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15 Reasons Why Cruises are Romantic

Cruises have long been associated with honeymoons and romance. Simply the idea of getting away from it all with your special someone is enough to breathe life into those romantic fires.

If you’re thinking about planning a romantic adventure, a cruise is an excellent option. Here are 15 reasons why a cruise is perfect for your next romantic getaway:

1. The Heart-Stopping Views

Imagine looking out your stateroom window and seeing the next port of call. Even better, imagine watching the sunset over an ocean that stretches past the horizon from your balcony. The views you and your partner will share are about as romantic as they get.

couple stands on cruise balcony

2. No Responsibilities

Cruises are a place to get away from the stress and responsibilities of life. With nothing to worry about, the two of you can focus on each other.

3. Do as Much, or as Little, as You Want to Do

Cruises are designed to cater to however active you want to be. Want to spend all day in the stateroom together? You can order room service and watch the ocean move past your window. Prefer action-packed days full of activities and new experiences? There are few places more packed with opportunities to do exactly that!

couple relaxing at onboard deck

4. Get Dressed Up For a Special Dinner a Few Decks Away

A romantic cruise is the perfect opportunity to get dressed to the nines for a special dinner together. Best of all, you won’t need to worry about calling a cab or driving, since your dinner is located just a short walk from your room!

5. Explore Ports Together

Traveling and exploring cities together is widely regarded as an excellent romantic activity. With a cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of port cities, all with the knowing that your comfy stateroom is waiting for you at the end of a long day of exploration.

6. Romantic Shore Excursions

If you want some more guidance during your shore excursions, cruises offer numerous structured excursions you and your partner can take part in. Hop on a dune buggy or go parasailing together, all with the supervision and instruction of your guide.

young couple meet with a dolphin

7. Chefs That Cater To You

Carnival chefs want to make sure you enjoy an upscale and intimate meal with your significant other. While on your cruise, these chefs will do everything they can to ensure that you and your significant other experience the meal of your dreams — which you can enjoy while gazing out into the glistening horizon.

couple enjoying a romantic dinner

8. Multiple Spa Sessions

A couple’s spa session is the perfect way to relax and unwind. On a cruise ship, there’s no need to limit yourself to just one! With a multitude of spa options, you can take your relaxation to the next level with a couple’s spa session every day.

9. Date Night Every Night

Date nights are inherently romantic. On a cruise, you will be surrounded by more options than you can count for date night. Best of all, planning the date will be easy, since everything you’ll need is within walking distance from wherever you’re at onboard.

10. Dance the Night Away

If you’re looking for a more active experience, the dance club on a Carnival cruise is the place to go. There, you’ll find other like-minded couples, and you and your partner might even make some new friends on the dance floor.

couple dancing onboard

The Cheers! package ensures you have the liquid courage you need to bust out that new dance move. There are also plenty of nearby food options after you work up an appetite on the dance floor.

11. Surround Yourself in Luxury

Cruises are designed to make you feel fancy, and there is no shortage of ways to indulge in a bit of luxury with you and your loved one. Splurge on something special, and make a memory that will last far longer than the time you spend on the cruise ship.

12. Stress is Completely Forgotten

After a day or two of having all your meals cooked for you, staring out at one scenic view after another, and getting distraction-free quality time with your romantic partner, it’s reasonable to expect you’ll forget the stress of your everyday life. Make the most of this feeling, and share it with your partner.

couple relaxing on the bed

13. A Crew that Caters to Your Needs

On a cruise, there is an entire crew dedicated to making sure you are having fun and enjoying a romantic experience. Whatever needs arise, Carnival’s world-class crew can handle them onboard.

crew member serving a drink onboard

14. Take a Class Together

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to stop learning! Choose from one of the classes available onboard and you’ll have a shared experience — and maybe even a shared new skill — to take home after the ship returns to its home port.

15. Stargaze Every Night

Stargazing is romantic; that’s why so many poems have been written about the stars! On a cruise, you’ll get to see the night sky like you’ve never seen it before. Away from the lights and pollution of civilization, you and your loved one will be able to stargaze together while enjoying the ocean breeze — and maybe a bottle of wine as well.

If you want a truly romantic experience, few options can top a cruise getaway together. Explore exotic destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, The Bahamas, or the Caribbean!