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Yes. If you smoke you can only do so on your balcony, if you have one and even if you do you will get complaints from the non smokers if you have any either side. You can also smoke on designated areas on outside decks. But nowhere inside. Hope you do not have any rough weather when outside decks are prohibited. Because then you cannot have a smoke. No matter how much you paid for your cruise. Do what a lot of other smokers are doing and boycott P.O and go for the cruise lines that cater for ALL. We will. We are not criminals YET but are made to feel so.
I am a smoker booked to go on Arcadia in April 09. Will the ship be smoke free by then? If so I will cancel and try to book with another line. Do you know which lines still have some indoor area where smoking is allowed? Your help appreciated.
It depends on which ship. For Ventura, Oceana and Artemis see this. /cruise-news/article/1075/pando-cruises-change-their-smoking-policy/ On ships doing world cruises, Oriana, Aurora and Arcadia, the same ban does not come into force until next spring. On these smoking is still allowed inside in designated areas.
Im going on he Arcadia next June, is it true thats it's going non smoking from the spring?
As I understand it, yes.
Found the answer on the P&O website. This is what it says.....For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our passengers, and in view of the UK legislation in favour of a ban on smoking in public spaces from 1 July 2007, we have reviewed and amended our policy on smoking and have adopted the following policy on board our ships.
Ventura, Oceana and Artemis
From N817, E825 and P815 - Complete inside smoking ban in all cabins and public spaces. Smoking is still permitted on balconies and on certain areas of the open decks.
Oriana, Aurora and Arcadia
From the commencement of the Euromed season in 2009, there will be a complete inside smoking ban in all cabins and public spaces. Smoking is still permitted on balconies and on certain areas of the open decks.
Yes, Bloody awful , as we dont get a discount for being 2nd class citzens.
You can only smoke outside so if you smoke do not go.