Tougher smoking ban in British and American ships.
Many British cruse lines now prohibit smoking anywhere inside the ship even in a private cabin or at the casino,
and some are making it illegal to smoke in a balcony. These rules are seemed to be less severe in the most
American cruise lines.However, they are gradually moving to tougher regulations. A smoking room in many ships
is now gradually disappearing.
Total smoking ban on anywhere inside of ships.
U.k.-based P&O Cruises are the latest major player in the shipping market to bring in rules restricting smoking
to just outside areas on all their ships. They aim to ban smoking in cabins and casinos by May 2010 will bring
an end to smoking indoors on their boats.
Three of their vessels have already carried a strict no-smoking policy inside, after the UK banned smoking in
public places just over two years ago. The three ships that will have a proposed ban in place by 2010 will be
Aurora, Oriana and Arcadia. Smoking will be allowed on cabin balconies and designated open decks but there
will be a strict ban on anywhere inside. Anyone caught flouting the law will be punished accordingly.
Some other cruise line companies have even banned smoking on cabin balconies and restricted further where
passengers can have a puff, but they have not expected to impose a complete ban just yet. "Since Britain went
to smoke free in July 2007,$B!!(BBritish public has become accustomed to be in a smoke-free environment.
Seventy-six per cent of the general public support the ban. We hope that becoming smoke free will give all
our passengers, especially children, a cleaner and more pleasant environment in which to enjoy their holiday
on board." said Nigel Esdale, the managing director of P&O Cruises.
Source:$B!!(BAug 6, 2009 News.carrentals.co.uk
Carnival Cruise Lines To Ban Smoking on Cruise Ship Balconies
Starting the fall 2014, cigarette smokers will no longer be able to light up on their balconies on all
Carnival Cruise Lines ships. Effective October, 2014, the cruise line will ban all smoking on cabin balconies;
the line already prohibits smoking in cabins. According to company spokesman Vance Gulliksen, the change
to the line's smoking policy is in response to "the preferences of a majority of our guests." Additionally,
the updated policy is consistent with most other major cruise lines' smoking policies. With this change,
Norwegian Cruise Line and Holland America Line become the only mainstream cruise lines to allow
smoking on cabin balconies. Smoking will continue to be allowed in designated open deck areas, as well as
night clubs and certain areas within the casino. Passengers who are caught smoking in their cabins or
on their balconies will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee.
Source: Cruise Critic July 8, 2014
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