Monday, June 25, 2012

Silversea Cruises Announces Stricter Smoking Rules

In a move which will differentiate Silversea from some of its competitors by significantly restricting smoking on its ships effective January 1, 2013.

More specifically: 
Smoking is not allowed in most areas of Silversea ships, including:
Guest suites and guest suite verandas (including suites, staterooms, verandas and balconies on Silver Explorer)
The Bar (main bar)
Pool Bar (except at designated tables indicated below)
Cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking is permitted in the following areas:
The Connoisseur’s Corner and in specifically designated outside areas. These areas include designated tables outside of the Panorama Lounge, La Terrazza and the Pool Bar, as well as on open Decks 9 and 10 aboard Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow, open Deck 9 aboard Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, and open Deck 6 aboard Silver Explorer.

I think most will be breathing a sigh of relief, but some will undoubtedly be fuming mad.

In this time of highly competitive pricing in the luxury cruise market, it is essential that the cruise lines find ways to differentiage themselves from each other.  There is far more to choosing a luxury cruise experience than price and changes like these assist potential clients in making their choices.