Carnival Cruise Lines said that smoking will no longer be allowed on cabin balconies on its ships, starting Oct. 9.
Smoking inside cabins is already prohibited.
Smoking will continue to be allowed in designated open deck areas, as well as nightclubs and certain areas within the casino and casino bar, Carnival said.
The change is consistent with policies at most other cruise lines. Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line continue to allow smoking on balconies.
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