Bliss Cruise April 2025

As Bliss Cruise sets sail on the Explorer of the Seas, you will see the famous RCI Promenade back in action with more playtime and more time to enjoy the Bliss experience. This will be the second time our spring cruisers will get to experience the Royal Promenade. The Promenade is designed to emulate an upscale European street scene, lined with shops, bars, and a 24-hour cafe (a great venue to snack and people watch). Featuring atmospheric lighting which changes color throughout the day and night, quirky art features and sculptures, the area is also a hive of activity. The Promenade will host a variety of Bliss Cruise Meet & Greets, Bliss Cruise evening themed dance parties, Royal Caribbean Random Acts of Entertainment, and more. It’s a great place to gather, hang out and connect with all of your fun-loving friends.

Reserve your spot now on this incredible cruise and be part of the BLISS experience. This is not your average vacation!!

The Explorer of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas holds approximately 3,300 passengers. This 6-night clothing optional adventure will be couples only and departs Port of Miami, FL with stops in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The voyage attracts many open-minded groups such as lifestyle couples, nudists, voyeurs and exhibitionists as well as curious individuals looking to experience something different from the conventional cruise vacation.

As an added bonus, Explorer of the Seas will undergo an extensive $75 Million dry dock renovation over 35 days during 2023. Bliss Cruise passengers will ultimately benefit from state-of-the-art additions, top quality services, and excellence in passenger satisfaction by the Royal Caribbean brand.

As we have done with all our cruises, Bliss Cruise adds our naughty touch to enhance your cruising experience with the following:

  • Adults 21 or older only which means…NO kids allowed!
  • Open decks and pool areas are clothing optional.
  • Clothing optional shore excursions.
  • Meet & Greets to help you break the ice and meet new people.
  • Seminars that educate and allow you to explore new areas of the lifestyle.
  • Multiple play areas to meet your level of comfort and interest.
  • Evening entertainment and late night dance parties in various venues.
  • Themed nights to add a little extra fun to dressing up & heading out for the night.
DatePort LocationArriveDepart
Thu, Apr 24, 2025Miami, FL4:00 PM
Fri, April 25, 2025Sea Day
Sat, April 26, 2025Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic8:00 AM6:00 PM
Sun, April 27, 2025San Juan, Puerto Rico12:00 PM9:00 PM
Mon, April 28, 2025Sea Day
Tue, April 29, 2025Sea Day
Wed, April 30, 2025Miami, FL7:00 AM
*** All itineraries are subject to change without notice.

You just can’t have a lifestyle cruise without having a theme for each night! Let your imagination run wild when planning your costumes. It is not required that you dress in theme but it can add some extra fun to the evening!

The themes have not been announced yet for this cruise but once they are we will be sure to post them.

DateTheme
*The order of the themes is subject to change.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata is located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Known as the Amber Coast due to the area’s large deposits of amber. The city is famous for Parque Independencia (also known as Parque Central), a park fringed by royal palms and Victorian architecture. In Puerto Plata, you can relax on the white sand beaches, hop on a cable car for sky-high views, take a tour of the local cacao farms, and buy some of the clearest amber in the world.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, historic sites, culinary experiences, and outdoor adventures—discover the many sides of Puerto Rico. The 100-mile long island is packed with a diverse array of experiences, from spirited salsa music to serene coral reefs, 16th century UNESCO World Heritage structures, and pastel buildings lining cobblestone streets.

The cost of the cabin includes all meals with basic drinks such as water, coffee and tea. You also have access to all seminars, events, parties and entertainment. There will be an additional fee added to your invoice which covers the port charges, government taxes, basic gratuities, admin fees and security fees. These fees will be as follows:

  • $525.00 per person for all Suites
  • $475.00 per person for all Staterooms

The following items are available at an additional cost:

  • Alcohol and other beverages plus the bar service gratuities
  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Casino Play
  • Spa Services
  • Shore Excursions
  • Retail Shop Purchases

There are four main categories of staterooms: Suite, Balcony, Ocean View and Interior. Each stateroom offers a television, telephone, private bath, shower, vanity and even a hair-dryer. The cabins have been designed to be a comfortable, relaxing place for you to rest and reenergize after a all day of non-stop activities. The larger cabins make a great place for private entertainment.

Suites

Suites offer more room, comfort and luxury. Most come with a private balcony and all include standard features. Some suites even include complimentary concierge service, which includes access to a private lounge as well as personalized service to help with making reservations or other arrangements. Suites are a great way to travel in style and give you that extra space for entertaining.

Royal Suite (RS)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 10) Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. 1260 sq. ft. Balcony 170 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $12,600.00 pp
  • Deposit: $6,500.00

Owners Suite (OS)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 10) Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 506 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $6,350.00 pp
  • Deposit: $3,500.00

Grand Suite (2-Bedroom) (GT)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 8 & 9) Two bedrooms w/ Royal King bed (one room with 3rd & 4th Pullman beds), a private balcony, 2 bathrooms & living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 547 sq. ft. Balcony: 234 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $6,850.00 pp
  • Deposit: $3,500.00

Grand Suite (1-Bedroom) (GS)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 10) Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 381 sq. ft. Balcony: 95 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $3,950.00 pp
  • Deposit: $2,000.00

Junior Suite (J3 & J4)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.

  • J3 (Deck 6, 7, 9, 10) – Cabin Cost: $3,050.00 pp
  • J4 (Deck 9 & 10) – Cabin Cost: $2,850.00 pp
  • Deposit: $1,950.00

Panoramic Ocean View Suite (No Balcony) (VP)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 12) Royal King bed. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area w/ double sofa bed, vanity & sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $3,250.00 pp
  • Deposit: $1,500.00
Balcony Staterooms

Private sanctuaries where you’ll enjoy both in and outdoor space. Relax in the spacious lounge or step outside to linger over morning coffee or wonder at breathtaking evening sunsets.

Spacious Ocean View w/ Balcony (1B, 2B, 3B & 4B)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area w/ sofa, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 203 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

  • 1B (Deck 9) – Cabin Cost: $1,700.00 pp
  • 2B (Deck 6, 7, 8 & 9) – Cabin Cost: $1,570.00 pp
  • 3B (Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10) – Cabin Cost: $1,570.00 pp
  • 4B (Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10) – Cabin Cost: $1,570.00 pp
  • Deposit: $600.00

Ocean View w/ Balcony (2D, 4D, 5D, & CB)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 198 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

  • 2D (Deck 6, 7 & 8)
  • 4D (Deck 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12)
  • 5D (Deck 6, 7 & 8)
  • CB (Deck 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12)
  • Cabin Cost: $1,550.00 pp
  • Deposit: $600.00
Oceanview Staterooms

You’ll never miss a moment of the breathtaking scenery on your cruise vacation with an Ocean View window stateroom. Spend the day exploring, then take in the spectacular sights and amazing views from the comfort of your stateroom.

Ultra Spacious Ocean View (1K)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 6, 7, 8 & 9) Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, additional pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area w/ sofa bed and a private bathroom w/ shower. Stateroom: 328 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $1,925.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View (1L)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 12) Royal King Bed. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft.; Accessible: 283 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $1,425.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Spacious Ocean View (3M & 4M)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.

  • 3M (Deck 6, 8 & 9)
  • 4M (Deck 6, 7 & 9)
  • Cabin Cost: $1,275.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Ocean View Stateroom (1N, 2N, 3N & 4N)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.

  • 1N (Deck 2 & 3)
  • 2N (Deck 2 & 3)
  • 3N (Deck 2 & 3)
  • 4N (Deck 2, 3, 6, 7 & 9)
  • Cabin Cost: $950.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00
Interior Staterooms

Relax in all the comfort of our spacious interior staterooms. Spend your days onboard by the pool or on our sports deck, then enjoy some quiet and private time. Our interior staterooms include a wide array of amenities for you to enjoy.

Promenade View Interior (2T & CP)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

(Deck 6, 7 & 8) A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft.; Accessible: 256 sq. ft.

  • Cabin Cost: $1,325.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Interior w/ Virtual Balcony (2U & 4U)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Enjoy a live feed scenic view in the comfort of your room. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.; Accessible: 256 sq. ft.

  • 2U (Deck 9 & 10)
  • 4U (Deck 10)
  • Cabin Cost: $925.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Interior Stateroom (1V, 3V & 4V)

RCI Explorer of the Seas

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.; Accessible: 256 sq. ft.

  • 1V (Deck 9 & 10)
  • 3V (Deck 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)
  • 4V (Deck 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)
  • Cabin Cost: $850.00 pp
  • Deposit: $500.00

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: Due at the time of booking
  • Installment: Due on or before October 15, 2023
  • Installment: Due on or before March 15, 2024
  • Final Payment: Due on or before October 15, 2024

* Payment schedule will be adjusted accordingly based on your booking date.

Cancellation Policy/Fees

  • Up to Nov 1, 2023: $150.00 pp ($300.00 pp for Suites)
  • Nov 2, 2023 – Apr 29, 2024: $250.00 pp ($500.00 pp for Suites)
  • Apr 30, 2024 – Oct 26, 2024: $350.00 pp ($750.00 pp for Suites)
  • After Oct 26, 2024: NO REFUND

* Cancellation policy dates remain the same regardless of your booking date.
* Cancellations must be in writing by emailing your cancellation request to reservations@blisscruise.com.

Transfer Policy/Fees

  • Up to Oct 27, 2024: $125.00 pp ($250.00 pp for Suites)
  • Oct 27, 2024 – Dec 25, 2024: $250.00 pp (No Transfers for Suites)
  • After Dec 25, 2024: NO TRANSFERS

* Transfer request must be in writing by emailing your request to  reservations@blisscruise.com..
* Transferred funds are non-refundable if the new reservation is cancelled.
* Transfers are no longer valid after the sailing date of the cancelled reservation.

Additional Policies

Additional Fees

While all cabin pricing reflects the basic cost per person, there will be an additional fee which will reflect port charges, government taxes, doc fees, gratuities and security fees. These will be as follows:

  • $525.00 per person for all Suites
  • $475.00 per person for all Staterooms

Additional Person Cabin Cost

  • $475.00 per person for all Suites
  • $420.00 per person for all Staterooms

Singles Policy

  • Any person showing up at the port without their partner, shall not be admitted onto the ship and shall not be entitled to any sort of refund.
  • Single passengers shall be allowed on the ship in a cabin only when accompanied by a couple and staying in their cabin.

Additional Details

Booking Details

  • The cabin cost includes all meals, except in specialty restaurants, and basic poured drinks such as water, coffee and tea.
  • Beverage and amenity packages are subject to automatic gratuity charge.

Special Offers

Any cabin purchased from Bliss Cruise, or one of its Travel Affiliates, is for the cabin ONLY. Any special pricing, promotions, offers or discounts of any type offered by the cruise line for one of their regular scheduled voyages are not part of the Bliss Cruise program and will not be honored. In addition, some cabins may have limited amenities during a Bliss Cruise charter.

What Not to Pack

For the safety of our guests and crew, there are certain items that are not allowed on board. If these are found, they will be confiscated. Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, flammable liquids, explosives, and dangerous chemicals will not be returned. Prohibited items are at the discretion of the Chief Security Officer and the Staff Captain and include, but are not limited to:

  • Illicit and illegal drugs of any type, including medicinal marijuana, are not permitted on the ship. If found during the check-in process at the terminal, the cruise line will deny boarding. If found on the ship, the cruise line can and will most likely jail you until a port is reached where you will be handed over to the authorities, and possibly face criminal prosecution. No refunds will be issued if denied boarding or removed from the ship.
  • Candles, incense, coffee makers, clothes irons, travel steamers and hot plates (Items that generate heat or produce an open flame. This includes heating pads, clothing irons, hotplates, candles, incense and any other item that may create a fire hazard. NOTE: The only exception to this policy are curling irons and hair straighteners. Matches and normal lighters are allowed onboard. However “torch lighters” and novelty lighters that look like guns are not allowed onboard. Torch lighters emit a powerful concentrated flame, and are therefore prohibited.)
  • Electrical extension cords
  • Firearms and ammunition, including realistic replicas
  • Sharp objects, including knives and scissors*
  • Self-defense, including handcuffs, pepper spray, and night sticks
  • Alcoholic beverages** (Note: Alcoholic beverages that are purchased in ports-of-call or from shops onboard will be stored by the ship and delivered to you on the last day of the sailing.)
  • Please refer to the cruise line’s website for the complete list of prohibited items.

* Personal grooming items such as safety razors are allowed. Scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed.
** Two bottles of wine per stateroom are allowed on embarkation day, subject to corkage fees.

Travel Insurance

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 cancelled flight or a serious illness.

Pre-Cruise Details

Before You Sail

Every passenger must accept the terms of the Acceptable Behavior Policy before boarding the ship. If you did not accepted the terms during your booking process, then the Acceptable Behavior Policy Form must be completed and emailed to reservations@blisscruise.com.

Pre-Cruise Hotel

It is always recommended that you arrive the night before the cruise to ensure that you do not miss the boat. For those of you that wish to follow our recommendation, Bliss Cruise will make arrangements at a nearby hotel for a group rate to stay the night before the cruise. Bliss Cruise will be hosting a pre-cruise Meet & Greet Reception to give everyone the opportunity to start getting to know the others that you will be sailing the open waters with.

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel (Main Hotel)

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel

3900 NW 21st Street, Miami, FL 33142

Topless Travel will be hosting a pre-cruise Meet & Greet Reception at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel on Wednesday, April 23, 2025 from 8:30pm to 12:00am.

  • Rates starting from $209.00 USD/Night.
  • Group rate valid April 18 – 24, 2025.
  • To receive the group rate, you must book by March 21, 2025.
  • Cancellation of Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel reservations are subject to penalties stipulated by the hotel.
  • Complimentary airport shuttle (Miami International Airport) is available 24/7, every 20 minutes, at the second level of the airport at any doors after door 5.

To make your reservation:


Pre-Cruise Meet & Greet Reception

Topless Travel will be hosting a pre-cruise Meet & Greet Reception at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel on Wednesday, April 23, 2025 from 8:30pm to 12:00am. The party will have music and a cash bar. This will be a great opportunity to get to know your follow cruisers.

  • Cost: $15.00 per person (pre-purchased) / $20.00 per person at the door
  • Reception cost is non-refundable.

Buy your meet & greet tickets at Topless Travel


Ground Transportation

Details for the shuttle service have not been finalized yet for this cruise. Please check back for updated information.

How to book online:

  1. Select the number of guests sharing your cabin
  2. Choose a deck
  3. Select your cabin
  4. Review your selection
  5. Register an account
  6. Confirm booking details
  7. Make a payment

Have credit card information on hand to make a deposit and secure your room. Also make sure to have the passport names and D.O.B for all guests.

Still Not Sure?

We’ve been on three Bliss Cruises and recorded daily recaps so that we could bring you all the facts and fun. Here are the first episodes in each series: