In autumn Carnival Cruise Lines is going to prohibit smoking on cabin balconies. Smoking already is banned in all staterooms. The idea to ban smoking came from numerous compains from passangers who do not want to breathe tobacco smoke.
The line representatives told that the smoking ban on stateroom balconies is effective from October 9, 2014, and it comes in response to the preferences of a majority of Carnival Cruise Lines guests who want to breathe fresh air. With this ban the lines join other cruise lines. For example, recently Royal Caribbean put into action a similar anti-smoking policy. However, Holland America Line still permit smoking cigarettes on balconies, but not in staterooms.
The information about coming smoking ban on balconies may be found at Carnival Cruise Lines official site. Those who will violate the new policy will have to pay a $250 charge. Other smoking restrictions on the line remain unchanged and using e-cigarettes and discount cigarettes will be permitted in designated open deck areas, nightclub, certain zones in casino and casino bar. The use of cigars and pipes is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.
Also, Norwegian Cruise Line will ban smoking on cruise ship balconies from November 1, 2014. There will be banned not only cigarettes from use but e-cigarettes as well. Smoking in casinos will only be permitted by active players. Smoking will still be allowed on the starboard side of waterfront areas on Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway, except near outdoor dining locations. Those violating the policy will be subjected to a $250 fine.