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Cruises Can Be Romantic Vacations For Couples

Updated on February 5, 2017
Couples spa hot tub and relaxation pool on the Norwegian Epic.
Couples spa hot tub and relaxation pool on the Norwegian Epic.


Although some couples take cruises with friends, family, or to go meet other couples, cruises can also be very romantic vacations for two. With the advent of Anytime dining and Freestyle dining, couples can now eat anytime they want and ask for a table for two on many cruise lines. There are also adult only pools on many lines, which are less crowded than pools for families and children. There are also couples only areas, although some do cost an extra fee. If you are bringing your children along, you can sign them in at the Kids Club and have time to yourselves as a couple.

Below is a list of romantic activities for couples to do on their cruise vacation:

* Get married...many cruise ships now have chapels with staff on board to perform weddings.

* Renew your vows...see above!

* Go out to dinner alone, just the 2 of you.

* Watch movies under the stars together on Princess Ships...complete with blankets, lounge chairs and free popcorn.

* Book a couples massage.

*Book a 1-week spa pass on Norwegian Ships to enjoy co-ed saunas, heated tile lounges, relaxation pools, and hot tubs.

* Take a shore excursion which might include riding horses on the beach, or riding a moped for two!

* Find a secluded area of the ship and 2 lounge chairs and relax in the sun together.

* Walk around the promenade deck at night under the stars...especially wonderful on a beautiful moonlit night.

* Go dancing every night.

* Take ballroom dancing lessons...then go dancing every night! Most cruise ships offer ballroom dancing lessons and there is always at least one venue that offers music to dance to on board the ship.

* Learn something new together. Cruise ships have many educational activities that are offered on board. Whether it be a class about art, photography or cooking, the couple that learns new things together keeps excitement in their relationship.

* Have a glass of wine together before dinner in the atrium while listening to musicians play. ( Princess ships are great for this)

* Have room service bring breakfast to your room and eat breakfast in bed together.

* Take in an "almost" Broadway show.

* Book a room with a balcony and enjoy a glass of wine by sunset before dinner, or have coffee together at dawn watching the sun rise over the deep blue sea.

* Book an anniversary or honeymoon cruise package which usually includes welcome refreshments in your cabin, a bottle of wine, a dinner while on the ship, and a party with other couples celebrating their love. On Princess ships, it can also include flowers, canapes before formal nights, and chocolate covered strawberries...yum!

Cruising is the perfect vacation for those who want to relax and not worry about what hotel to stay in, where to pick up the rental car, or where to eat each night. Everything is at your fingertips and I hope the above tips will help you add some romance to an already relaxing vacation.


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There are plenty of quiet places for couples to spend time relaxing, such as in the solarium on the Sapphire Princess cruise ship.
There are plenty of quiet places for couples to spend time relaxing, such as in the solarium on the Sapphire Princess cruise ship. | Source
Princess cruise ships have Movies Under the Stars and offer free popcorn and blankets and pillow for snuggling under. Or, have a pizza dinner from the Pizza grille located on the same deck as the movies.
Princess cruise ships have Movies Under the Stars and offer free popcorn and blankets and pillow for snuggling under. Or, have a pizza dinner from the Pizza grille located on the same deck as the movies. | Source
Cabin balconies provide romance for couples who just want to chill out together on a lazy afternoon cruising on the waterways, such as on the Coral Princess on a cruise through the Panama Canal.
Cabin balconies provide romance for couples who just want to chill out together on a lazy afternoon cruising on the waterways, such as on the Coral Princess on a cruise through the Panama Canal. | Source
Dinner on our romantic 2 week honeymoon cruise on the Norwegian Epic!
Dinner on our romantic 2 week honeymoon cruise on the Norwegian Epic!
For couples who like to read, many cruise ships provide cool areas to just chill out, relax and read a book with a wonderful ocean view. This was a great spot to do just that on the Coral Princess Ship.
For couples who like to read, many cruise ships provide cool areas to just chill out, relax and read a book with a wonderful ocean view. This was a great spot to do just that on the Coral Princess Ship. | Source
Have a romantic glass of wine together, perhaps like at this outdoor cafe on the banks of the Seine in Paris with the river and a nearby palace as your view.
Have a romantic glass of wine together, perhaps like at this outdoor cafe on the banks of the Seine in Paris with the river and a nearby palace as your view. | Source

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      cjhellierIII 5 years ago

      After reading this, I think I'll take my wife on a long romantic cruise to the South Pacific!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      That sounds like a great plan!

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      We went on a cruise to Greece with the three kids and we had a GREAT time as a family! We are planning on doing one with just me and my husband but we have to find a great babysitter first :) Wonderful ideas!!!

      Thanks for SHARING!

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      Karen 5 years ago

      Good idea and a great way for you and hubby to get some quality alone time. If you ever want to take the kids again, Norwegian has 2 ships, the Epic and the Jewel that are Nickelodeon themed and have characters roaming around, slime time, etc. It's great for the kiddos.

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      jollyjump 5 years ago from Columbus, GA

      Thanks for sharing! Going to take my wife on a cruise.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      I hope you enjoy it as much as my husband and I do. They are very relaxing vacations. What cruise line are you going on?

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      jollyjump 5 years ago from Columbus, GA

      We are going to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean International.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Have a wonderful time jollyjump. I haven't ever been on a royal Caribbean Cruise ship, but I hear it's one of the best cruise lines. You should write a hub about it when you get back!!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      My one and only cruise included my kids and it was the best vacation we ever had. It sounds like a cruise for two could be in my future! Voted up.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      tillsontitan,

      Oh yes, I highly recommend a cruise to reconnect romantically with your partner. There's so much for couples to do, and when you don't have the kids to worry about, couples can concentrate on each other, and do things they like to do. I hope you and your husband get to go on one together. And you should definitely write a hub about it if you do!!!

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