About three months ago I was approached to go on a fully paid cruise in exchange for creating blogging content. Great - I love to cruise I am in! The only caveat was that the cruise was departing out of Auckland and it was a Nude Cruise.
Now to be clear, I am not a nudist - never have been and don’t really know anyone in my circles that is. Although the offer of a fully paid cruise was tempting and it was for me to go solo, so also meant an all expenses paid trip away from the kids, I really had to consider if I could even do this.
I really had to think long and hard about this offer and so set about to do some research about what the experience would be like. In 2018 I have decided to have a year of saying Yes to new experiences so I know for many of my readers who know me they will be shocked to read the five reasons that convinced me to actually say yes to take the Nude Cruise.
1. No Long Packing List
Packing would not be strenuous. Toiletries was probably all that was needed. No need to pack a million changes of clothes to cater for formal night, cocktail night, theme nights etc. Once onboard not much would be required except a heap of sunscreen.
2. I Didn’t Need to Buy New Swimwear
As a woman I hate shopping for swimwear, it is the one thing that pains me before taking a sun holiday. Bikini, tankini, one piece - block colour, patterns or stripes there are so many options to consider it is such a dilemma. At least with a nude cruise there would not be any swimwear even required.
3. I Could Get a Great Tan
I love a good tan as much as anyone, but pesky swimwear covering body parts make for terrible tan lines. A Nude Cruise, without the family, would allow me hours of selfish sunbathing time and I would not need to worry about dreaded tan lines. Think of how great my tan would be upon my return.
4. No One Knew Me
The cruise was leaving out of Auckland, I don’t know many people in New Zealand and the chances of bumping into someone I knew were relatively slim. What would be the chances of someone recognising me? If I was ever going to consider taking up nudity on a regular basis here would be a great place to sample it.
AND THE FINAL REASON................
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Itchy Feet Family
Penny, an avid Trip Advisor Reviewer, is the author of ITCHY FEET FAMILY. A family of 4 living in Adelaide, Australia, and taking every opportunity to travel and explore the world.