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On our carnival cruise a hairy chest contest was held poolside with several contestants. To say the least I would not want a video of this placed on my copy of the take home version to show family members. Some guys were respectable and some were not. One guy actually hunched the stair rail as he paraded down to the judges then approaching the first 2 judges he hunched them in the face. Are there any rules governing this contest?
That is how all events are.... UNPREDICATABLE...... this is what makes if fun. If you are looking for only FAMILY FUN, you might want to try Disney.
I hope you don't complain to Carnival, as this might deter the fun in the future.
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No one twists anyone's arm to go to these events on the ship. It draws a crowd because people laugh at the antics regardless of how dumb they are. I'm more offended by the thongs on people who should not even be wearing a bathing suit. Those IMHO are the eye sores. But heh, I'll never see them again but the image is firmly planted in my head.
Last edited by onthehighseas606; March 7th, 2010 at 01:17 PM.
I think the OP's point was whether or not it should be included on the video being sold. Fair question.
Maybe Carnival should leave of the x rated stuff, since who knows who sees the videos. For the ship stuff ... the guy who gets the most attention is who will win, so they are encouraged to be outrageous.
I'm sorry, but not everything on the cruise has to be family-oriented. I travel with my kids too, so it's not like I don't understand, but the cruise is catering to a varied group of people. I think of the cruise as an adult activity with some things added for the kids.
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It's a big ship- there are plenty of other places to take your little darlings when this event occurs.
I have never even seen one in person (only on the cabin TV) because I'd rather relax at the quiet adults only area than be crowded by the main pool.
Maybe there should be two versions- X rated and Family Friendly. I don't think you could request a special edition just for you. You can always fast forward it.
Just like how they have 2 versions of the comedy shows...
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I don't attend this 'event'. Don't care who does. However, I have simply walked through the pool area when it was going on - hey, just trying to get to the ice cream machine folks.
I'm not a fuddy-duddy, BUT, the guy I glanced at was humping over an older lady reclined in a deck lounger. Neither she nor her husband (?) were amused. That is just not appropriate behavior on a family cruise ship. No class. That's my take.
I'll just stay away as far as possible....and let those so inclined 'enjoy' the tacky performance.