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Cruises Can Be Romantic Vacations For Couples
Although some couples take cruises with friends, family, or to 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 two 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.
Here's a quick video of a woman who enjoyed a romantic dinner with her husband on a Princess cruise ship!
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© 2012 Karen Hellier