Tired of all those dressy evenings on cruise ships? How about a cruise where you don’t have to get dressed at all?
It’s called nude cruising, and it’s alive and well, with clothing-optional tour organizers such as Bare Necessities and Castaways Travel offering quite a few cruise departures for 2008 (as in the past, the firms have chartered mainstream cruise ships to offer the trips).
Why bring this up? Because several of you, dear readers, want to know. I’ve gotten several emails not just about clothing-optional cruises, which still are relatively few and far between, but the general state of topless decks on the ships run by mainstream cruise lines. Readers Terry and Jodi Deer of Stillwater, Okla., for instance, want to know if any line has taken the place of Carnival, which touted topless decks on its ships for years but has phased them out in favor of mini-golf courses and other recreation.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to do that and risk being mistaken for a marine mammal.