5 Nude Cruises Where You Can Bare it All

By K.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. Dermody is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland and has had hundreds of travel articles published online and in print, including Yahoo! Travel, Trips To Discover, Hotels.com, Travelocity, and many more. She also creates itineraries for major tour companies focused on Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the US.Meet Our Team | Updated on May 9, 2024 | Posted In: Cruises


Enjoying the freedom of nudity outside the confines of your home is becoming a popular lifestyle choice. While you probably can’t walk out your door sans clothing, it’s become more accepted now than it has ever been before.

To cater to that, there are also an increasing number of clothing-optional destinations and activities available. There’s just something about baring it all, being completely comfortable in your own skin. So, it’s no wonder that we not only have nude beaches and nude resorts, but we can go on nude cruises. 

If you’ve ever had the desire to take your nudist lifestyle on vacation, a nude cruise is a great option to consider. You’ll have the chance to meet a literal boatload of like-minded people while experiencing the lifestyle on the open seas surrounded by spectacular scenery. Plus, you’ll get to visit multiple destinations all in one trip.

Types of Nude Cruises

There are two different types of nude cruises, and they are very different. Choosing the wrong type of nude cruise could ruin your experience, so it is very important to figure out which experience you’re going for. The two types of nude cruises are as follows:

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Nudist/Naturist Cruises

Nudists, sometimes called naturists, embrace their nude bodies because they believe there are benefits in doing so. Basically, the idea is that it creates a connection between the mind, body, and the nature of the world. Naturist cruises are non-sexual, and you can walk around nearly anywhere on the ship, fully nude. 

Lifestyle/Swinger Cruises

Lifestyle cruises, also known as swinger cruises, are usually for couples only. Clothing is optional on a lifestyle cruise, and there are typically designated playrooms where nudity is encouraged. This is the type of cruise you go on if you want to hook up and fulfill some of your wildest fantasies. 

Best Naturist Nude Cruise

There is only one cruise line that caters to naturists. It is one of the most popular nude cruise lines out there, so odds are you’ve at least heard the name.

Bare Necessities

This cruise company has been around for over 30 years, making it one of the first cruise lines to openly accept what they call “social nudity.” Clothing is optional on this cruise line, Bare Necessities is so good at making passengers feel comfortable reconnecting with the natural world that you’re unlikely to have any problem shedding that weight. 

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Bare Necessities uses boats from popular cruise lines like Paul Gaugins, Holland America, and Carnival Cruises for its nude cruises. So you know you’ll be getting a classic cruise experience while also being able to embrace your natural lifestyle.

The line has three different nude cruises to choose from, with two being on a smaller, more intimate ship. The Big Nude Boat, which houses over 3,000 people, sails throughout the Caribbean. The other two are located in the Mediterranean. The cruises will take you to some of the best nude beaches, and you can be fully nude everywhere on the ship other than the dining room.

Best Lifestyle Nude Cruises

Lifestyle cruises are more of a party-style cruise, and you can most certainly tell from the itineraries they set for your voyage. These are all adults-only, and some are even made just for couples. 

Bliss Cruises

Bliss Cruises is a couples-only cruise line that covers the entire Caribbean, from Mexico to Haiti to Jamaica. There are some restrictions as to where you can be nude, but it’s mostly for safety reasons. The open decks, the saunas, and the playrooms allow total nudity.

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There are two cruises yearly, one in the spring and one in the fall. Each cruise has theme nights seven days a week, so whatever your fantasy is, there is sure to be something to bring it to life. You might experience anything from Renaissance nights to freaky fetish nights during your cruise.

Desire Cruises

Desire Cruises is the cruise line to go with if you’re looking for a luxury lifestyle nude cruise. The rooms, dining areas, common rooms, and decks make it feel like you’re staying in a resort rather than on a ship. Desire also offers one of the longest cruises with a minimum of seven nights.

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Desire Cruises is a couples-only retreat that will fill your time with loads of activities. You’ll never get bored on this ship. You can enjoy couples’ workshops, themed nights, pool parties, spa days, and more. Plus, some rather remarkable destinations are visited like the Greek Islands, French Riviera, Rio De Janeiro, and Turkey.

Temptation Cruises

Temptation Cruises is a party cruise where the sexy factor is taken to the next level. The number one feature is the Red Room where you can experiment in ways you wouldn’t get the chance to anywhere else. Themed parties and workshops are hosted too, allowing you to explore your sexuality and perhaps learn a few new things.

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This cruise only happens once a year, traveling from Miami to the Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico. There are topless-optional areas by the pool and clothing-optional areas made for couples. Everything that goes into this cruise ensures that you’ll have the best possible time, from the professional playmakers to the adults-only entertainment. 

Gay Sail

This clothing-optional cruise is geared towards gay men and has one of the widest selections of cruise options, including 45 sailing cruises and 15 private cruises. It’s also one of the more intimate cruise lines, with each boat being a small yacht or catamaran with the ability to house a maximum of around 15 men. You can choose from sails worldwide, such as Croatia, Greece, Saint Martin, Tahiti, Thailand, the Bahamas, and more.

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You’ll also get to choose how inclusive you want your experience, whether it’s just your stay and a skipper or all food, drinks, and associated fees. All Gay Sail cruises are customizable. You can choose how long, how private, and any of the activities you’d like to do on your vacation. 


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