Share View photos On a recent European cruise, my wife and I were seated in the formal dining room with two lovely older English couples. As the dinner progressed, the wine flowed, and we all relaxed with each other, the other gentlemen removed their suit jackets. I, however, did not. According to the American Association for Nude Recreation , about 30, people a year board these clothing-optional cruises. But upon learning of its existence, I had a million questions for Nancy and other adult-themed cruisers about sailing aboard the S. Do you ever get self-conscious?
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Email The cruise balcony. Just knowing that at any time you have your own little quiet space to sit and watch the waves go by is calming — especially when most other places on the cruise ship have people all around you day or night. Step out of your cabin onto the balcony and it looks at first glance like no one would be able to see you unless they were out in the water. The partitions between balconies actually have a ton of room for prying eyes.
Is the entire cruise ship clothing free? When do I need to be clothed? Onboard all of our ships there are only three situations that require clothing: