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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Truck Cruiser View Post
That is just the point. Today it is the smoking ban, tomorrow it might be a food ban or alcohol ban. Everyone in the majority always applauds a decision that doesn't effect them but when their turn comes, well lets just say, they get pretty miffed. The truth of the matter is, this is not about smoking, it's about freedom and the rights of people to enjoy themselves as they spend their vacation dollars.

The idea of one side of the ships cabins for smokers and the other for non smokers has not been tried, I would think that this would be a viable option to please the customers of both sides of the issues.
When the day comes that the cruise lines ban food & alcohol you won't have to worry about where you can smoke. The smoking ban is one of the best business decisions they've made in recent years for both smokers, non smokers and crew members alike. It will be healthier for everyone since it now limits the smoking areas while still providing smokers a place to enjoy their habit.

Originally Posted by Truck Cruiser View Post
Just like non smokers are cruising more on Celebrity, i would think that the cruise lines that keep the restrictions to a minimum would see smokers flocking to their vessels
Since all the major cruise lines are limiting their smoking areas, some more so than others, Princess will become one of the more restrictive cruise lines that still allow smoking in certain areas. They might lose a few people along the way but also gain some back from Celebrity, HAL who abandoned Princess because of the smoke problems. We never made our decision based on the smoking rules because the only real problem areas in recent years were the rooms & balconies and just suffered with the problem.
Time will tell if it was the correct move.
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