Posted Yesterday, 07:20 PM
What an awesome thread. Lots of interesting perceptions and views on what is and what isn't acceptable.This is a small, two elevator bank ship. Use of the outside public stairways is a more routine way of getting around this ship than on other ships. This is not taking place on a "out of the way deck". Stop making things up.
This is way better that the jeans in the dining room discussion. And way better that the usual "What time is second sitting?" or "How much is a bucket of beer?".
But seriously, there are way more spectacles around the pools that are harder on the eyes on any given cruise than topless on an out of the way deck.
The now officially sanctioned female "topless" sunbathing deck 9-aft is not taking place on an "out of the way deck". It is one of the main transit areas for the verandah deck cabins, as well as being in full public view from the Sea View pool aft railings when the topless female sunbathers choose to move their lounger into this intentionally full exposure location. (The entire "topless" aft deck 9 is in full exposure from cabin 220 and 205 "aft-wrap" verandahs.)
Approximately three to four women insist on sunbathing topless on this public aft deck 9 location are the ones controlling this new HAL agenda, regardless of the impact on other passengers public transit or the two impacted cabin verandah use.
Why has HAL put their priorities over other passengers who do not appreciate their control of this public space. Why did an alleged HAL "official" come here and basically lie about HAL policy? Why did HAL not notice passengers who chose cabins 220 and 205 this activity would be part of their own private verandah use experience upfront?
Ship authorities have done nothing to limit this activity nor provide a more properly secluded space for these 4 or so female passengers. Removing the red "topless deck adults only" notice signs on the Deck 9 aft doors, but allowing the activity to continue does not constitute "doing something". Now there are no warnings at all this activity is going on on Deck 9 doors or Deck 10 stairways.
Does this mean the HAL cabanas will now allow topless sunbathing with no need to screen this from other passengers passing by the pool side cabanas or enjoying the exclusive upper deck space cabanas?
Be sure to ask before you book a HAL cabana - is female topless sunbathing in public view okay here too? Or in the alternative, what will HAL do to enforce prohibitions against female topless sunbathing, if it does also take place in the surcharge cabana areas on other HAL ships.