Desire provides an uninhibited and sophisticated clothing-optional concept (in designated areas) for couples (21+) looking to experience sensuality and freedom at sea, while enjoying cutting edge entertainment, provocative theme nights, exclusive workshops, and more…

For your onboard enjoyment, the pool deck and sun deck are clothing-optional areas. Just a friendly reminder: due to local laws and authorities, our staff will give orders for all guests to be clothed as we approach the different ports of call.

Desire Cruises is firmly committed to maintaining our unique, couples-only atmosphere. For this reason, only couples will be allowed in the Playroom (no exceptions).

The only onboard public area where sex is permitted is the Playroom. Sex will not be permitted in any other public area.

Although the average age range of our guests is 35-50 years of age, the minimum age to sail with us is 21.

NO! Exciting news: the cruise line is no longer requiring passengers to be vaccinated to sail; however, if there are any changes as the sailing date approaches, we will advise accordingly. 

No. Currently, pre-cruise testing is not required. As the sailing date nears, we will advise all booked passengers of any updates or requirements for pre-boarding testing.

Heterosexual couples that are looking to enjoy a sensual experience with their partner.

Yes. For your convenience, Wi-Fi is included in this cruise. Limited to one device per stateroom.

There is one designated smoking area available on board. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas.

Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages onboard. Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports of call will be stored by the ship and delivered to passengers’ staterooms on the last day of sailing.

Yes. As part of the Prestige Beverage Package, drinks are unlimited within the parameters of the responsible alcohol service guidelines.

The PRESTIGE BEVERAGE PACKAGE is INCLUDED on the cruise. To see the full list of drinking options, please follow this link.  

You and your partner will enjoy gastronomic ecstasy at sea on a true culinary journey.

The Grand Dining Room |Elegant main dining room
Terrace Cafe | International dining
Waves Grill | Al fresco American favorites
Polo Grill|Classic Steakhouse
Toscana | Authentic Italian
Jaques | French Cuisine
Red Ginger | Contemporary Asian classics

The ship can accommodate most special dietary needs. Please submit your request in writing to our reservations department (e-mail: cruises3@original-group.com) no later than 80 days before sailing, so we can communicate this with the cruise line. On the day of boarding, please confirm your special dietary arrangements with the restaurant manager.

Reservations are required in Polo Grill, Toscana, Jaques and Red Ginger; however, reservations are not required in other dining venues. These reservations can be made during the online check in procedure prior to boarding or once on board.

No, seating is not assigned; guests can sit where they would like, subject to availability.

Good taste and common sense are the key. We encourage resort or country club casual outfits while on board. For evening dining, elegant casual resort wear is suggested.

We request that casual jeans, shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, or tennis shoes not be worn in the restaurants after 6:00 p.m. Baseball caps may be worn in the Terrace Café after 6:00 p.m.

Yes. The staff on board is not only multilingual, but they are also from all over the world; however, the principal spoken language onboard is English, and most signage will be found in English as well.

Due to the nature of this cruise, and the fact that our guests’ privacy is of utmost importance to us, there is no photography allowed in clothing-optional areas, including, but not limited to, cameras, cellphones, video cameras, tablets, etc. We will have official staff that will be taking pictures of onboard events, the experience, and ambiance; however, no guest will be photographed unless the guests give written permission.  

Athens International Airport is officially named “Eleftherios Venizelos”. The code to use for flight searches is ATH. The airport is located roughly 33 km from the city center and roughly 50 km from the cruise port.  

The cruise terminal Civitavecchia is located 65 km from the city center of Rome. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino International Airport is roughly located 50 km from the cruise terminal. The airport code to use is FCO.


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