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Bare Necessities Tour & Travel

  • Friends on a Beach
    70% of our passengers are repeat customers guaranteeing you'll vacation with someone you know.
  • snorkeling
    Imagine the crystal clear waters of the tropics.
  • Beach Pals
    Meet old friends and make new ones!
  • Lounging at the Beach
    Relax and enjoy.
  • Star Clippers
    Board the most luxurious clipper ships to ever sail the seven seas.
  • European Luxury Sailing
    Live the adventure!
  • m/s Paul Gauguin in French Polynesia
    Bare Necessities' ports of call are some of the most exotic locations on Earth.
  • Nude Snorkeling
    Skinny dip the coral reefs of the Caribbean.
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    Enjoy a nude island in The Bahamas reserved just for us!


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Bare Necessities Tour and Travel is your destination for Clothing-Optional and Nude Cruises

Bare Necessities is the only true nudist cruise company in the world. With the exception of the main and specialty dining rooms, the entire ship is clothing-optional. You may step out of your cabin wearing nothing but a smile and be welcome throughout the ship. 

Since 1990 Bare Necessities Tour and Travel has been producing the finest clothing-optional vacations and nude cruises in the world. With charters on cruise ships both big and small, Bare Necessities specializes in making your dream vacation a reality...naturally.

Our mission is to provide relaxing, entertaining, and health-conscious vacation opportunities that offer non-threatening, natural environments where the appreciation, wonder, and compatibility of nature and the unadorned human form can occur. 

IN THE NEWS: Read an excert of Mark Haskell Smith's excellent new book:

'Naked at Lunch: The Adventures of a Reluctant Nudist'

VIDEO TESTIMONIALS from some of our passengers have been posted. Find them under the "About Us" tab above.

Bare Necessities highlighted in the U.K.'s Daily News. Read it HERE. 


The BIG Nude Boat for 2016

Le Carnaval de CaribeLe Carnaval de Caribe

 Martinique - Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic - Turks & Caicos - CocoCay

 February 6 ~ 16, 2016 aboard the Celebrity Constellation

Our neighbors in the Caribbean have a month long celebration ending with a blow-out on Fat Tuesday called Carnanval. Costumes, dances, and parades in the streets are standard fare. We have taken one of the best island celebrations in Martinique and built a cruise around it on one of our most popular ships: the Celebrity Constellation. We will sail from Ft. Lauderdale February 6 to 16, 2016, for a 10-day cruise with stops in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Turks & Caicos, and our own private island, CocoCay, along with 4 nude days at sea!



The BIG Nude Boat 2017

We're going back to the “Fun Ships”!

Dare to Bare - The Event

We will sail on the Carnival Pride. Not only are we going back to Carnival we are going to DARE TO BE BARE by including your favorite nudist events while on board - and more nude stops than ever before. This will be our most clothes-free sailing ever! Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and the NEW Amber Cove cruise port will be ours exclusively!

Along with all the fun the Carnival “Fun Ship” Pride will provide, we will include popular events such as an homage to Fantasy Fest that we’ve named FantaSEA-Fest! A full day of body painting, costumes galore, and a people’s parade in honor of our stop in Key West. Nudapalooza will offer a full day of live music and dancing from a variety of musicians and performance groups while lounging by the pool or enjoying activities around the ship. We will also enjoy Parrotheads at Sea and Shore, a tropical beach party with live music and dancing to Jimmy Buffet favorites. Another event will be a “Burning Man” style, day long festival called Naked Man, complete with hula hoops, body painting, glow-sticks, drums and unique community building activities and events.


As a reward for jumping on board with us early, we are offering:

$100 OFF per person on Balcony Staterooms
  (Category 7A, 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F) 

$200 OFF per person on Extended Balcony Staterooms
  (Category 8J, 8K)

*This is a limited time offer and may be withdrawn without notice.



The Nude Paul Gauguin Style

The Nude Paul Gauguin Style

The last time we cruised to the SOCIETYMARQUESASand TUAMOTU ISLANDS aboard the Paul Gauguin in 2013, we instantly found it a perfect fit for a clothes-free charter.  What could be more relaxing than to enjoy a top rated five-star cruise ship in Polynesia au naturel?  It’s the closest thing to heaven on earth that we can imagine.

Sailing April 1 ~ 15, 2017