Contributor Level: Captain

Poll concerning Celebrity and its smoking bans.


Most interesting poll, from another forum on Celebrity's smoking bans.



View Poll Results: What changes to Celebrity did they get right and what ones did they blow?


Banning smoking in cabins and balconies, GREAT MOVE FORWARD!  213   93.83%

Banning smoking in cabins and balconies, Bad IDEA!  7   3.08%

Banning smoking in cabins and balconies, Don't care  5  2.20%

Banning smoking in the casino, GREAT MOVE FORWARD!  191   84.14%

Banning smoking in the casino, Bad IDEA!   3   1.32%

Banning smoking in the casino, Don't care   13    5.73%

Adding a select dining option GREAT MOVE FORWARD!  129  56.83%

Adding a select dining option BAD IDEA!   13    5.73%

Adding a select dining option don't care   71     31.28%

Adding Elite Plus and Zenith to the Captains Club GREAT MOVE FORWARD!  78   34.36%

Adding Elite Plus and Zenith to the Captains Club BAD IDEA!   11  4. 85%

Adding Elite Plus and Zenith to the Captains Club don't care  117  51.54%

Adding the new Aqua Class to the cabin mix GREAT MOVE FORWARD!   112  49.34%

Adding the new Aqua Class to the cabin mix BAD IDEA!   35    15.42%

Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 227.


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5 Answers

Contributor Level: Admiral

Very interesting.  Wonder what the results would be if they asked about Celebrity eliminating formal nights. 

Contributor Level: Captain

A while back some of us were playing around with the demographics of smokers in the US, worldwide and on cruise ships. If I recall correctly we assumed about 8%, at the max, were smokers on cruise ships, it would be slightly more on shorter cruises with a younger element and perhaps less on the long cruises where folk are even older . Of course that percentage would be higher on HAL since they have a more open smoking policy now than those of the other majors, balcony smoking allowed. Looks to me like some smokers on Celebrity even voted in approval of a ban on balcony and cabin smoking, quite significant. While, some non-smokers probably go along with casino smoking on Celebrity ships.

Contributor Level: Captain

The poll is related to smoking, but the sad situation is that most cruise lines now seem to include electronic cigarettes as the same as smoking. Without wishing to enter the big debate about vaping as opposed to smoking, I do wish that the powers that be could actually understand and appreciate the difference

Contributor Level: Captain

I admit I know zero about electronic cigarettes and vaping that is why I appreciate when dialogue takes place between some who do like Ewoodspark here.

I was at first surprised when I heard that some lines prohibited electronic cigarettes, then other lines allowed them in cabins. Lot of education needed here at least for yours truly. Most lines don't seem to say anything about E-cigarettes, Here are a few I could find that do, HAL's smoking policy I admit confuses me.-----

"HAL-----Where You Can Smoke: Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies (not inside the cabins), open decks, the casino and Seaview Bar. E-cigarettes can be smoked inside the cabins, but not in other designated areas throughout the ship.
Where You Can't: All cabins (with the exception of balconies), restaurants and most indoor areas (including showrooms) are non-smoking. 

Cigar and Pipe Smoking: Cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited inside; it is only allowed on outside decks and on cabin balconies."

"Oceania Cruises
Where You Can Smoke: Smoking is permitted only in the aft port side of Horizons, and the starboard forward section of the outdoor Pool Deck. Passengers are welcome to use electronic cigarettes limited to non-dining venues.
Where You Can't: All other areas are smoke-free. This includes all cabins and balconies, restaurants, public rooms and open decks except for the two designated smoking areas."

"Seabourn Cruise Line
Where You Can Smoke: Cigarette smoking is permitted on suite balconies only on Seabourn Odyssey, Sojourn and Quest, and, depending on ship, on one side of Observation Bar/Lounge (except during coffee and tea service hours), one side of the Sky Bar (except during Sky Grill food service on Seabourn Pride, Spirit & Legend) and one side of Seabourn Square Terrace and Club Terrace. Electronic cigarettes may be used in all suites.
Where You Can't: Smoking is also prohibited in all passenger cabins on all ships, and on balconies in category B suites on Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend. On all ships, most public areas are smoke-free."

"Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Where You Can Smoke: Cigarette smoking is only allowed in designated areas of the outdoor pool area and the following public areas on Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator: The Connoisseur Club, Horizon Lounge (designated area outside) and pool area (designated area opposite side of the pool bar).
Electronic cigarette smoking is permitted throughout the ship, with the exception of any enclosed dining areas.
Where You Can't: RSSC does not allow smoking in cabins, suites or on private balconies. Smoking is also not permitted in any enclosed dining areas."




Contributor Level: Captain

Generally, if it is not specifically mentioned, most places group cigarettes and personal vaporizers (E-Cigs) together.

Some lines, such as Princess do allow the PVs in the cabins (where nobody can see you) but otherwise use is limited to smoking areas.

Unfortunately, if it looks like smoke, too many people get in a tizzy, thus forcing the line to limit the minority rather than taking a (probably not profitable) stand and say "This is enough".


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