And let’s be honest – most cruise ship cabins are cozy to begin with, and if you bring a few battery-operated tealights to scatter around, the atmosphere can be quite romantic. Plus, the activities, entertainment, and dining on board and in port will give you and your companion lots of opportunities to share new experiences.
As for where to cruise, there’s a world of options, but here are some island destinations we think are especially well-suited to couples.
The Bahamas provides a close-to-home destination – just 80 miles off Florida’s Atlantic coast – in a beautiful setting of turquoise water, sandy beaches, and balmy breezes. The islands are a playground for water sports, but it’s perfectly acceptable to simply soak up the sun on side-by-side loungers.
Bermuda is a bit further out in the Atlantic, so you’ll have time to enjoy the amenities of the ship while sailing there and back. There are lots of quiet beaches (some with Bermuda’s famous pink sand) where you relax. There are also historic buildings, lush green golf courses, and British traditions like afternoon tea.
Cruises of the Caribbean are plentiful, so you’re sure to find an itinerary that suits your schedule and budget. Most Caribbean cruises focus on either the eastern, western, or southern zones; take a look at the island ports in each region and chose the one you and your companion would most like to visit.
Hawaii is a classic destination for romantic couples, and you can take a week-long cruise that visits multiple islands. Each island has its own character, but all are breathtakingly beautiful, providing perfect backdrops for “couple selfies.”
Adventurous couples can cruise among the Galapagos Islands, which are about 600 miles off the Pacific coast of Ecuador. There are plants and animals here found nowhere else on earth, such as giant tortoises, pink iguanas, and Galapagos sea lions. There are amazing birds, too, including blue-footed boobies and the only penguins that live near the equator.
For more destination ideas and to arrange your romantic cruise getaway, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor.
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