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Travel and Vaping Does Carnival Cruise lines allow e-cig smoking anywhere?

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  1. Dpowell

    Dpowell Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Does Carnival Cruise lines allow passengers to smoke whereever, and whenever on their ships? Are there rules for transporting them on the plane and on the ship? I see nothing about ecigs on their website so i thought i would ask you all! :)
     
  2. TheorignalET

    TheorignalET Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upton, Massachusetts
    I am going on Carnival on the 27th and fully intend to use the Vapor King - I'll report when i get back!
     
  3. rons29445

    rons29445 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    As far as Vaping.. You Betcha!
    Smoking is restricted to certain areas of the ship


    That is where I first learned of the Electronic Cigarette.
    In the Main Dining Room on the Carnival Fantasy.
    I also understand that the Captain of one of the Carnival ships is a Vaper.
     
  4. JenJen

    JenJen Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2009
    Sunny Arizona
    Yes, the captain of the Carnival Pride is a vaper! :) I am going on a Princess cruise in May and can't wait! This will be my first time on a cruise ship as a vaper and while I don't think I will be vaping in the dining room or anything, looking forward to a bit more freedom and not smelling like an ashtray!
     
  5. KJ22

    KJ22 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    Texas
    FYI today on FB from John Heald/Carnival

    John Heald
    The elcronic cigarette is here to stay and is obviously helping smokers. We are about to come out with some guidelines regarding this on the ships with most areas if not all being ones where we will allow them to be used. Anyone have any thoughts they want me to send to the beards before a final desickion is made?
    __________________

    For those that don't know, John Heald is the Senior Cruise Director for Carnival.
    If I personally was going to guess I think if it is not allowed anywhere it will be the main dining rooms/food service areas (such as the Lido buffet). I can live with that.
     
  6. TheorignalET

    TheorignalET Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upton, Massachusetts
    I just got back from the Fascination. There were no restrictions. I didn't esmoke in the dining room, however, but I met a fellow vaper who was doing it in the hot tub. Kudos Carnival!
     
  7. rons29445

    rons29445 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Awesome!
    We sail in 28 days. I can't wait!
     
  8. arjay55

    arjay55 Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    - ɹəpun uʍop -
    With all the other places available on a cruise liner I think it only right the Dining Room and other (indoor) eateries be Smoke and Vape free zones.

    One thing I do not want to see is non-smokers being disadvantaged by the 'thought' of someone smoking whilst they are having what is possibly a special night out. I don't understand the need to Vape in a restaurant or other eatery.

    Some people find smoking (and therefore Vaping by default) to be abhorrent. It doesn't have to affect them physically, but mentally the thought it may be doing some harm, or it smells bad, or in some way forcing them to do something (inhale 2nd hand smoke/vape) that they have made a conscious decision NOT to do.

    If I can make a 'silly' analogy. If you were in a restaurant eating your favourite meal (which cost a fortune but hey, once in a while, special occasions etc) and somebody comes over and pours an ashtray full of butts on it and casually walks away, wouldn't you be a little peeved. I would and I was a smoker.

    Just my 2c worth.
     
  9. ScottinSoCal

    ScottinSoCal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    ProVari Nirvana
    One thing I don't want to see is things being banned/made illegal just because someone 'thought' they 'might' be slightly put out emotionally. Someone else's emotional turmoil is not my problem, and it shouldn't be made my problem.
     
  10. trukinlady

    trukinlady Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2010
    Missouri, USA
    I was on the Carnival Destiny. I vaped in my stateroom, and in the "smoking" areas, and didn't have any problems.
     
  11. cobaltblue

    cobaltblue Super Member ECF Veteran

    Seriously? :facepalm:
     
  12. arjay55

    arjay55 Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    - ɹəpun uʍop -
    Why yes. You don't agree? :shock:

    I know to some it may seem an alien concept but I do believe in trying to be considerate of others.

    Its not because I am a goody-goody (far from it). Its simply that I would like others to respect my feelings/space/rights etc.

    I tend to get a little angry when that doesn't happen, because its not such a hard thing to do.

    I do not see the difference in the authorities restricting your right to smoking in certain areas and a vaper forcing his will on others by vaping in areas which could cause confrontation - public transport, planes, restaurants or any other area where a group of people have little choice but to be herded together.

    But hey; your entitled to your opinion and can vape away where you like. Just don't complain if someone (pointing to the NO SMOKING sign on the wall) takes your favourite PV from you and grinds it into the ground thinking its just a smoke worth 50c not a PV worth a $100.

    BTW. I'll be the one chuckling in the corner :ohmy:
     
  13. scinsc

    scinsc Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    USA
    I think it's better to reply line by line.

     
  14. WiKiD

    WiKiD Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    far
    Just to add to this, I went on the Inspiration during spring break and I vaped almost everywhere except the dining room during dinner. Other than that, I was pretty open about it. I used it the most during the adult comedy shows and for some reason when I was a little...um...wasted, I had the urge to explain it to a crew member who was guarding the adult dance club. He just looked at it, handed it back and asked if I was 18 (to get in).

    That was my first cruise. I can't wait for my next one. :)
     
  15. VapingRulz

    VapingRulz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2009
    Florida
    You don't expect the same courtesy from others? If your vaping is not harming them, what right to they have to object in the first place? Why is it any of their business - and why do you assume that vaping in public is rude? It's not rude... it's just vaping.
     
  16. arjay55

    arjay55 Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    - ɹəpun uʍop -
    I may have given the wrong impression somehow. I have absolutely NO objections to Vaping in public. My concern is where people are forced in some way to be at close quarters with others eg, elevators, restaurants, toilets. In these situations I think it is just good manners not to vape. If you feel the need to vape, step outside. Its not that hard a thing to do. If you have ever been in an elevator with a pig farmer whose boots were caked in pig..... you might find it a little offensive to your nose. Has he done anything wrong. No. But he could have changed his shoes before going into a crowded space if had bothered about others.

    I understand that some people just don't get it. I don't understand how people can go through life thinking they are the centre of the universe and they can behave any way they like with impunity, but I can't. I sometimes wish I could. If I bump in to somebody, I say I'm sorry, not watch out ......... If someone bumps into me accidentally, its not a problem, not a reason to give them a mouthful or worse. I'd love to be the type (at times) who pushes into a line because he's in a hurry or she's only got a few items.

    You don't expect the same courtesy from others?
    Not really. Its not about that. If I am afforded the same courtesy, I am grateful. If not, well, that seems to be somewhat normal behaviour now-a-days.

    The original question about vaping on board a ship is a great question. It has the whole structure of civilization crammed into a small area. Frankly, I never found it too hard to walk 40 or 50 paces out on to deck for a smoke, and I met some really interesting people out there at the same time.
     
  17. cobaltblue

    cobaltblue Super Member ECF Veteran

    arjay, I agree with what SC said. I'm all about being polite, but sending out the "thought police" just seemed a little over the top to me. As did the analogy (i.e., vaping in someone's personal space used in comparison to eating your favorite meal at a restaurant and having someone dump an ashtray full of cigarette butts on it).
     
  18. ScottinSoCal

    ScottinSoCal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    ProVari Nirvana
    This starts from the assumption that vaping is somehow harmful/offensive. I disagree with your basic assumption.

    This starts from the assumption that vaping=horrific smell. I disagree with this basic assumption, too. As does the - non-smoking - girl I bought sunglasses from yesterday. She asked me what my ProVari/MAP tank was. I demonstrated it by pulling in a nice, deep drag and exhaling a cloud of vapor. Ms T's Bakery Apple Pie. Her initial look of shock almost immediately gave way to a smile, and she asked me to do it again because it smelled delicious. She wasn't offended - why would anyone else be?

    I suggest you change your juice if what you're breathing out smells like a dirty pig farm. It can't be pleasant tasting.
     
  19. rons29445

    rons29445 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I agree. More fragrantful (i know not a word) type e-juices will help win them over.
     
  20. arjay55

    arjay55 Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    - ɹəpun uʍop -

    This starts from the assumption that vaping is somehow harmful/offensive. I disagree with your basic assumption.

    At no time have I stated I thought vaping was harmful/offensive. Your assumption that I have that assumption is somewhat misguided. To clarify; I do believe that until e-cigs and vaping in particular becomes more commonplace Joe Public (right or wrong) will initially think the vapour is indeed smoke. Therefore any restrictions on cigarette smoking Joe Public (right or wrong) might also be in place for e-cigs and vaping. To get in there face and blow vapour on them to show the difference is somewhat confrontational. So what you might say. If they are that ignorant of the difference they should be taught otherwise.

    The way I would do that obviously differs with many others as I don't believe confrontational-ism (in this case) is the answer. In fact I think it is detrimental to the cause. You can thumb your nose at society all you want but if you want something like Vaping to be accepted especially when its facing stern opposition from government agencies and politicians, it is getting society (Joe Public) on your side. That imo is your only chance of succeeding.

    Of course, this is my opinion. It may or may not work in my part of the world and other methods may work better in your part of the world. Of course, you guys would be the best judge of that.

    On a separate note if you've never vaped pig...., then you've missed out badly. :) Its a bit like Camel, only more throat hit. lol
     
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