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5 of the best cruises for couples young and old

The most romantic cruise lines to set sail with into the sunset.

With the wide open ocean in sight, the sea breeze blowing through your hair and an exquisite state room booked, cruises are the epitome of romance.

But let’s not forget the other perks. You can look forward to lazing about in your swimwear all day long and finally enjoy date-night without being bothered by family or friends. With your cruise package paid for, you don’t have to worry about blowing the budget on unexpected purchases or expenses.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, spoiling your other half or you just want a remote escape where you can stare dreamily into each other’s eyes (and the ocean), there’s a cruise for you.

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1. Celebrity Cruises

Dive into a vacation fit for a celebrity with this cruise line.

The Celebrity Cruise fleet incorporates modern design with high quality pampering and dining experiences to deliver elegance and luxury throughout your journey.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: AquaClass, where you’ll get priority seating at specialty restaurants and spa perks.
  • Special touches: CelebrityLife activities like cooking and dance classes, unique onshore excursions, wine workshops, professional photography and celebration packages.
Go to Celebrity Cruises via Cruise Direct website

Princess Cruises

2. Princess Cruises

Cruising with Princess is more than just a vacation: it’s a holiday filled with enriching and luxurious experiences.

Princess Cruises have won of the hearts of millions of travellers with their luxurious and modern interiors, unique and enriching experiences, high quality dining options and their continuous ability to provide the ultimate in elegance and luxury in everything they do.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: Mini-suites for the ultimate in views, luxury and amenities.
  • Special touches: Onboard renewal of vows, engagement, honeymoon and anniversary packages, room decorations, onboard deliveries of wine and chocolates, enrichment programs, destination-themed activities and the chance to see festivals worldwide.
Go to Princess Cruises via Cruise Direct website

Royal Caribbean cruises

3.Royal Caribbean

With more than 260 romantic destinations to sail to, you and your other half will be lazing on a tropical beach with a cocktail in hand in next to no time with Royal Caribbean.

This cruise line understands that not all couples want to remain poolside for their entire trip. It offers a number of adventurous and relaxing activities including rock climbing, onshore excursions, private FlowRider surfing lessons and a couples massage.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 30s, 40s and 50+.
  • Most romantic cabins: Balcony suites and oceanview rooms.
  • Special touches: Onboard deliveries of roses and wine, decorated room upon request, breakfast in bed, anniversary packages and onboard weddings.
Go to Royal Caribbean via Cruise Direct website

Holland America Line Cruise

4.Holland America Line

Enjoy exciting experiences with your other half such as cooking classes or movie nights under the stars when you cruise with Holland America Line.

If you’re looking to do more than just relax onboard, Holland America Line offer everything from wine making classes, to live cooking shows, photography and editing workshops and live music.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 30s, 40s and 50+.
  • Most romantic cabins: Spa staterooms for the proximity to luxury spa treatments, special cabin amenities and the views.
  • Special touches: Nightly pillow turn-down and gifts, breakfast in bed, all-day room service, onboard delivery of gifts like chocolate, flowers and wine.
Go to Holland America Line via Cruise Direct website

Carnival Cruises

5. Carnival Cruises via Cruise Direct

Couples celebrating can take advantage of Carnival Cruises’ special occasions packages which include wedding and vow renewals onboard.

Even if you’re.not on your honeymoon, don’t worry. Carnival can still provide that picture-perfect romantic itinerary complete with door decorations, flowers, gifts and specialty cakes.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: Balcony state rooms for the view or suites for the VIP check-in service.
  • Special touches: Serenity adults-only retreat, Spa Carnival.
Go to Carnival Cruises via Cruise Direct website

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