Valentine's Day: 10 of the most romantic cruises to book now
By Claire Benktander | 14 Feb 2022
Sometimes a holiday should be about just one thing – romance. And where better to spend time with your loved one than on a cruise? We have selected 10 fantastic romantic cruises that are guaranteed to set hearts racing.
Love is most definitely in the sea air at this time of year and we’re turning our attentions to the most romantic cruises on offer for the year ahead – now is the perfect time to book ahead and start planning your next trip away with your loved one.
From meandering rivers to paradise islands, here are some of the most romantic cruises to book right now.
10 of the Most Romantic Cruises
Paris & the Heart of Normandy Cruise, Viking Cruises
It wouldn’t be a round-up of the most romantic cruises without a stop in the city of love, would it? Viking’s new ships, custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris, will offer guests breath-taking views of the most romantic city in the world with the Paris & the Heart of Normandy itinerary.
Docking in the centre of Paris adjacent to the Eiffel Tower, guests can stroll along the Champs-Élysées, visit the Wall of Love, or even steal a kiss at Pont des Arts.
Prices start from £2,445 per person. Book now.
Hawaiian Islands Cruise, Princess Cruises
A honeymooners hotspot, Hawaii has long been a favourite for a romantic retreat. Princess Cruises’ 15-day Hawaiian Islands Cruise offers an intoxicating mix of island adventure and carefree cruising. You’ll venture to four dazzling islands — including a full day and late evening in Honolulu to see the sights and experience its famed nightlife or a romantic dinner for two.
And there’s so much to do while you’re at sea, like enjoying live entertainment, world-class cuisine, island-inspired activities and endless ocean views.
Prices start from £1,079 per person. Book now.
Italy, Croatia and Greece, Celebrity Cruises
Departing from Venice, what could be more romantic than the two of you gliding through Venetian canals aboard a private gondola? This itinerary with Celebrity Cruises has stops in Spilt that offer opportunities for a romantic stroll through the historic old town, while a visit to the private home of chef Ms. Vlasta Mandic in Montenegro serves up an indulgent couple’s culinary experience.
Meanwhile, on board Celebrity Infinity, The Retreat Sun Deck and The Retreat Lounge provide ample opportunity for intimate drinks overlooking stunning ocean views.
Prices start from £1,069 per person. Book now.
Aegean Shores, Marella Cruises
Greece is one of the most romantic countries on earth, with beautiful beaches and picturesque towns, there’s a reason the county has long been popular with honeymooners. Marella Cruises (part of TUI)’s seven-day Aegean Shores itinerary includes an overnight stay in beautiful Corfu and Crete.
The cruise also calls in the fabled island of Santorini, where guests can witness the charm of white-washed towns and spectacular beauty of its stunning beaches, alongside stops in Athens to explore the spectacular Acropolis to ensure this is a romantic Greek getaway not to be missed.
Prices start from £1,170 per person. Book now.
Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence, Emerald Cruises
Emerald Cruises are offering a free Premium Drinks Package across the full 2022 Europe river cruise collection and up to an extra £300 per person across selected 2022 luxury yacht cruise departures and dates when you book by the 18th February 2022. Make use of the included amenities on board with an indulgent infrared sauna treatment, followed by a dip in the infinity-style pool on the top deck and a guided yoga class in the dedicated Wellness Area, a tranquil oasis of calm and relaxation.
Nothing says romance like whisking a partner away on a trip to Paris and on Emerald Cruises’ 10-day Paris and Sensations of Lyon and Provence itinerary, fall in love with the capital with a guided tour along the Seine River and an eight-day sailing exploring France’s elegant culture and fine cuisine, set against a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills, rustic villages and chic cities. The additional Valentine’s offer is also available across two 2022 itineraries: the eight-day Mediterranean Enchantment and the eight-day Croatia in Depth.
Prices start from £2,590 per person. Book now.
Luxury Around the World Cruise, Oceania
There are few things as romantic as leaving behind the humdrum of everyday life to embark on an epic adventure with your loved one. Throw in optimum luxury on-board and the 180-day Around the World Cruise from Oceania is sure to set hearts racing.
Offering guests unprecedented opportunities to witness the splendour of Antarctica first-hand with three full days cruising in Admiralty Bay, Paradise Bay and Half Moon Island, the itinerary also provides access to more than 60 UNESCO World Heritage sites across the world.
Prices start from £38,799 per person. Book now.
Romantic Caribbean Cruises, Royal Caribbean
With white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and private islands, few places offer as much romance in abundance as the islands of the Caribbean. Exciting adventures await with Royal Caribbean on board one of their world-famous cruise ships.
From luxurious staterooms to endless dining options, you can indulge and relax to your heart’s content alongside exploring with snorkelling, beach relaxation and much more.
Prices start from £643 per person. Book now.
Antartica Cruises, Silversea
You’ll do everything from exploring Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, to watching breaching whales and huge groups of penguins among the Last Continent’s untouched nature and wildlife found nowhere else in the world. It’s all done alongside Silversea’s signature brand of luxury, from butler service to gourmet dining and much more.
Prices start from £9,700 per person. Book now.
Egypt & Jordan, Avalon Waterways
Soak up breath-taking scenery as you glide over tombs, the historic Nile River and the fertile valley bathed in sunrise on a romantic cruise on the Nile river. This extraordinary journey with Avalon Waterways begins and ends in Cairo, followed by a four-night stay in Jordan, as you explore the Sphinx, Great Pyramid of Giza and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
Spend one night each in Amman and Petra, and two nights at the Dead Sea, with superior accommodations, transportation, and guided sightseeing throughout with expert local guides, exploring the red city of Petra, Roman ruins of Amman, the ruins of Jerash and the Dead Sea – the ultimate romantic adventure.
Prices start from £4,315 per person. Book now.
Romance Packages with Norwegian Cruise Line
Embark on one of Norwegian’s world-class cruises and amp up the romance onboard with one of their bespoke couple’s packages. From weddings at sea to private vow renewals, via honeymoon cruises and anniversary trips, Norwegian’s Romance Packages provide a heartfelt upgrade to the cruise of your choice.
Norwegian’s Ultimate Romance Package includes:
- Sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in your stateroom upon embarkation
- Canapés delivered to your stateroom one evening
- Classic Dozen Red Roses
- Breakfast in bed on two days of your choice
- Romantic dinner for two in Cagney’s with a complimentary bottle of red or white wine
- Two 25-minute half-body Swedish Massages
- Tea service in your stateroom on the afternoon of your choice
- Romantic dinner for two in Bistro with a complimentary bottle of red or white wine
- Two 8×10 Professional Portraits