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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Topless sunbathing on a cruise ship

I've just had a past passenger come back from a cruise onboard the Independence of the Seas and they reminded me about something on the Indy that I hadn't thought of for quite a while. Now I'm not sure if it's just the Indy that has this or all RCCL ships as I've only been on the Independence but have you ever been on the San Tropez deck?

For those of you that don't know the San Tropez deck is the deck onboard the Independence of the Seas that is reserved for topless sunbathing and no, before you ask, you can't book a balcony overlooking it.
The reason that it clicked in my mind is that it reminded me of a recent article I'd read about topless sunbathing on cruise ships.
According to the survey 27% of Brits will sunbathe topless on a cruise ship but only 21% will bathe topless on  beach.
The survey, of 1200 female cruisers also found that only 32% of women would 'never' sunbathe topless on a cruise; quite a scary thought when you consider some of the average age of cruisers, 68% of cruisers would consider sunbathing topless!
But why are they more likely to sunbathe topless on a cruise ship than a beach; I would have thought it would be the other way around.
What do you think? Have you ever sunbathed topless on a cruise/beach? Would you ever consider it?

Happy (naked) cruising.