It will be interesting to see if Princess will issue the published fine to a person breaking the rules of smokimg in areas deemed out of bounds.
As balconies are a hallmark of Princess Cruises, we believe it is important to keep this peaceful space clear of smoke. Violations to this policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to the passengerís stateroom account
Compared to one of my UK boards this thread is quite quiet on the issue of smoking on deck, in a lounge or second hand smoke and trying to accomodate smokers who are also just like us, cruisers.
One thing for sure is that time changes people's attitudes.