Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Norwegian Cruise Line
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Norwegian Cruise Line
Read thousands of Norwegian Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Norwegian Cruise Deals

How to Set Up a Meet & Mingle on Your NCL Cruise

NEW! Find Your NORWEGIAN Roll Call


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 9th, 2005, 05:55 AM
colmil colmil is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Darlington, England
Posts: 148
Default Topless sunbathing

When we are abroad, my partner enjoys sunbathing topless.

Is this allowed on board, and are there any generally accepted areas where this can take place?

Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old July 9th, 2005, 06:49 AM
krazecarl krazecarl is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 17
Default

Never seen it on Norwegian. Carnival the top deck is reserved for those pleasures. No one under ( 18 ) allowed.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old July 9th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Markandrews Markandrews is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Naples, FL, USA
Posts: 687
Default

Possibly on Norwegian Jewels "freestyle" sundeck?
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old July 9th, 2005, 09:10 AM
COASTERBOB's Avatar
COASTERBOB COASTERBOB is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SICKLERVILLE NJ USA
Posts: 214
Cool Star.....Mexican Riviera???

we were wondering the same thing........and have heard of small areas on other ships where this (topless sunbathing) was accepted. Also, anyone know of topless beaches along the Mexican Riviera? Thanks...
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old July 9th, 2005, 09:59 AM
naragonl naragonl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 540
Default

I'd certainly offer my balcony for anyone who'd like to partake!



before you say it (females only)

but don't tell the wife
__________________
Stella Solaris - June 1978
NCL Dawn - August 2005
NCL Spirit - November 2005
Crown Princess - 7-11-2006 (List/Tilt Incident)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas - 7-12-2009
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old July 9th, 2005, 11:08 AM
mbisson's Avatar
mbisson mbisson is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Washington State Ellensburger
Posts: 14,107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by naragonl
but don't tell the wife
Wasn't she the one that made that same offer to us guys on another thread?

Maybe it's a big balcony.

-Monte
__________________
When there's a leak in the bottom of a cruise ship, it's one hull of a problem
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old July 9th, 2005, 11:13 AM
smeyer418's Avatar
smeyer418 smeyer418 is offline
20,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 20,894
Default

Topless guys? not interested
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old July 9th, 2005, 12:01 PM
naragonl naragonl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 540
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbisson
Wasn't she the one that made that same offer to us guys on another thread?

Maybe it's a big balcony.

-Monte

LOL!!!
good one
__________________
Stella Solaris - June 1978
NCL Dawn - August 2005
NCL Spirit - November 2005
Crown Princess - 7-11-2006 (List/Tilt Incident)
RCCL Mariner of the Seas - 7-12-2009
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old July 9th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Billymac Billymac is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Tecumseh, Ontario Canada
Posts: 165
Default

There is a topless/clothing optional beach in Acapulco. I've been to Acapulco at least a dozen times, but not to that beach. I believe it is at the last hotel on the Costera before you get to Papagayo Park where the large Mexican flag is.
__________________


NCL Wind Alaska July 2001, NCL Wind Alaska August 2002, NCL Wind Alaska July 2003, NCL Spirit Alaska July 2004, NCL Star Alaska, July 2005,
NCL Sun Alaska July 2006 NCL Star Mexican Riviera, January 2008, NCL Spirit Western Caribbean February 2010, NCL Dawn Southern Caribbean February 2012, NCL Sun Southern Caribbean February 2013,
NCL Sun Southern Caribbean February 2014
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old July 9th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Middleager Middleager is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,583
Default No objection here

Quote:
Originally Posted by colmil
When we are abroad, my partner enjoys sunbathing topless.

Is this allowed on board, and are there any generally accepted areas where this can take place?

I'll be on the Aug. 24 Wind. No objection here.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old July 10th, 2005, 08:45 AM
karfest's Avatar
karfest karfest is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Green Bay Wi/Manzanillo MX
Posts: 1,465
Default

My partner also likes to go topless and has no problem with it. He can't understand why I won't join him


On Carnival, the only people we saw on the funnel (topless) deck were men trying to get a good view of the scenery.

Toplessness (is that a word?) and public nudity is generally frowned upon in Mexico unless you are at a private beach.
__________________
Karen
RCCL Grandeur-E Carib
Carnival Inspiration-S Carib
NCL Sun-W Carib
Dawn Princess-Mexican Riviera
NCL Star- Mexican Riviera
NCL Pride of America- Hawaii
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:23 PM
CTcouple CTcouple is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 59
Default

Just came back from Norwegian Gem, DW was topless up there, got the bar staff to deliver drinks as well. no problems other than gawkers
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:26 PM
garycarla garycarla is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nashville, TN (we moved, again)
Posts: 17,390
Default

Your ship was not mentioned, but Jewel class have a small deck, way at the top for that. I think the only sign says "freestyle deck".

Usually empty - not that I was looking of course!


(actually, during sail outs, or other special viewing times, it is busy with lots of folks, but not sunbathers)
__________________
NCL Pearl -Seatle-Alaska 6/22/14
NCL Dawn - Tampa to Boston 4/27/14....NCL Dawn-Boston-Bermuda RT 7/26/13 [Celebrity Reflection-Carribean 12/8/12
NCL Spirit New Orleans 3/28/10.................NCL Jade - Med 1/25/09................................NCL Pearl Miami-Panama-Seattle 4/13/08
NCL Spirit New Orleans 11/25/07...............NCL Spirit New England 9/30/07.................NCL Spirit -NYC , 9/29/07
NCL Sun from New Orleans 3/25/07..........NCL Jewel Barcelona-Miami 10/21/06.........QM2 from New York to England 4/15/06
Alaska via Princess Dawn 5/30/05..............Seabourn Pride: NY-FL-Nassau, 10/17/04...Alaska via Carnival Spirit 6/2/04
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:27 PM
Planer's Edge Planer's Edge is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 8,028
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTcouple View Post
Just came back from Norwegian Gem, DW was topless up there, got the bar staff to deliver drinks as well. no problems other than gawkers

Man, you had to go really deep in the archives to revive this one.

PE
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:29 PM
mbisson's Avatar
mbisson mbisson is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Washington State Ellensburger
Posts: 14,107
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Planer's Edge View Post

Man, you had to go really deep in the archives to revive this one.

PE
That's OK though...last cruise I did a little topless sunbathing. Within minutes I had the entire pool deck to myself

Even the chair hogs came back to collect their belongings

Pastry chefs came along to try to shove me back in the oven
__________________
When there's a leak in the bottom of a cruise ship, it's one hull of a problem

Last edited by mbisson; March 3rd, 2010 at 01:30 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:11 PM
LOWTYD's Avatar
LOWTYD LOWTYD is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Western Connecticut
Posts: 7,074
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbisson View Post
That's OK though...last cruise I did a little topless sunbathing. Within minutes I had the entire pool deck to myself

Even the chair hogs came back to collect their belongings

Pastry chefs came along to try to shove me back in the oven
Did they poke you in the stomach and make you giggle first?
__________________
Mississippi Queen-Steamboatin', QE2 CTN, QE2 CTN,
Carnival Facination CTN Celebrity Horizon-Bermuda,
Carnival Ectacy CTN, NCL Dreamward - Bermuda,
Regal Empress CTN,Carnival Triumph -Canada,
Carnival Victory-Canada,Carnival Celebration-Nassau/KW , Carnival Legend CTN, NCL Spirit-FL/Bahamas,
NCL GEM - FL/Bahamas,Carnival Miracle CTN, NCL GEM CTN, NCL Dawn CTN , Carnival Triumph Canada,
NCL Dawn - BERMUDA , Carnival Dream CTN, NCL GEM CTN , NCL PEARL-Western Caribbean, NCL GEM CTN, NCL Jewel CTN,
NCL Jewel Bahamas, NCL GEM CTN, NCL Dawn 11 day S. Caribbean. NCL Gem CTN. NCL Star CTN, NCL Dawn W. Caribbean, NCL Jewel CTN
,
NCL Jewel NOLA to Western Caribbean.
Celebrity Constellation BHA/KW
Carnival Splendor, Canada


Charter Member of the HSSO11
Cruisie Floozie
BACE I, II, III, IV
Pier Runner Encourager
SCBSSOGSUP




Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:29 PM
ColinIllinois ColinIllinois is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,934
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CTcouple View Post
Just came back from Norwegian Gem, DW was topless up there, got the bar staff to deliver drinks as well. no problems other than gawkers

Any pictures?
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:42 PM
bakerintn's Avatar
bakerintn bakerintn is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cumberland Plateau of TN
Posts: 4,683
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by COASTERBOB View Post
we were wondering the same thing........and have heard of small areas on other ships where this (topless sunbathing) was accepted. Also, anyone know of topless beaches along the Mexican Riviera? Thanks...
In general, topless sunbathing or any other public nudity is not allowed in Mexico except in private clubs.

If your ship has a "freestyle deck", that is the place that was originally designed for clothing optional sunbathing. The railings have obscured glass and the area has nothing the provides a view down on to that. The actual use of that area will depend on the passengers. The signage does at the bottom of the ladder does not warn anyone that they are approaching such an area, so you can expect "visitors" who are surpirsed when the reach the top of the stairs. It would be worth inquiring at the reception desk for the location of the Freestyle deck on your ship and about topless sunbathing onboard.
__________________
  • SS Lelani - Los Angeles to Honolulu - 1958
  • USS Hopewell DD-681 1965-1967 Los Angeles, San Francisco, Maui, Honolulu, Midway Island, Guam, Formosa, Japan, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Gulf of Tonkin, S. Vietnam
  • MS Wilderness Adventurer - Alaska - 2000
  • Norwegain Dawn - Eastern Caribbean March 2008
  • Norwegian Pearl - Western Caribbean - January 2009
  • HAL Ryndam - Western Caribbean - January 2011
  • Norwegian Dawn - Nov 2013 Western Caribbean
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:56 PM
Evil Scotsman's Avatar
Evil Scotsman Evil Scotsman is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 228
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by naragonl View Post
I'd certainly offer my balcony for anyone who'd like to partake!



before you say it (females only)

but don't tell the wife


ME Too! haha Don't think my wife would care for it though!
__________________
Friends Help you Move!
REAL friends help you move the bodies!

Feb 2009 - Western Caribbean
Jamaica - Grand Cayman - Cozumel

March 2010 - Hawaii
Oahu - Maui - Hilo - Kona - Kauai

March 2011 - Mexican Riveria
Cabo San Lucas - Puerto Varallta


Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old March 3rd, 2010, 03:03 PM
raventhebouv's Avatar
raventhebouv raventhebouv is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 1,013
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbisson View Post
That's OK though...last cruise I did a little topless sunbathing. Within minutes I had the entire pool deck to myself

Even the chair hogs came back to collect their belongings

Pastry chefs came along to try to shove me back in the oven
OK...I need to stop reading this thread because people here are now wondering what's so funny...or they think I am ready for the looney bin!
__________________


GO RED SOX

Celebrity Horizon 9-8-01
NCL Dawn 9/05
NCL Dream 10/08
NCL Gem 3/21/09
NCL Jewel 5/8/10
NCL Jewel 5/1/11
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.