Disney Cruise Line
- Jul 7, 2010
Disney still has smoking areas... I don't think it would ruffle many extra feathers if they had a little larger area or more spots on the ship to smoke in as long as they were well located to not hinder the nonsmokers, and I feel like the ships already have a lot of bar options. They could easily make one or two bars onboard smoke friendly also (PLEASE let them be very well ventilated... ugh). Over time they can make them nonsmoking if trends change. As long as Disney advertises this as a X country ship, they will be fine - already those who go to the parks in China fully expect the differences and are by and large OK with them. They really SHOULD have food that people there would like - it isn't going to be marketed to us if they put a ship over there anyway. I think they could probably get away without having a larger casino presence if they put in enough entertainment options so that it isn't missed. Much as people here may choose a line without over one that has casinos, I imagine many people won't mind not gambling for a few days if its Disney. The success of the park has shown people are willing to spend on the brand...Definitely need Casinos, lots of Bars and more buffets with familiar food. Much more smoking areas as well.
A few of those things are just kind of Anti Disney.
I think Disney will only move into the market if they know they can pull it off with that domestic audience.