There’s just something about sailing on the high seas that is undeniably romantic – the salty fresh breeze, amazing island views and the beautiful sunrise and sunsets. On top of those, you also get to enjoy a bunch of fun couple activities, watch Broadway-style performances, have intimate dinners and relaxing spa treatments. If you are considering a romantic cruise getaway, I’ve rounded up a list of the most romantic cruises as ranked by US News, Cruise Critic and Travel + Leisure.
Ranked by US News as the #2 Best Cruise Lines for Romance, Regent Seven Seas Cruise offers world-class voyages to fit the lifestyle of luxury travelers. The Seven Seas Voyager, specifically, has a low guest-to-crew ration which means that the service is surely of high standards. All the ships cabins have private balconies which obviously, a thumbs up for all the romantics! If you want some to enhance your culinary skills as part of your trip, the Seven Seas Explorer have The Culinary Arts Kitchen which provides guests highly-individualized hands on classes for $89/per person. That will be a fun and very useful activity for you and your partner.
Talk about world-class entertainment and a wide-array of activities for every interest and mood. From destination-themed activities to festivals of the world, culinary demonstrations to wine tasting and even art classes and auctions! But of course, let’s focus on the romantic activities that couples can do aboard. Lovebirds will surely love their “Movies Under the Stars” where they can lay in padded loungers on the pool deck and watch feature films, thrilling concerts or exciting sporting events under the stars. Just like a retro drive-in movie on the high seas! Another exciting and romantic activity is for you and your partner to attend dance classes where you can choose from country line dancing, ballroom, salsa and more. Once you learn a move or two, take those skills for a spin and enjoy the rest of the evening in one of their pulsating night clubs.
The Celebrity Cruises are perfect if you are looking for a ship that caters more to adult couples rather than families. There are some areas that are exclusive for adults only like the Solarium and the pool deck where you can snuggle with your lover in hammocks and double sunbeds under the sun. The ship also has a real grass lawn on the top decks where you can spend watch sunrise or sunsets while having a picnic with your significant other. Just like other cruise ships, Celebrity Cruises also offer culinary and dancing classes for couples.
4. Cunard Line
According to US News, the Cunard Line appeals more to those who are 50 and older and ranks it as #8 Best Cruise Lines for Romance. If you are looking for a traditional cruising experience with a British vibe, then go for the Cunard Line. It offers enrichment programs, afternoon teas and romantic themed galas.
The ships have an authentic tropical vibe from the design to the onboard activities. The cruise offers a bunch of shore excursions such as watersports, diving, hiking, sightseeing, a day at the beach and more. But one intimate moment that couples can experience in the cruise is the Polynesian love blessing ceremony performed by the Les Gauguines.