Review by swirlseeker1

first time back after several years

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

"Unfortunately, I assumed that Carnival was also nonsmoking because of fire 7 safety hazards.". What does that mean??? With all due respect, I find it amusing that anyone that has been on more than 2 cruises (and you indicate you have been on 7+ ) assume ANYTHING about a cruise line or ship especially when they haven't sailed that line in 10 years! A little research goes a long way.....

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Caribbean - Eastern Carnival Valor

3 Answers

Carnival allows smoking in the Casino, therefore you should have expected to have smoke in there. Other lines do not allow smoking in the casino (Princess on selected nights, Celebrity never allows it). Although it is fair for you to mark down the line in your review for this reason, it really shouldn't have surprised you.

I will have to agree with glenaroo -- smokers do have (ever shrinking) rights as long as they are within the line's policy (although deliberately blowing smoke in someone's face clearly crosses the line).

Smokers do have rights...........but if they deliberately blow smoke in my face I would tell them off ever so impolitely with a few choice word that I can not share with all of you here  :-)   Some smokers have to prove that they have rights and be very rude about it.


When I was in my teens,  a buddy and I were eating at a local diners counter.  30 feet of counter and we were sitting at the back end of it,   some lady comes in and walks all the way to the back and sits down rite next to me. As soon as she sat down takes out her cancer sticks,   before she lights it I asked "if your going to smoke,  please do not sit next to me,  the entire counter is empty".  She got upset and said she has the right to sit and smoke where she wants..... I informed her If she was that rude that I would take the smoke out of her hand and put it out in her plate or her coffee.   Needles to say she moved. 


Smokers have rights,  but not to be rude jerks to the majority of the world.

I totally agree with you, as evidenced by the last line of my previous post.

It is a two way street, though. Lets not forget the antismoker who will deliberately hunt out the smoking area in order to make a scene, and then loudly complaining to anyone who actually cares to listen that the entire ship stinks.


Smokers should (and generally do) stay in the designated smoking areas. Most are considerate of others. Most non-smokers stay out of the designated smoking areas, and are considerate of others.


It is the anti-smokers and me-first smokers, those who believe that the entire world should bend to their desire, that upset me. Luckily it is a small (albeit very vocal) minority on board,


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