[QUOTE=dadofthree;1137007]Llama - they sent out an email saying smoking has designated areas but the balcony of your stateroom was no longer one. I don’t know why to be honest. Unless balconies are shared.[/QUOTE]
OK - this policy applies only to DISNEY cruise lines. That was my question - was this a new policy applying to all cruise lines - so evidently not. We’re on a Royal Caribbean cruise next month and there has been no change in their policy. I wish there had been. Glad Disney has changed their policy.
Smallworld - that’s exactly what does happen. If you’re downwind of a smoker on the balcony next to you, you get the full blast of that smoke. Many cruise lines are changing. Unfortunately Royal Caribbean isn’t one of them at this time. It’s bothered me a time or two - nothing major - and it’s been my experience that most smokers are very considerate. I’ve been on my balcony when someone has poked their head around the partition and asked “do you mind if I smoke?” Of course I always say - no, no go ahead - because I’m polite that way.:happy: Unfortunately, if you’re unlucky enough to get a stateroom next to those who aren’t so considerate, you don’t spend a lot of time on your balcony.
We were on a cruise once and the man next door smoked - he was a super nice guy and very considerate, but every morning I would hear him on his balcony coughing like he’d cough up a lung. It wasn’t his smoking I minded - it was my worrying about his health that bothered me.