According to Travel Weekly, “smoking will be prohibited in all cabins and one lounge on each ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet beginning in January. The new smoking policy will go into effect on 18 of the line’s 21 ships initially, and then be added to the Legend of the Seas, the Rhapsody of the Seas and the Splendour of the Seas in summer 2008. Smoking will still be permitted on cabin balconies. The company said that the changes reflect a more contemporary approach to healthier lifestyles.”

In my opinion, this is just lip service.  If people can still smoke on their balconies, then that means I have to breathe it when I’m out on my balcony.  And if all the lounges but one are smoky, that’s not a real healthy ship.