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Why is everyone naked on this ship? What you need to know about the nude cruise in Miami

Miami has a nudist beach. There will be a nude cruise next year.

A company has charted a Norwegian cruise ship out of PortMiami — and yes, passengers can let it all hang out on deck.

Here’s what you need to know about the Big Nude Boat 2025:

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Bare facts about the nude cruise

Cruise ship: NCL’s Norwegian pearl

Departure: February 3, 2025, from PortMiami

Length of the trip: 11 days. The ship returns on February 14.

Destinations: Stops on the Big Nude Boat 2025 include Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Castries, St. Lucia.

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Who organizes the nude cruise?

Travel agency: The company Bare Necessities Tour & Travel has hired Norwegian Cruise Line to organize the nude cruise in 2025.

Reservations: To book, travelers must go through Bare Necessities at cruisebare.com. Tickets are on sale now.

What are the details of the nude cruise?

Goal: Bare Necessities trips are for naturists, people who prefer not to wear clothes, and not for swingers or kinky adventurers, according to the organizers.

Cost: Prices start at $2,000 for an interior cabin and go up to $33,000 for a three-bedroom villa. For a 2024 cruise from Tampa on a Carnival ship, fares started around $1,200.

History: Barre Necessities’ first cruise was in 1991. It is always chartered by a cruise line. It has partnered with Holland America, owned by Carnival Corp., and Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of the Royal Caribbean Group.

The rules of nude cruising

Here are the decorum rules for the 2024 cruise. Organizers expect them to be similar for the 2025 Big Nude Boat with NCL.

When the ship is alongside in port, all passengers must be clothed everywhere on the ship, including the balconies, until the ship leaves port and it is announced that nudity is allowed again.

The ship offers a self-serve buffet on the Lido deck, a clothing-free area. Clothing is required for all meals in the dining rooms. Casual clothing is fine in all these locations. Bathrobes are not allowed in the dining room.

Lingerie, fetish clothing and excessive genital jewelry are not appropriate at any time.

Always sit on a towel when you are naked, in a G-string, thong or whenever you have bare buttocks. For this purpose, a clean beach towel is provided in your cabin every day.

It is strictly forbidden to expose yourself naked in front of other ships in port or while port authorities are on board the ship for approval.

No photographs, videos, or electronic images of any person may be taken without that person’s express consent. “NO PHOTO ZONES” around the swimming pools or at dance venues must be followed to avoid confiscation of photo recording equipment.

Dangerous or abusive behavior will not be tolerated at any time.

Caressing or inappropriate touching of personal body parts or those of another person, overt sexual activity or any invitation to engage in sexual acts is strictly prohibited.