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Old January 17th, 2003, 05:49 PM
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Does carnival allow it?
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Old January 17th, 2003, 06:25 PM
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Depends on what you look like.

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Old January 17th, 2003, 08:43 PM
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In a word, no. Topless sunbathing only in a certain designated adult area.
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Old January 17th, 2003, 09:53 PM
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Old January 19th, 2003, 09:04 AM
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There were several nude men and 1 woman when I sailed the Fasination Mar.2000 (but it was
spring break).
I've also seen topless women on the NCL Sun
(April 2002) and the Galaxy (Dec.1998) even though these lines don't have offical topless
areas.
As for myself when on land if no one is around I take it all off. If they ask,I'll put something back on.
I went nude on Princess Cay and when other crew members saw me they did likewise.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 12:19 PM
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Yep it is allowed but before you do it understand that there will be guys looking at you. If you are ok with that then go ahead but if not then dont do it.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 12:56 PM
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Jenny, I disagree. I think most men are gentlemen and would never look.

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Old January 19th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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Sorry folks, the policy is that nude sunbathing is NOT allowed while onboard ship. The only exception to that rule would be one of the smaller sailing types and those that are doing a nude charter. If observed you will be asked to put your clothes on. Now in a number of ports, (particuliarly those French), you may go sans clothes.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 03:21 PM
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Lisa, I think the guys wanted to know your bra size. I doubt they care about your height, weight or even if you have teeth.
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Old January 19th, 2003, 03:22 PM
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Men will look at Nice ### and pretty women, gentlemen or not.

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Old January 20th, 2003, 12:54 PM
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I was on the Fascination and they had a topless deck. There is a big sign that says NO CAMERAS allowed. My friend and I had planned on going up there, but then that would mean having the trek all they way down to the bar if we wanted a drink.

I say go for it! Who cares? It's the carribbean and you're on vacation! Have fun!
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Old January 20th, 2003, 04:09 PM
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Carnival permits top-optinal sunbathing in a small area next to the ships funnel on all its ships. The area doesn't appear on any of the deck plans, you just have to go to the highest deck where you can walk to the funnel (the Verandah deck on the Fantasy-class ships) That said, on my cruises I did observe several women in the regular areas who had their tops untied, but laying face-down. Nude sunbathing is prohibited on board, but you could find nude sunbathing on selected beaches in the ports.

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Old January 20th, 2003, 06:58 PM
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I am a little disappointed that Carnival does not allow total nude sunbathing. I find it somewhat discriminatory, because I was looking forward to maybe trying it on the ship. As it is, I guess I will look for a beach where we can take it all off, but it is not all that important that I would go out of my way for it.

The few times I have tried it (at a beach in New Jersey), I really enjoyed taking off my clothes. It was a terrific experience, and, unlike what many uninformed people think, the most non-sexual place you can think of.

As for the men watching or gawking, there is etiquette to be followed on clothing optional beaches and "land" clubs. I read up on it before going to such a place. Obviously, watching is discouraged, but once in that environment, it becomes very natural, and gawking is the last thing on your mind. However, it is probably something to be aware of, because it could happen. But I would recommend trying the no-clothing option at least once in your life to everyone.

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Old January 22nd, 2003, 12:00 PM
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The waiters will serve you up there too! Believe me they enjoy the view too!

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Old May 28th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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SOunds good to me nice little sexy lady nude anytime
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Old May 28th, 2004, 01:40 PM
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St. Maarten has a nude beach...I think it is called Olympia. Actually the whole beach is not nude, although I saw several women sans tops.

In you walk down the beach, there is a nude area. I went there and took my clothes off. I agree, it was not sexual, but it was very liberating. I felt very comfortable and I am a fairly modest person, would not be able to go topless on the deck on the ship.


I can't explain it, but everyone should try it. I think Americans are way too uptight about this issue....must date back to the puritans.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 05:43 PM
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The nude beach in St. Martin (French side) is Orient Beach. Only certain parts of the beach allow total nudity, but you'll see plenty of topless anywhere on that beach.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 07:31 PM
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Actually, the etiquette on gawking varies depending on the situation. If the individual doing the gawking is also nude, then it's permissible. If however, the individual doing the gawking is clothed, then it's considered a breach of etiquette or faux pas. I think it goes back to the idea of, you show me your's and I'll show you mine.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:03 PM
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I am surprised that no one mentioned the children. Would YOU like for someone to be nude around your children? I am all for it if there is a certain place for it and the parents know not to let their children go there.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:17 PM
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Officially Carnival allows topless sunbathing on the funnel deck. No photography allowed and no kids.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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On the ship....no

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Old May 29th, 2004, 03:14 PM
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I've heard there are nude beaches on Jamacia...does anyone know for sure which ones or what they're like??? I don't want to waste time or effort visiting a nude beach if there's nothing to it all.
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Old May 29th, 2004, 04:07 PM
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I agree. I want my kids to be able to go where they want without ME worrying about what they might see. I think though there should be a designated area clearly marked that "NO children allowed". So the people that would be affended would steer clear of that area.
When we were on the Pride, I think there was an area marked for that. I might be wrong. It was an out of the way area.
But to say that they should have nude sunbathing everywhere, that's crazy!
Save it for the ports.
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What you do on your own cabin balcony is your business.
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Old May 30th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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Unless others can see down into your balcony - it's not totally private.

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Old May 30th, 2004, 06:16 PM
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We weren't talking about sunbathing nude on your balcony. It's everywhere else on the ship is what we're talking about. Yes, your balcony is your own business.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 11:42 AM
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Not all the topless areas are around the funnel. On Celebration, it's on the Sun Deck, just above Veranda deck, and as far forward as you can go on the ship.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 01:07 PM
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I can assure you that the nude, human body is not harmful in any way to children. In fact it's totally boring. Go to Orient beach and see the French children. They don't care because they are used to it. By covering ourselves we make it interesting.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 02:57 PM
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LN,

i agree, there were even family out there. I really thought it was cool. I think we women in the USA would not feel so bad about our bodies if nudity were not so taboo. It seems as thought nudity is the great equalizer.

I never thought I could go nude on a beach (my husband would not, but I am trying to convince him for this Sept.) but I am so glad that I did.

I understand about not having nudity on the ship. I would not be comfortable with that, in fact the thing that made me comfortable was the anonymity (sp??) so I guess I will never be a real "nudist". I would not feel comfortable sitting around the bar or the casino butt naked!!! I don't think I would "strut" (trust me, at my not-so-ideal weight, there would be no strutting!!!) around the deck sun clad and then have to stare accross the dinner table at the old man (why is it always an old man, those poor old men always take a beating!!!) whose walker I bumped into while i was playing ping-pong. Not a pretty picture.

Anyway, I am all for nude beachs, but if kids are not raised around nudity, then I do think it would be very shocking for them to stroll down to the lower end of Orient beach. It is clearly marked, but if they pass the sign, the are in for an eye opener!!!

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There was an area on the elation for this. It was up out of the way, and you couldn't see anything. We never even seen anyone go up there.
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