Most Romantic Cruise Destinations of 2013
A romantic getaway for two is the perfect way to rekindle the romance and love in your life and an organised cruise is a great option for those who like to take it easy on the water. There are so many different cruises to choose from, each offering different benefits whether it's a small boat for a more personal adventure or a large cruise ship with all the luxurious accommodations you could possibly imagine.
So consider where you want to visit, perhaps you want to skip around the Greek Islands, explore small canals and rivers through Europe, or experience the wonders of the glaciers in Alaska. A visit to your Cruiseabout consultant will help you decide what sort of cruise will suit you, but, before you go, here are a few travel tips of some romantic places to choose from.
South of France
A glass of wine, amazing cheese and a sunset over the Mediterranean you cant get much more romantic than that. There are a range of cruise options that visit the coastal ports along the south of France. MSC Cruises offers a Mediterranean tour that includes stops in Italy, France, Spain and Tunisia. The seven-day trip includes a guided excursion into Marseilles, France's second-largest city, which includes a visit to the medieval city Avignon. Or, skip the organized tour and plan a day at the beach.
Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora islands a perfect destination for your next vacation offering majestic views while you enjoy the island's traditions. Explore the enchanting islands of French Polynesia aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin (www.pgcruises.com). Voted one of the world's top-rated cruise lines, the award-winning, five-star ship boasts all-oceanview staterooms, entertainment and more, according to Hillmanwonders.com. Travel on-board this luxury vessel starts at about $4,700 for a 10-night cruise, which is perfect for scuba divers. The Gauguin is design to navigate shallow waters that larger cruise ships would not be able to reach.
Crystal blue waters and bright-white houses, the Greek islands are well known for its beauty. While cruising between the small islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos or Corfu, you can sample local produce, swim at secluded beaches, party away the nights, and learn about the amazing ancient history of Greece. You can choose to cruise on a larger ship or charter a personal boat with an on-board crew for an even more romantic getaway. Royal Caribbean International offers several cruises that stop here, including a six-night Greece and Croatia tour and a 10-night Greek Isles cruise.
Put on your lei and pack your bathers cruising through the Hawaiian islands is relaxing and breathtakingly beautiful. Enjoy amazing seafood dinners and visit small, secluded beaches and forest areas, and feel like you're on a deserted island. For more adventurous romantics, explore some of the volcanoes in the area, and hike through the lush tropical forests. Your travel agent can direct you toward a Hawaiian cruise that fits your budget. New in 2013 is the only U.S.-flagged cruiseship, Pride of America, from Norwegian Cruise Lines, which visits four of the state's islands and doesn't require a stop in a foreign port.
These romantic cruise destination tips were sent to us by guest blogger, Kara Stevens. Kara has been on every cruise and adventurous getaway that you could imagine. She is either travelling, booking a trip or writing about travelling.
For more information on any of these destinations and the ships that cruise them, call one of our Cruise Specialists on 1300 954 661 today!