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Ramp Up Your Romance With a Cruise

Posted August 18th, 2016

For many, cruising by its very nature, captures the true nature of romance. So if you are looking to refresh those loving feelings with your loved one, a cruise vacation can help you score a bullseye straight from Cupid's bow - from ocean sunsets to pristine secluded beaches, cruising has got romance at its heart. No matter whether it is your honeymoon, your first cruise, or just an overdue one-on-one time with your partner, cruising abounds with many ways to say “I love you”.

Below we have cast a wide net to get the best 5 tips for you to ensure your cruise delivers the ultimate romantic getaway.

1. Be selective with your cruise line

There are quite a number of cruise lines that are all about the romance factor of cruising. Many of these lean towards the higher-end of luxury cruises, where there are smaller passenger numbers and all-inclusive romantic packages. Cruise lines are all about the romance with Princess Cruises including options like chocolate tastings and course-by-course balcony dinners. Oceania Cruises bring some educational influences to their on-board itineraries with art classes, wine tasting courses and private alfresco dinners. For those seeking a higher energy to their romantic cruising, Celebrity offers more action with dance clubs, a casino and Las Vegas-style musical revues at night.

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2. Get the right cabin

Selecting the right kind of cabin is a critical decision. A good rule of thumb to ensure for a more romantic atmosphere is to choose a higher class of cabin such as a verandah or suite. Also consider the cabin location and go for quieter areas, or on a deck with a limited number of cabins.

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3. Book the right itinerary

When considering your itinerary look at the balance of the number of days at sea, and the number of on-shore excursions. Choosing an itinerary with more than a single day at sea guarantees more potentially romantic moments than a cruise filled with lots of port visits.

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4. Ensure to take advantage of all the on-board romantic amenities

Different cruise lines have different amenities and options especially with standard romantic indulgences including: Flowers or gourmet chocolate, Couple's spa treatments including massages or steam room visits, Intimate meals in a specialty restaurant

Other romantic options on offer (note some of these attract additional fees) are: Formal nights for elegant dancing, Room service breakfast on your balcony, Stargazing sessions on the upper decks.

So whether you are happy to pay some additional fees to help create a romantic atmosphere or to just enjoy what's included in your package, there are plenty of onboard options to add some spark to your relationship on the cruise.

5. Head on-shore for all the romantic excursions

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Cruise lines have thought of everything when putting together itineraries with plenty of opportunities to experience a romantic shore excursion. Whilst sunset cruises and beach getaways are the obvious romantic choice, with the idyllic choice of cruising ports, they are often too beautiful to pass up for the ultimate romantic moment. At these ports, those chasing romance can also visit a luxury restaurant to sample the local cuisine, or spend some time at a nearby resort for spa treatments, or a private on-shore excursion with snorkelling and beach horse riding, or sightseeing on a secluded beach.

So embrace these sure-fire tips to help you rekindle the fire in your lover’s embrace. Call 1300 954 661 and speak with our friendly cruise consultants to get started!

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Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.

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