3 Cruise Lines Ban Smoking On Balconies

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.

Effective on
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Dream November 15, 2013
Disney Fantasy November 15, 2013
Disney Magic November 15, 2013
Disney Wonder November 15, 2013
Cunard
Queen Elizabeth June 8, 2014
Queen Mary 2 May 16, 2014
Queen Victoria April 28, 2014
P&O
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.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.