Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year; add a day or two before or after, and you’ll have time to whisk your valentine away on a romantic cruise!
Let’s face it: cruises are inherently romantic, in part because they take you away from the daily routine. You’ll have a comfortable stateroom for two, with stewards to make the bed and fill the ice bucket for you. You can also enjoy swimming pools and hot tubs, sundecks, spa treatments, fine dining, cozy lounges and more.
Your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert will help you personalize your Valentine’s Day cruise experience, starting with your stateroom; you may wish to upgrade to a room with balcony so you can enjoy fresh sea breezes and expansive views. And, some ships offer special “ship within a ship” accommodations, with private areas for relaxation.
Many ships offer specialty restaurants as an alternative to the main dining room; ask your Cruise Holidays expert how you can reserve a private table for two. A couple’s massage or other “just for two” treatment in the shipboard spa is another special way to relax together (try to book this early so your and your valentine can feel the benefits throughout the cruise).
There are romantic possibilities for time spent off the ship, too. Ask your Cruise Holidays expert about shore excursions for two: perhaps you can spend a day on a quiet beach, touring a vineyard, taking a ride in a hot air balloon or swimming at the base of a waterfall.
Your Cruise Holidays expert can provide details on specific cruises, such as the “Sail Across the Sun” Music, Food and Wine Festival cruise, departing February 13 from Miami on the Norwegian Pearl. You and your sweetie can enjoy four days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and musical performances, with port calls in Key West and Great Stirrup Cay.
Or, take a West Coast Getaway Cruise on the Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess, departing February 10 from Los Angeles. After four days of cruising the Pacific, you’ll get back to LA just in time to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day in the City of Angels.
Anita, your Cruise Holidays expert can help you arrange other special touches, too, such as a vase of fresh flowers or a bottle of champagne for your stateroom. Don’t wait to make arrangements, though – Valentine’s Day isn’t far away!