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Old August 30th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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Default Nude Areas on Ships?

Are there any lines or ships that routinely set aside areas for nudity? I'm not talking about nudist charters or toplessness for women, but full nudity for both genders in (a) specific area(s) of the ship.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:45 AM
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I was nude in the bathroom of the OS on our recent cruise on the Mariner!
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I understand that NCL has a few ships with a freestyle deck that is for adults only.. and I cant wait to try
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Carnival has topless deck....
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:46 PM
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I thought I had read that Carnival had done away with their topless decks.
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I think many lines have different protocol depending on WHERE you're cruising--in Europe, things are a bit "looser" than say, Caribbean trips.
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Options:

1. Book a cabin with a suitable balcony.
You may have to do some research to establish just what is "suitable".

2. Play it by ear, find a secluded spot on the ship (they're usually on the top-most decks, where most folk think it's too windy). We've usually found somewhere on board to get a 100% tan.
If you do intend to use public areas, best to choose vessels and dates that keep children to a minimum...

Being tactful and tactical are the key. If you're an experienced naturist, you'll know what I mean.

3. Destinations is another option. Many ports of call have nude beaches not too far away. We found a wonderful one on the south side of The Big Island, Hawaii last time out.
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I thought I had read that Carnival had done away with their topless decks.
They may have. I know they had one on the Celebration when I went. I saw the sign. But I didn't look for one on the Conquest the last two years.
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I just got off the NCL Pearl. They have a "freestyle" deck. My husband and I went up there to get away from the crowd and so I could rest my sunburn for a bit and remove my straps. I only saw topless women and their fully clothed husbands up there - but maybe it was because the men weren't interested in being freestyle on that day. I recall reading that a men have sunbathed nude on previous cruises.
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Some NCL ships have a freestyle deck, and yes both men and women have the option of going nude.

Carnival no longer has a topless decks as of Feb 22nd, 2007

As far as I know NCL is the only line that offers true CO travel for non-charted cruises.
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A few years back, the AIDA had a ship with the whole back deck off the spa area that was CO.

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The CD on our recent cruise mentioned Bare Necessities cruises, if you are interested in that sort of thing ... you can google it.
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I don't know about other Celebrity ships, but the Galaxy has a deck marked "topless". I can attest to this, first hand.
It's the very top deck - #14, at the very front. It's almost like a deck 15, up some more strairs, in among the satellite navigation spheres.

Except when entering/leaving port or something else worth seeing, this deck was not used by "clothed" people much at all (it's fairly remote) and topless ladies were by no means uncommon up there. The staff were noted serving drinks and chatting to completely nude passengers (male or female) and didn't bat an eyelid.
Some of the girls in the theatre show liked to use it too.

I think it's because it is a remote area of the ship that it is condoned.
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My friend just cruised on Costa, she said top deck was clothing optional.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 09:57 PM
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We cruised Carnival Destiny Feb 08 and they still had a topless section.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Why did carnival do away with the topless deck? I do not remember anyone being forced to go there, and it was a great spot to meet friends that shared some of our vacation experiences.
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Why did carnival do away with the topless deck? I do not remember anyone being forced to go there, and it was a great spot to meet friends that shared some of our vacation experiences.
The poster above you just said that the Destiny still had it. And I know
the Feb 2007 date topless decks supposedly ended is not correct also
because the Carvnival Glory still had an area with topless women
sunbathing on our Jan 2008 cruise.
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Does anyone know if the Norwegian Jewel has a topless/nude deck?
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"...Does anyone know if the Norwegian Jewel has a topless/nude deck?..."

Yes it does, along with the Pearl, Gem, and Jade. Deck 15 forward. Small, only 'bout 18 deck chairs (at least on the Pearl). Sometimes empty, sometimes SRO. Everything from fully clothed to nude, men, women, young, old, big, little, you name it. It was our favorite place on the ship...
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All Costa ships offer topless or Euro sunbathing on all sun decks.

You can still get away with topless on Carnival ships, just like any other line, until someone complains. On our Miracle cruise someone complained and they kept going through the area telling people they couldn't be topless. If one of the Carnival ships still has a marked topless area I would love to know about it.
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