Swinger cruises, a phenomenon that started up only a few years ago, have become a hit on the high seas – albeit for a limited audience.
The cruises bring together like-minded passengers attracted to a special list of cruise activities that includes “playrooms,” erotic adult movies and naughty theme parties. Some of the travel companies organizing the sexy cruises limit participants to couples. The idea is to “play” with others.
Here’s a look at some upcoming swinger cruises.
The Yacht Club: TheSwingerCruise.com has booked The Yacht Club on MSC Cruises’ MSC Divina for a four-day sailing from Miami, April 22 to 26. The travel agency will host 120 guests, who will have exclusive access to the complex’s private lounge, pool and restaurant, as the ship sails to Cozumel. Themed gatherings will include a sexy Pajama Party, a “Summer of Love Prom Formal Night,” a “Hippie and Flower Children” costume party and a “Saturday Night Fever Party.” The owners of the travel agency describe themselves on the website as enjoying “the swinger and kinky lifestyle,” and say that organizing cruises for sexually adventurous couples has become their “passion.”
Alaska Adult Cruise:Erotic Adult Travel is organizing an adult lifestyle group aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas this summer. The one-week cruise from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska, embarks on August 21. You visit Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau and Skagway and view Hubbard Glacier. There are no onboard hosts for the event, but couples can meet up via a special online forum, according to the agency. There will be opportunity to hang with like-minded others at cocktail hours and arranged dinners.
Rhine River Couples Cruise:Couples Cruise has chartered AmaWaterways’ 182-passenger AmaCerto for an eight-day, adults-only river cruise on the Rhine, from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland, embarking November 9. There will be four theme nights including a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball and a Fetish Night. Expect sensually decorated playrooms and fun times in the pool, which happens to have a swim-up bar.
Bliss Cruise 2015: Celebrity Cruises’ 2,886-passenger Celebrity Silhouette will be the scene of an adults-only, clothing-optional lifestyle cruise, embarking from Fort Lauderdale on November 29. The one-week itinerary includes port calls in the Dominican Republic and Royal Caribbean’s private beach in Labadee, Haiti. The cruise is for “swinger couples, nudists, voyeurs and exhibitionists as well as curious individuals looking to experience something different from the conventional cruise vacation,” according to the Bliss Cruise website. Activities include a “Roman Orgy Toga Party,” a “Glow Panty Raid,” a “Fetish Friday,” as well as “sexy excursions.” Sexual activity is limited to certain areas – such as the “Playrooms or Dungeon.”
Swinger Cruise Croatia: Play with like-minded European couples on a sailing organized by www.Swingercruisecroatia.com. While the company’s 2015 sailing onboard a chartered 20-cabin yacht is sold out, you can get on the list for a planned 2016 sailing. The cruise hugs the Croatian coastline and islands.
MSC Divina Couples Cruise: Expect nudity, playrooms and a dungeon on the April 16 to 23, 2016 sailing of the MSC Divina. The ship has been chartered for a special Couples Cruise, the eastern Caribbean sailing embarking from Miami, with port calls in St. Maarten, San Juan and Norwegian Cruise Line’s private Bahamas island, Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Exploring the Baltics: Visit Northern Europe on a clothing-optional swinger cruise organized by Luxury Lifestyle Vacations. The 10-day sailing on Azamara Club Cruises’ 684-passenger Azamara Quest, embarks Stockholm on August 2, 2016. The itinerary includes Warnemunde, Germany (for Berlin) and an overnight in Copenhagen, en-route to Amsterdam. There are erotic theme parties planned, though the schedule has yet to be announced. According to Castaways Travel, the experience is appropriate for “hedonistic couples and adventurous nudists.”
Bliss Cruise 2016: Bliss Cruise II will be on the Celebrity Silhouette on a one-week eastern Caribbean sailing, embarking Fort Lauderdale on November 27, 2016. Port calls are San Juan, St. Croix and St. Maarten. It’s the company’s second full-ship charter sailing. Again, adult lifestyle will be the focus.
Mediterranean Swinger Cruise: Organized by Luxury Lifestyle Vacations, and also sold by various other agencies, this eight-day, clothing-optional, full-ship swinger cruise embarks Rome (Civitavecchia) on August 5, 2017. The ship is the Azamara Quest, cruising to Barcelona with port calls in Livorno (for Florence), Monte Carlo (overnight), St. Tropez, Sete (France) and Ibiza (overnight).
Private Charters: Options for cruising swingers include gathering your own group (there are chat forums online) and meeting up on a ship or chartering a yacht. Erotic Adult Travel has six-couple charter options in the Caribbean and Mediterranean (boat owners and crew are briefed on your plan).
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