I never heard of a Princess ship where smoking was banned on ALL outside decks. Every one I have ever been on had one side of the outside decks designated smoking and the other nonsmoking. I don't remember which was which, but like a previous poster said, just look for the ashtrays.
You can see the smoking areas by the pool...there's ashtrays and nasty smokers. But it's all outdoors so it's not too horrible. But it's horrid as the smoking areas are right outside the doors and you walk right into the stench.
well its simple if the smoking section is port then just go out the starboard doors,then you won't have to smell the smoke.smokers always check out where they can smoke as soon as they get onboard,well non smokers should check them out and if the smoke bothers them that much then they know what areas to avoid.I really hate when a nonsmoker makes a comment about the smoke when the smoker is where they are supposed to be.my last cruise I was sitting on the smoking side having my morning coffee and yes cigarette and another couple sat the next table over.made all these comments about the smoke fake coughing,so I just reminded them the nonsmoking section was on the other side of the ship.they said there was no tables over there,well I just said to bad cause I am where I am supposed to be.
To the person who referenced "nasty smokers"......I happen to be one of those "nasty smokers" however to look at me you'd never guess. Perhaps you are perfect and have no habits. If only everyone were like you. You must feel pretty good about yourself conveying your NASTY thoughts about others. I hope it makes you sleep better. Now, I think I'll go out back (since I am such a "nasty travel agent", of course I go outside and discreetly smoke one twice a day) and have me on. Good job.