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Old June 20th, 2011, 03:40 PM
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I applaud Princess for its policy change on smoking while onboard. While I am 100% against governmental agencies imposing smoking bans I am 100% for private corporations being able to make these kinds of policies based upon economic decisions.

I notice that many contirbutors to this thread have mentioned that they will move their cruising business from Princess to HAL based upon Princess' new policy. I believe that this is precisely how people should react to these business-based policy decisions. If more cruisers leave Princess than the line gains due to the new policy, then Princess may have to rethink its decision. If more people, like my wife and I, are willing to migrate to Princess precisely because of its business decision, then Princess will know that it made the correct choice.

Government bans on personal freedoms are always bad. Corporate decisions to apply restrictions based upon econoic reality are the way to go.
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