FantaSea Nude Cruise October 2009
Carnival Miracle chartered by Bare Necessities

FantaSea Fest cruise was scheduled to be in Key West for two days during the Fantasy Fest week. This was our first cruise, our first nude cruise, and our first time to go to Fantasy Fest. Accommodations are very high in Key West during this time, so the cruise was actually a good deal.

We embarked from Ft Lauderdale, spent a day at sea, and our first port was the Bahamas, with the main attraction of the Paradise Island resort.

Then to what we booked this cruise for, two nights in Key West to enjoy the Fantasy Fest street fairs, bars, and parade. The Fantasy Fest goes on for a week, but the big finale is the final two days. We had the option to get body painting done while we were on the ship, so you could hit the streets dressed in paint if you wanted to, or get your body painting done in town. And at Fantasy Fest, paint counts as clothes, as long as breasts are covered with paint that's acceptable, and most women had something covering pubic area, but not much! Below are some photos of costumes for the Fantasy Fest.

The ship was docked right at the foot of Duval Street, where the parade is, so it was very convenient to dress in costume, and go. And have a great time, then fall into our bed. Key West is very tolerant about lack of clothing during Fantasy Fest, and it was interesting to see this sculpture on Duval Street

We overheard some of the spectators who were enjoying the costumes that lacked actually clothing talking about the "shocking news" that there was a ship in port full of nude cruisers!

After two fun days at Fantasy Fest and bar hopping on Duval Street, we set sail for Cozumel, Mexico. We arrived for the Day of the Dead festival, but the ship left port before the ceremonies, parades and celebrations started. We enjoyed several hours at the Three Amigos bar with a friend who was traveling solo, so we really were the Three Amigos

Carnival Cruise's private island is Half Moon Cay, where we spent a day on the beach, nude, enjoying the sun, fun, food. My husband tried parasailing which turned into quite an adventure because the equipment had a lot of problems.

Dining was open seating, and the food was great. Our waiters commented how on a regular "textile" cruise, the dining room is usually quiet, but our group had more fun than the "textile" cruisers had. Many of us were traveling together, or knew each other from other nudist clubs, so we were a happy, friendly and noisy group

We had planned our costumes for theme nights for more than a year, and it turned out we wore less than half of the outfits we brought. The weather was so good, and we were out on deck most of the time, and didn't want to wear all those clothes. Next time, less clothes!

Due to the Fantasy Fest theme of the cruise, there were many passengers who were not nudists, and there were many "lifestyle" oriented. Quite a few swingers gave out their cards and tried to get something going. It wasn't a problem for us, we are tolerant of other people and their ideas, and can choose to do what we want to do, and ignore what we don't care for. AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation) associates and clubs are family oriented so if you go to a resort or club that is associated with AANR you will find family values there. And Bare Necessities provides staff on their cruises to stop "inappropriate" behaviors.

A great cruise we enjoyed tremendously, and look forward to another FantaSea Cruise.

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