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Why a cruise is one of the most romantic holidays

3 reasons cruising is so romantic

Couples cruises

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31 Jan 2022

When it comes to spending quality time with your partner, there is no better place to do so than on a cruise. There’s something inherently romantic about cruising, from the uninterrupted, panoramic views of the golden sunset to dressing up and heading down to enjoy an indulgent, fine dining experience. As you head out onto your balcony overlooking the gorgeous, glistening sea, you can relish in the company of your loved one whilst visiting new destinations and making memories to last a lifetime.

“When people ask me about the most romantic vacation for couples, cruising always comes to mind,” Ilana from Life Well Cruised told us. “When on a cruise, there is so much for couples to do, or not do. Blissful sea days by the pool, intimate dinners, dancing to live music or even taking in a movie under the stars. Cruising has it all.

“Cruise ships today have so much to offer, so whether couples want a quiet time away or prefer more adventure, a cruise is ideal. The spa is perfect for some couples pampering and relaxation. While some of the high energy activities on board like zip-lining and rock climbing are great for more adventurous couples. No matter the preference, cruising gives couples a chance to reconnect and enjoy each others company. Isn’t that what romance is all about?”

3 reasons to book a couples cruise

You can visit new destinations

Whether you opt for an extravagant world cruise in order to experience vibrant cultures, colourful cuisine and spectacular scenery, or prefer something a little closer to home, travelling to a nearby port for a weekend of fun, food and friends, you’re certain to create memories with your loved one that you’ll never forget.

“There’s nothing more romantic than sailing into the sunset together with the breeze in your hair and a new adventure beckoning,” says Suzanne from The Travel Bunny. “It’s just one of the reasons I think a cruise makes a perfect getaway for couples. By day, you can discover new destinations together, relax in the spa or enjoy the ship. In the evening, you can indulge in romantic a la carte dining in speciality restaurants and sip cocktails in glamorous bars before soaking up views across a moonlit ocean as you stroll back to your cabin. A cruise is the perfect starry-eyed break for two.”

You can explore your chosen ship

“There’s something incredibly romantic about standing on an open deck, staring out at the stars and the sea with an ocean breeze in your face,” explains Sharon from The Sharonicles. “There’s nothing quite like it. If you’re looking for romance, a cruise will be worth it for that moment alone.

“Although a popular honeymoon choice, some cruise lines can also assist guests with proposals, vow renewals and even on board weddings. Everything from dining to entertainment is taken care of on a cruise so you can focus on each other. You can interact with others, if you like, involve yourselves in dance classes and other activities or stay away from other people altogether. Also, sunsets, don’t forget the sunsets.”

You can spend quality time together

“Cruises can be really romantic if you want them to be,” Emma from Emma’s Travel Tales explains. “Spending time with your partner, seeing new places together, enjoying gorgeous meals and strolling the deck, hand in hand. What’s not to like?

“The fact that cruises allow people to visit several different places (whilst only having to unpack once!) is the best feature. They’re also super relaxing, with everything you could want from a great holiday on board and at your fingertips. Great food, yummy drinks, friendly service, loads of entertainment options and visiting some amazing destinations, that’s the perfect combination for a superb holiday.”

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