Originally Posted by Wando
Another factor that may have played a part is reduced costs. For example, cleaning of cabins will take less time, especially between cruises as a deep cleaning won't be required. This might mean fewer room stewards will be needed. Less damage to furniture from burns caused by cigarettes. Plus carpets, bed linens and mattresses will last longer due to no damage from cigarettes (eg. burns).
Wando - you are right!
I think the point missed by the smokers is that the cruiselines have introduced these changes as a reaction to consumer demand.