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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:37 AM
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From my sources at HAL I have been told that the limited smoking venue is on the Vista class ships where the demographic is younger non smokling families. I was told that most likely smoking will continue for quite some time on the R & S class ships as they have an older demographic that contains the majority of the smokers.

I am a smoker and find this a good compromise. We did sail in a Vista class once, the limited smoking was very uncomfortable. The smokers hogged all the seats at the bar and the majority of us weren't drinking. The non-smokers and the drinkers were advised by several persons that this was the only place that allowed smoking so they could go drink anywhere.

It's a tough call to make. but I think the information that I was given makes more sense than not.
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