Heard all those same arguments with respect to restaurants. Death knell for the industry and all that malarkey. Now Colorado has joined a growing number of states to make them all smoke free. (Indeed all public places except casinos) I'm a former heavy smoker, but I know the era of smoking is rapidly passing. It's on its last legs in the U.S. and Europe and Canada won't be far behind. Virtually all of my friends and relatives used to smoke (say 20 years ago), now I honestly can't think of a one who still does, though I can think of a few who died trying.
I predict that in another 10 years smoking will be severely restricted on cruise ships. It is pretty well restricted now.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10