Our readers reckon it's on par with, if not much worse than, topless sunbathing. And, yes, you can bring your dogs, too. Please enter your comment! Follow laweekly. On boarding, dress to impress, so that the welcoming host will notice you. Now Viewing: While Americans gaily dispense greenbacks to anyone who so much as opens a door, the British are far more squeamish. No thanks. At one point, topless sunbathing was fairly common on cruise ships, and not just those in Europe. Email me when prices drop. Make sure you find out the ship policy when you book. Sunbathe topless behind the funnel and be polite to your room steward! Recent Posts. Have fun and enjoy life. Some ships do have designated areas just for topless sunbathing, usually on the top deck - on Carnival ships, it used to be the area around the funnel. If you have a balcony with a glass railing then the reflection gives you a perfect view of the adjacent balconies whether you want to see them or not. Have fun and enjoy life.