Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Facts at a Glance

May 4 – 11, 2024
343 Cabins
  • Barcelona – Marseilles – Toulon – Nice – Portofino – Livorno – Rome + Sexy Sea Day!
  • Average age 45-55
  • Full-Ship Charter, Clothing Optional, Couples Only
  • This cruise is good fit for: Newbies, Open Minded & Adventurous Couples, Swingers
  • Guests Under 45 – approximately 15% or 50 passengers
  • For Up-to-date Pricing Click “Book Now”

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – What You Can Expect

Provocative Entertainment – Feel your temperature rise…

This Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise is designed for couples looking to heat things up with their fun, alluring and sensual entertainment program. Stellar theme parties that are kicked off with high-entertainment dancers and performances like none other. It adds a unique touch to their nightly events. Passengers should expect fun, interesting and spectacular sex education and couples workshops put on by top educators in their respective fields. On past cruises, it’s been Dr. Jessica O’Reiley as the leading headliner for this crowd. You may know her from Playboy TV’s SWING.

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Signature Sensual Spots to Fulfill your favorite fantasies…

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise will be offering designated, exclusive spaces that stay true to the brand’s concept, like a clothing-optional pool & of course, the signature playroom.

Enjoy Elegant Amenities – Live the Life of Luxury at Sea…

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise will be setting sail on one of our favorite luxury cruise lines.  While we aren’t supposed to list the name of the ship online, trust us when we say it truly is our favorite for good reason. If you’re that intrigued, give our office a call and we can tell you all about it.

Amazing Dining Experiences – Savor the stimulating side to dining…

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise provides each guest in a choice of six unique dining options, including their room service. Each of the venues is loved for different reasons.  Of course, the main dining room is always a fantastic way to meet your fellow cruisers, but the Aft-facing back deck at the buffet is, in our opinion, the most scenic way to enjoy casual dining. Both specialty restaurants are spectacular and the Chef Table is always top-notch.

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Itinerary

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Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Theme Parties

While onboard, we highly suggest participating in the nightly themes. We find that guests who take the time to dress in theme report a more social night which lead to more fun. These parties are designed and also a great method to help the average shy couple step into expressing their inner desires.  If you can, just let go, and become  a whole new persona for you and your partner.

How you dress is entirely up to you. You could go all-out on a theme, or simply accessorize yourself with something related to the nightly theme.

Not in the mood, or not feeling up to it? There are couples who choose not to dress up for every theme, or at all. This cruise is all about you and your partner enjoying this trip in the best way you decide.

The Theme Parties for the Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise have not been decided at this time. These details are announced closer to sailing. Once we have the updated information we will post it here.

Looking for more information about Theme Nights and why we enjoy them? [Read our Theme Night FAQ]

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Dining, Ship Rules, and Accommodations

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Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Dining On Board

Fabulous Cuisine for every Taste
Our Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise will offer a great choice of six unique and distinctive dining venues, including room service. From high-class cuisine to down-home cooking, we guarantee you will love the quality of fresh ingredients, careful preparation, and variety of menu choices in every meal.

Specialty Dining & Fine Wines
Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise features two marvelous Specialty Restaurants, Aqualina and Prime C. Specialty dining at both locations will be complimentary for our suite guests (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, and Club Continent Suites). For our other VIP guests, there will be an added per-person charge of approximately $30. Reservations for these venues come highly recommended as they tend to fill up quickly. You can make reservations when your online check-in is complete, or see the maitre’d as soon as you board.

Aqualina
Boasting a contemporary, inventive Italian cuisine, Aqualina has two new rotating menus.  Enjoy fresh experiences of the most famous Italian dishes including plates of pasta, as well as prime cuts of veal, chicken, and fish. Starter entrees include savory beef tenderloin carpaccio with orange oil, delicious lobster ravioli, and seared tuna wrapped in veal. Second courses include delicious sweet pea and fennel soup or fresh salads of watermelon and tomato or arugula and radicchio with prosciutto chips. The delectable main courses include mushroom risotto, a tender, perfectly-grilled veal chop, Venetian seafood platter or delicate dover sole. Be sure to save room for the famous desserts like lemon souffle, tiramisu, chocolate torte and marsala custard.
Hours: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Aft-Port – Deck 10
Sample: Menu 1 Menu 2

Prime C

The setting for this steakhouse promises a marvelous evening with stunning views and lush décor. Prime C’s menu will include juicy, tender steaks in a variety of cuts cooked to your perfection, along with fresh starters like crab cakes with remoulade, delicious lobster bisque, crisp wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and more. Other mouth-watering entrée choices may include pork, game hen, seafood, lamb or veal. Never miss a chance to indulge in the famous mini cinnamon-sugar donuts with a trio of dipping sauces for dessert.

The Wine Cellar
The Wine Cellar, a hot-spot for those interested in tastes from around the globe, will delight your palate with a wide selection of limited, small label, and vintage wines from California to France, and South Africa to Argentina. Knowledgeable sommeliers will assist you in picking the proper wines for your evening meal. Be sure to look at the onboard news for Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Café, where you will be able to discover and sample wines with a sommelier’s help.
Something extra: Arrange a wine tasting here. Ask our sommelier or concierge for details.
Hours: Specialty restaurant dining hours and by appointment
Location: Prime C

Discoveries Restaurant
Having a wide selection of nightly options like filet mignon with black truffle sauce, the Discoveries Restaurant is hands-down one of our favorite spots for a sumptuous yet lively dining choice. Reservations are not need nor accepted, and you have the choice of being seated with your partner at a table for two, or apart of a larger group (Ask to be seated this way which is a great way to meet new people). Discoveries Bar is also a fantastic gathering spot for pre-dinner drinks before or after dinner.
Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Lunch: 12 PM–1:30 PM Dinner: 6 PM–9:30 PM Location: Aft-Deck 5

Pool Grill
Dine poolside on made-to-order fish-kabobs, burgers, fries, and salads. There’s more: Don’t miss the famous pool deck parties, when servers may include a few friendly officers. These parties are legendary for great food, music, and conviviality.
Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Midship-Deck 9

Windows Cafe
Take in the fresh breeze at an outdoor table in Windows Café, our casual buffet offering made-to-order breakfasts and a large variety of lunch and dinner options. Choices change daily and include fresh sushi, stir-fry and pasta, salads, smoked lox and other cold fish, a carving station and sumptuous desserts. There’s more: Don’t miss the buffets! Indian, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, and other regional cuisines. Our international crew takes pride in their native cuisine and it shows. Hours: Early Riser: 6:30 AM–7 AM, Buffet Breakfast: 7 AM–10 AM, Late Risers’ Lite Breakfast: 10 AM–11 AM, Lunch Buffet: 12 PM–2:30 PM, Afternoon Tea: 3:30–4:30 PM, Casual Dinner: 6 PM–9:30 PM Location: Aft-Deck 9

Mosaic Cafe
Sink into a comfortable chair at the Mosaic Café and enjoy an espresso or hot tea with fresh biscotti, tea sandwiches or scones—on the house, of course. Centrally located on deck five, the Mosaic’s congenial service and atmosphere make it a favorite gathering spot for conversation, cards and trivia games. When: Most of the day, from early morning to late night Where: Amidship-Deck 5 Dining: What (and What Not) to Wear

In all of our dining rooms, we encourage guests to follow a “resort casual” dress code, following good taste and common sense. Because this is a Desire Cruise you can be sexy… very sexy. The bottom line rule is that all ‘naughty bits’ must be covered. Guests dress for dinner much the same way they do at the resort. Sexy and dress to impress.

Room Service
The best time for room service? Whenever you say it is, 24-hours a day. Order from the full breakfast menu between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM, and they will deliver at your appointed time. Lunch and dinner room service features a menu of hearty soups, fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Rules of the Ship

Note: Desire dress is always much sexier than a regular voyage on this same ship.

  • Bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, bathing suits, shorts, and jeans are not allowed in the main dining room or two specialty restaurants. (Khakis and other trousers are fine.)
  • When dining at Windows Café, guests must wear footwear and a cover-up or shirt.
  • In Prime C, Aqualina and Discoveries Restaurant, many guests enjoy dressing up. Formal evening wear (tuxedos and gowns) is not expected. We recommend that men bring a Sport coat or suit; this attire comes in handy for evenings onshore as well. For women, dining attire includes dresses, skirts, blouses with pants and capris, and other appropriate attire.

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Accommodations

The ship is completed a complete renovation in April 2016.

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Seen Above – Club World Owners Suite

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Seen Above – Deluxe Verandah Stateroom

Ship and Stateroom Details
All staterooms come with:

  • Complimentary stateroom attendants
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • 24-hour room service
  • Sweet surprise on your pillow each evening
  • Afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary shoe-shine service
  • 23″ plasma television
  • Personal Stationary
  • Elemis bathroom products
  • Two nights of complimentary specialty dining
  • One complimentary large bottle of water
  • New European bedding
  • Complimentary use of binoculars, umbrellas and plush robes
  • Destination-influenced entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Meals and room service
  • Selected house pouring wine with lunch and dinner is now included
  • Specialty Dining in Prime C and Aqualina available (complimentary for suite guests), with a minimal upcharge for guests in Club Veranda, Club Oceanview, and Club Interior staterooms

All suites come standard with all of the above, plus

  • English butler service
  • Priority check-in and departure
  • Priority luggage delivery at boarding
  • Three nights of complimentary specialty dining
  • Complimentary garment pressing (limit of two items per person upon embarkation
  • Opportunity to book in-suite spa services
  • Priority tender service
  • Welcome champagne

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – What’s Included?

Our Desire trips are such a great value because there is just so much included with the cost of your cabin, this includes all meals at all restaurants and room service. (With the exception being the specialty restaurants, where you may have a slight per-person charge.)

The entertainment and nightly theme parties are also included. Sexy pool parties by the daytime, sensual theme parties and dancing each night. Plus, the Desire sexy signature playroom for exploring the more sensual parts of this trip.

Your excursions and treatments at the Spa are things you will want to budget some extra money for.

 

PREMIUM BEVERAGE PACKAGE

Savor a wide selection of premium beverages included in your cruise package, enhancing your voyage with delightful beverages.

  • Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs / Beer
  • Bottled still and sparkling water
  • Wines by the glass
  • Fresh squeezed juices / Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Premium Coffees and Teas
  • Fountain sodas

FIVE INCLUSIVE DINING VENUES

Treat your taste buds to a culinary delight at five gourmet dining venues, each offering a distinctive and exquisite experience. The inclusive dining options on this cruise, for you to choose are:

Discoveries Restaurant – main dining room
The Patio – casual dining & snacks
Windows Café – buffet, casual dining & snacks
Mosaic Café @ Mosaic Night – specialty coffees, teas & snacks
Sunset Veranda – al fresco dining
Room Service – 24-hours

Additionally, there are two specialty restaurants included for suite guests. All other stateroom categories will be charged a minimal USD per-person cover. We invite you to take yourselves up to the top deck for a succulent specialty dining experience.

Prime C – signature steakhouse
Aqualina – Mediterranean

ROUND-THE-CLOCK ROOM SERVICE

We cater to your desires day and night with our round-the-clock room service, ensuring we fulfill your every spontaneous request.

COUPLES WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

  • Enrich your mind and engage in insightful workshops and seminars that add a touch of intellect and creativity to your journey.

FUN THEME NIGHTS

Immerse yourself in fun and excitement with our themed nights, designed to ignite the spark of pleasure and imagination.

EXCITING ACTIVITIES

Partake in an array of exciting activities that will keep your spirits high and your desire for adventure fulfilled.

POOL PARTIES

 Dive into the enjoyment of poolside gatherings and parties, where you can bask in the vibrant atmosphere and sensuality.

FITNESS CENTER

Maintain your well-being and stay in shape with access to our well-equipped fitness center, ensuring a complete experience of body and soul.

The Desire French Riviera Cruise is not just a voyage; it is an all-encompassing, temperature-rising escapade that indulges your senses and fulfills your desires. Join us and unlock the ecstasy of sailing the Mediterranean in a way you have never imagined before.

** Special for the Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise **

Every booking will receive a Premium Beverage Package complimentary with your purchase! What an added value!

For Suite Guests:
All standard amenities plus:

  • English butler service
  • complimentary Internet minutes
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, all seven days
  • Complimentary dining in the specialty restaurants
  • Afternoon tea service in suite

Not available online thru online check-in: Lifestyle, clothing-optional shore excursions, specialty dining packages and bundles.   

We want to make sure You know that what is included in a full ship charter is different than a regular Azamara Cruise.  Just an FYI for you good research types, the details & prices listed on the cruise lines web site do not apply to this charter.


Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Pricing

Our insider tip is that the best pricing strategy is to book early, namely once the cruise is launched which would be now. Prices will always be released at their lowest possible rate and get steadily higher the closer to sailing we get.

Suites sell out almost immediately.  Book Early!

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Policies

Terms & Conditions
– Please read the original booking invoice from Desire Cruises for a full list of Terms and Conditions.
– Each reservation has a unique set of payment dates and penalty deadlines for changes to the reservation. You will find your specific information listed on you original Desire Cruise booking invoice. 

– Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MC & American Express
– All Charges will appear on your bank statement as: “OPERADORA DE YATES DE CANCUN SA DE CV”

– Passports Are Required

We strongly recommend travel insurance.

Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise – Travel InsuranceDesire-Barcelona-Rome

Yikes, travel insurance is not a fun topic but a lot of you have asked…
This is about what happens if you are paid, packed and ready to go… and there is a problem.

The biggest 2 reasons people take insurance are:

  • Trip Cancellation
  • Medical Expenses or Medical Evacuation

Full Ship charters are better than regular cruises in many ways, however, the penalties and potential for a loss if you have to cancel is higher. Shortly after final payment, most full ship charter cruises become non-refundable. That means if you have to cancel your trip not only do you have that disappointment of a canceled vacation, but I have to tell you that you don’t get your money back.

Our most popular insurance is ‘World Wide Trip Protector’ and provides full coverage when purchased up to 21 days after your vacation purchase.

The best value just to make sure you have coverage is ‘Trip Protector Lite Expanded.’

We recommend Travel Insured – Get a quote and buy insurance  
Note: this link opens a window for Travel Insured – if you have questions pleases phone our office for assistance.

Please consider purchasing Travel Insurance

Since everyone pretty much likes me right now and I’d like it to stay that way, please consider purchasing travel insurance. Or at least don’t say I didn’t warn you if there is a problem.

Other coverages that take the worry out of travel:

  • Trip Interruption – Return air only
  • Trip Delay & Missed Connection coverage
  • Baggage Loss or Delay
  • Cancel for Work Reasons Options available on select policies

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your upcoming cruise. There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. Travel insurance offers coverage for unforeseen problems such as an unexpected financial change or scheduling conflict, a canceled flight or a serious illness. You even have the option where you can cancel for any reason. We recommend Travel Insured – Get a quote and buy insurance 

Why book the Desire French Riviera Cruise?

The Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise has some of the best Curated Sensual Signature Spots:
You will find exclusive, designated spaces that stay true to Desire concept on board the lavish Desire Cruise. Always pure ecstasy at sea!

  • The Clothing-Optional Pool Area:  The pool area on Desire Cruise is clothing-optional for some hot and steamy fun (only while at sea). Desire Cruises continue its reign with a progressive & amped-up pool-side experience.
  • The Desire Signature Playroom:  Feel electrical currents pulse through your body while you and your partner are mixing & mingling with hundreds of like-minded couples in a highly-erotic yet still sophisticated playground for adults feeling more adventurous. If the mood strikes, take your relationship up a level and live out your ‘fanta-seas’, in Desire’s Signature Playroom.
  • The Private Jacuzzi Lounge:  Enter the private, clothing-optional spa area, with a relaxing, bubbling salt water bath and powerful jets that massage you as you soak up the view in the company of other like-minded couples seeking to fulfill their fantasies. This private, intimate hotspot combines cool sophistication with steamy sensuality.

What Past Guests Have to Say…

We could not believe the amazing quality of the food offered on this ship! We were spoiled one night at the Chef’s Table, but even the Main Dining Room was second-to-none!

We even stocked up on some snacks, and took advantage of the ‘afternoon tea’ trolly, and hosted quite a little party in our suite! That was definitely a highlight for me!

The first night, I felt a little silly getting into my Theme night outfit (a Toga) but after seeing how many other people were dressed up I wasn’t embarrased or shy anymore! I felt totally at ease!

By the next night, I had no issue breaking out my fun and REALLY sexy outfit know me and my hubby would fit right in the crowd!

Our outfits worked as great ice-breakers, so we met plenty of new people and got so many contact cards from our new friends!

I was worried this cruise was going to be an older crowd, and asleep by 10pm. Boy, could I have not been more wrong! We are in our mid 30’s and enjoy dancing and having fun late into the night, and Lynn assured us that our desire for those finer things in life would be the key to fitting in with this group. She was right!

We expected to be the youngest couple onboard, mixed in with the couples age 45-65, and we were surprised how many young couples like us there were! We loved every couple we met, and savored every moment of that cruise and cannot wait to get on the next Swinger Cruise!

Why You Should book with TSC:

  • TheSwingerCruise.com is the only agency with ALL the cruises.
  • TSC Expert Agents provide first-hand experience.  We have sailed on over 41 Swinger Cruises and will help you find the one that perfectly fits your style.
  • Our Signature ‘Get Ready’ program provides all the information you need before you board the ship so you can get the most out of your vacation.
  • We create VIP Pre-Cruise authentic emersion events. Board the ship with a whole group of new friends.

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Desire Barcelona Rome French Riviera Cruise
May 4 – 11, 2024

Explore the Sexy Mediterranean Coastline with Desire Cruise!

Join 343 exciting couples from all over the globe.

Imagine sailing in this sensual environment.
Exploring the beautiful ports by day.
Enjoying the erotic theme parties by night.

See You Onboard!

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