The Couples Cruise November 2012
This is a Past Cruise
Why not look at the 2013 cruises and booking a cabin on one of those before they reach SOLD OUT. We recommend booking early. If your plans change we will assist in making any cancellations or changes as easy as possible.
Getting Ready Check List - Freedom 2012
I've packed lots of important information into this newsletter. Please take a few moments to make sure you are ready for the best vacation of your lives. Most importantly please sure your names are spelled correctly on your set sail pass. The window for corrections is rapidly closing.
- Completed Set Sail Pass
- Change in luggage tag procedure for Royal Caribbean
- Book Tours & Enhancements
- Know your pre-hotel, transportation and flight plans
- Boarding Times for Freedom of the Seas
- Pack for the perfect cruise
- How to Meet Us and Open Bar Cocktail Party
- Social Contact Cards - We recommend them!
Port Explorer Guides - Port Information
To book a tour you must first complete your online registration. This is done on the Royal Caribbean web site. But, before you can get to that you must have a Royal Caribbean Reservation number.
We have had passengers contact us ready to make these plans.
Unfortunately as of March 15 it is still too early because the numbers have not yet been issued. You aren't behind on doing that step. And unlike a regular cruise we have found on past sailing some of the 'features' like nude beach excursions were loaded much later after Reservation #'s were issued.
So how can you plan tours? use the Royal Caribbean site to get an idea about what is usually offered in each destination.
When do we get Royal Caribbean Reservation Numbers ?
Update: We sent our first batch of numbers to customers on May 20. The remainig should be out in early June. Didn't get yours? Give a call, maybe the email went to spam.
- Freedom of the Seas passengers should book airline tickets to Orlando, Florida
- Orlando airport code: MCO
- Arrive on Friday, November 9 or Saturday, November 10, 2012
- November 18 book flights after 1:00 pm
- DING! Looking for Southwest Tickets to Orlando? Our research indicates they should be available for purchase after May 21, 2012.
Wondering where the ship full of swinging couples will go?
The swinger cruise is glad to see a 7 night itinerary for this 100% lifestyle cruise.
There are three full days at sea for the kind of fun that happens only on a 100% lifestyle takeover. Coco Cay, St. Thomas and St Martin are stops that will be sure to have lifestyle or nude tours and excursions geared for the perfect lifestyle vacation.
Sunday, November 11
|Port Canaveral||3:30 pm|
Monday, November 12
|Coco Cay||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14
|St. Thomas||11:00 am||7:00 pm|
Thursday, November 15
|St Martin||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
Friday, November 16
Saturday, November 17
Sunday, November 18
|Port Canaveral||7:00 am|
View The Rates & Deck Plans - Click the picture
The extra "Fees" each passenger must pay include: Port Charges, Taxes, Document Fees, Pre- Paid Gratuities, and Administration Security Fees. On the interactive ship map the price you see next to the cabins does not include fees.
$350 per person for all staterooms
$375 per person for all Suites
We strongly encourage Cruise Insurance
Want to share your cabin ? Some are equipped with pullman beds and pull out couches. If your cabin is equipped this way here are the rates:
3rd/4th - Suites $425 + $375 fees
3rd/4th for all other cabins $275 + $350 fees
Now - February 15, 2012 $50 per person penalty
February 16 - April 15, 2012 $125 per person penalty
April 16 - June 15, 2012 $250 per person penalty
June 16 - Until the cruise - Full penalty, no refund
Penalty for a single in the cabin. Should a client arrive at the ship without a partner a fee of $500 will be assessed on top of the full double occupancy fare+ fees for 2. If a cabin is designed for 4 (ie: family suite) this penalty will be applied if less than 4 check in at the pier for the sailing.
Single male or females are allowed only when staying with a couple in their cabin.
Group Travel Insurance: Would you like to be added to our group policy? Give us a call certian restrictions for coverage apply.
Our Group insurance costs:
Interior, Oceanview or Promenade Cabin $90 per person
Baclony Cabins $140 per person
Suites $240 per person
- The couples lifestyle cruise will feature Clothing Optional and Nudity on pool deck, all corridors & the ladies can be topless in the Viking Crowned Lounge Disco. Note: nudity will not be allowed while the ship is in port.
- Couples and a limited number of single females only
- Lifestyle Excursions in port
- Rock-climbing wall
- Portofino Italian Restaurant – Specialty Restaurant
- Chops Grille– Specialty Restaurant
- Casino Royale
- Day Spa and Fitness Center
- Sports court with basketball/volleyball court
Hundreds of king size mattresses were used to create the play space on past cruises. Sensual Gauze curtains divided the areas. It was really an amazing space with fantastic energy. You must be dressed down but appropriately covered to enter the play area. A few folks weren't prepared for this on past cruises so we would like to give you a few examples of what to wear when going to the play room:
- A bathrobe is perfect.
- A sarong covering the naughty bits is perfect.
- Theme party costume may or may not be acceptable.
- Street Clothes, Not Acceptable.
- Bra & panties are okay
- Panties but no bra? Not acceptable. Why? You have to cover the boobies in the public areas while walking to the play room.
Here are a few tips for coming to the play room prepared:
- Bring a tote to put your clothes in and carry your condoms.
- BYO - Condoms & lube samples were not provided
- Share the space - when you are done please make room for others to play
- Want to socialize & chat? Consider leaving the play area. Feel free to socialize right outside the play room doors.
- Be sure you are invited and welcome to join others before jumping in.
Hot off the presses from Couples Cruise Info. The official list of themes!
This cruise will feature a different theme party every night.
Each night on Couples Cruise actually has 2 suggested dress modes: dinner dress & theme dress.
Freedom of the Seas Theme Parties:
Day 1 - Sunday
Dinner: Casual Tropical Resort wear
Nightly Theme: 70's Disco Dance Party
Port: Port Canaveral
Day 2 - Monday
Dinner: Formal Night (This is Formal formal... see notes below)
Nightly Theme: Pajama Party
Port: Coco Cay
Day 3 - Tuesday
Dinner: Dress to Impress in Blue
Nightly Theme: Rock N Rockstar
Day 4 - Wednesday
Dinner: Dress to Impress in Purple
Nightly Theme: Pirate Night
Port: St. Thomas
Day 5 - Thursday
Dinner: Dressy Casual
Nightly Theme: Mardi Gras Masquerade
Port: St. Maarten
Dinner: Fashionably Formal (see description below)
Nightly Theme: Black & Blue Fetish Night (ouch!)
Dinner: White Night
Nightly Theme: White Night
Formal Night vs Fashionable Formal NightWhat you need to know! Usually a 7 night cruise has 2 formal nights. Couples Cruise has mixed it up a bit. Here is the inside scoop:
"We have changed the Formal Night format a little for this 7 night cruise. One night (day 2, Monday) will be - long gowns, cocktail attire and tuxedos or dark suits.
The Fashionably Formal night (day 6, Friday) is more current for our times, cocktail and sexy dresses for the ladies and for the men - the Tom Ford look..."
Not actually being the fashion forward moguls you all think we are we had no idea what the Tom Ford look is so we goggled it and found this Tom Ford Look Video. Clearly you want to make sure you don't confuse this look with the Henry Ford Look or Gerald Ford Look. Although I'm sure guys will be a hit in any of these.
What to wear questions:
Q: How sexy & see thru can I go?
A: While there is a dress code, the idea IS to be sexy. The basic guideline is covering the naughty bits. That includes nipples. Now the rule is rather flexabliy enforced (I know this makes some of you crazy) however a thong panty and nipple coverage generally passes muster from the 'what you are wearing' inspectors. Now, another option is a cover shawl or top that you can take off after the dining room. Another think to keep in mind is temperature... the dining room has air conditioning that can get cranking. You may want a cover up to keep warm.
Q: Do I have to dress in theme?
A: No, but most people do and if you want to be one of the 'cool kids' you should. You can go all out or simply bring an accessory that screams the theme. After all your clever theme outfit does give you a great conversation topic.
Q: What if we don't like the theme?
A: Do your own sexy thing. Don't like white night? Organize your friends into an ANTI-White night. The themes are designed for fun and entertainment. Want something that's not included? Go for it! The wilder the better. Don't like Thursdays theme? Come in a toga and tell everyone you thought you were at Hedonism. Got a fabulous new idea? Let us know or send it to the powers that be at Couples Cruise to see if they can include it.
Q: Can my husband wear the same suite or tux for both formal and fashion formal night if he wants to?
A: YES! And I promise I won't tell.
Q: What do I do if I don't want to go formal?
A: Enjoy dinner in the Windjammer Buffet Resturant and keep it as casual as you like.
Q: Do I have to dress for dinner and the theme party? Can I do one or the other?
A: That is all a matter of taste and what you are comfortable in. Personally I like the themes and will usually do a modified (covered up) version of my costume for dinner and continue to wear it thru out the night. Last Couples Cruise I modified the themes and found a way to come dressed in fetish everything... ie: fetish rock star, fetish pirate, fetish mardi gras. The only rule is that you have a good time!
COUPLES CRUISE: The Full Ship, Couples Only, Lifestyle Charter.
A Classy Cruise for Classy People and in our opinion the best lifestyle cruise on the sea! TheSwingerCruise.com is excited to be a partner in bringing you the next Lifestyle Couples Cruise on Freedom of the Seas.
ENTERTAINMENT: The level of entertainment and event planning is top of the line. Bob & Tess from French Connections Events are leading the planning for non-stop day and night entertainment. Every inch of the ship will be used for FUN.
Expect a VARIETY of music in SEVERAL venues at the same time. Dance music, sexy mood music, oldies, you name it, something for everyone.
PLAYROOMS? I have one thing to say..."OMG! It's HUGE!" and there isn't just one. Expect something sexy and special after all it's a Couples Cruise. This is a 100% lifestyle take over sailing. No vanilla passengers.
Lifestyle Cruising Events Rules
Welcome to the ADULT LIFESTYLE full ship charter. To protect our guests, we ask everyone to read the following. Only passengers 21 or older are allowed on the ship and at least one passenger in each cabin must be 25.
1: Respect. "No means No!" Anyone that doesn't understand this or is making unwanted advances could be subject to expulsion from the ship at the next port, without a refund.
2: Nudity Rules: Nudity is only allowed on the pool deck, all hallways leading to your cabin. Topless is permitted in the Viking Crown Lounge. No nudity is allowed in the restaurants, casino, shops, atrium, lounges, or other public places not mentioned above. Nudity will not be allowed while the ship is in port.
3: Sexual Activity Rules: Feel free to get to know one another on the dance floor, exchange e-mails, or meet afterwards in your cabin but no sexual activity is permitted in the dances, pool deck, lobby or any public place. There is a time and a place for everything, sexual activity can only take place in your private cabins or in a designated private hospitality area.
Under no circumstances can you approach any of the shipboard staff for any reason. They are not permitted in your cabin or they will lose their jobs.
The rule is extremely important and we know that you would not want to be escorted off the ship at the next port. Naturally – there would be no refund.
4: No Drugs: This is simple- "Just Say No" Anyone breaking this rule will be banned from any of our future events and cruises forever, again- no refund. Do not buy drugs in Ports, you will be arrested. If you try to bring drugs back onto the ship, you will be arrested.
5. Camera Policy: Photos of other passengers without permission is not allowed. If you are seen taking photos of groups of people without their permission, your camera can be taken by security to be reviewed. Inappropriate photos will be deleted at the discretion of the security supervisor.
Any photos taken on board the ship are for personal use only. Photos from this charter cruise cannot be published, printed, made public on the internet or used for any other purpose without written approval from Lifestyle Cruising and French Connection Events.
6. You Must Listen to the ship’s Security & our On Board Staff: If someone says you are acting or dressed inappropriately, you probably are. Please respect the ship’s security, they are here to protect you and the our attendees. Anyone not adhering to our or the ship’s rules can be put off the ship at the next port.
7. Intoxication: If you become intoxicated and disruptive, you will be escorted to your cabin.
8. Prostituting: Passengers are not permitted to pay nor accept payment to engage in any form of entertainment or sexual activity.
9. Protect Yourselves: It is your responsibility to act responsibly when it comes to personal protection.
10. Smoking: Smoking is permitted only in designated areas of the ship. No smoking is permitted in any cabin. Smoking is permitted on your balcony and other designated areas throughout the ship.
Please note that RCL will impose a fine of $250.00 for smoking in your cabin.
11: Have fun. It's a rule, and it's enforced!
October 5, 2009
Her is the inside track. The suites will sell the fastest, followed by the balconies. If this one sells as fast as the first one... we have one recommendation to make: BOOK NOW!
With the demand as high as it is our only recommendation is make the booking. If your plans change later, we will be happy to assist you in getting someone to take your place on the ship. If you cancel out right there is a penalty, if we put someone else in your cabin we can work around it. And who doesn't like a good work around!
TSC Inside Scoop: Want a suite? Get on the STANDBY list!
We are taking a standby list for suites. If you are thinking about a suite, book the highest stateroom category available and get on that list now since the chances are good that someone will have an unforeseen change of plans between now and November 2012.
TSC Inside scoop: Are you a Diamond Plus member with Crown & Anchor?
If you are you will be pleased to hear that frequent cruiser perks will be available on this sailing. Make sure to let us know your 'Crown & Anchor' number and your level status when you make your booking.
Free Cocktails in the Concierge lounge anyone?
Yes, that is one of the Diamond Plus Perks!
- November 11-18, 2012
- Themes & What to Wear
- Playroom 101 What to Wear
- Un-official Couples Cruise Blog: Tips & Planning
- Tours & Excursions
- Rates & Deck Plan
- Cancellation Policy
- Cruise Insurance
- Airline Tickets