The Azamara Quest, with 343 swinger couples, will arrive this Sunday in Barcelona
During this month of August the port of Barcelona will receive 78 cruise ladders, a figure that breaks the idea that the city is full of travelers arriving on tourist ships during the peak season of the summer. As an example, in April 86 cruise ships made stops, in May arrived at 96 and for the next month of September 101 passenger boats, which no regular ferries will visit Barcelona.
Another idea that is also breaking with time is the consideration that cruises are luxury travel, an idea that would come to be equivalent to thinking that a hotel is luxurious by the mere fact of being so and not by its category in stars and the services it offers. In the world of maritime tourism there is something similar to the stars of hotels: there are offers for virtually all pockets according to the shipping company, the time of year, the category of the cabin chosen or the duration of the trip. It will always be easier to find a good deal on a megacruise that takes thousands of passengers on board than on a boutique cruiser, smaller, more exclusive and therefore more expensive.
The maturity of the cruise market has also led to a number of voyages, especially in medium and small vessels, with less than a thousand passengers on board: there are those dedicated to golf, and itineraries are specially designed so that travelers can enjoy the best courses during your trip. There are those who focus especially on gastronomic experiences, giving the possibility to visit celebrated restaurants, organize a special event related to food during the stopovers or one or several celebrities of the kitchen are invited to travel aboard the vessel in question . There are cruisers for music lovers, both classical and jazz, there are trips of marked political tone in which every day a speaker of the Republican American party is invited to give a conference followed by a debate and also trips in which the central point Is a real celebrity or fiction: comedians, television presenters or the heroes of Marvel. There are also cruises whose strong point is the dance and, there are also cruises that focus on the liberal sex as a way of leisure … or life.
On Sunday, four ships will make stops in Barcelona: the huge Norwegian Epic, the even bigger Freedom of the Seas, the newly christened Mein Schiff 5 and the Azamara Quest boutique boat. The first three will be in the dock and the fourth mooring in the dock of Barcelona, next to the World Trade Center. The latter is doing precisely one of these theme trips and its organizers, Luxury Lifestyle Vacations tour operators have called it “Rumba Mediterránea”, although it is not exactly a cruise dedicated to this musical genre of Cuban origin and mother of other genres like the salsa or other more local rumbas, like flamenco or Catalan: the trip is a swinger cruise.
“If you ever wanted to sail the Mediterranean … why not embark on an unforgettable week with more than 300 couples sharing their same lifestyle?”, Indicates in catalog and the tour operator’s website to potential customers, Which in an overwhelming majority are Americans, as LaVanguardia is one of its leaders in Luxury Lifestyle Vacations from the Mexican delegation, where it serves the entire Spanish-speaking market of the company. It is one of the few pieces of information he reveals, because without being asked, he says: “We are very discreet with revealing who our travelers are and what they do in their free time. We are reserved and a high quality company, as our name indicates “, concludes the employee of the travel tour operator for clients with liberal minds, not in the political-economic sense of the term (or maybe yes) but in the philosophy of life sexual or affective.
In addition to preparing trips to liberal resorts in Mexico and southern France, the company has specialized in chartering boats to organize cruises for couples swingers, renting ships as big as the Independence of The Seas, with capacity for 3,600 passengers or The Norwegian Pearl, where they can travel up to 2,830 cruise passengers. For the Mediterranean cruise, a smaller vessel, the Azamara Quest, of 181 meters in length and capacity for 686 people (343 pairs) has been chosen by a crew of 410 professionals.
The cruise is apparently a conventional voyage that departed last August 5 from Civitavecchia, the port of Rome and has continued through Livorno, Monaco and Saint Tropez.
Today, August 9, you will spend the day in Cap d’Agde, one of the world’s free sex emporiums, just three hours away from Barcelona by car, and after a day at sea will make its last stop in Ibiza, At the end of the trip in Barcelona next Sunday. The policy on board is “optional clothing” in the outer areas of the ship and some interior rooms have been enabled as huge relaxation areas for the interaction of those who go beyond having fun with their partner, which is the ultimate goal of this trip , With themed nights of marked erotic tone. After disembarking on Sunday, the tour operator proposes to continue a couple of days more enjoying the experience in Barcelona, in this case changing the vessel Azamara Quest by the hotel Melià Barcelona Sarrià from where the travelers will return to their cities of origin in the United States, Canada and some other European country, ending their thematic sea vacations.