Post # 1
Any of you ladies been on a cruise and are plus size? I’m nervous about the entire experience.. Are people going to stare, am I going to be too big? Am I going to have fun!? Someone weigh in(haha) so I can maybe feel at ease?!
Post # 3
no one is going to even notice! Truuuuust me!
Post # 4
Don’t worry about it. Have fun! There will be people there bigger. I’m a size 20 and I’ve been on lots of cruises. My freinds and I all dress up in formal evening gowns for the fancy nights and have a wonderful time. People are staring because we are having so much fun!
Post # 5
@Cheeks923: You will look beautiful. Find some clothing and make up that makes you feel pretty. Please enjoy yourself.
Post # 6
You won’t feel out of place at all! I’m a size 14 and have been on several cruises. There will be people much skinnier… much heavier… much older… much younger… etc and no one will notice at all. Just try not to psych yourself out!! Cruises are an absolute blast 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Cruise ship patrons come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. they are the same people you walk past in Target. No one will bat an eyelash. And if they do, then it’s their problem, not yours. Go have fun. Rum punch is the breakfast drink of champions….. not that I have any experience of anything. LOL
Post # 8
I’m plus size and we cruised for our Honeymoon just a few months ago. I assure you, it’ll be fine. Everyone will be having such a great time that no-one will care what anyone else looks like. I’m a bit too self conscious to walk around rocking a bathing suit but there were tons of beautiful plus size ladies showing off their goods and I don’t think anyone even batted an eye.
Post # 9
I don’t see why being plus sized would have anything to do with going on a cruise. You are who you are and eff anyone who doesn’t like it.
Post # 10
Thanks Ladies! I feel a bit better about it..
@CallmeC – without getting into details I’ve had some pretty harsh judgement for my weight. and I was just tryin to see how peoples reactions to bigger people were on a boat..and how the space and stuff is. I dont wanna feel like the giant elephant in the room who cant do anythin. thats all 🙂
Post # 11
@Cheeks923: I agree with@CaitMarae you will see so many different types of people on a cruise, which is the fun and exciting part. But as long as you are comfortable with yourself (or even if you fake it til you make it), it’s really just important that you have fun and you won’t even think about twice about it.
Post # 12
I don’t know what size/weight you are, but my last cruise I weighed something like 300+ pounds and was a size 24 easily. If people were pointing fingers or making fun of me or scared I was going to crush them, I sure didn’t notice!
And here’s one from the year before. 🙂 I love cruising!
Post # 13
I wouldn’t worry about it, 2 people I know just got back from a cruise and both of them are plus size. They had an awesome time. No one is going to notice….
Post # 14
Fiance and I are both BBW (size 26) and we have never had an issue on any of our seven combined cruises–in fact we just booked a back-to-back for June. We don’t tend to do the bathing suit thing because we are not beach/pool people, but we do dress up in big ball gowns for formal night.
Just a word of advice–a lot of the ships have booth tables in the dining rooms and they are very tight in terms of space. You might want to check in with the maitre d’ to check on your dining assignments to make sure you are comfortable, because they are your seats for the whole cruise.
Post # 15
Have fun dont worry what everyone else thinks you paid your gosh darn money for it is what I think. We just went on a Disney cruise last year and I loved it. Even did a little booze cruise excursion at one of our stops. The Booze cruise included snorkling and a stop at a private island where I went out in just a bathing suit and a sarong.I was a size 24 at the time too.
I was one happy camper then too. My now husband pop the question just 2 days before at Disney World July4th after the fire works. So maybe that clouds any negative feelings or thoughts I had lol. But enjoy yourself there will be lots of other large people on the ship trust me and most of them were with us lol
Post # 16
@Carnival Bride Big Ball Gowns? Are you required to dress up in extreme formal wear, or is that what you choose? I’ll have a bridesmaid dress that I could take just to be sure.. Im so excited to go on one, and my fiance loves me.. It’s just scary.. Thanks for the table tip. Do they have tables with chairs at all?
Thanks ladies for showing me all your pics, they look awesome!! Can’t wait to go and show some!! haha It wont be til December, b/c we’re avoiding hurricane season but Alas it shall be fun!