March 24, 2003
My husband and I are not new to cruising (this was our 14th cruise), but we encountered a new problem on the Summit. We had an adjoining door in our cabin, which we didn't know about when we booked the cruise. Unfortunately, our neighbor had late sitting and loved to smoke and watch loud TV when he returned at night. The adjoining door leaked smoke and noise. It was terrible. With great effort, we moved to another cabin the following evening (missing the show and the Captain's cocktail hour). In our "new" cabin we were surrounded by smokers.
We couldn't use our veranda since the cigar and cigarette smoke was overwhelming--and the smoke came in through the duct system and through our closed and locked sliding door. No point in paying for a nice veranda you can't use. We refused to move again, knowing we could have the same problems. The entertainment was excellent on this ship, the food so-so, but the smoke problem was a disaster. Be aware....I have written to Celebrity, but I don't expect much except information about smokers' rights. Our right to have a smoke-free room is very important, too.