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Cruise Nude with Bare Necessities ...

  • 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. 


New cruise announcement:

Big Nude Boat 2018


Golden Horn ~ The Beginning

May 14 to 28, 2016 aboard the Royal Clipper

This one-of-a-kind itinerary was put together especially for Bare Necessities by the wonderful folks at Star Clippers and combines the exotic of the Orient with the timeless beauty of the Greek Isles with extraordinary stops along the way. This is a cruise of a lifetime, and one that you’ll be talking about for years to come.


Big Nude Boat 2017The BIG Nude Boat 2017

We're going back to the “Fun Ships”!

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 Buffett 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.