Thursday, December 18, 2003

End of an Era

This is a Very Bad Thing:

Carnival Ends Era -- Of Paradise

"It is indeed the end of an era, albeit a rather short-lived one: Carnival Cruise Line is announcing it will reposition Carnival Paradise, the industry's only remaining all-non-smoking cruise ship, to Long Beach, where the ship will sail three- and four-night Baja Mexico itineraries. Somewhat buried in the announcement is an aside that will be a disappointment to non-smoking cruisers: "The Paradise, which has operated as a smoke-free vessel since its induction in 1998, will no longer retain that designation."
My wife and I sailed on the Paradise last year for our 10th anniversary. 10 wonderful smoke-free days, now will be no longer possible for anyone wanting to keep their lungs reasonably clear in an enclosed space. That's too bad.

The Carnival Paradise

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