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PORTS OF CALL

  • 03

    Saturday

    FEBRUARY

    HALF MOON CAY

    Arrive 9:30 AM, Depart 5:30 PM

  • 05

    Monday

    FEBRUARY

    AMBER COVE

    Arrive 8:00 AM, Depart 4:00 PM

  • 07

    Wednesday

    FEBRUARY

    CURACAO

    Arrive 11:00 AM, Depart 11:00 PM

  • 08

    Thursday

    FEBRUARY

    BONAIRE

    Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 6:00 PM

  • 09

    Friday

    FEBRUARY

    ARUBA

    Arrive 8:00 AM, Depart 4:00 PM

The Basics

ID Requirements

It is the responsibility of each guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary.

A valid, non-expired passport is required for all passengers. U.S. alien residents need a valid Alien Resident Card in addition to a passport. Any guest without proper documentation (*copies will NOT be accepted) will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Bare Necessities assumes no responsibility for advising passengers of documentation requirements. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the nearest representative embassy or consulate office regarding required travel documentation.

Please note: Citizens who are NOT U.S Residents (ARC – “Green Card” holders) must enter information into the following secure website at least 72 hours before arrival into the United States: http:www.cbp.gov/esta.

Boarding Pass (aka Fun Pass)

Approximately one month prior to departure, Bare Necessities will email your unique booking number with instructions that will allow you access to Carnival’s website to complete your online check-in.

You will need to print your boarding pass (aka Fun Pass) and luggage tags.

If you do not have Internet access, your booking number will be mailed to you, and you can complete check-in upon arrival at the cruise terminal.

Shore Excursions

Information on Bare shore excursions will be emailed to you approximately one month prior to the cruise, along with your booking number. You can view and purchase all excursions (textile and bare) after completing online check-in. Shore excursions will also be available for purchase onboard the ship.

Please note: Shore excursions that are clothing optional may not be indicated as such on Carnival’s website. However, Bare Necessities will provide details regarding which excursions are designated as clothing optional. Not all excursions will be clothing optional, so please read through all information provided carefully. The “Fun Ashore” booklet found in your cabin will indicate which excursions are clothing optional. If the excursion is not listed as clothing optional, bathing suits and/or clothing are required.

Sail & Sign

Sail & Sign is Carnival’s cashless onboard credit program, which allows guests to charge onboard purchases directly to a personal account during the cruise. This card also acts as your room key.

Personalized Sail & Sign cards will be provided to all guests and are valid for use immediately upon boarding the ship. The Sail & Sign cards will be waiting for you outside of your cabin. While onboard, cash and credit will NOT be accepted forms of payment. This card must be utilized for all transactions on board the ship and on Half Moon Cay.

You will be asked to provide your credit card information when completing your online check-in. If needed, you can update your information during check-in at the terminal and anytime on board the ship at Guest Relations. On the morning of debarkation, a statement detailing all purchases made will be delivered to each stateroom and charged to the credit card on file.

Port Taxs & Pre-paid Gratuities

Port taxes and gratuities are charged in advance. On this voyage, port taxes are estimated at $142.00 per person. Gratuities are estimated at $139.50 per person if reserved in a Suite and $129.50 per person for all other staterooms. This is required of all passengers and is non-negotiable. This will automatically be charged to the credit card on file on Dec 1, 2017. Booking numbers will not be issued until this amount is paid.

Fuel Surcharge

At this time, based on the current fuel market, Carnival Cruise Lines does not anticipate a fuel surcharge to be imposed. However, should the cost of fuel dramatically increase before the cruise date, it is possible a fuel surcharge could be necessary. In this case, a fuel surcharge will be added to your onboard account. The amount will not exceed $10.00 per person per day.

Embarkation

The ship is located within the Port of Miami at Terminal D – 1435 North Cruise Boulevard, Port of Miami, Miami, FL 33132.

Please be aware, we are embarking and disembarking during weekdays (Friday and Monday). Please take into consideration that there might be additional traffic near or around the port.

Embarkation will begin at approximately 11:30 AM (EST) on Friday, February 2nd, 2018. The gangway will close at 3:00 PM (EST) and the ship will sail at 4:00 PM (EST).

All Passengers are required to attend the Mandatory Safety Briefing. The briefing is usually scheduled around 3:30 pm (EST). Please check your television onboard for details and listen for announcements. When the signal sounds, please move to your assigned muster station which will be printed on your Sign & Sail card.

Faster to the Fun! Now guests can maximize their vacation fun with Carnival’s Faster to the Fun (FTTF) package. This program is available for purchase when you receive your booking number 30 days prior to sailing and can be found under Shore Excursions on Carnival’s website.

Travel Logistics

Driving Directions

Directions via the Port Miami Tunnel From the North

  • Take I-95 South to eastbound I-395 (Miami Beach) ramp
  • Continue on I-395 East/MacArthur Causeway. The Port Miami Tunnel
  • entrance is on your left
  • Follow signage to Cruise Terminals D/E
  • From the South
  • Take I-95 North to eastbound I-395 (Miami Beach) ramp
  • Continue on I-395 East/MacArthur Causeway. The Port Miami Tunnel
  • entrance is on your left
  • Follow signage to Cruise Terminals D/E

Parking Info

$20.00 per night (rates subject to change by the Port Authority)

  • All facilities are patrolled by security
  • Garage Parking / Parking Lot #2 (an open, outdoor lot)
  • No advance reservations required
  • Designated disabled permit parking spaces are available in each garage

For more directions and details on parking visit Carnival.

There are less expensive parking options located outside of the Port. Most of these alternatives have a shuttle service. You can find them by simply searching online.

Flying Recommendations

Passengers can either fly into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, FL. You are responsible for making your own flight reservations. Please consider arriving at least one day prior to the cruise to avoid any unforeseen flight delays. If you do decide to arrive the day of embarkation, please schedule your flight to arrive no later than 12 noon.

The Carnival Victory will begin disembarkation at 8:00AM (EST) in Miami on Monday, February 12th, 2018. Disembarkation involves going through customs and making sure all passengers disembark the ship safely. Please book your return flight to depart after 12 noon to avoid any delays that may occur during disembarkation procedures. Please be aware, Ft. Lauderdale is a 45-minute drive from the port to the airport. Anticipate traffic on a Monday morning.

Transportation

If flying in the day of the cruise, Carnival Cruise Line offers transportation between Miami International and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport to the ship. Transfer service will be provided between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. A Carnival Rep will be waiting for you in the baggage area. You may purchase these transfers once you have received your booking number. Estimated cost $16.50 per person from Miami Airport and $31.00 per person from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Prices are one-way.

Miami International Airport is 8 miles from the port and travel time is approx. 25 min.

Ft. Lauderdale International Airport is 26 miles from the port and travel time is approx. 45 min.

Hotel Accommodations

If you plan to arrive a day prior to embarkation, you can book a hotel using Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, or Trip Advisor. There are a wide range of hotels available if you plan to stay longer. Some hotels offer complimentary shuttle service (airport, port, etc). Make sure to ask before booking. You can also call the hotel directly for reservations.

The Daddy O hotel is offering a special for all Bare Necessities cruisers!

Stay at Daddy O for two nights for just $199 a night plus 13% tax and a $15 per night hotel service fee! Service fee includes high speed Internet, breakfast, beach towels, free international phone calls, temporary membership to the nearby LA Fitness, etc. Please be aware, you cannot go bare at the Daddy O hotel. Bare Necessities Roaming Ambassador, Harry Hanbury, will be arranging transportation to Haulover Beach (nearby nude beach) for an additional fee. Harry will also be hosting a nightly cocktail party at the hotel.

To book, visit www.daddyohotel.com and use the special code 180131BARE to secure a room. There is a two-night minimum- check in: Jan 31 / check out: Feb 2. Parking is available during your hotel stay at $18 a day. Bus transportation to the ship on February 2nd will be arranged for an additional charge estimated around $10 per person. Transfer price is an estimate. More details can also be found on the Bare Harbor forum. listed under Harry’s Post titled: Daddy O Hotel, Haulover, Flanigan’s Parties!

We have also been given a special price of $149 per night, plus tax and fee, for the week before and after our cruise. To book at that special group price, call the hotel directly at 305-868-4141.

Special Rates (Nudist Resort Offers)

Below are links to Florida nudist resorts offering special pricing for our Bare cruisers planning pre- and post- stays at their property, along with special pre-cruise events and bus transportation to and from the ship terminal in Miami.

Please contact the resorts directly for more details and availability. Reservations are to be made directly with resort.

Protect Your Investment: Travel Insurance

This cruise is Non-Refundable. Cancellation deadline was Dec 1, 2016. Please protect your vacation investment with the purchase of trip insurance. Remember, this can also include any medical expenses incurred while onboard, baggage delay, etc. For more information call TripAssure at 800-423-3632 or visit https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=OMNT0904TX. Our agency ID is OMNT0904TX.

Only enter the per person cabin rate when asking for a quote. If you are submitting the request as a couple, the quote given is for both of you – it’s not a per person price. TripAssure can only offer insurance to US residents. Please check with your local agent if you reside outside of the US.

If you are cancelling or transferring your cabin, you are required to send it writing. Please send an email to cancellations@bare-necessities.com. Please be aware, there is a $100 per person transfer fee. The person selling the cabin will be charged at time the cabin is transferred.

Bare Tips

  • Fun Times: To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the activities while onboard, please make sure to read your Fun Times pamphlet each morning. This pamphlet will provide you with up-to-date information on all the activities and nightly entertainment. Make sure to tune in to the daily show with our Cruise Director. This segment is shown throughout the day on Channel 13.
  • Traveling Solo: If you are traveling solo, please check your Fun Times pamphlet for our “Your Time” meet and greet. This is a great way to get to know other single passengers and perhaps even find a roommate for next year’s cruise! We will also have a single’s table at both dining times to provide you with more opportunities to meet your fellow passengers. We also offer “Your Time” gatherings for other organizations and groups, such as LGBT. Please check your Fun Times pamphlet for times and locations.
  • Carnival Hub: The Carnival Hub is a new app created for Carnival passengers. It’s a great resource for information about the cruise and daily events. You can also communicate with fellow passengers onboard with the chat feature. The Carnival Hub is available for a nominal fee during the entire voyage. You will be assigned a Chat ID – use this to invite others to join your group chat. *Do not confuse the Chat ID with your Folio #.
  • Bare Necessities Forum: We invite our passengers to join our Exclusive Message Board, created to allow our guests to share information and communicate with fellow bare cruisers prior to sailing. To join, visit http://www.bareharbor.com/. This is available only to past passengers and passengers confirmed on our Big Nude Boat 2018. Please make sure to use the email address we have on file when creating your account.

 

Decorum

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 onboard our cruises:

  • Passengers may be nude onboard unless announcements are made that clothing is required.
  • When the ship is 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 vessel including balconies until the ship leaves port and an announcement is made that nudity is again permissible.
  • The self-serve buffet is a clothes free area but clothing is required for all meals taken in the main dining room and all specialty dining rooms on board. Casual attire is fine in all of these venues. 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.
  • Clothing is required when attending the Captain’s reception.
  • If the ship hosts any local folkloric shows on board, clothing is required. Casual clothing such as shorts and t-shirts or pareos/sarongs are always acceptable.
  • Lingerie and fetish-wear are not appropriate at any time, and bathrobes are not permitted in the dining venues, casino or show lounge.
  • Please sit on a towel at all times while nude, in a g-string, thong, or any time you are bare-bottomed. A fresh beach towel will be provided in your stateroom each day for that purpose. Stacks of smaller towels will be placed throughout the ship outside of common areas in case you arrive without one.
  • No photographs, videos or electronic images of any person may be taken without the express consent of that individual. “NO PHOTO ZONES” around the pools or in dance venues must be followed to avoid confiscation photo capturing devices.
  • Fondling or inappropriate touching of personal body parts or those of someone else, overt sexual activity or any solicitation for sexual acts is strictly prohibited.
  • Displaying yourself nude in front of other ships in port or or while port authorities are onboard 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, sexual solicitation or overt sexual acts, not obeying all safety rules and for not complying with the laws of the country we are visiting.

There are no refunds for dismissal and transportation is NOT provided from the port of dismissal.

Carnival Policies

Beverages Allowed Onboard

Guests may bring up to a twelve-pack of non-alcoholic beverages onboard in their carry-on luggage. Cans or cartons only – no bottles.

Passengers are also allowed to bring one bottle of wine or champagne (750 ml) per person in their carry-on luggage.

All hard liquor and beer (sealed, unopened bottles and cans) or excessive quantities of non-alcoholic beverages will be confiscated and stored until the end of the voyage. Any bottles ofwine or champagne over the one-per-person allotment will be confiscated and stored as well.

Drink packages are available for purchase onboard and online. Please be aware, “The Cheers! Beverage Program” is not available for purchase on charters. This is a Carnival decision – for more information visit this page.

The following links provide details on what packages are available.

NOTE – Items and packages cannot be purchased until you have your booking number. “Cruise the Vineyards” (wine package) can only be purchased once onboard.

Purchasing Alcohol Ashore

Alcoholic beverages of any kind purchased in any port of call will be retained at the gangway, stored on board and held by Carnival until the end of the voyage.

Coolers

Small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12”H x 12” L x 12” W for the purpose of housing small quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and/or medications are permitted as carry-on luggage. Please note, each Stateroom is furnished with a refrigerator.

Smoking Policy

This is a Smoke-Free Cruise with the exception of the designated outdoor areas. Designated smoking areas can be found on the exterior open deck areas on Deck 3 and 10 (Starboard side only). Smoking will only be permitted on these outside decks. Smoking is NOT allowed in any of the staterooms and suites including outside balconies. This policy includes all forms of smoking, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes), tobacco pipes and personal vaporizers.

NOTE – Guests who smoke in their staterooms or on their balconies will be assessed a $250 cleaning and refreshing fee on their Sail & Sign account. Information on this fee is included in Carnival’s cruise ticket contract.

Special Needs

Carnival welcomes guests with special needs and will assist such passengers throughout the cruise. To receive appropriate assistance, be sure to notify Carnival’s Special Needs Department in writing at: specialneeds@carnival.com or call 1-800-438-6744 ext. 70025
Please be sure to inform Carnival of any special medical or physical needs you have, as well as any other relevant information once you receive your booking number. This includes those with wheelchairs, scooters, in need of embarkation/debarkation assistance, refrigerated medication, oxygen, CPAP, dietary needs or pregnancy. This will help Carnival provide you with the best vacation experience possible.

Shore-To-Ship Telephone Service

If an emergency arises back home, friends and family may call guests on board via Sea Mobile Shore-to-Ship telephone service. The rate is $9.50 per minute from the US; additional long distance charges may apply from outside the US.
From the US, the number is 1-877-CCLSHIP (1-877-225-7447) and from outside the US, the number is 1-732-335-3284.
The caller must provide the ship’s name and the guest’s name. The charges will be applied to the caller’s credit card: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card, or Diner’s Club.
For our guest’s convenience, the ship’s telecommunications network offers direct dialing via satellite from the staterooms telephone. This is available 24 hours a day regardless of the ship’s location. This service is closed on the final day of the cruise at 4:00AM. The rate is $1.99 USD per minute, and charges are billed to the guest’s onboard Sail & Sign account. Since all communication is via satellite, the charges apply to all calls including calling cards, credit cards, 800 toll-free numbers and collect calls.

Email And Wireless Internet Access

The Carnival Victory provides satellite Internet access and the Carnival Hub App. Carnival has upgraded its communications technology to the latest, state-of-the-art systems and guests now have access to much faster speeds at an affordable price. Check out the different Wi-Fi packages available as well as more details regarding the Carnival Hub App here.

Laundry Service

Coin-operated laundry rooms and valet laundry service is available onboard. For more information visit this page.

Packing List

  • Passport

    Please ensure you have all the proper, necessary documentation.

  • Boarding Pass (aka Fun Pass) or Booking #

    It’ll make check-in a little easier for everyone.

  • Sunscreen

    A bad sunburn can ruin the fun!

  • Sunglasses

    Bring some shades to protect your eyes!

  • Hat

    Bring a sunhat or baseball cap to keep the sun out of your face!

  • A Pareo or Cover-Up

    When you need a break from the sun, make sure you’ve got something to cover up with.

  • Walking or Hiking Shoes

    You’ll want to be comfortable when you’re exploring the beauty of the Carribbean on foot.

  • Water Shoes

    These might come in handy for any excursions!

  • Swimsuit

    You’ll need it for the shore excursions and non-nude beaches!

  • Casual Clothes

    You’ll need to be fully dressed each time we port at a new destination, and while you’re exploring the towns.

  • Camera

    For scenery shots and personal vacation photos. See decorum for more information on our camera policy.

  • Cash and Credit Cards

    Bring home some mementos for friends and family! Don’t forget to inform your bank before you leave.

  • Costumes for theme night

    Check out our Bare Fest events to see what you need to pack to participate in all of the onboard fun!

Bare Fest Events

  • Bare Wear Day

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Friday

    Feb

    02

    Board the ship sporting your favorite resort or Bare Necessities' t-shirt. Big Nude Boat 2018 Cruise T-shirts will be available for sale in the Fun Shops.

  • Super Bowl Bare-gate Party!

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Sunday

    Feb

    04

    Enjoy the largest Bare tailgate Super Bowl party with live entertainment and much more. Cheer on your favorite team while watching the game from one of the many Carnival Victory venues. The halftime show and commercials will be aired. Football squares will be available for purchase in the casino.

  • Captain’s Night

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Monday

    Feb

    05

    Traditional on all sailings, this evening is reserved to honor our captain and the officers onboard the ship. Join us for our Captain’s Toast Celebration and meet the Captain and his Officers (clothing required). Formal dining attire is not required. Most guests prefer to dress up for the evening and dine in style for lobster night!

  • Bare Fest Masquerade Ball - Pirates of the Caribbean

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Tuesday

    Feb

    06

    Join us for our ship-wide activities - including a treasure hunt in search for a treasure chest full of Bare swag. Bare Necessities will host a parade this evening with a costume contest in the Caribbean main lounge followed by our Masquerade Ball on the pool deck!

  • Polynesian Bare-adise

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Saturday

    Feb

    10

    Experience the South Pacific. Learn more about this exotic destination – take local dance lessons, participate in a pareo tying demonstration, join a drum circle, enjoy live entertainment under the stars, and sample local cuisine prepared by our own Chef Allen.

  • Talent Passenger Show

    8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Sunday

    Feb

    11

    A Bare tradition! Passengers will perform their unique talents in this event, everything from singing to magic tricks to telling jokes. Check your “Fun Times” for the time and location of the audition and rehearsal. Passengers are responsible for their own instruments.

Bon Voyage!

If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 1-800-743-0405. We are available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Central Time Zone.

Thank you for choosing Bare Necessities Tour & Travel for your Bare Vacation. We look forward to welcoming you to Bare-adise!

Yours naturally,
The Bare Necessities Tour & Travel Staff