Since then the Tiemanns have organized more than 50 clothing-free cruises in waters everywhere from the Caribbean to the South Pacific, from the Mediterranean to Alaska (that cruise was booked for the warmest week of the year and the pool area was enclosed). Well, people who like to walk around in public without clothes on, obviously. But apart from the general nakedness, Bare Necessities clients seem to be quite … “Our demographics are very similar to a regular cruise,” Nancy Tiemann said.Which means a little older and a little more affluent than the average vacationer.Bilander: A small two-masted merchant sailing ship, similar to a brigantine, used mainly on Dutch coastal routes and canals. She carried a fore-and-aft lateen main-sail bent to a yard hanging at about 45 degrees to the mast.In the age of sail, boats were essential equipment on any ship.A tip sheet for passengers on Bare Necessities cruises has this reminder regarding decorum and attire: “Lingerie is not considered appropriate dining room attire and fetish wear, including excessive genital jewelry, is not appropriate at any time.” “Excessive” is not defined, so a tasteful pearl set might — or might not — be considered appropriate.
Boats came in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on time-period, geography and function: barges, cutters, dinghies, gigs, launches, longboats, pinnaces, shallops, skiffs, wherries and yawls.
Examples of a Baltimore clipper Bark: A vessel square-rigged on all but the aftermost mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged. Most were three-masted, some were four- or five-masted vessels.
Before the mid 18th century the term Barque was also often used for any three-masted vessel not fitting any other accepted nomenclature or category.
A nude cruise of French Polynesia in April has been fully booked for months.
A June cruise of the Baltic aboard a four-masted luxury clipper ship has a couple of cabins still available.