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The Basics


DAY               DATE               PORT                                            ARRIVE         DEPART

Mon             02/03/25        Miami, FL                                                             4:00 PM

Tue              02/04/25        Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas**    8:00 AM        5:00 PM

Wed             02/05/25        Nude Day at Sea                    

Thu              02/06/25        San Juan, Puerto Rico                 12:30 PM       8:30 PM

Fri                 02/07/25        Philipsburg, St Maarten               8:00 AM        5:00 PM        

Sat               02/08/25        Roseau, Dominica                         8:00 AM        5:00 PM

Sun              02/09/25        Fort-de-France, Martinique         8:00 AM        5:00 PM

Mon              02/10/25        Castries, St. Lucia                         8:00 AM        5:00 PM

Tue                02/11/25        Nude Day at Sea

Wed              02/12/25        Nude Day at Sea                   

Thu               02/13/25        Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas**     8:00 AM        5:00 PM

Fri                 02/14/25        Miami, FL                                        7:00 AM       

* Subject to change.

 ** Confirmed as an exclusive call for Bare Necessities providing there are no unforeseen circumstances or emergency calls by another vessel.

Norwegian Pearl’s Registry: Bahamas and USA


Bare Necessities has a scheduled payment plan which can be found in our terms and conditions online as well as in the confirmation email. The amount due will automatically be charged to the credit card on file. A payment reminder will be sent via email prior to each scheduled due date.

Port taxes are estimated to be $235.25 per person. Prepaid gratuities are $177.43 per person. This amount will automatically be charged on November 15, 2024.

Port taxes and gratuities are required to be paid in advance for all passengers as agreed upon in our terms and conditions. Booking numbers will not be issued until this amount is paid.



valid passport is recommended for all passengers.

Bare Necessities assumes no responsibility for advising passengers of documentation requirements other than a valid passport.

It is the responsibility of each guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available at check-in. Guests can visit Norwegian’s website to determine what other forms of identification will be acceptable.

Non-U.S. citizens should contact the nearest representative embassy or consulate office regarding required documentation.

Any guest without proper documentation (such as photocopies) will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. 

Please note: Citizens who are NOT US Residents (ARC- “Green Card” holders) must enter information into the following secure website at least 72 hours before arrival into the United States:


Approximately 30 days prior to the cruise, Bare Necessities will email your Norwegian booking/reservation number with instructions on how to check-in online. After you’ve completed your check-in, you can view/print your boarding pass and luggage tags.

If you do not have a computer or smartphone, you may check-in at the cruise port, however this will slow down your embarkation process. Consider asking someone to help you check-in.


Shore excursions are not available for purchase until you have your NCL booking/reservation number. These will be emailed approximately 30 days prior to sailing.

Only certain excursions will be clothing-optional (c/o). Clothing-optional excursions may not be listed as “nude” on the NCL website. Bare Necessities will provide additional information about the guaranteed c/o excursions with your booking numbers.

Clothing-optional excursions often sell-out prior to sailing. The cruise line understands our preference for c/o offerings and will continually attempt to increase availability. If the excursion is not designated as C/O or “nude”, bathing suits or clothing will be required.


Port of Miami

Cruise Terminal B

1922-2298 N Cruise Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Downtown Miami, Miami, FL 33132

Embarkation begins between 10:30 AM and 12 noon (ET) on Monday, February 3, 2025. Each guest is required to arrive at their assigned boarding time selected during online check-in.

The cruise terminal closes at 3 PM (ET) and the ship sets sail at 4 PM (ET). Any guests arriving after 3 PM will not be allowed to board.

The ship returns to Miami, FL on Friday, February 14, 2025, with the debarkation process beginning at 8 AM. A debarkation talk is scheduled for the day before.

Get familiar with the ship before you board by checking out the ship’s guide.


Personalized Sail & Sign cards are used to access your cabin and charge any purchases while onboard.

You will provide your credit card information when completing your online check-in and can update your information if needed during check-in at the port.

While onboard, cash will not be accepted. A final itemized statement will be delivered to your stateroom on debarkation day indicating the total amount to be charged to your credit card.

Travel Logistics


Passengers are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Please consider arriving at least one day prior to the cruise to avoid any unforeseen flight delays.

If you decide to arrive the day of embarkation, please schedule your flight to arrive no later than 12 noon on February 3rd. The terminal will close promptly at 3 PM.

When planning your flight home, please book your return flight to depart AFTER 12 noon on Friday, February 14, 2025, to avoid any delays that may occur during disembarkation.

The Miami international airport is only 10 miles from the port and is approximately a 20-minute drive to the ship. The Fort Lauderdale airport is 25 miles from the port and approximately 45-minute drive. Guests can opt for a taxi or ride share such as Uber or Lyft, etc.

Travel times are dependent on traffic conditions.


Norwegian cruise line offers the option to purchase ground transfers from the Miami International airport to the cruise terminal. Transfers can be purchase when completing your online check-in 30 days prior to sailing.

Transfers from the ship to the airport on February 14th (debarkation day) can be purchased once onboard.


Passengers are responsible for making their own overnight accommodations.

We recommend using online travel sites such as TripAdvisor, Trivago, Expedia, Travelocity, etc. to find the hotel that best fits your needs. Below are some suggestions near the Miami airport. These are only suggestions; we encourage guests check the reviews.

Best Western Plus Miami Airport North Hotel & Suites

131 Fairway Drive

Miami Springs, FL, 33166

Phone(786) 515-1880

Wyndham Garden Miami International Airport

4909 NW 36th St, Miami Springs, FL, 33166

Phone(786) 482-2511

Candlewood Suites Miami Intl Airport

5911 NW 36th St, Miami, FL, 33166

Phone(305) 874-7000


Consider extending your vacation at a local AANR (American Association of Nude Recreation) resort in the Florida.

Cypress Cove Nudist Resort (Orlando, FL)
888-683-3140 / (407) 933-5870 /

Make sure to mention you are sailing on the Big Nude Boat. Cypress Cove usually offers roundtrip bus transfers to the cruise port, however we suggest you confirm this with the resort. 

Limited space available, may include free parking.


This cruise is non-refundable. All cancellations for the Big Nude Boat 2025 must be received in writing to deter any future payments from being processed. Email us at


Every year a few unfortunate passengers find themselves in an unavoidable situation forcing them to cancel or disembark early due to an injury or illness. For this reason, we highly encourage travel insurance and recommend that all guests do their own research to find a policy that best fits their needs.

For US and Canadian residents, consider John Hancock at: 

Bare Tips


Stay informed by downloading the Cruise Norwegian app. It’s free to use and provides passengers with helpful cruise info, such as meals times plus when and where events are taking place. The app also includes the option to communicate with fellow passengers onboard (nominal one-time fee for calling/messaging package).

Please note: Bare Necessities events are not included in the app.


A printed daily schedule will be delivered to your cabin the night before. This flyer provides up to date information on that day’s activities and nightly entertainment including Bare Necessities’ events.

Passengers can also learn more about Bare Necessities’ scheduled workshops, classes, and costume events in our Welcome Aboard magazine.


Now that you’ve reserved your cabin, why not join our exclusive message board to share information as well as communicate with fellow bare cruisers.

Register at Please be sure to use the email address linked to your cruise reservation.

This Forum is for Bare Necessities passengers only and is not to be used to promote or solicit services or alternative chat rooms.


To assure that cruise lines continue to support our charters and that we all enjoy a wonderful, stress-free, clothes-free experience, we ask passengers to please observe the following common-sense guidelines of decorum on board our cruises:

  • When the ship is at sea or anchored in a port, passengers can be nude unless announcements have been made to the contrary. When the ship is docked alongside in port, all passengers must be dressed throughout the entire vessel, including balconies, until the ship leaves port and an announcement is made that nudity is again permissible.
  • The ship provides a self-serve buffet on the pool deck, which is a clothes-free area. Clothing is required for all meals taken in the dining rooms. Casual attire is fine in all of these venues. Bathrobes are not permitted in the dining room. When in doubt as to what is appropriate attire, simply confirm that breasts, bottoms and genitalia are fully covered by clothing that is not considered to be fetish-wear or lingerie.
  • Lingerie, fetish-wear, and excessive genital jewelry are not appropriate at any time.
  • Always sit on a towel or some article of clothing when bare bottomed or in a thong or G-string.This is standard nudist etiquette and is to be observed everywhere… your stateroom, on the pool deck, in the buffet area, all venues aboard, and even while on excursions. 
  • No photographs, videos or electronic images of any person may be taken without the express consent of that individual whether guests are clothed or nude.
  • “NO PHOTO ZONES” means no photos! These areas are located around the pool and in dance venues. We will confiscate any photo capturing device if you are found taking them.

  • Fondling or inappropriate touching of personal body parts or those of someone else, overt sexual activity or any form of solicitation for sexual acts is strictly prohibited.
  • Displaying yourself nude in front of other ships in port (including on your balcony) or while port authorities are on board the vessel for clearance is strictly prohibited.
  • Dangerous or rude behavior will not be tolerated at any time.
  • Passengers must comply with US Federal law regarding the possession or use of illegal substances.

Bare Necessities also complies with the cruise line’s regulations, including the right to dismiss persons from the cruise for abusing alcohol and/or drugs, not obeying all safety rules including our decorum and attire, as well as not complying with the laws of the country we are visiting.


* Failure to comply with any of the decorum and etiquette described in this section will be grounds for dismissal from the cruise. There are no refunds for dismissal and transportation is not provided from the port of dismissal.

Norwegian Policies


As a common courtesy to fellow passengers, please do not reserve deck chairs by placing towels or personal belongings on these chairs.

Norwegian Cruise Lines and Bare Necessities will be enforcing this policy and items will be removed if the chair has been unoccupied for more than forty minutes.

Items will be placed in a bag and left in a designated area on the pool deck. Norwegian cruise lines and Bare Necessities are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.


Within the Mandara Spa, passengers who have purchased a Thermal Suite pass can take advantage of the private saunas, steam rooms, vitality pools and more. These areas will be co-ed during our charter. An 11-day pass is $259.00 if purchased prior to the cruise. The daily price onboard is $69.00 (based on availability). Passengers can purchase the Thermal Suite pass 30 days prior to sailing.


The cruise line allows guests to bring sealed bottles of wine or champagne only on embarkation day- Feb 3rd.

These bottles MUST be in your carry-on or hand-carried into the cruise terminal. Bottles will be checked prior to embarkation and a corkage fee will be applied at that time of $15.00 USD for a 750 ml Bottle or $30.00 USD for a 1,500 ml Magnum bottle. Box wines are not allowed on board. Any other beverages other will be confiscated and disposed of.

Drink packages are available for purchase through Norwegian approximately 30 days prior to sailing. Details on these packages can be found online at


Alcoholic beverages of any kind purchased in any port of call will be retained at the gangway, stored onboard and held by the cruise line until the end of the voyage. The same applies to alcohol purchased in the cruise line gift shop.


Our charter is smoke-free within the interior of the ship.  The designated smoking areas for cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and vapor smoking devices are forward port side on deck 13. Smoking is NOT allowed in staterooms/suites or outside on balconies.

Cigar smoking is the only form of smoking permitted in the Corona Cigar Club.


For those requiring an ambulatory accessible stateroom, please call Bare Necessities at 1 800 743 0405 / 512 499 0405.

We will provide details on contacting Norwegian cruise lines to notify them of any special needs including dietary restrictions with your booking numbers. Special needs including use of wheelchair, scooter, oxygen, CPAP, or pregnancy.

Embarkation/debarkation wheelchair assistance is available at the port.


In an emergency, friends and family may contact the ship (fees apply). When calling from the United States: Dial 1.888.627.4477 and from outside the United States: Dial 1.732.335.3280.

Caller will need to select the ship and provide their credit card information. Make sure they have your cabin number as well.


Wifi Internet Packages are available for purchase 30 days prior to sailing.The Norwegian Pearl only offers laundry service onboard for an additional fee; there are no self-service launderettes.

Packing List


Think casual clothing for those times you need to dress; shorts and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable dining room attire.

Leave the Lingerie or fetish wear at home- this is not an acceptable form of clothing.

When going ashore, loose-fitting natural fabrics are recommended. Bring comfortable shoes including “closed toe” shoes for the gym and certain behind the scenes tours.

Remember to pack a swimsuit; not all excursions are clothing optional.

No need to pack a beach towel- fresh ones will be in your stateroom to take when going ashore. Towels will also be placed throughout the ship so passengers can easily follow our rule on nudist etiquette by always placing a towel down before sitting.

Other important items to pack: sunscreen, brimmed hats, sunglasses, reef-walking/beach shoes, bug repellent, any prescription medicine authorized by your physician and your passport.

If you choose to pack a bathrobe, please be aware these are only appropriate when visiting the spa or lounging outside on a chilly evening.

Bare Fest Costume Parties & Events

(Details coming soon…)

Have a nice trip!

We hope this will assist you in planning your vacation. If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 1 800 743 0405 / 512 499 0405. We are available Monday – Friday | 9am – 5pm Central Time Zone.

Thank you for choosing Bare Necessities Tour & Travel. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Yours naturally,

The Staff of Bare Necessities Tour & Travel


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