The 13 Most Romantic Cruise Lines For Couples
By Rachel George
A cruise is a great choice for a honeymoon, or for couples looking to get some romantic time away from home. In terms of all-inclusive cruises, food, drinks, and activities are taken care of, which leaves more time for you two to focus on your budding romance while snuggling under the sunset.
If you’re looking to book a cruise for you and your beau, here are 13 of the most romantic cruise lines for couples, year-round.
Ranked one of the top luxury cruise lines, Viking Ocean Cruises is known for their ocean and river ships. The company’s award-winning ships boast lounges with panoramic views and thoughtfully curated book collections placed throughout the ship, and private veranda. Viking sails to Scandinavia and northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and more. Enjoy the French Rivera, one of the most romantic destinations in the world via cruise for an upscale luxury experience.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner for two every night with Seabourn Cruises’ intimate ships. Caesar salad, Lobster Thermidor and creamed spinach, a variety of steaks, and ice cream sundaes make for a great treat to share together. Seabourn Cruises travels to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Asia, South America, Canada, the Caribbean and more.
Save big with a 2 for 1 all-inclusive cruise fare on one of Oceania’s 2020 Around the World voyages. It comes with a selection of 78 excursions, including an annual reunion cruise. This year Oceania Cruises will explore Greece and Turkey. Want an opportunity to help your significant other in the kitchen? Stop by the Ottoman-era Spice Bazaar for stalls of spices, dried fruits, and herbs.
Discover your home away from home, or shall I say your home at sea, with Crystal Cruises. Crystal Esprit is great for fitness and wellness couples. Enjoy daily yoga classes on deck, spas, complimentary snorkeling, kayaking, and other water-friendly excursions. The romantic yacht journeys through Athens, Venice, Dubrovnik, and more.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers customized voyages around the globe, luxury amenities, and pre-and post-cruise Land Programs. Choose between daily activities like culinary tours, visits to historic markets, and fine dining experiences like Pacific Rim on board the Seven Seas Explorer.
Creative couples will appreciate the digital workshop on the Holland America Cruise Line. This cruise was voted one of the best cruises to the Panama Canal, Central America, Alaska, and the Mexican Riveria. Oprah’s O Magazine recently partnered with the cruise line to merge the power of travel with the publication’s dedication towards wellness and personal growth. The Maasdam voyage host other cultural performances, and memorable lectures and other workshops.
Princess Cruises offers a wide variety of cruising destinations from 300 ports around the world not limited to Asia, Mexico, the Panama Canal, Australia, and more. Enjoy an excursion to Hawaii for beautiful views of tropical beaches, exploring Hawaiian culture at jungles or oceans nearby. Indulge in activities the both of you will enjoy like touring the only Seahorse Ranch in the US or brunch in traditional Hawaiian homes on the island. Don’t forget your matching Hawaiian outfits and grass skirts for the Luau parties!
Escape to the ends of the world with Silversea Cruises‘ luxury fleet of ships with oceanview suites to feel the breeze of the ocean. Embrace with the most famous black and brown creatures on the Big Major Cay island in the Bahamas, swimming pigs. Launched last year, Silver Expeditions offers explorations of the Arctic Circle, watching almost nonexistent polar bear search for food and mountains of ice on voyages to Antarctica.
Experience a traditional Cunard Christmas on board with all the festive trimmings, caroling in the Grand Lobby, mince pies and a visit from Santa. The British-American cruise line specializes in sophisticated travel. Whether you’re on the ship or at sea, there’s an endless amount of activities for both of you to get involved in. Sporting activities, live music showcases and more.
Celebrity Cruises launched its newest addition to the fleet, Celebrity Flora, built for sustainability and the Galapagos in mind. The smooth sailing ship holds up to 100 guests with eco-friendly features like recycle system and anchorless technology not to impact the sensitive seafloor.
Costa neoRomantica is great if you’re looking for a vacation but don’t want to leave the kids. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of arts and entertainment activities to keep kids of all ages occupied while you two get in your adult time. Originally built in 1993, Costa neoRomantica features modern amenities such as a spa, two pools, a library, and at least four bars and restaurants.
Considering Tahiti as a honeymoon destination spot? Well, sail in luxury across the deep blue seas of the South Pacific. When the sun goes down, this cruise comes alive with traditional Tahitian dances, songs, and activities. It was recently voted Travel & Leisure’s #1 Mid-size-Ship Cruise Line. Paul Gaugin Cruises also has their own island in Bora Bora, for those who want to go snorkeling, kayaking, or lay out under the sun.
Norweigan Cruise Line
Before the summer ends, Norweigan Cruise Line is giving away a FREE cruise for #NorwegiansSummerFridays, for participants who share a picture of their favorite dish at the onboard the ship. New spaces and unique, interactive experiences like the outdoor race track. Probably the coolest feature on this list, if you like adventure and fun.