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I had a little chuckle at your mention of the age of passengers At our club we have a lady of "above average age" who loves to lounge around the pool all summer in a thongy type suit. All the kids and some adults privately refer to her as " The Lizard Lady" she really is quite wrinkled and yet, I say good for her she swims and enjoys life . I would hate to meet her on a topless deck thoughA rue anecdote: when Micky was newly-wed he and his new beloved travelled to Europe. they also spend some time at the French Riviera, where lo-n-behold all the european ladies where sans le top! Mrs. newly Arison was not amused and urged Micky to leave this sodom and gommorah place!!!!
Indeed Topless is out (give the average age off the Passengers not a bad idea) however nudist cruises, especially full ship charter are on the rise.
On my Costa Allegra cruise in 2010 there was an Italian lady, she was in her nineties...and she wore a thong type bikini that was maybe a size too big for her. She was a very slim lady anyway and the bikini was lime green......and lets just say that it showed alot more than it really should and left absolutely nothing to the imagination. I admired her for wearing it but oh heck...it wasn't really appropriate for a cruise ship with families on board...Allegra has one pool deck and she would pad around looking for the most sun and we had a few kids on board for the 31 night cruise and they weren't exactly kind with their remarks about her.....it wasn't pleasant tbh...I had a little chuckle at your mention of the age of passengers At our club we have a lady of "above average age" who loves to lounge around the pool all summer in a thongy type suit. All the kids and some adults privately refer to her as " The Lizard Lady" she really is quite wrinkled and yet, I say good for her she swims and enjoys life . I would hate to meet her on a topless deck though
No...no...Kathy...seriously...you do not want to imagine that sight......especially when she bent down over a lounger in your field of vision......:bigeek::bigeek:Ally: I am imagining and laughing . Good way to start the day for sure.
Laughing again:biggrinbounce2: the sausage reference did it. !!!One thing I liked about the Costa Allegra and Victoria...they both have high level walkways around the top of the pool deck...made it look alot like a huge frying pan...with various sized sausages frying in oil.....and there were some..erm...shall we say...sights that caused a sharp intake of breath...:bigeek:
Some nationalities are obviously nowhere near as shy as others when it comes to frying themselves in oil (sunbathing)......
I think they do this to accommodate European passengers. In Spain and France do not require women to wear bathing suit tops on the beach. If they take a cruise they may not have a top to put on. This gives them an area where they can still get a sun tan. It is only one area of the ship so if somebody doesn't like it all they have to do is stay out of that area. They still have the whole rest of the ship to rome around without getting offended.