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Old December 8th, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MercedMike View Post
Carnival for several years had the Paradise, a totally non-smoking ship. Eventually they dropped that policy. It was never confirmed, but rumors on the boards said that they learned that non-smokers are also usually light drinkers and light gamblers, and their revenues from the bars and casino dropped off significantly.

Cruise ships are highly dependent on those two areas. Keep an eye on Princess' "great experiment" and see what happens. Or better yet, if you are a non-smoker, be sure to hit the bars and casinos heavily to preserve the non-smoking policy!
Other than the Paradise I can't recall any business that having instated a smoking ban of any sort has gone back to allow smoking once again.
Also, we have no intention of increasing our drinking or going into any of their casino's as they will soon become a smoking haven for those in need of a nicotine fix.
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