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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:18 PM
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My wife likes to lay out topless, can this be done on the balcony of your room?
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She sure can. But keep in mind that balconies are not private. Upstair neighbors can see below, and next door neighbors can see around partitions.
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It really depends on the balconies. On some balconies you can be seen from above. Others can be seen from people farther down the side of the ship. You always have to contend with the rubber neck neighbor who may stick their head around the side of the partition.

Often the aft wraparound balconies are the most private except the ones that can be seen from above.

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These days there are many more cameras on cruise ships (with the increase of people overboard situations); as a result many more eyes on the balconies.

It's not just neighbors to worry about having a look.
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You are also behind a glass partition and may not have full sun depending on the location of the balcony and the direction the ship is heading.
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You can also be viewed from passing ships
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My wife likes to lay out topless, can this be done on the balcony of your room?
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She should probably confine her toplessness to the balcony of her room and not my room.
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You can also be viewed from passing ships
Other than when ships are tied up at the pier in port, or just arriving or leaving, it would be very rare indeed to get a view from or to a passing ship. Someone would need some very good binoculars
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You need to be aware of not only passing ships but those darn sneaky submarines--with the powerful periscopes they have, they can zero in on the rivets of a ship so they could zero in on those--- well someone on the balcony !!
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Other than when ships are tied up at the pier in port, or just arriving or leaving, it would be very rare indeed to get a view from or to a passing ship. Someone would need some very good binoculars

What about people who water ski close to ships ?
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In addition at times I have been on a ship and we would pass a yacht and people would wave to us
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Our stateroom on our next cruise will not have any staterooms above it, but having staterooms above ours never stopped my wife from going topless out there before, hehehehhee....
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My wife only goes topless on our balconies when we're out at sea, and no ships or land are in sight.
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We really aren't worried about other people seeing us. We are not shy, but we won't want to offend anyone either. I know some don't like seeing DD's lol. Al
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Now if we can only find out which ship, stateroom number and date of sailing op is referring to. Cabins around yours may end up selling out!!
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My wife only goes topless on our balconies when we're out at sea, and no ships or land are in sight.
You mean she doesn't do it on other people's balconies?

Actually - topless sunbathing is normal in many parts of the world and there are good reasons - such as the desire not to have tan lines.
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Also there can be reflections, so you can see into your neighbors balcony, therefore, he can see into yours..however, you can also hear when your neighbors are out on the balcony, so knowing when they are there or not may make a difference in the level of privacy. DH and I have only been on 2 cruises, both times we spent most of our time on our balcony..very rarely did we see or hear neighbors.....enjoy your cruise!
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The sight of bare breasts has been known to lead to the decline of civilization, lead to mental and moral depravity, and cause blindness.
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The sight of bare breasts has been known to lead to the decline of civilization, lead to mental and moral depravity, and cause blindness.
No Mark I think that only happened when Janet Jackson showed hers during the Super Bowl.
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up till about five years ago they had the top deck where women could go topless dont know why they change it . it was my best place on the ship to hang out/
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Are there any clothing optional cruises in the caribean?
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Old October 15th, 2010, 05:27 PM
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The sight of bare breasts has been known to lead to the decline of civilization, lead to mental and moral depravity, and cause blindness.

Once again the female and the male are not treated equally .There is never a problem with a male going topless .I am in the midst of researching this to find out why this double standard exists .
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Are there any clothing optional cruises in the caribean?
That my friend, would be spectacular. The only reason I don't join a nudist colony now is that I can't afford to move to a warmer winter climate!
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There are! They are full ship charters. I'm sure a google search would provide you with the choices available now.
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I thought the OP would be askin' about the privacy as it relates to joinin' Balcony Club.
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I thought the OP would be askin' about the privacy as it relates to joinin' Balcony Club.
Isn't initiation mandatory???
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Ok, what is the "Balcony club" Havine sex while on the balcony? We plan on that also. We don't mind if anyone watches, but please no kids. Al
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in Greece on Greek owned cruise lines, it happens alot more and is much more accepted

Henry,,how are you conducting your research ::

of course, if airlines have the mile high club, cruise lines have the naughty nautical veranda society
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One of the best photos I have re / cruising is of a neighbor ( don't know who she was ) in a silhouette through the glass of the balcony. I was sitting on our balcony one morning watching the sun come up. She came out and the sun was perfectly silhouetting her through the partition between our balconies.She was wearing a " shortie " nighty. She apparently yawned and stretched and with the sun outlining her, the colors, etc. it made for a perfect photo--nothing naughty, nothing nude, just a lady's silhouette in a big stretch with her arms extended up and her head slightly tilted back-- with the sun and colors behind her. I couldn't have had her pose any better than what she did--just one of those times when the camera was handy, everything was perfectly in place and I was lucky enough to get the shot. I think on every cruise there's always that one photo you like better than the rest and this one is one of my all time favorites.
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