Cruise speakers should not smoke | Nor should the passengers!

ByRick Deutsch

Cruise speakers should not smoke | Nor should the passengers!

Cigarette smoke is one of the worst things a cruise ship speaker can do to jeopardize his or her career. This may seem like a “duh” but let’s go over what your mom told you. Over time,decreased lung capacity and a hoarse grating sound will emanate from your mouth.

Gradually, cruise lines are getting the message. Most prohibit smoking inside the ship. But why do they have sand- filled ashcans near the elevators? Most are “embossed” with the ship logo.

Smoking kills a speaker's throat.

Smoking kills a speaker’s throat.

Cabin balconies are becoming “NO SMOKING” areas. So don’t light up, even in your room. It’s pretty disgusting. I’ve been in hallways where the staff has to put fans near the door to stateroom that reek.

Carnival & NCL will be banning smoking on room balconies in a couple of months. Holland America is the last line to permit balcony puffing.

Most lines still permit smoking in casinos, bars, and nightclubs. Speakers should stay away from this second-hand smoke. The new electronic cigarettes are only allowed in designated areas as well.

The fine for in-room smoking is $250.

Keep in touch with the haps in the cruise industry. We can help get you a freebie,.. just for speaking! Let’s connect!


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