Peter Deilmann Cruises will ban smoking in
all indoor areas of its fleet of nine European river cruise
vessels, the German cruise line said.
Effective at the
start of the river cruise season in March 2008, smoking will only
be permitted on the open decks, the line said.
"We are happy to
have our river ships smoke-free now that the laws in Europe are
evolving to ban smoking indoors and we are adjusting our policy to
reflect this shift in sentiment," said Ron Santangelo, Deilmann's
North America president, in a statement. "The changing attitude in
Europe helps us please our American guests even more."
that in 2005 it extended the smoke-free areas on its ships from
restaurants to include all cabins and corridors. The line's nine
river cruise ships vary in size from 79 to 200
The ban does not
extend to Deilmann's one oceangoing vessel, the
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