I know I cannot link you all to one of my UK boards but the threads on smoking are almost like being for or against guns in the US. It starts off very nice with opinions then explodes into a viral war between individuals and one might call it chitchat but it does become ugly.
I'd just keep it simple and ask people to respect each persons needs to the best of their ability when sharing space on a ship of 3,000 + souls.
In terms of your suggestion of dedicated balcony cabins at the stern (if I had that right). we should not go in that direction as you take away my right to choose a view I might enjoy on a ship as much as you do.
The cruise lines will eventually go in a direction but comes down to the revenue stream and country / location of the cruise.
Nice to hear you have made landfall, how went the sick passenger?
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