Posted March 2nd, 2008, 08:34 PM
Last edited by Azure Moon; March 2nd, 2008 at 08:36 PM
Hello, and thank you for asking the thoughts of Cruise Critic members.
I'm wondering if the cruiselines, particularly Carnival owned lines and Norwegian's line, have ever given any thought to:
1. Allowing smoking only on the open air decks, rather than in certain indoor areas and in cabins. This would help eliminate worries about smoke smells in cabins also used by non-smoking guests staying in rooms previously used by smokers and cut down on the need for heavy cleaning to remove the residues from burning tobacco.
2. Enclosing common smoking areas, such as smoking rooms in airports, some laundromats, and other businesses. These rooms have air filtration systems to remove the smoke from the room. By having the rooms closed off, it would help tremendously with smoke drifting into non-smoking areas near the smoking rooms.
3. Changing the layouts of ships so open areas that allow smoking are located away from common areas utilized by non-smoking as well as smoking guests, such as gift shops, shore excursion desk, purser's office, main restaurants. For instance, placing lounges and bars that allow smoking on the same floor as the casino which allows smoking, then having non-smoking venues (lounges, bars, maybe even a small non-smoking casino) on another floor, or floors, so drifting smoke wouldn't be a problem.
I understand that smokers and non-smokers need to be able to share the same ship, Hubby and I are former smokers who cruise with family members who smoke, but I think there should be more done to make the ship as nice and healthful an environment as possible for all concerned -crew, staff, and guests.
Thank you for reading my thoughts about this issue and thank you for any consideration on this subject.
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