You and your partner work hard all year. Imagine how great it would feel to spend a few days relaxing aboard a giant floating resort.
The best romantic cruises whisk couples away for delicious dining, soothing spa treatments and non-stop entertainment on the high seas. As an added bonus, you and your sweetheart can rekindle the flame while exploring exotic island locales and taking in those stunning ocean sunsets.
Whether you want to go on a honeymoon without breaking the bank or just get away for a little romance under the sun, take a closer look at these 10 perfect cruises for couples.
1. Celebrity: Reflection
Reflection is the newest ship in the Celebrity fleet, and it’s perfect for couples seeking a romantic vacation at sea. You and your sweetheart can enjoy some rest and rejuvenation in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub before taking in a picturesque dinner for two at a specialty restaurant.
If you and your love are hard workers, you will surely appreciate the Alcoves, a private, cabana-style retreat complete with mood lighting and stunning ocean views. When you’re done luxuriating, you and your squeeze can head to Michael’s Club, a private lounge for cocktails and entertainment.
Packages range from $549 per person for a four-night cruise in the Western Caribbean to $2,299 for the 11-night Ultimate Caribbean package.
2. Celebrity: Equinox
Another ship in Celebrity’s Solstice Class, the Equinox offers couples the chance to chill out at the Lawn Club during the day before venturing out for an exotic Eastern dinner at Silk Harvest Restaurant at night. Get lost in space at the Sky Observation Lounge or dive into fresh, frozen cocktails for two at Slush.
Cruises are based in the Caribbean. For a more affordable getaway, spend three nights in the Bahamas for $379 or shell out $1,399 for seven incredible nights of island-hopping.
3. Celebrity: Constellation
Aboard the Constellation, couples will spend their nights in AquaClass staterooms, which feature luxe, spa-inspired decor. But first, they’ll find a feast for the palate at Blu, a spa-style private restaurant, and take in the tunes at Cellar Masters, the onboard wine bar.
Prices start at $829 for the 10-night Arabian Coast Immersion Cruise and go up to $8,099 for 14 nights in Vietnam and the Philippines. The Constellation sets sail as early as Feb. 5, and cruises run throughout the year.
4. Azamara Club Cruises: Journey
Aboard the Azamara Journey, workaholic couples can retreat to the Sanctum Spa for some serious pampering. You and your sweetheart will enjoy a revitalizing spa experience that includes body sculpting, massage therapy and a stay on the Sanctum Terrace, a private spa deck with massaging jets in a saltwater bath. When you’re done, take your pick of the specialty restaurants that await, or opt to eat in the private opulence of your room.
Packages start at $1,499 for a seven-night tour of the West Indies and climb as high as $3,959 for a 13-night excursion around Australia and New Zealand.
5. Oceania: Marina
If you’re looking to inject some fun into your relationship, book a voyage on the Marina, where nightly entertainment includes sock hops and Elton John tributes. You can also enjoy the royal treatment with afternoon teas and palatial suites. At night, you’ll plop down on a Prestige Tranquility Bed featuring 1,000 thread-count linens and Belgian chocolate turndown service.
The Marina leaves port throughout the year, starting on Feb. 8. Packages start at $799 for seven days of travel between Monte Carlo and Barcelona. On the high end, you can spend 36 days on a voyage from Amsterdam to Stockholm for $10,099.
6. Silversea: Silver Spirit
Designed with luxury in mind, the Silver Spirit offers a small, intimate sailing experience that makes couples feel like they’re on a private yacht. This boutique ship is ideal for couples seeking high-end romance and relaxation.
On the Silver Spirit, every room is a suite — and couples have more than 15 options from which to choose. Butlers, concierges and personalized services are hallmarks of a romantic Silversea getaway, where destinations range from the Mediterranean to Alaska, Northern Europe to the British Isles.
Prices are not listed online, so call for a quote.
7. Crystal Cruises: Symphony
Among the many amenities aboard the Crystal Symphony is the Crystal Spa and Salon, where couples can enjoy private pampering beneath canopies. Onboard entertainment options range from intimate wine tastings to bonding over the ancient art of Tai Chi. After a long day of fun, have a meal at Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s only sea-going restaurant.
Make sure to document your oceanic escape with a special photo package. You can travel from New York to Reykjavik for 12 days for $2,750 or take a 129-day journey from Cape Town to Rome for $51,560.
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8. Royal Caribbean: Romance at Sea
Royal Caribbean has a special Romance at Sea theme designed with the needs of vacationing couples in mind. Relax with a couples massage, enjoy formal dining or cozy up in a stateroom and order room service. When you choose a romance package, you can expect extras like fresh fruit, canape trays and rose petals in your room. You can also get married on Royal Caribbean ships.
Take a four-night cruise to the Bahamas for $247 or spend nine nights cruising the Greek Isles for $3,467.
9. ’70s Rock and Romance Cruise
If Led Zeppelin is life for you and your honey, hop aboard the ’70s Rock and Romance Cruise. The five-day journey features nightly live performances by Grammy-winning artists. You and your squeeze can even interact with the stars during Q&A sessions. Plus, check out the dancing, karaoke and pool parties. There’s even an option to renew your wedding vows at sea.
Cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Key West this March as part of a rocking journey. Prices range from $1,299 to $6,499.
10. Princess Cruises: Romance Packages
Princess offers a variety of upgrades specific to its couple clients. Add the Anniversary Package to your cruise for $199 and score a bottle of bubbly, a box of chocolate, flowers, a framed photo and a special dinner for two. For $499, you’ll get all that, plus a couples massage in the Lotus Spa.
You can also sign up for a Sweetheart Package, Renewal of Vows Package or a Honeymoon Package, featuring higher-end champagne and a balcony breakfast.