Warm Up This Winter With These Top 5 Romantic Cruises
Romantic cruise vacations are perfect for celebrating saying "I do," an anniversary or simply an excuse to sneak away with your sweetie. Whether you want an all-inclusive, big ship experience or something more intimate and luxurious, there is a cruise line and itinerary that will take you to the destination of your dreams. Here are five options for romance on the high seas:
Royal Caribbean Romantic Cruises
After a recent(ish) renovation in 2007, Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas features a newly remodeled pool deck, expanded day spa and fitness center, tastefully refurbished staterooms with luxe new linens, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and more. Increase the romantic cruise factor by booking an oceanview cabin or spoil your sweetie with a suite (inside cabins are on the small) side. Twenty-four hour room service, a Chocoholic's Buffet and almost a full weekend in Nassau make this ship a popular pick for sun-seekers who flock to Bahama's white sandy beaches.
Small by today's cruise ship standards, oceanview cabins can be booked for a steal on Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas. This quick and easy weekend getaway itinerary leaves Los Angeles on Friday night and includes a day at sea and a day at Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico. Heat things up at the Boleras Latin Lounge, soak up sea views from the comfort of an on-deck hot tub or swap sushi with your sweetie in the dimly lit Jade Sushi Lounge.
Silversea Cruises Romantic Cruises
Luxury travelers love Silversea Cruises' Caribbean, Panama Canal and Bermuda cruise itineraries. Suites are spacious, aromatherapy scented by renowned Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto and stocked with Bvlgari or Ferragamo bath soaps. Refrigerators are stocked (and replenished) with complimentary champagne and caviar is just a phone call away with 24-hour room service. A staff-to-guest ratio of nearly one to one will attend to your every romantic whim including in-suite dinner served course by course.
Celebrity Cruises Romantic Cruises
Romance reigns supreme on Celebrity Cruises' sister ships, Celebrity Solstice and Equinox. Couples relax with a wide variety of spa treatments, which include drool-inducing side-by-side massages, a private mud bath and aromatherapy room, and a thalassotherapy pool where water jets massage muddy bodies clean. For the ultimate romantic cruise experience, book the owner's suite, which includes in-cabin dining delivered by your butler (served on your private balcony or dining room). The owner's suite also boasts two mood-making hot tubs – one indoors and one on the balcony.
Crystal Cruises Romantic Cruises
Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity is a top pick for couples who seek big ship features with a small ship attention to details. The most romantic accommodations are the penthouse suites, which feature verandas, butler service, marble baths and Jacuzzi tubs. Book an in-room massage, sneak away to a corner in the Sunset Bar, or for a more romantic rendezvous, indulge in course-by-course in-room dining.