Bare Aboard & Beyond: The Sunshine Cruise
If you’ve been wondering when and where you can be bare aboard the ship and ashore during the Sunshine cruise, you’re in the right place. We’re here to tell you that while at sea you may be bare anywhere on the ship except the main dining room and specialty restaurants. You may eat in the buff at the buffet, coffee shop, or any other self-serve locations and when the ship is docked in port you need to be dressed unless an announcement is made that specifies otherwise.
HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS
You may be bare on the ship and island because we are at anchor and have arranged to be the only ship there. However, you will need to dress on the ferry that takes you from the ship to the island. This is a bare island beach day and you may be bare everywhere. However, the Bahamians request that we wear something when going through the BBQ lunch buffet on the island and while visiting the shops — a sarong, shorts, or towel will be fine.
IMPORTANT: All paid shore excursions in Half Moon Cay (horseback riding, glass-bottom boat, etc.) offered by Carnival require clothing unless the information specifically states the excursion is clothing optional: https://www.carnival.com/shore-excursions/half-moon-cay
Booking tours through the cruise line are the best way to guarantee a reliable tour because they use safe, licensed, and insured tour operators. While in Ocho Rios, beware of scams involving locals trying to sell “ganja”.
Carnival is looking into making some shore excursions bare as well. Here is more information about shore excursions in Mahogany Bay:
However, there is nearby private island Isla Pasion (Passion Island) and Carnival has confirmed this excursion will be made nude for our charter. It has always been a popular excursion for our passengers. Here is the description:
Enjoy a scenic 45-minute motorized catamaran cruise to the picture perfect Isla Pasion for a day of relaxation; swing in a hammock, browse the souvenir stores, swim or sunbathe, enjoy complimentary beach chairs, volleyball and kayaks. A complimentary domestic open bar serves both alcoholic and soft beverages. Lunch features a Mexican-style buffet with guacamole, barbecue chicken and grilled mahi-mahi, and fresh fruit.