New Smoking Policies

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Princess cruises


Keeping the comfort of our passengers a priority, and in consideration of
consumer studies which show smokers are a small minority of passengers, Princess
has implemented the following smoking policy:
Designated Smoking Areas

Clearly marked “Designated Smoking Areas” are available onboard and include
a sufficient number of ashtrays that are emptied regularly. Generally, these
areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, as well as a
portion of the open decks. As a safety precaution, passengers are reminded to
properly dispose of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, which are never to be
thrown overboard as this may be sucked back into the ship and cause fires.

Stateroom Smoking Policy Update
For all voyages departing after January
15th, 2012, Princess Cruises will prohibit smoking in passenger staterooms and
balconies. This policy change reflects the preferences of a vast majority of our
passengers who value having their primary living space (both stateroom and
balcony) smoke-free. As balconies are a hallmark of Princess Cruises, we believe
it is important to keep this peaceful space clear of smoke. Violations to this
policy will result in a $250 fine for each occurrence, which will be charged to
the passenger’s stateroom account. Keeping with the global trend toward more
restrictive smoking policies and honoring the wishes of our passengers, we feel
this change will enhance our onboard experience and do more to help our
passengers escape completely.




As part of its ongoing commitment to keep pace with changing guest
preferences, Carnival Cruise Lines will be modifying smoking policies across its
23-ship fleet.
The new smoking policies will be rolled out in two stages:

• Effective June 15, 2011, smoking in public areas will be permitted only in
Carnival’s dance clubs, designated areas within the casino and casino bar,
certain sections on the open decks and the jazz clubs on the 14 Carnival ships
that feature them. The 14 ships include Carnival Destiny, Carnival Triumph,
Carnival Victory, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Pride, Carnival Legend, Carnival
Miracle, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty,
Carnival Freedom, Carnival Splendor, and Carnival Dream. Cigar smoking will also
be permitted in the jazz clubs. On other vessels in the fleet cigar and
cigarette smoking will be permitted in designated areas on deck.
• Effective
December 1, 2011, smoking will be prohibited in all guest staterooms. Those
guests in balcony accommodations will be permitted to smoke outside on the
balcony. Spa staterooms, currently featured on Carnival Splendor, Carnival Dream
and Carnival Magic, will continue to remain entirely smoke-free, including on
the balconies.
The modified smoking policies are the result of recent guest
surveys conducted by the company that covered a wide range of topics. The
surveys indicated that nearly 90 percent of all Carnival Cruise Lines’ guests
are non-smokers with less than five percent of guests opting to smoke in their
These changes will be implemented aboard all 23 Carnival Cruise
Lines ships, which operate three- to 16-day voyages to the Bahamas, Caribbean,
Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, Bermuda, and Europe.
is updating all of its collateral materials and communicating details of the
modified smoking policies to its guests and travel agent partners.

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