Although there are many (such as myself) that follow the rules and stick to smoking in areas that are designated smoking areas, some do not. BUT, keep in mind that smoking is NOT illegal. Cruise lines make big money from selling cigarettes on-board. Carnival cruise lines tried promoting a non-smoking ship (I believe it was the Paradise) and it failed. When I cruise, I don't appreciate drunks, so let's stop selling alcohol on-board. I also don't like kids that are unsupervised running amok so let's stop allowing kids to sail too. And gambling ruins more lives than smoking so let's get rid of the casinos! Unless the use of tobacco products is made illegal, I'm afraid it is something you will have to deal with such as I have to deal with the things I don't like on cruises. Remember it's not just YOUR cruise!!
Review by dinamelnik
In response to review, CrusinTim says ...
Please remember you booked on Carnival. I happen to enjoy myself when on Carnival, but it is "THE FLOATING WALMART". Do not expect Sack's 5th Avenue clientele in Walmart. For your room at the end of the hallway, didn't you pick your cabin and check the location when booking?
Booking "Run of the ship" is a great price and sometimes you get upgraded. It is designed to fill in the last rooms that people did not choose. Your booking the left over cabins.
You were comparing Carnival to Celebrity, a low line cruise to a premium cruise line, they will be different and have a different socioeconomic class of passenger. If you do not enjoy Slumming it stick to the premium lines.
Happy B-day....what is better then a B-day at sea? I will be doing my B-day at sea on the Carnival Glory this year. I have also done B-day at sea on RCCL and Celebrity.