no recommendation it you are a smoker

Ryndam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 16, 2014
Ship: Ryndam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: GUAR
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

We have cruised with Holland about  5 times now.  Never before  could one not smoke in our own cabin.  I can understad no-smoking in the diningroom, the entertainment shows, and even on one side of of the lido pool area., but most   cruise lines will let you smoke in your own private room, and one side of the lido,no smoking the other side you can smoker.  But Holland  as gone too far as to where your can smoke.  Rumors said no smoking anywhere on the ship might happen...if this does occurr we will never cruise with Holland ever again.  Too bad because this was our favorite cruise line.  Many people have quit i agree,and we are the first people to not offend anyone with our smoke in the diningrom  or elsewhere close to non-smokers.  Take the casino smoking other then a 6 machines almost out of the room.  Gamblers are smokers and i know of no casino in the whole usa that doesn't allow smoking in the casino.,. But fool me once,my fault,  fool me again my fault it i don't ask the regulations of smoking.  The agent should have told people that booked for this cruise that there was no smoking in our room and harldly no where else either, but they didn't and we assumed the same rules for Holland as we did before,. So if Holland goes to a non-smoking anywhere     on ship,we will never again cruise with Holland ever again.  Can you really expect a smoker to go 7 days without a cigarette...????  yes, bad habit, but one can not quit just because they are going on a cruise.  I am writing this but i don't think you non-smokers could give a damn....but we do have a choice as to whom we sail with, and with your overly strict non-smoking policies, smokers will choose a different line to go on their vacation...which is about 20 percent of all cruisers.  Lots of luck losing all passengers that are smokers...


Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Don't book this line if you are a smoker... even in open air at the lido ,,,,no smoking which is ridiculous...or your room or the casino... or even at a bar no lesss

5 out of 5
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