Next February, when Carnival Freedom starts sail from Florida for a 8-day trip to Panama and it will provide the similar amenities like any other cruise ships - a jogging track, a 1970s dance club, a cigar bar and three pools.
Still, there is a blunt difference. The ship that will carry 2974 passengers have to relish those facilities totally naked. The ship's anticipated nude sailing - the tour is seventy per cent engaged - underscores the verve of United States nude tourism industry that American Association for Nude Recreation brings in about US $ 440 million each year, up till ten per cent in last ten years.
Nancy Tiemann, the owner of Bare Necessities (nude tourism company) told that he thinks that the time when they travel with like-minded people, whether its jazz music lovers or nudists. It is not about getting on a ship and just taking the clothes off.
This kind of tourism is not at all a new concept. Tiemann began booking cruise ships 2 decades before along with a cruise ship of six-hundred people as well as the American Association for Nude Recreation observed its 80th anniversary previous year.
The industry has developed in recent years along with resorts turning more upscale, cruise ships getting bigger, and judging from splay of vendors at 1st nudist expo previous week in the city Las Vegas, with no shortfall of tourism organizations targeting to ply to those people who would travel in buff.
Small nude cruise ships have visited Croatia, Greek Islands, the French and the Italian Rivieras - though travelers were clothed when they went to the pyramids.