Contrary to what some may believe, cruise ships are not filled with swingers. Sure, you may find some “adventurous” couples on board a cruise ship that like to have fun, but chances are good that on a traditional cruise, you will not be propositioned by a couple. Now, on the other hand, if you are looking to meet couples interested in swinging, there are actually special “swingers cruises” for this kind of lifestyle. Not too sure you know enough about swinging to make a decision about whether or not a swingers cruise is for you? The following swingers basics should give you an idea about the lifestyle and then we’ll move on to swingers cruises.
Swinging is defined as a form of recreational social and sexual intercourse between consenting adults. Swingers are typically male/female couples that meet with other male/female couples for sex and ongoing intimacy.
Swinging can be traced back to the early 1950s when it began in some of America’s wealthiest suburbs. The practice became so popular that a “Sexual Freedom League” was established in the 1960s, in Berkeley, California. Eventually, an organization called the North American Swing Club Association (NASCA) was formed which provided information about the swinging lifestyle and it also gave guidance to couples and singles across America that were interested in the lifestyle. Today, swinging organizations can be found in countries around the world such as Canada, Japan and Switzerland as well as England and France. Swinging clubs can be found throughout America and the countries listed above as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Swingers cruises are almost always chartered cruise events. A swingers cruise may take place aboard a luxury yacht (private or otherwise) and in rare cases, you may find a swinger’s cruise aboard a traditional mainstream American cruise ship, although it is unknown if the cruise line is aware that a “swingers cruise” is taking place, as it may be booked as simply “a small group.” In other countries, such as those in Europe, it’s easy to find a legitimate swingers cruise.
Some of the most popular destinations for swingers cruises include the islands of the Caribbean, especially the Virgin Islands, the Coast of Florida, and the Greek Islands. It must be noted that besides the nature of the cruise, a swingers cruise can have all of the same activities and amenities as a traditional cruise. You can expect to dine, and dance, relax at a spa, shop, gamble and enjoy a variety of different shore excursions such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, architectural and historic tours, sightseeing tours, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, sunbathing, and swimming.
Swingers cruises can last anywhere from several days up to several weeks or more depending on the cruise line or cruise company. Prices vary greatly depending on season, cruise line, accommodations, destination, duration of cruise, and number of guests. It is not uncommon for a European swingers cruise to cost roughly $2,199-$2,999 per person. But in some cases, the price includes everything – including shore excursions. IN these cases, you may only end up paying for airfare, taxes, and tips.
For more information about swingers cruises and other adults only cruises, visit A & S Travel Center of Florida.