Earlier this week, Disney Cruise Line, Cunard, and P&O announced that smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) will no longer be permitted on the ship’s private balconies.
All three cruise lines cite customer feedback, recent guest surveys, and safety reasons as the motivation for the policy change. All three cruise lines previously allowed guests to smoke on their private balconies, but not in their staterooms. Now, the entire stateroom and balcony have been declared off limits.
Each cruise line will still allow their smoking guests to smoke in designated areas around their ships.
Here is a rundown of the implementation of the new policies for each cruise line.
|Disney Cruise Line|
|Disney Dream||November 15, 2013|
|Disney Fantasy||November 15, 2013|
|Disney Magic||November 15, 2013|
|Disney Wonder||November 15, 2013|
|Queen Elizabeth||June 8, 2014|
|Queen Mary 2||May 16, 2014|
|Queen Victoria||April 28, 2014|
|Adonia||April 29, 2014|
|Arcadia||April 13, 2014|
|Aurora||April 24, 2014|
|Azura||April 4, 2014|
|Oceana||April 5, 2014|
|Oriana||April 18, 2014|
|Ventura||March 26, 2014|
What do you think of these cruise lines’ decision? Do you think other cruise lines will follow suit? Leave your thoughts below.