To a degree this is true, but not entirely. I’m a smoker and a cruiser. It’s a bit difficult these days but not completely untenable. I do not expect an indoor space to smoke under any condition. I accept this is the new reality.
That at being said, on our last Celebrity cruise on a Solstice class ship (Silhouette I think?) in March of this year they had eliminated all the covered smoking areas. We were entirely exposed to the elements be it blazing sun or pouring rain.
I didn’t like that in the least. A relaxing cruise for me involves a large coffee, a good book and a pack of smokes, hopefully in a comfortable area. That was impossible. We have since discovered Holland America and we are very happy there. We returned today from a 19 day cruise with them including a transatlantic segment.
So, yes we adjust, but within reason and we will change lines and loyalties if a certain line is crossed.
i would actually prefer though if they would eliminate casino smoking on all their ships. On this cruise it was allowed most nights and my wife dropped a small fortune. She spends much less when she has to leave for a smoke.
Edit: It was actually January when X limited smoking to exposed areas. Our first Holland cruise was in fact in March.