example of the possible dangers of such an action..

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Rusty Nails, Wimborne View Post
                          The problem is Neil.that apart from the UK & Germany the rest of Europe really does not have the smoking policies that we have, so you can protest all you like, your in the minority when it comes to the rest of europe.
                          Hi Rusty Nails + Sally.
                          Oh goodie.(Not!!)... another smoking thread.
                          My one and only input,,,,for info.

                          I believe Germany have done a 'U' turn on the smoking ban in pubs.Too many closing and lost jobs.
                          Also Holland have eased the ban for some premises.
                          I go to Spain regularly (last week),the ban inside is enforced,but not on enclosed terraces outside,,you know the ones with the tarpaulin sides.
                          There is still great uproar in Spain due to closing small bars who have no room for outside tables,,due to local rules re pavement space.

                          Sally,,,i was on AoS in 2010 and there was smoking areas in at least 4 inside bars,,,indeed in the pub you could smoke anywhere.
                          That was of course sailing out of Barcelona/Malaga,and before the Spanish introduced the indoor smoking ban last January.It may be different now.

                          A few years ago i sailed on Spanish line Pullmantur and you could smoke almost anywhere.
                          But i believe last year they implemented the Spanish ban.
                          I may stand corrected on that one!!

                          JC
                          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                            #14
                            Also Holland have eased the ban for some premises

                            You beat me to it, JC - and I'm told they were the first EU nation to do so
                            Mind you, considering they're often relaxed about illegal drugs being smoked on their premises, it always seemed a bit ironic that they'd go along with banning tobacco

                            My own favourite is France - especially the south. In many village bars men still enjoy their traditional breakfast of red wine, coffee, several gauloises and a good cough. It was also down there - when I used to smoke - that I was told on a cafe terrace "we're not allowed to say you can smoke, but we can get you an ashtray" Huhhh???!!!!!

                            Cheers,
                            Lynn

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                              #15
                              I agree with JC, please not another smoking thread, smoking has been done to death (no pun intended!). Can we have an anti drinking thread just for a change?
                              Cruises Done
                              Queen Victoria, 1st July 2011 Norwegian Fjords.
                              P&O Arcadia, 26th October 2012, Atlantic Coast

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