Romance and Cruising have made a perfect duet for couples. Whether you are seeking a sweet vacation or a lifetime honeymoon, the cruise has everything you need. From spa and Jacuzzi, fine dining restaurant to stunning seascape serving as the backdrop, you can rest assured that you two will have a quality time together.
However, choosing what cruise line to go with is not an easy task, sometimes confusing with loads of brand name out there. Here is our hand-picked list of 5 best romantic and honeymoon cruises in the world to help you. We explain the reasons why the cruise is a good option and recommend the best itinerary.
1. Princess Cruises
Why: Princess Cruises won “2016 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards” for “Best Cruise Line for Romance”. Featured in famous TV series “The Love Boat”, romantic moments on this cruise is already familiar. You can’t ever go wrong with a cruise onboard Princess Cruises. Savor a candlelight dinner on your balcony overlooking the sea at sunset or take a walk together through Tuscan vineyards.
Honeymoon package: Yes, including two packages.
A series of romance package is available for you to choose when cruising with Princess Cruises.
- Each package offers a list of added benefits. Generally, you will get
- Champagne bottle in your room
- Flower arrangement
- Gift or souvenir
- For upgraded packages, couple’s massage in Lotus Spa
Recommended itinerary: Caribbean Cruise
You can sail all over the world on this cruise, but its best route is in the Caribbean.
2. Paul Gauguin Cruises
Why: A midsize luxury cruise provides tailor-made cruise to wonders of the South Pacific, Tahiti, and Fiji. The Beautiful tropical island of French Polynesia has long been central of romance land in the world. Private, white-sand beaches with blue water are calling you, and it’s hard to say no. You have a chance to explore the island which is a hive of activity such as snorkeling, kayaking or paddle boarding, safari adventure…etc.
Honeymoon package: Yes.
Paul Gauguin does not only offer a special package for honeymooners but also for the anniversary, vow renewal and even wedding cruise.
- The crew onboard performed a Polynesian blessing ceremony to commemorate your new life or anniversary.
- A bottle of champagne set up in your cabin
- A photo portrait of you with dimension of 8″x10″
- A lovely pillow gift
Recommended itinerary: 7-night cruise over Tahiti and Society Island
Sailing to beautiful Bora Bora and Moorea gives you the best of South Pacific. There is just one caveat. Once you are here, you will never want to leave!
3. Windstar cruise
Windstar cruise is perfect for couples who want more relaxation and romance without kicking up a fuss. The passenger onboard is just around 140 people (crew-to-passenger ratio is 1 to 1.5) to guarantee an attentive and personalized service. There will be no lines or too much waiting during embarkation and Disembarkation. The small size of the ship allows it to reach further pretty places like Greece’s Monemvasia where other big ship may not fit in.
Honeymoon package: Yes.
- Breakfast in bed
- One bottle of champagne/sparkling wine.
- Chocolate boxes
Recommended itinerary: VENETIAN PASSAGEWAYS Athens to Venice – 9 Days
The cruise takes passengers to wonders of Venice through narrow canal of Corinth. The itinerary allows you to visit big ports as well as other off-the-beaten-track destinations. Besides, mysterious city of Lord Byron and romantic, ancient town in Greece will be perfect places for rekindling the romance.
4. Norwegian Cruise Line
Why: You want your special cruise to be like no other? You don’t want to stick to a plan that already applied to other couples. Norwegian Cruise freestyle is the one for you.
With a wide range of features and service offered, you are free to design your romance at sea cruise. There are sample registries on the website for suggestions.
Honeymoon package: Yes, freestyle
- Feel free to set up
- Theatrical dining experience
- Couples massage
- Try your luck at Casino
- Gifts can be arranged to wait for you at arrival
Recommended itinerary: 7-night Hawaii
Romantic sunset and hidden waters of Hawaii is the perfect way to leave all the stress behind and immerse your soul in love. Take a trip passing volcanoes and beautiful beaches. Venture in great Maui.
5. Bhaya Cruise
Why: Bhaya Cruise is an overnight Halong Bay cruise (Vietnam). Unlike the previous cruises in the list, this is a boutique river cruise focusing on World Heritage site Halong Bay. Waking up in middle of beautiful emerald green water surrounded by thousands of limestone karsts and islets will be one of the most spectacular scenery that you definitely want to share with your partner.
Bhaya Cruise promises intimate and more private moments for couples. You will kayak to explore hidden lagoon and caves or relax on the beach with no one else in sight. Your romantic dinner can be served in cabin or turned into a candlelight dinner on the beach.
Honeymoon package: Yes.
- Two complimentary cocktails
- Special set up dinner.
- Honeymoon cake
- One bottle of sparkling wine and seasonal flower
Recommended itinerary:3 day 2 night Halong Bay Cruise
3-Day cruise allows you to discover untouched areas of the bay and visit exclusive sites. With two nights onboard, you have more time to relax and make sure not to miss any activities. To reach the cruise, you should be prepared for a 4-hour bus transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay.