If you’re a child of the seventies, brought up on a diet of Columbo and The Sweeney, you’d be forgiven for thinking that a romantic cruise might involve murder, mystery and intrigue. Luckily, the ‘Love Boats’ of today are often just the tonic for couples looking to spend some quality time with each other, away from the demands of family and jobs.
Whether it’s a special anniversary, a renewal of vows, proposal of marriage or simply a chance to share some ‘us’ time, a romantic cruise is one experience you and your partner will never forget.
The choice of options are limitless, with many personalised romantic services on offer across the different cruise lines. Some have an age limit for passengers and often restrict children from being onboard and are specifically aimed at couples looking for romance. If you are struggling to find a cruise line that offers this, a few popular ones separate the families from the individual couples.
Time To Relax
When you think of a cruise, you think luxury, comfort and relaxation. The perfect mix for any couple wishing to spend precious time together. With everything done for you, you’ll have all the time and space you need to enjoy the fantastic array of modern luxuries onboard your liner. Join in with daytime activities such as swimming, dance classes and wine tasting. After dark, try your hand at the casino, dance the night away in the night club or enjoy a movie under the stars.
For those more intimate moments, enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on deck, sip champagne together from your private balcony whilst capturing forever changing, beautiful scenery or relax with a special couple massage. Make your cruise a memory you’ll treasure forever.
Explore various ports without having to worry about where to eat or stay the night. This is a wonderful way for you and your partner to share some quality time together.
With hundreds of ports around the world, your choice of destination varies widely. They begin at home with short cruises in the UK, taking in the most beautiful views of the british countryside. Experience the true beauty of Alaska, with its variety of wildlife, snow capped mountains and majestic icebergs. Or if sun, sea and sand is what you prefer, choose from the worlds exotic locations such as the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Bermuda and many more.
Cruise lines now offer a variety of services to help create your special day, whether you are renewing your vows or saying “I Do”.
Renew your vows at sea and make it a day you’ll never forget. Celebrate a special anniversary, confirm your commitment to each other or simply make a personal statement of love.
Celebrate the most important day of your life onboard a cruise liner in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Wedding packages vary across the cruise lines, allowing you to customise your day to suit you. They can arrange everything from the ceremony to the cake, flowers, photographs and much more. Many give you the option to conduct the ceremony at sea, at a port of call or onthe harbour side surrounded by family and friends.
If you intend to propose to your loved one during the cruise, talk to the travel agent when you book. Some of the cruise companies offer special packages, which include a video recording of the proposal.
The Right Choice
Choosing the best romantic cruise for you and your partner can be daunting but a big part of it is down to what you want from your special time together. If it’s days full of entertainment, activities and evening shows etc.. then one of the larger cruise lines would be best. If intimacy, privacy and fewer passengers appeals to you, then many of the lines run smaller cruise ships that are best suited to your wishes.
If, like many couples, money is tight, why not try a local cruise near to home. They are a cheaper alternative but just as delightful and usually involve dinner, dancing and a night onboard. They are on a lake or large river and are most often on a much smaller cruise ship.
Here we have selected just a handful of romantic cruise ships that will provide you with those perfect memories to cherish forever:
A search of the internet will bring up a large and varied choice of great romantic cruise deals. Do your homework and make sure you ask lots of questions to ensure your special time together goes without a hitch.
A romantic cruise offers you the perfect blend of activity and leisure. And with every little detail taken care of, you can sit back, relax and concentrate on what’s really important …each other.
“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.”
-Honore de Balzac