Updated February 2018


Cruising and romance go hand in hand, as this style of holiday provides plenty of opportunities to share a romantic moment with your loved one. Whether your definition of romance is watching the sunset together with a cocktail, or partying all night long, cruising has something to satisfy every desire.

There are many ways to show your romantic side on a cruise, check out some of our favourites below.

Movies Under the Stars

What could be more romantic than a night watching a movie under the stars on a padded double lounger, snuggled under a blanket and popcorn in hand? Find Movies Under the Stars onboard with Princess Cruises and similar outdoor movie experiences on other major cruise lines.



Couples massage

Completely switching off together is something that rarely occurs until you experience a couples massage. Set in a private room, you can enjoy up to an hour of absolute peace, deep body replenishment, and the sweet aroma of massage oil, all with the knowledge that your partner is enjoying the same thing. Couples massages are available in many spas on different cruise lines. Purchase a couples wellness package from MSC Cruises or try the Lotus Spa with Princess.



Sunset cocktails

As the evening approaches, take yourself to a spot on the outer decks and enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the amazing sunset over the surrounding ocean. For an even more romantic touch, some ships allow you to walk out onto the helipad.


Dance the night away

Whether you have never stepped foot on a dance floor or you are the new Danny and Sandy, let go and see how much fun you have. This may not sound like everyone’s idea of romance but you’ll be surprised at how good you feel at letting go. Check out Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, or Carnival to get in the groove.



Top Deck Picnic

Make your way to the top deck of Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class ships and you’ll find yourself at the lawn club. A lawn of real grass designed exclusively with relaxation and comfort in mind. Take place in lawn games or hire a picnic basket for a romantic top deck picnic for two. Many other cruise ships boast a similar space where you can relax and enjoy a gentle stroll or simply chill out on a lounger.

Explore together

They say there is no love without adventure, so going away to experience new destinations, different cultures, unique cuisine, and daring explorations is the ultimate recipe for romance. Travelling to every corner of the globe, a cruise will surely open the door to new adventures - and who better to share this with than your loved one. Azamara Club Cruises have some truly Azamazing evenings and are perfect for destination immersion and experiences.


Of course, not every guest is onboard with a partner, and solo cruisers can rest assured that there are plenty of things to do and ways to treat yourself as well. Take a look at these great ideas for single 'me time' and sociable solo cruising too!