i know this post has been here for quite awhile but this is the only time i was able to read it. in response to your post, i have nothing against smokers but they should be responsible and the cruise line must impose strict rules on this. if that's how the princess is then i won't consider boarding that ship especially when i'm with my kid. in any place you go, there are designated smoking area. though there are just people who does not care about others, so we are the non-smokers perish from their being inconsiderate.