Originally Posted by shifra1of2
Yes I agree that any private corp has the right to make their own rules. I suppose we will have to wait and see if this was a wise move for Princess. I also think that most non-smoking cruisers are okay with smoking on balconies but a minority group of non-smokers seem to scream the loudest and we all know, the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
I do feel sorry for the crew that smoke, I am sure this will be hard on them. It will be hard to give up the wonderful perks I get from Princess but I have enjoyed HAL in the past so it will be like seeing an old friend.
Sorry, I don't agree with this at all. First off, Princess is not a Private company, it's a publicly traded entity, well its parent company is, therefore it has to answer to it's shareholders.
For every complaint I hear about a smokey cabin, I hear 5 about smoke on a balcony. I give HAL a year before they go no smoking on balconies, their clients are pissed that they've been left with the smoky ships and are being very vocal about it.