From the P&O website..........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, smoking will no longer be permitted in cabins on board any of the ships. Smoking will be allowed on cabin balconies, in one designated public room and on certain areas of the open decks.
P&O are confusing re their smoking policy, if,as it appears, after April 2010 there will be nowhere inside the ship for a peaceful smoke, there will be a mass exodus from loyal customers transferring to Cunard who are far more sensible in their attitude.