You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Every other Friday we will bring you a piece of reader feedback and our response. Have a question about cruising? Notice an error on our site? Want to just drop a comment for our consideration? Submit your own feedback by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and maybe we’ll select your submission for our next Feedback Blog.
This Week’s Feedback:
“I am a non smoker and can’t stand smoking on ships (and what they don’t understand most of us are). I would visit the casino on ships if it was non-smoking also. How can we make this obvious to cruise lines? Don’t get me wrong, I think they should have a dedicated smoking room or at the rear of the ship a smoking area, but not on the sides or front. Nothing worse than walking out of the buffet area straight into smoke or smell it walking in an internal stair well.”
This year was a big year for smoking regulation changes on cruise ships. Many pleaded their case on our forums and our blog, about whether they were for more restrictions on lighting up, or whether cruise lines should give smokers a break.
In fact, many cruise lines, including Disney and Royal Caribbean, tightened up their smoking policies this year by banning smoking on balconies, and more are expected to do the same in 2014.
The topic caused so much discussion that we at Cruise Critic have named it one of our top 13 news stories for 2013.
This reader obviously feels that cruise lines should be stricter still. What are your final thoughts on the state of cruise ship smoking?
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