Smoking Poll Demonstrates The Cruiselines’ Conundrum


Thank you to all of our readers who responded in our smoking poll. The results demonstrate the conundrum in which the cruise lines find themselves. If they have more restrictive smoking policies they please non-smokers. If they restrict smoking more extensively they risk losing all smokers.
According to the American… [Continue Reading]

Crystal Cruises Imposes Stricter Smoking Policy


LOS ANGELES, January 8, 2008 – Beginning in May, Crystal Cruises is prohibiting smoking on verandahs of all staterooms and suites aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity.
In keeping with lifestyle trends, most areas of Crystal ships have been non-smoking for several years, including restaurants and the main entertainment lounges. Non-smoking areas dominate most bars and… [Continue Reading]

MSC Cruises Introduces ‘Clean Air’ Smoking Policy On Board All Ships In Its Fleet


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (Sept. 28, 2007) – MSC Cruises has introduced a “Clean Air” smoking policy throughout its fleet, designed to allow both smokers and non-smokers to enjoy their cruise in mutual respect.
“We have eliminated smoking in all areas where non-smokers and smokers would have shared the same spaces,” General Manager Emilio La Scala… [Continue Reading]

Smoking on the High Seas


If you are in the mood to get flamed online, just go to any cruise message board and start a thread about smoking on cruise ships advocating strongly either the pro-smoking position or the non-smoking position. There will be plenty of respondents who will strongly, maybe even belligerently, disagree with your position…. [Continue Reading]

New Alcohol Policy Research


What is the number one thing that people ask about cruising? Perhaps the most popular question is “Can I bring my own alcohol on board?”
Back in the 70’s, my parents always brought a bottle or two of bourbon or scotch to have in their room. They’d pour a little starter… [Continue Reading]