Cunard Announces Update to Smoking Policy

Cunard Announces Update to Smoking Policy

smoking pollCunard has just announced an update to their smoking policy.   The most notable change is the elimination of balconies as approved smoking areas and the addressing of where Electronic Non-Smoke Emitting Cigarettes or E-Cigs can be utilized.  Here is the information provided by Cunard:

We would like to update you on an upcoming change to the Cunard smoking policy and advise you of the following notice that will be sent to booked passengers:Following feedback from our guests and the results of recent customer research, smoking will no longer be permitted on stateroom balconies. Smoking is currently not permitted in staterooms or public areas but the new policy will continue to permit smoking in designated areas of the open deck.

With regards to electronic cigarettes which do not emit smoke, these are not permitted in public areas but they can be used in staterooms, balconies and designated areas of the open deck.

This change has been for the safety and comfort of our guests and means that all guests will be able to enjoy full use of their private balconies without the effect of drifting smoke.

The change will take effect for all cruises departing immediately after the 2014 World Cruises, as listed below:

QUEEN ELIZABETH Q404 9 May 2014
QUEEN MARY 2 M404 9 May 2014
QUEEN VICTORIA V403 28 April 2014
 Thank you,