With regards to the smoking area on Freedom of the Seas, everything I've read, from recent cruisers, and from RCCL official info for passengers is that smoking is allowed on Deck 11 on the starboard side of the ship. Was it determined which side of the ship Chloe fell from? Grandpa could have been in a smoking area. NOT saying this means he was smoking but I guess it hasn't been determined one way or another and it is possible he was in a smoking area. Some people on other threads were trying to determine which side of the ship Chloe fell from based on the fact that the ship was in port. But we don't know which way the ship was facing so it isn't possible to determine that based *solely* on the fact that the ship was in port -- it still could have had either port or starboard closest to the dock. (I hope that makes sense).