Cruise holidays have all the special ingredients needed for a romantic couple’s holiday: candlelit dinners paired with glasses of opulent champagne, cosy balconies looking out to the glorious sunset, and luxury spas, which leave you utterly relaxed and re-energised.
And although many cruise lines offer some combination of these elements, some ships are more couple-focused and pay more attention to those special moments than others. Check out our review of those that do it best.
Princess Cruises pretty much have romance built into their brand. Not only was this cruise line the feature of the ‘Love Boat’ TV show, but it also has the current record for the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony consisting of 1,443 couples.
Snuggling under a blanket on a comfortable lounger at their ‘Movies Under the Stars’ nights is the perfect way to rekindle the romance. While their adults-only retreat, The Sanctuary, sees Serenity Stewards attending to your every need, offering signature beverages, light meals, and alfresco massages.
Dining is done the way you choose, with their Dine My Way℠ service, enabling couples to go ‘off-schedule’ and enjoy flexibility across their fantastic range of options. Then how about treating your loved one to a post-dinner decadent dessert from their Chocolate JourneysSM program?
Regent Seven Seas
Claiming their Seven Seas Explorer is the “most luxurious ship ever constructed”, Regent Seven Seas provides an all-suite, all-balcony vessel, where their personalised service, with a 1 to 1.5 staff-to-guest ratio, ensures every couple’s need is perfectly attended to.
With almost everything included in your fare, you and your partner can soak up every ounce of luxury, from their high-end dining experiences and premium drinks to the Serene Spa & Wellness™ spa offering a range of exclusive treatments. Enjoy a blissful swim with your loved one in their Infinity-Edge Plunge Pool, taking a moment to relish in the ultimate indulgence.
Celebrity Cruises was voted the ‘Best Cruise Line for Couples’ in 2019′, and their newest ships have been designed with couples in mind. Onboard, you and your partner can enjoy a range of activities for two. As well as the couples massages, spa days for two and the adults-only Solarium, you can take part in wine tasting or perhaps enjoy an alfresco picnic on the top-deck Lawn Club, the only lawn of real grass on a cruise ship.
Dining options onboard offer plenty of opportunity for romance, offering exquisite, globally inspired menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs. If you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday or even a wedding, Celebrity Cruises offer a range of Special Occasion Cruises that commemorate your celebrations in the most wonderfully unique and memorable ways.
Azamara Club Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises have an adult focus, where their ‘Destination Immersion’ itineraries allow you to linger for longer at ports and truly embrace the culture. Their intimate ships also offer memorable date nights, personalised culinary experiences and fine dining five-course menus paired with choice wines.
However, the romantic highlight has to be the ‘Nights in Private Places’ package. This gives you and your partner private access to the aft spa deck to enjoy a candlelit dinner served by a personal butler, exclusive use of the open-air thalassotherapy pool and an outdoor-canopied bed.
P&O Cruises Arcadia and Aurora ships offer adult-only cruises, ensuring you can enjoy a romantic getaway with no children in sight. Cruises are laid-back, elegant and tranquil, giving couples the opportunity to enjoy the room service breakfast or while away the hours with some pampering in the expansive spa.
With world-class fine dining, including authentic Indian cuisine and Marco Pierre White’s Ocean Grills on Arcadia, and a range of fresh, contemporary menus on Aurora, there’s plenty to nurture the romantic mood for you and your loved one.
To explore more couples’ cruise options or book your holiday, please get in touch with our cruise specialists.// END - About the Author ?>