Originally Posted by Truck Cruiser
To those who complain about smokers smoking on their balconies.....Most wouldn't smoke so much on their balconies if we had more places to smoke on the ship. Many smoke on their balconies just because there are so few places to relax and have a smoke elsewhere.
That arguement works for some lines, however Princess and HAL both allow smoking in staterooms.
I have always been a courteous neighbor. Once I had smoking neighbors on both sides of me, but it was not a problem, as I would step inside for 10 minutes while they had their smoke. This last cruise was very different,as unfortunately, my neighbor was a chain smoker, and it seemed he never left his balcony. So we paid several hundred dollars extra in cruise fare for a balcony we could not use.