There are so many Romantic Things to do for couples on a Cruise
Cruising can definitely bring out the romance! As a matter of fact, many people cruise to celebrate an anniversary, a honeymoon, a special occasion like a birthday, and even Valentine’s Day!
These are great and meaningful occasions to celebrate, and being together on a cruise vacation is the ultimate in relaxation, fun, adventure and pampering.
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Things to Consider When Planning a Romantic Cruise Vacation
Consider if you’ll be booking your cruise as a surprise, or planning it together. If you’ve cruised before, you may have a favorite cruise line or even have a dream cruise in mind.
However, if this is your first cruise, it’s probably a good idea to do a bit of research on your own and/or with a travel agent. You’ll want to make sure that the cruise you choose and plan, is the right fit for you.
Different Cruise Lines, and even ships themselves do offer different experiences.
To know more about choosing a cruise, you may enjoy this post.
Which cruise itinerary is the most romantic?
Here are 3 popular choices, but there are more.
1.Caribbean Cruise Itinerary
Many couples who love the beach and warm, tropical weather enjoy cruising in the Caribbean. The different Caribbean islands offer a variety of beautiful and fun ports of call. If relaxation, water sports an perhaps a little bit of jewelry shopping sounds ideal, a Caribbean Cruise won’t dissapoint.
2.Mediterranean Cruise Itinerary
If as a couple, you enjoy History, art, good food and architecture, there is so much to see and do in the Mediterranean. No wonder this is a bucket list destination cruise! There is no shortage of romantic opportunities in incredible destinations such as Venice and Santorini, just to name a couple.
3. Alaskan Cruise Itinerary
If seeing nature, wildlife and exploring and having adventures appeals, then Alaska is a perfect cruise for couples. The landscape is magnificent and there are many opportunities for romantic and exhilarating times together!
Celebrating a Special Occasion on a Cruise
If you’re celebrating something special, you may want to prepare for romance with a thoughtful gift and romantic card. You can even make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to your cabin, and more!
If you are getting engaged, congrats!! Definitely shop for the her favorite style of Engagement Ring and consider how you will propose. Cruise Lines will be more than happy to assist you, so do reach out to them in advance. Imagine getting engaged on a cruise ship!!
My husband and I actually celebrated our 10th Anniversary with our first cruise. It still has so many amazing memories for us, and really got us started with our absolute love of cruising!
Before I list the top 10 most romantic things to do together on a cruise, here’s a song that comes into my head (and stays there) every time I think of cruise romance!
Cruising is made for love….
Top 10 Most Romantic Things for Couples Cruising Together
If you ask different couples, they probably all have great different stories to tell (or perhaps to keep to themselves ;-). Here are some of the most popular options, to give you some ideas.
1.Watch a sunrise or sunset together
A sunrise or sunset at sea is incredible. Imagine watching the colorful glow of the sunset from the top deck of your ship after a gorgeous day sailing the seas together. Perhaps you can set your alarm to wake up earlier than anyone else and watch the sunrise before any other passengers have even started to come on deck.
2.Take a romantic shore excursion together
There are so many choices. Some ideas include a day trip to a romantic and secluded beach or a champagne catamaran excursion.. Perhaps you always wanted to try scuba diving together or do a snorkeling excursion.
My husband and I did an incredible snorkeling excursion to Goff Caye, Belize. I don’t think I can accurately describe how amazing it was to see so many colorful fish while drift snoreling (which I found out is the best/easiest). Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera for photos that you just can’t get any other way. Of course, photos become cherished memories.
3. Have breakfast of dinner, alone on your private balcony
Did you know that on Princess Cruise Lines you can actually have your own private balcony dinner brought right to your cabin? How cool is that!
Whether you decide to have a fancy 4 course dinner brought to you and your love, or opt for a light breakfast on your balcony each morning, you will enjoy the balcony and its view. The opportunities to have quiet time with a glass of wine, or relax with a book, or gazing at the sea will be worth it.
4. Get a “couples massage” and spend time at your spa at sea
What could be better than unwinding and distressing together as a couple on a cruise? Check out some of the services offered at the Spa and take a couple of hours to pamper yourselves. Studies show that destressing and romance go hand in hand.
5. Walk hand in hand on the promenade deck while looking at the sea
This is one of my favorites, and it is so simple and costs nothing! My husband and I love to walk around the ship in the morning and spend a few minutes staring into the wake of the ship. We have been lucky enough to even occasionally see some flying fish, whales and dolphins over the years.
6. Go dancing
Maybe you’ll want go to dancing together or even participate in free dance classes offered by the cruise staff. Have you always wanted to learn how to Salsa? Now’s your chance! Even if you’re not very good, what fun you’ll have trying!
7. Make reservations at a specialty restaurant
Are you celebrating a special anniversary? This is an excellent way to highlight it on your cruise. Go to one of your cruise ship’s specialty restaurants and enjoy and intimate and special dinner. Whether it be a romantic Italian restaurant, a delicious steakhouse, or a French Bistro, it is sure to please.
One of the very best specialty restaurants we’ve ever experienced has been Celebrity Cruises Tuscan Grille, which you can read about here (along with photos and menus).
8. Take in an outdoor movie together on your pool deck’s big screen
One of my favorite movie experiences on a ship is Princess Cruises “Movies Under the Stars”, which comes complete with blankets and popcorn. Other cruise lines also have a big screen experience where you can catch a game or concert as well. Sometimes a night off from a show in the theater is kind of fun.
9. Participate in one of the couples game shows like Love and Marriage or The Newlywed Game
These audience participation games are such fun. I like to be part of the audience, but why not try to be in the show? You’ll probably win a nice prize, but more importantly, think of the stories you will tell to your friends and family when you get back home!
10. Renew your vows
You’ve had an amazing time and loved being together. Why not consider surprising your love with by renewing your vows on the ship? Different packages are available; however I do suggest that you book this before your cruise, which you can find in your online cruise planner.
Although these are 10 of the most romantic things you can do together on a cruise ship, I hope this list has inspired you to think about what you enjoy as a couple, and personalize your preferences. Cruise ships have so many opportunities for relaxing, fun and adventure, that you are sure to have your most romantic vacation yet!
To recap: There are many romantic opportunities for couples to enjoy time together in so many ways!
If you’ve enjoyed this, you may enjoy reading about why cruising is the best vacation you’ll ever take!
Are you planning a couples cruise to celebrate a special occasion? What have been some of your favorite things to do together on a cruise?
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