I looked into the hot tubs on our last cruise and they were lotion soup. No thanks.
I grew up swimming in a spring fed pool (seriously - it has a little stream feeding it and a couple of springs at the bottom. So the idea of showering often evades me. I know cruisers are notorious for ignoring posted signs and comments in printed materials. But I don't think I have ever seen anything like "Shower before Swimming" posted around a ship pool.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016, Royal 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015