Thinking about tying the knot but not sure about where to go for your honeymoon? Or just wanting to rekindle the romance? A cruise might not be the first solution that springs to mind, but it really fits the part.
Some lines will offer you special romance packages but the best part about choosing a cruise is the huge variety of destinations available; you can choose one location or go on a month long adventure port-hopping!
There really is something for each couple, whether you want something utterly relaxing, ridiculously extravagant or simple and affordable. Find out who puts the ship in relationship…
Get Married at Sea!
The true cruise fanatics out there will be delighted to know that you can get married, or renew your vows on board an ocean liner!
P&O cruises offers ‘Weddings at Sea’: your package even includes a wedding planner, so you can be at peace knowing that the smallest details have been covered.
Every ceremony is conducted by the captain and for a fee, there are even top chefs who will create your dream cake, aswell as florists for the bouquets and photographers to capture the event!
After your wedding, you can choose to stay on the cruise and select one of the ship’s Honeymoon packages. There’s even a Worldwide option available that lasts three months and visits the Middle East, India, the Orient, Australia, the Pacific, Mexico and the USA!
A Touch of Romance
For a romantic getaway with your partner, Carnival Cruises is nothing short of perfect. There’s 24/7 dining available in your suite with breathtaking balcony views, and there’s always a steward on hand so you never have to leave the room if you don’t want to!
Once you arrive in port, you can explore the culture of truly unique cities and see iconic historical sites. Imagine having a coffee on the cobbled streets of Rome, or a mojito in Mexico! The world’s cities of romance await…
Back on-board there are still plenty of activities for couples, including cooking and dance classes that are included in your fare. We recommend the martini tasting, for an extra special evening with your partner.
Add a Bit of Adventure to Your Love Life!
Are you after the most romantic trip possible? Starclippers’ fleet of tall cruise ships offer all the style and atmosphere of traditional sailing, but with added luxury.
The line is ideal for adventurous couples as there are unforgettable experiences available on board – you can climb the mast and take in the incredible views from up high, or you can lie down on the netting and see dolphins jump beneath you!
The experience is much like travelling in your own private yacht. There’s a huge amount of space available on board and each ship boasts multiple swimming pools, bars, a library and a restaurant! We bet you’d never expect to see that on board a clipper ship…
Did you know? The Star Clipper and Star Flyer have more outdoor space per person than most cruise ships!
Norwegian Cruise Line
Celebrate in Style
If you’ve got a wedding anniversary coming up and the cash to splash, we recommend a Norwegian cruise on one of their Jewel class ships. Why? Because they have on-board villas. Yes, you read that right.
Their Haven suites are located in a private access area of the ship, and the largest one features sleeping and living quarters, 3 bedrooms and its very own butler!
There’s also a large courtyard outside your door, complete with sun deck, hot tub and swimming pool…
Don’t fancy going to the ships main restaurant? There’s a private one in the Haven suites! Alternately you can dine at the delicious French restaurant, Le Bistro on the main deck.
That’s not all either… if you’re staying in the Garden Villa (the largest suite) you can take advantage of the complimentary limo service that’ll take you from the pier to the airport. That sounds luxurious (and somewhat romantic) to us!
For a Star Couple Experience..
You and your loved one can feel like a true star on board Celebrity’s Silhouette. What makes this ship so interesting is the Lawn club– a grassy area on the ship’s deck (and before you ask, yes it is real!)
For a relaxed day you can visit the Lawn club’s own grill, The Porch. By day have a crisp latte whilst looking out at the ocean, by night indulge in a variety of fine wines beneath the stars!
For a romantic evening, try the Tuscan Grille with its mouth-wateringly delicious Italian dishes. It’s the perfect setting to have some alone time.
If you’re a couple that loves to relax, you’ll be delighted to know that Silhouette has a HUGE spa on board. Our favorite part is the Parisian garden, featuring tropical rain showers and steam!
Top tip: On warm sea days, grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn!
It’s Not Just for the Kids!
Fancy a romantic getaway but can’t find anyone to watch the kids? Maybe you just don’t want to give up on that Disney magic. Disney Cruise Line offers exclusive honeymoon packages, and it really offers fun for both young and old!
Disney has its own private island located in the Bahamas called Castaway Cay where you can go shopping, hiking or even snorkeling!
If it’s alone time you’re after, leave the kids in the capable hands of the Disney Councillors at the Lilo and Stitch dance party and head on over to the adults only beach, Serenity Bay.
The best ship if you’re adult only is Disney Fantasy with tonnes of activities on board just for older folks! There’s a variety of musicals and Broadway calibre shows, countless nightclubs and bars.
We recommend Ooh La La, an incredibly romantic champagne bar, with elegant decor fit for royalty! There’s also an adult only restaurant called Remy, so you can unwind and enjoy delectable French cuisine away from the busy families on the ship…
Did you know? A third of the passengers on board are adult only couples!
What do you think of our list of romantic cruises? Would you consider any of them? Have you ever been on a cruise that you thought was really romantic? Let us know in the comments below!// END - About the Author ?>