Private playrooms, clothing-optional pool areas and a chance to mingle with open-minded couples will set temperatures rising on a new adult-themed cruise.
The Azamara Quest is a couples-only, clothing-optional ship, which will offer a naughty take on luxury cruising.
Original Group, which specialises in adult hospitality and created Desire Resorts, is taking its adult-themed concept to sea with its first-ever Desire Cruise, aboard the newly-refurbished luxury liner.
Saucy: Guests aboard the Azamara Quest cruise can expect things to get a little steamy during their stay
No clothes needed: Clothing-optional pool areas and signature playrooms are available to daring couples
Hotting up: Private playrooms, adult-orientated entertainment and provocative theme nights are offered
Stylish: The luxury cruise is for couples only and clothing is strictly optional on the saucy vacation
Mingling: The luxury cruise offers partners the opportunity to mingle with other open-minded couples
The ship will set sail along the Adriatic Sea from September 26 to October 3, 2017, departing and culminating in Venice, Italy, and stopping in several ports in Croatia and Slovenia.
Passengers will be able to enjoy a luxurious programme with exclusive amenities including clothing-optional areas, private playrooms, adult-orientated entertainment, provocative theme nights, culinary experiences and sensual staterooms.
Rodrigo de la Peña, CEO of Original Group said: ‘We have carefully selected this amazing ship and this exotic route to enable us to provide our passengers the opportunity to live a high-end, sensual yet spicy experience in a luxurious and secure environment, where they will receive top quality service and visit paradisiac sites.’
‘We’re thrilled to bring to the sea our more than 30 years of experience in creating the perfect sensual atmosphere for adults, and we have no doubt that the Desire Cruise experience will be life-changing for our passengers and will become the sensual way to get away,’ de la Peña added.
The Azamara Quest will set sail along the Adriatic Sea from September 26 to October 3, 2017, departing and culminating in Venice, Italy, and stopping in several ports in Croatia and Slovenia (file image)
Down time? The luxury rooms offer couples a place to rest at the end of the long day, or continue the fun
Couples will get the chance to enjoy ‘sensual’ alone time when boarding the Desire Cruise (file image)
Opulent: A grand staircase is pictured in this photo released ahead of the trip in the Adriatic Sea from September 26 to October 3, 2017
Meeting new people: The cruise gives people the opportunity to mix and mingle with other open-minded couples
The Desire Collection is known for its provocative entertainment programme, designed especially for couples, with temperature-rising effects.
The programme includes spicy signature theme nights, couples workshops, pool parties and icebreakers.
The trip will also offer exclusive, designated spaces that stay true to the collection’s concept, like clothing-optional pool areas and signature playrooms.
These popular hotspots are designed for guests to mix and mingle with other open-minded couples.
Desire Cruises offers a choice of six distinctive dining options, including room service. Whether passengers enjoy haute cuisine or home cooking, the ship offers a variety of menu choices.
THEMED CRUISES FOR EVERY KIND OF HOLIDAYMAKER
Nancy Tiemann has run clothing-free holiday packages for 25 years with her company Bare Necessities and says cruising in particular has grown beyond belief.
‘We were definitely in a mind set about nudists and had preconceived notions, but thought what the heck!’ she told MailOnline Travel.
‘I realised I had a lot of hang-ups about body acceptance, but after I tried the beach I left all of this behind and realised that my body was perfect the way it is.
‘It was a totally refreshing experience and it has helped me to learn to accept myself more.
‘We set up the company to help like-minded people travel to incredible places, and now our biggest boats hold around 2,100 people at a time.’
For a zombie apocalypse experience at sea, look no further than this one-of-a-kind cruise.
Back for its second ever cruise in January 2017 after debuting in the same month this year, Walking Dead fans have the chance to take part in what sounds like a premise of a horror film itself: a zombie-themed voyage aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
The entire thing is the brainchild of, and will be hosted by, The Walker Stalkers, who organise sci-fi and horror fan conventions around the world each year.
Fans have the chance to vacation with some stars of the show, like Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, and Emily Kinney.
Makeup artists are also be on hand to help holidaymakers transform into a member of the undead and costume contests, question and answer panels and theme nights will also be scheduled.
The ship’s standard luxury amenities will also be available to all travellers, including several pools, hot tubs, a rock-climbing wall and even a bowling alley.
The heavy metal cruise
This is the ultimate cruise for heavy metal fans where the boat really will rock.
Setting once again in February 2017, 7000tons of Metal take over the Independance of the Seas cruise ship for the biggest heavy metal cruise in the world.
The route will run from Miami to Haiti and back again.
The cruise sees rockers jam to live bands, bomb into pools, and simply soak up the Caribbean sunshine.
Last year, in total, around 60 bands performed at various parts of the ship, starting around 10am and playing until sunrise the next day.
The cruise’s inaugural voyage took place in 2011 and has been running annually ever since. It also claims to boast ‘The World’s Largest Open Air Stage to Sail the Seas.’
This year’s event was photographed by New York resident Giacomo Fortunato, who travelled from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, to Jamaica between February 4 and February 8.
Fortunato, 31, said: ‘It seemed like a funny juxtaposition of 3,000 people wearing black in the Caribbean sun listening to what some might consider the least relaxing music ever.
‘We drank; we sang; we partied in jacuzzis until 5am, watching bands perform on the pool deck of the ship.
‘Bands played from 10am to sunrise the next day, every day, throughout several venues scattered across the ship.
‘There was very little time to fuel up with food or rest.’