"From the moment I stepped on-board, I could immediately tell the difference in the atmosphere. People had only been on-board for an hour or two, and the pool deck was packed. Everyone was hugging and shouting and laughing. There was a wonderful energy radiating amongst the passengers, something I had never experienced on a textile cruise."
~ Elizabeth, Texas
You may be wondering what a Bare Necessities vacation is like. On our cruises we charter the entire ship so everyone on-board, except in the main dining room, is clothes-free.
This also means that formal wear is not required at any time, which provides for a much more relaxed environment than a "textile" cruise... and less luggage! Besides the clothes-free aspect of our charters, we provide an experience customized for our clientele.
Workshops and Speakers
You will find a variety of workshops, speakers and classes that will both enrich and inspire you. In addition to what the cruise line offers we implement our own programs and offer you opportunities to participate in classes, sit in on lectures and get involved in workshops that are exclusive to Bare Necessities cruises. All of our presenters bring with them the interest in sharing with you what they do best.
Human Awareness Institute Workshops (HAI)
The Perfect Massage
Let us put you into full relaxation mode with a massage by one of our own therapists. Over the past twenty-one years, Bare Necessities cruises have been blessed with a personal massage staff that is second to none. Each therapist is a trained professional with a signature style. All fully licensed in their home states, they are ready to treat your tense and sore muscles to a perfect manipulation. If you are used to spa treatments where you are draped for modesty and gluteus maxima are considered too rude to touch, it is time to discover what you've been missing.
We also host a multitude of different theme nights on-board such as "Fire & Ice Ball", "Under the Sea Costume Party", or "Undress to Kill: James Bond Night", among many others. And believe me, you won't want to miss our passenger talent shows.
Perhaps one of the best things about our cruises is you, our passengers. You are what makes a Bare Necessities cruise both fun and unique. Since 70% of you have travelled with us before, each charter is like a family reunion.
If you haven't sailed with us before, our vacations are the easiest places to make new frineds. There are no strangers on a Bare Necessities cruise, only friends you have not met yet. What could be better than sharing your hard-earned vacation time with other like-minded individuals? This is what we provide on a Bare Necessities cruise.
"We are thankful to Bare Necessities for our treasure trove of new friends."
~Don and Cindy, New Jersey