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Old July 19th, 2005, 10:53 AM
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My fiancee and I are planning a honeymoon on a Princess cruise and have never been on any cruise ever. I figure it's easy for me to wear a bikini and that's that!

We'' my fiancee has a llittle problem, wanting to wear Speedos for comfort and a better than, but wants some feedback as to the environment for Speedos for men on Carribean cruises. Just curious, is there any difference versus a European cruise?
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Old July 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM
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You see them all the time on guys who can wear them and more often than not on guys who should not wear them.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 12:56 PM
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you will see them, and as Papa Bill stated more often on men who should not be wearing them, but the majority of men wear trunks or board shorts.
Speedos were designed for racing swimmers and it should stay that way - imo.
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Old July 19th, 2005, 02:18 PM
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I wear speedos all the time. Speedos are wonderful for tanning (as those silly board or dork shorts give funny tan lines). Speedos are great for swimming as there's no drag, and no dripping after exiting the water! Wear the speedos!
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Old July 20th, 2005, 12:53 PM
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I have speedos, but if I wore them while in the same hemisphere as my daughters, they'd never speak to me again.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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speedos should only be worn by people who can,was on the sun princess last april and most of the speedos should not have been speedos.I mean Most of the women on the ship worn proper clothing.I mean a 200 pound woman most of the time don't wear a two piece bikini,so I don't see why men who are way out of shape,over weight and in there 60's should wear speedos.we really had fun with it though,if one of us seen a speedo coming we would just tell the others don't look now here comes another one and we would all cover our faces.
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Old July 20th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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I have only seen one man wearing a speedo in all my cruises and personally I really think he shouldn't have been - not too good. Now I would LOVE some eye candy for us girls - there is enough for the boys on board what about us women?? If he looks good by all means BUT be prepared for the women to look look look! Debbie
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Old July 20th, 2005, 04:41 PM
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I cringe whenever I see a man in speedos. Way too much information! The only man I want to see THAT much of is the one I married!
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Old July 21st, 2005, 11:57 PM
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A thong is the only way to go.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 10:48 AM
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Wear the speedo if you feel comfortable. Same as a bikini for the gals. I say do what you want. If someone doesn't like it, they can leave and go elseware. It's a big ship. Have Fun and enjoy the cruise.
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Old August 27th, 2005, 10:02 AM
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c'mon now, speedos were made for 2 kinds of people, swimmers that race and gay guys..

Get some board shorts, nobody wants to see a fat guy in speedos....makes everyone leave the pool
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Old August 27th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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sd4b sadi, "makes everyone leave the pool"

Hmmm. Could be something in that. Can't get a chair in a good spot. Break out the Speedo!

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was on the sun princess last april and did not see any male that should have been wearing a speedo.I don't mean someone who is 10 lbs over weight,I mean someone who is 60 and 50 lbs over weight.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Many of the men who think they look good in speedos would probably be better off wearing swim diapers!
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Old August 31st, 2005, 04:41 PM
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We have done about a dozen cruises on different lines. You will see it all. Do whatever you want. Bring along a couple styles. Its your cruise, after all. Sara....I'm 64 and still wear a 2 piece.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 07:32 AM
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I feel if you feel comfortable wear what you want. People have their own perception of how others should look and should just worry about how they look.

I feel what I am wearing should not concern anyone else.

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Old September 1st, 2005, 10:53 AM
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Americans are way too hung up over what other people wear.

If you don't like what you see, then don't look!

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 08:20 AM
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I loved this topic! The concensus on every cruise (for both men and women) seems to be, "If you got it, flaunt it! If you don't got it, flaunt it anyway!" I have seen some real head turners...and some real stomach turners. The super hairy, overweight guys in speedos don't float my boat, and the hairy, overweight women in thongs are pretty scary but I'm no prize, either! Wear what you want and have a great time!
One helpful idea I might offer to a first time cruiser is this. Some beach/snorkel/swim tours do not have changing areas. If you are not going directly back to the ship and don't want to be stuck in a wet, sandy suit for hours take a very roomy cover-up. Sometimes you can rinse off in an outdoor shower while wearing your suit then dry off, slip on your cover-up and change into street clothes underneath. Guys can accomplish this with a large beach towel. Practice this technique before you go to avoid embarassment in a public area!!
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:45 PM
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If you are overweight, have a large belly, hairy as an ape then by all means wear speedos that are at least 3 sizes to small----- pull them up in the rear to resemble a thong and tell yourself you look good. Be sure to spend a lot of time walking around the pool and bar area and bend over as much as possible.
And oh yes--- stuff the front with something to hide the little pimple that most speedo wearers have.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Dear Jenny & Fiance:

It's your cruise. Wear what you want to wear.

We haven't been on a European cruise so I can't compare.

Enjoy!

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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:55 PM
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Sorry unless you are in a swimming competition... leave the speedo (unless they are Speedo trunks) at home. And I've seen many women that should never wear a 2 piece let alone a bikini.
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