Hi all, thanks in advance for any replies. I have been on 8 cruises and our most recent was a big disappointment due to smoke on our balcony. I am considering booking a suite that is at the stern (very back) of the Caribbean Princess, decks 8 or 9 and I am concerned about two things. Firstly, is there a smell of diesel exhaust from the stacks as I expect that the stack effluent will be sucked down behind the ship (vortices) as it sails? Secondly, would these same vortices circulate smoke from upper smoking areas down onto the suite's balcony? We just finished a Hawaiian cruise on NCL where we had the suite that was second from the front of the ship... and we had a chain smoker on the balcony in front of us. As a result, I thought that I should do some homework before booking our next cruise. I understand that Princess does not allow smoking on cabin balconies, but I would love to hear from anyone who has had a suite at the very back of a ship.