Thomas - Answered a Question by hue (01 Oct 08 15:28)

I'll add a little to the previous reply, as I've done very recent research. After the world cruise is complete (in, I believe May), smoking is permitted on balconies, on parts of the outside deck, in the Observatory Lounge, and in the Lido Lounge.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by hue (07 Sep 08 10:49)

Currently No smoking in restaurants or cabins. Smoking areas are available around the ship. Smoking is only permitted on deck in UK ports. Like all cruise companies this is a subject always under review after the fire last year on a cruise ship directly caused by someone discarding a cigarette.

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Thomas - Answered a Question by hue (02 Oct 08 10:40)

And now I'll add a little more, as my booking confirmation has just arrived. Despite Olsen's website firmly asserting that smoking is permitted on balconies, according to my confirmation it is not. I am unamused; up to date brochure/website errata and updates are supposed, under Trading Standards law, to be advised at the time of booking. Not once a deposit has been paid, and a booking confirmed.

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Morgaine - Answered a Question by hue (03 Dec 08 09:41)

Smoking should be banned in all enclosed areas. I thought Fred Olsen had banned it at last. I went Balmoral in June, and the experience was fantastic apart from the fug of smoke in some of the bars we particularly wanted to frequent. I have stopped cruising on some lines due to smokers spoiling the cruise by allowing these addicts to pollute everything.

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Still - Answered a Question by hue (24 Jan 09 18:50)

Just come back from a cruise on balmarol. you can smoke outside on deck 7 starbard side and deck 11 but not poolside, inside in lido lounge and conservatory.

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