Posted January 3rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
would anyone who has sailed recently on Pacific Dawn enlighten me on the no smoking / designated areas for smokers please...
we have a cabin with balcony but am disappointed to learn I can't have my quite cigarette whilst sitting on my private balcony!
prefer not to smoke in public as I don't like to offend anyone, besides don't like feeling like an alien!
It must be a difficult position for companies like cruise lines to try to please everyone, but they have to be aware of the health ramifications of smoking, particularly for those who choose not to smoke. Unfortunately the smoke doesn't stay confined to just around the smoker.
P & O haven't allowed smoking on balconies for quite some time. During 2008 new regulations were brought in whereby smoking is only acceptable in a couple of designated outside deck areas.
On the Sun Princess smoking is allowed on balconies. On our recent cruise one of our neighbours smoked, and when he did the smoke wafted into our balcony. Because of asthma, we had to move inside and close the door. This slightly diminished our enjoyment of the balcony - but not of the cruise as a whole. It was fantastic!!
Have a great cruise.