In celebration of today, one of the most romantic days of the year (…Valentine’s day, of course!) we have put together a list of our top three cruise lines for romance, that you and your special someone can enjoy.
Any vacation can have the potential for romance. Travelling ignites all of your sense, including the intoxicating scents of new cuisines, the sound of waves lapping against the shore (or, ship for that matter!) and the sight of golden sunsets on the never ending horizon.
But, cruising is the quintessential romantic vacation. There’s something magical, enchanting and ever so romantic about sailing on the open sea with your love by your side. I’m not sure if it’s the fresh air, feeling of adventure or relaxing ambiance that makes cruising the ultimate romantic getaway.
Here are our top three romantic cruise lines and routes
1. Princess Cruises
At the top of our list is Princess Cruises voted #1 best cruise line for couples by Cruise Critic and #1 best cruise line in Alaska by travel weekly for 9 consecutive years in a row.
Princess Cruises has a variety of options for couples celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a bit more luxury during their time onboard. Celebration packages range in price and can include: a bottle of wine or champagne, photos, dinner reservations, chocolates, roses/flowers, spa treatments and breakfast in bed – decadence at it’s finest!
As Princess Cruises is voted the #1 best cruise line in Alaska, we have to mention their Alaskan routes. Available in 7-12 day durations, you will travel past the Glacier Bay National Park a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the 7 Cruise Wonder of the World by Condé Nast Traveler.
The beautiful Kenai Fjords, jaw-dropping wildlife, and stunning scenery makes this captivating journey unforgettable and romance inspiring. Curl up in a warm blanket with your loved one and watch the colossal glaciers pass by from your private stateroom.
2. Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity cruises also boast “celebrity” status for couples and romance, voted by Cruise Critic as the #5 cruise line for romance and #2 best cruise line for honeymoons.
Celebration packages come in three categories – premium, deluxe and classic, ranging in price each package includes delightful offerings of champagne or wine, reservations, hand dipped chocolate strawberries, fresh flowers, and a personalized cake.
Celebrity Cruises has some of the best routes in the Mediterranean and for that reason, we want to mention the Best of the Western Mediterranean route. 11 nights of culture, gourmet cuisine, rich culture and beautiful architecture; paired with the warm sea breeze and luxury of the ship makes for a romance inspiring journey.
Onboard the ship you will find a variety of staterooms to choose from including; the ultra luxurious two bedroom Reflection Suite, Floor to ceiling window Signature Suite and for the spa lovers the AquaClass Suite including all of your favourite spa amenities and 79-foot outdoor veranda ….. Try making that not romantic.
3. Holland America
Voted #7 best cruise Line for couples by US News and Best Overall Cruise Value from World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society, Ocean & Cruise News for 21 consecutive years, this affordable cruise line makes a lasting impact.
Holland America has an extensive list of “indulgences” available onboard, encouraging guests to create special moments by pre-ordering gifts or celebration packages, to add to their unforgettable experience.
Specializing in experiential and global experiences, Holland America has a plethora of routes but, one can’t talk about Holland America without mentioning their private island – Half Moon Cay. Two miles of untouched white sand makes this island not only a couples paradise but also home to an International Wild Bird Reservation. Enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear water, attentive service from the beach side butlers and a variety of restaurants serving up fresh, gourmet cuisine.
Our favourite routes travel through the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, with a selection of destinations ranging from 10-18 days total. Experience hiking through the Costa Rican rainforest or soaking up the culture in Curacao. This route has something for every couple and plenty of time to rekindle the romance.
In the words of Amanda Jane Sturges, “Love is the food of life, and travel is the desert”
Wherever your Valentine’s day take you this year and for years to come, we hope that you celebrate love, romance and new memories with your special someone.