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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:49 PM
sail7seas sail7seas is offline
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We are just home from Maasdam and apparently HAL is listening and making further smoking changes.

The Bar at Crows Nest on Maasdam always permitted smoking but no more. There are a few tables on one side where smoking is permitted but not at the bar. We were able to enjoy sitting there one evening where we had avoided it in the past.

The smoking in the casino is awful and I could not even think of playing any machines our entire cruise. It doesn't take many smokers to pollute the air but it chases away a lot of people who cannot tolerate the smoke.

Maybe they are close to the 'tipping point' where they start to lose too many non-smokers vs how many smokers are gambling what sums. There is a fine line when the smoke will cost them too much and I suspect they are very close to that point now.
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