BNB24 Early Booking Discount* coupon codes:

B24 $500 off the total cost of a Balcony (Category 7A, 8A - 8F)

EB24 $1,000 off the total cost of an Extended Balcony (Category 8J & 8K)

OS24 $1,400 off the total cost of an Ocean Suite (Category OS)

*Discount only applies to reservations for the Big Nude Boat 2024. Amount is deducted from the total cost of the cabin and will be calculated over the course of the scheduled payments. Early Booking Discount is a limited time offer and may be withdrawn without notice.

Big Nude Boat 2019 News

January Updates

Looking to book Passion Island ? 
With New Departure times, Carnival created a new link to this clothes free excursion. All Inclusive Passion Island by Power Catamaran is listed below. Please make sure to clear your browsing history and cookies before logging into Carnival’s website. Choose your departure time by viewing your cart.


Our cruise directory, Barry will be on hand during our stay at Passion Island organizing the Bare Necessities Olympic Beach Games. Start putting together your teams! More details will be available onboard. Prizes will be awarded.  


Carnival Booking Numbers
Booking numbers have been e-mailed.  Please don’t forget to complete Online Check-in at and print your boarding pass and luggage tags.  Shore excursions, transfers, reservations to speciality restaurants can be made online prior to sailing.  It will make check-in a breeze!


Not sure what to bring? Check out our checklist!


Passion Island Shore Excursion Added

Good News for the passengers on the Big Nude Boat 2019! We’ve extended our stay in Cozumel for an extra hour!

Carnival and Bare Necessities has secured Passion Island in Cozumel, Mexico, exclusively for our guests to enjoy nude.

It has always been a passenger favorite for a reason. Enjoy a scenic 45-minute catamaran cruise to the Island. While on Passion Island, sip a cold beer or margarita and relax and enjoy the amenities away from the crowds. Swing yourself to sleep in a hammock, browse the souvenir shops, or take advantage of the wide range of water sports. Free kayaks are included and snorkel gear, water bikes and paddle boards are available for a small fee. An authentic Mexican-style buffet, as well as a complimentary open bar, is also included.
What better way to enjoy your final port of call than relaxing with your fellow passengers on a white sand beach overlooking crystal clear water. Not to mention that this excursion is child-free as well as clothes-free!

The first departure time has SOLD OUT

Additional departures are now available:
8:30 am- 2:00 pm
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
9:45 am – 3:15pm

All inclusive Passion Island by Power Catamaran – $69.99 per person – Clothing Optional

NOTE: You MUST be logged into your Carnival Cruise Account before clicking the button below.


This is the last chance for a nude island experience until February 2020! Don’t miss it!!


Discount Deadline Quickly Approaching
The deadline to receive the extra $100 Discount on any cabin on the 30th Anniversary cruise on the Carnival Legend sailing February 23 – March 1, 2020 roundtrip from Tampa, Florida, is January 25th.

Love to do crafting?
On January 25th embarkation day the Crafty Cruisers will have sign-up for crafts in Ocean’s Plaza Deck 5 Aft Noon – 3PM.  A light lunch is served in this location in addition to lunch on the Lido Deck.


Passenger Talent Show

We will, once again, be ending our cruise with a fabulous Passenger Talent Show. We welcome everyone with a special talent to audition. Whether you’re a singer, dancer, magician, acrobat, comedian, etc. all are welcome to audition. If you’d like to be part of this wonderful show, please be sure to bring EVERYTHING you need to perform your act. This includes music (on CD or thumb drive) costumes, instruments, props, etc. The ship’s musicians do not provide musical accompaniment for this show. Because of time restraints, we cannot, unfortunately, include everyone who auditions in the final show. The times for the auditions and rehearsals will be posted in the daily Fun Times which is delivered nightly to your cabins. We’re looking forward to a lot of participation in this year’s show!

December Updates

Booking Numbers Have Been Sent!

As of Dec 18th, booking numbers have been emailed to our guests. Please call us at 1.800.743.0405 or 512.499.0405 if you did not receive our email.

Clothes-free Shore Excursions now available. These excursions will not be identifiable on Carnival’s website. Click here to view these clothes-free excursions..

Booking Numbers

Bare Necessities will be sending booking numbers via email 30-45 days prior to sailing.* Details for online check-in at Carnival’s secure website will be provided with the booking number.

Look for a list of Carnival shore excursions made “bare” for our charter to be emailed soon. We will also post them on our website. All shore excursions will be available for purchase once you’ve completed your online check-in.

Announcing a NEW Bare Fest Event: Neon Night on January 28th! Join us for a glow in the dark deck party where the only attire required is colorful neon lights!

* Bookings numbers are only sent to those guests who have paid in full.

November Updates

The weather has begun to turn cooler and with winter approaching, we are really looking forward to our Big Nude Boat 2019 cruise.


Port taxes and prepaid gratuities were charged Nov 1st. Please contact us at 1-800-743-0405 / 512-499-0405 if you have an outstanding balance. Booking numbers will be sent 30 – 45 days prior to sailing to those who are paid in full.  We hope to have them emailed mid-December so keep an eye out. To ensure you receive our emails, make sure to add us to your contacts. We don’t want you to miss any important emails from Bare Necessities. Shore excursions will be available for purchase shortly after receiving your booking numbers.  These excursions make perfect stocking stuffers!


One of our Bare Fest Events is Not your High School Prom. This may not be your high school prom, however, we would love for you to share your memories from those days. Email your Prom Photos to and we may included them in our Welcome Aboard book.  It may give us some inspiration!



You can refer to our Big Nude Boat 2019 Blogs ( for any information you may have missed. The Forum ( is also a great place to connect with passengers and ask questions.

October Updates


Lake Como Resort in Florida still has some accommodations available at the reduced rate of 50% off exclusively for Big Nude Boat 2019 passengers, before or after the cruise. Roundtrip shuttle service to Port Canaveral is also available. Call 1-813-949-1810 ext. 0 for more information. Resort info:


The month of October is a great time to plan a costume to win prizes during the costumed events onboard the Sunshine. Check out the latest blog for more information.


• The Crafty Cruisers – They are happy to join us aboard the Sunshine and will help you make accessories to accentuate your theme night costumes. Of course, on a nude cruise, those accessories could actually be your costumes. All crafts are compliments of Bare Necessities and sign up begins on embarkation day.

• Photography with Michael Cooney – He’s back and ready to demonstrate how to make your vacation photography the best it can be whether you are using an iPhone or professional camera. With over 30 years of experience including contributions as the Naturist Society’s staff photographer, Michael is here to help give your photos the wow-factor.

• Meditation with Donna – Discover the practice of meditation and reap the health benefits it provides.

• Introduction to HAI (The Human Awareness Institute) – Based in California, this non-profit organization has been spreading their message of love and acceptance for 50 years. We are honored to have them on board again. Feel truly connected to your fellow travelers not only on the ship but on the journey of life.

• Nudism In a Nutshell – Learn how it all began with this popular lecture presented by Sharon McLeod, VP of AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation).

• History of the Islands – This lecture is offered by George K. If you want more information about the culture and history of the islands we’re visiting, this is the lecture for you. With advanced degrees in Psychology and Anthropology, George K. is vastly knowledgeable. Be sure to arrive early as his lectures always draw a crowd.

• The Naked Astronomer – What stars will we see in the night sky during our voyage? Join Robert V. for his informative lectures to find out. He also offers a follow-up stargazing party to use what you’ve learned. The Naked Astronomer is part of an outreach program for the Central Florida Astronomical Society.

• Soothe Your Soles – One of our favorite longtime workshop hosts and a passenger favorite as well, Mari is a certified massage therapist who loves to share her passion for massage with others. Mari’s talk and foot massage demonstration offers a way for couples to relax, recharge, and reconnect from the soles up.

• What is Tantra? How Can it Make Life Even Better? – If you’ve ever wanted to know what Tantra is, join us for this enlightening lecture with Dawn Beck and Gerard Gatz – certified Tantra instructors and founders of Tantric Sacred Journeys in Boulder, Colorado.

We are also happy to welcome back Juggling with Mike & Rick and Line Dancing with Marilyn aboard the Sunshine!

The full list of workshops and lectures will be listed in your “Welcome Aboard!” book that will be in your cabin the first evening of the cruise. Always check your daily Carnival Fun Times to confirm the date, time, and location.


The ports of Half Moon Cay and Mahogany Bay are exclusive. We also have a list of a dozen nude excursions in Mahogany Bay including an all-inclusive visit to the Sol y Mar Beach Resort. Carnival confirmed they will offer nude excursions to Pearly Beach in Jamaica and Passion Island in Cozumel.

The full list of nude excursions will be emailed along with your Carnival booking/reservation number in early December. Shore excursions make great Holiday stocking stuffers!

September Updates

It’s almost the end of summer and many of you are getting children ready for back to school or heading back to the classroom yourselves. You may have missed our email about the Guide Book for the Big Nude Boat 2019:

It will help with planning your cruise vacation. It has lots information about the cruise including the Theme Nights we’ve chosen. Next month we’ll have more updates on lectures and workshops and other exciting events we have planned for the cruise. Stay tuned!


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