Nude Areas on Ships?

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#63
Mississauga ON
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Actually, the Celebrity Constellation was a “partly clothing optional” cruise, not truly “nude”. At no time was nudity required; during port stops and in some areas, it was prohibited. Also, unlike a resort where you can go elsewhere, you're stuck on the ship. So many people were unhappy with the Celebrity Constellation ship and service, BN cancelled their Fall 2011 Celebrity charter and booked with another line. Nude participation was so small, at one point they put out a memo “this is not a bath-robes optional cruise”. (I wish they hadn't- the number of fat people flaunting themselves instead of covering up was appalling.)
BN caters to the segment called “naturist”. The arguments between “naturists” and truly “clothing-optional” are intensely political, but naturists, at least a very vocal minority, are a pretty self-righteous, judgmental and intolerant bunch. As well as Celebrity's security being the most obnoxious of any ship I've been on, BN has what are known as “peter police” ready to pounce if fun seems in danger of breaking out- unless you're a transvestite or blatant voyeur, which they seem quite happy with.
I wouldn't call this cruise fun, at all. Do lots of careful research before deciding on a cruise rather than a resort.
#64
Kissimmee FL USA
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Joined May 2000
We were on the cruise and agree it could have been better. The bath robes should have been removed from the cabins! Either dress or undress. The weather was too cold to enjoy the pool and sun decks on most sea days and many times the ship too air conditioned to be comfortable nude. Still we had fun and may try another CO cruise.
If you want to have "fun" there are "life style" swinger cruises available Caliente's web site Calienteresort.com lists 9.
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#65
Acworth Georgia (NW of Atlanta, Marietta and Kennasaw)
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Joined Dec 2009
I feel out of place in a speedo. That is why Im thinking of booking a all gay cruise so i dont feel out of place wearing one. Yea i know..Got off topic..Just ignore.
#66
Tamarac - 20 min from Port Everglades
121 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by lilajane
My friend just cruised on Costa, she said top deck was clothing optional.
Got back last week from a western Caribbean week on Costa Atlantica. Only saw one topless woman on the aft deck with the jogging track on the eleventh deck.

Which ship and where was she (the ship) did your friend go on?

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#67
Tamarac - 20 min from Port Everglades
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Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by shellman

My mantra is "When in Rome...".
We were on the Costa Atlantica for a western Caribbean cruise last week. My girlfriend said she did not appreciate seeing all the men wearing the skimpy European Speedo-type suit. That, and all the smoking, are the only two cultural things she doesn't like about Europeans. I told her I wasn't looking at the men (except for the guy who walked through the Lido buffet deck wearing nothing but a Speedo).

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#68
Tamarac - 20 min from Port Everglades
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Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by DarkJedi
It will be interesting to see what the cruise lines do about nudity after the recent YOLO cruise.
You Only Live Once? I am not familiar with it. Could someone enlighten me?

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#69
Toronto
266 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Is nudity permitted anywhere on Half Moon Cay?

Are any lifestylers planning to be on the January 2, 2011 sailing on the HAL Nieuw Amsterdam?
#71
USA
13 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
I was on the freestyle upper deck(19)nude everyday of the cruise on the epic(Barcelona to Italy and France in July. One woman and her husband were nude together, sometimes alone, a few other guys sunbathed in the nude and one waiter covered his genitals when he turned over to lie on his back.
#73
Pennsylvania
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Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by SillySally13
I'm new to cruising, I went on my first one last fall with my DS. She had been on one cruise 20 years ago and assured me that everyone wore skimpy suits. So when I strolled out in my thong to the pool I was suprised that no one else had one on. I did go to the adult only pool, but I was the "freak", but didnt care. No one told me it was inepropreate but I did still feel a bit out of place.
I love sun bathing and being semi nude. I would like to ask seasond cruisers if it is frowned upon to where a thong at the pool on the cruise ships these days. I try to only go to the adult pool but that doesnt seem to be inforced. Im cruising with my DH, and sister and her hubby this fall on Carnival and would like to be able to feel comfortable at the pool and not have to stay on our balcony. All coments would be appreciated (BTW I did pose this question to a group sailing the same days and they were all very nice in saying whatever feel good - go for it).
But what is the general concencous on women in thongs, and why has the style changed so much on Caribean cruises?
Ok so it's few years late but I just signed up here on CC LOL. Great cruise pics Sally. You are beautiful!

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#74
New Orleans
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Joined Aug 2009
Most cruise ships have removed their clothing optional and topless decks. If you find one, most likely no one else will be there or you might find an occaisional person that is actually breaking the rules and they most likely will be asked to cover up.

There are Nude Cruises (Bare Necessities) is the largest and most popular and then there are cruises like we put on that aren't centered around nudity, but we do have clothng optional decks.

About 1/3rd just goes topless, another 1/3rd goes full nude and the other 1/3rd stays dressed (although lots of thongs and teeny weeny bikinis can be found.

Couples Cruises are more fun, party type cruises and you should look up the F.A.Q.'s and read the reviews before you book. Oh, and they are adults only and couples only.

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#75
768 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by Sailor208
How can you find out if a ship has a CO area before you book the cruise?
Check the deck plans and look for "freestyle" or "C/O" decks. Or just call and ask about clothing optional areas or European style bathing areas. I know Costa allows topless in all sun deck areas, but you have to be accepting of everything else being excessively European. Some of NCL's ships have the freestyle decks. And Celebrity M class ships have C/O decks.
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#76
Palm Bay FL and Princeton NJ
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Well, 6 years later and was curious if any ships catered or had nude decks?
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#77
Kissimmee FL USA
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We were on the BN nude cruise in Feb. and it was great!
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#78
Palm Bay FL and Princeton NJ
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SteveS, I see you've done a few of these cruises. Would love to pick your brain one of these days!
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#79
Germany
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Joined May 2013
All the ships of AIDA have got a nude deck and mixed (male and female) saunas and steam rooms where you can have a Sauna naked.
But you must know that most of the passengers are from german speaking countries and everything on board is in german.


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#80
Atlanta, GA
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Just booked Celebrity Reflection roundtrip from Rome. Any CO areas on this ship? I'm a guy, so while topless is nice, CO for me would involve removing the swim trunks. Thanks!