Cruising has always been inherently romantic, and there are several cruise ships out there that cater specifically towards the romantic clientele. Have a look through some of our best cruises for romance to gain inspiration for your next holiday on the seas with that special someone.

Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess

Princess Cruises has had a huge part to play in establishing the cruise world’s more romantic side, particularly by setting romantic sitcom “The Love Boat” on its ships in the 1970s and 80s. To this day, the line carries its romantic mantle with pride and offers a number of unique experiences for couples.

Crown Princess is the queen of romance and has been specially crafted to give you an atmospheric holiday. If you’re feeling peckish, it has the Ultimate Balcony Dinning Option, where your own special waiting staff will deliver a four-course Champagne meal to your balcony. Highlights include the likes of lobster or steak, complete with pre-dinner cocktails and fresh flowers. If you really can’t wait till dinner, choose the balcony breakfast option with your partner instead – pastries, fruit, salmon and many other treats, all washed down with half a bottle of Champagne. It’s the perfect way to start the day just the two of you.

P&O’s Arcadia

P&O’s Arcadia is bathed in romance, designed for foodies, art lovers and those looking to bring the spark back to their relationship. She’s also an Adults Only ship, meaning you won’t have to worry about any little ones interrupting your dinner for two or taking over the pool area.

For some real pampering, spend some time with the one you love in the Oasis Spa. This health and beauty spa has numerous treatments to help you unwind, as well as a whirlpool, hydro massage and aromatic showers. After you’ve fully relaxed, take a stroll through the art gallery. With over 3,000 works to peruse, you’re free to admire the accomplished artists and enjoy the beauty of their compositions. If you and your special someone are art connoisseurs or just enjoy the finer things in life, Arcadia is for you.

Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess

If you’re eager to spend as much one-on-one time as possible with your loved one, Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess is your go-to ship. For dining, they offer ‘anytime, anywhere’ seating so that you can grab an intimate table for two, even in the speciality restaurants. Emerald also has its own award-winning spots to eat, including its signature Crown Grill for amazing seafood or the Sterling Steakhouse for a fantastic fillet steak. All can be washed down with good wine and accompanied by wonderful, relaxing conversation.

What’s more, the night-time pool area becomes an open-air cinema and plays classic romantic favourites after dinner, so you can join in on one of many such cruise activities for young couples. Grab a couple of loungers, a drink, some complimentary popcorn and snuggle up in the back row to watch a film on the state-of-the-art LED screen.

Marella Cruises’ Marella Majesty

Marella Cruises’ Majesty offers ample opportunities for rest and relaxation with your other half. One of the main reasons people choose a cruise holiday is due to the world famous menus and delicious food onboard – and Majesty is no exception.

Both the Four Seasons Restaurant and Le Bistro Restaurant are ideal for a romantic candle lit dinner for two. You’ll get full waiter service and options like lobster thermidore and crepes suzette. In the Royal Observatory you can snuggle up with your partner and enjoy the views while musicians play romantic low-key songs.

Of course you won’t want to finish your romantic cruise without visiting the Marella Sana Wellness Centre and Beauty Salon. It’s got seven treatment rooms, including a couple’s massage room and two saunas. You can even book a manicure or pedicure to look your best for that romantic evening meal.

Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess

The new Princess Cruise ship Royal Princess launched recently with a larger Adults Only Sanctuary and Retreat area, ideal for romance on the seas. Here you can rent a lounger pool-side cabana for two, complete with your own TV, noise-reducing headphones, a welcome cocktail and robes for you to laze around in. This ship also has Lotus Spa cabanas which feature an area for outdoor couples’ massages.

If you’re really feeling the love, Princess Cruises can organise for you to film a special video proposal that will be shown just before one of the evening’s films. The line even offers an engagement package, including this unique proposal opportunity as well as champagne, a romantic dinner, photos and even a couples’ massage in the ship’s spa. If you’re really gung-ho you can always get married onboard a cruise ship, too.

Whether you’re looking for your first trip away as a couple, planning an engagement, marking an anniversary or just celebrating your life together, a romantic cruise is a great way to spend some quality time with your special someone. For more couples’ cruise deals, have a look through our Adults Onlyships and itineraries.

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