Naked sunbathing and other naughty things you should never, ever do on a ship’s balcony

That balcony on a cruise ship looks so enticing, but it’s not free. Why would you fork over the money?

For one, you can feel fresh air against your face anytime of the day or night. And you can avoid the crowds and zone out looking at the sea. You can even sunbathe in the nude.

Or maybe not that last one, which made the “Don’t Do It” list in a recent CruiseCritic.com article “10 Things Not to Do on a Cruise Ship Balcony.”

People whose cabins are above yours or to either side of you can often see, smell and hear what you’re up to, even though you’re unaware of them.