A Report from Maureen — a First-Time Bare Cruiser
What must be remembered is that this is a nude cruise thus all ports of call and private islands were tailored to nude activities. Islands, where normal textile cruise ships stop, are suddenly turned into nude islands for this ship. The only restriction is being dressed on the tender boats and being dressed upon arrival in the actual ports. Many excursions were nude for this cruise including sunset cruises, zip lining, and snorkeling.
Here are how the days went by:
Day 2: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas This is a private island in the Bahamas where many cruises stop. Our ship was the only one that day and it was open for nudity for the day. The beach was pristine. There were plenty of lounge chairs and a buffet lunch was served near the beach.
Day 3: A Fun Day At Sea This was Super Bowl Sunday. There were bare-gate parties all over the ship. This is definitely the way to celebrate the super bowl.
Day 4: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic Here we had scheduled a shore excursion. It was a 45-minute drive on a back, bumpy, dirt road to a beautiful secluded beach. We went zip-lining for our first time and probably our last time. It was frightening. Once we relaxed, it was exciting. Afterward, we had a typical Dominican lunch and then went to the beach. That day, this beach was just for our ship’s nudists.
Day 5: Fun Day At Sea The theme this day was Pirates of the Caribbean. There was a Bare-fest masquerade ball in the evening. My husband and I did not participate but it was amazing to see the costumes people wore.
Day 6: Curacao This stop was from 11 AM to 10:30 PM. We had scheduled a shore excursion which was a Nude sunset cruise. We did not have to leave on this until 400 PM. Since we had never been to this island we decided to walk around for a few hours. The sunset was beautiful and after leaving the harbor at a certain point we were able to undress. There were unlimited beverages and some snacks on this trip.
Day 7: Bonaire The shore excursion we booked for this island was a nude snorkel trip on a catamaran. Once we were about 45 minutes from the port, the Captain allowed us to become naked. If you have never done it, snorkeling nude is fabulous. Bonaire was the best for snorkeling.
Day 8: Aruba We had no shore excursions planned because we have been to this island once before. However, we had two sets of friends staying in the Palm Beach area next to each other in different hotels. We visited both. This day was also our friend Beth’s birthday. We celebrated with her and her husband later on our balcony with a bottle of champagne and saw another beautiful sunset as we sailed away. We had dinner together and watched a few shows.
Day 9 and 10: Days at Sea
Day 11: The ship arrived back in Miami.
Before the end of the cruise we “re-upped” for next year’s cruise, on the newly refurbished Carnival Sunshine. Now, we have another year to look forward to another cruise in bare-adise!