Finding love on the high seas: Top 10 most romantic cruises in the world
When we say take a romantic cruise, cheesy scenes from the Love Boat or Titanic may enter your mind. A romantic cruise can be a very special experience for a couple and a memorable journey you bring through life.
Romance is not always guaranteed but knowing what romantic cruise to take will be your first step. You can get tickets to explore Antarctica and that will be exciting but something romantic like cruising to explore the islands and the breathtaking views will always be a better choice.
Here are some of the best romantic cruises you can enjoy with your special someone:
Yachts of Seabourn with Seabourn Odyssey
This cruise is designed for those who want the finer things in life especially excellent food and drinks. The ship that can accommodate up to 450 passengers features the service, accommodation, and cuisine that is hard to be at par with while traveling on high seas.
You can treat your loved one to a great excellent massage in one of their Spa Villas on the deck. Some of their offerings include a weeklong cruise along Greece and Turkey for packages ranging from $3,799 through $30, 200. There is one scheduled for June 12, 2010.
Sea Dream Yacht Clube aboard SeaDream 1 or 2
This yacht club offers two intimate passenger ships that can carry 112 travelers for a casual yacht-like experience. The cruise is highlighted by great cuisine and service while you cut the water going to your destination.
You will enjoy the intimate nooks where you can spend the time with your partner while enjoying the breeze and the sound of the waves. They also have Balinese daybeds which you can use to watch the night sky while cuddled by your loved one. A tour of the Caribbean may range from $4,000 to $19,000.
Crystal Cruises via Crystal Sernity
This grand liner defines luxury with penthouse suites that come with your personal butler who can attend to your needs. There is also a casino which is just perfect for a scene in James Bond.
The famous Japanese chef, Nobu Matsushisa has a restaurant on board and you can try the best sushi and other dishes they offer while enjoying the view of the ocean.
They will have a cruise kicking off on June 2, 2010. This will be a 12 day tour from Rome to U.K. with some stops and overnight stays in between.
Princess Cruises via Ruby Princess The Ruby Princess is the new member of the Princess Cruises fleet. It is a big ship that has intimate areas like the adult only sundeck and its Crown Grill restaurant. The captain will also be more than happy to assist anyone who will be renewing their vows.
You can have a great time by ordering the lobster and wine four-course meal. Dine and enjoy the breeze on the private balcony of your cabin with your special one. They offer a Caribbean Medley that will leave the port of Fort Lauderdale on March 20. The package they offer will range from $899 for a mini suite and up to $4,000 for a big suite.
Windsurf with the Windstar Cruises
Yes there will be big sails like the old ships you imagine but these ones will be controlled by a computer. The upscale crowd of the Wind Surf just needs to relax and enjoy different regional cuisines the chef offers. They also have a deck side reflexology center which can relieve you of some tensed muscles and joint aches. They offer cruises to the Caribbean, French Riviera, and the Italian Riviera. It will cost you around $2,500 to $5,000 to enjoy these wonderful packages.
Paul Gaugin Cruises
This cruise liner is now operated by the Pacific Beachcomber company. This big upscale ship is named after a French artist and adorns the interior of the ship with tropical décor. The crew serves French-Polynesian dishes using local ingredients and they also offer a great relaxing spa treatment.
Try the love blessing ceremonies which is part of Polynesian tradition. The local female entertainers will guide you and your partner during the ritual.
Go to Society Island and Tahiti for around $3,000 to $22,000. They offer these trips all year round.
Silversea Cruises on the Silver Spirit
This trendy ship that can accommodate 540 persons is designed for some romance. The crew welcomes the guests with a glass of champagne. You will also forget about stiff neck with the classy pillows they provide. There are five different restaurants that can answer your cravings while you are on the high seas. You can also customize your itineraries. Relax with your partner in a private hammam elegantly accentuated by mosaic tiles.
They have a July 17, 2010 schedule for a weeklong trip to Barcelona then Monte Carlo. There will be party time in St. Tropez and Ibiza. Prepare some $5,000 to about $33,000 for the trip.
Queen Mary 2
This big ship embodies the classic transatlantic cruises. You will love the modern touches like the Todd English resto, Canyon Ranch spa, the cabins, Grand duplex, and even the planetarium.
If you love to dance, swing it with your partner in the ballroom. They have a formal night for this with live band to set the tunes.
A cruise will be leaving from Southhampton in the United Kingdom to New York on May 15. Packages range from $1,345 to around $25,000.
It will be a cruise of sensual pleasures. You will enjoy the parties, walking barefoot on top of the ship, and dishes serve by ten excellent restaurants. Things can get intimate in the private sunning deck.
They have packages for Italy and Greece available from May through August 2010. Budget range should hit $2,000 to $10,000.
French Country Waterways via Horizon II
Explore the French countryside while aboard this casual barge that accommodates up to 12 passengers. Discover the historic canals, wineries, rustic villages, and romantic castles while sampling the excellent wines and cheese of the region. You can borrow bikes and ride with your partner to discover the villages on the riverbank. They have a cruise starting off from Central Burgundy on September 4, 2010. You will need around $7,000 for the trip which includes transport arrangements from Paris.