puffing on Crystal Cruises except in special smoking room and on designated deck spots
Los Angeles, California-based Crystal Cruises made a bold statement today (April 22, 2013)with the announcement that the luxury cruise operator is banning smoking in all indoor areas, except for its Connoisseur Club smoking lounge. While the announcement will most likely be overwhelming welcomed by environmentalists and anti-smoking groups, those addicted to the habit might take exception to the new rule. However, the cruise line is still allowing people to puff in designated areas on the decks of its Symphony and Serenity.
The smoking ban will take effect in 2014 with the January 5th and January 8 cruises of both ships and of will extend to staterooms and balconies. In keeping with lifestyle trends, most areas of Crystal ships have been non-smoking for several years, including restaurants and main entertainment lounges, as well as stateroom and suite verandahs. Crystal eliminated smoking in its popular Avenue Saloon and Casino in 2013.
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