Originally Posted by momofmeg
We were on HAL in Jan, 2010 right after the Celebrity no smoking on balcony rule went into effect. We could not believe how many smokers there were on our cruise. It has to be much worst now.
I haven't sailed HAL but I imagine the balcony problem has gotten much worse as more of the other cruise lines have introduced stricter rules. With Princess banning smoking in the rooms & balconies last year the increase of people smoking in the casino has seen a dramatic increase since it's now used as the indoor smoking room.
If you avoid the casino & surroundings the other areas of the ship aren't all that bad as long as you avoid the designated smoking places.