It's great news for most of us but now I'm worried that it'll drive the smokers to my favorite cruise line -Princess- who has yet to correct the smoke problem on the balconies even after the fire that started them to thing about the problem.
I am a smoker, trying to quit, but am glad they are limiting the areas. It is a fair policy. They will still have areas for smokers to go. I don't smoke inside my cabin, but have smoked on the balcony. I can understand not wanting people to smoke on the balconies, though. I am very careful and always take a glass of water with me, but it doesn't take much to start a fire. I usually would only go out on the balcony when we were in port. I am sure the other cruise lines will follow suit, and as long as there are a couple of places smokers can go, it is very fair and better for all. Maybe one day soon, I'll be an ex-smoker, I'm working hard to achieve that goal!