Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, with Single’s Awareness Day following closely behind. Whichever special day you’re celebrating this year (hopefully not both!), there’s an ocean escape to match.
So, snuggle up with your favourite travel partner (even if that person is you) and start dreaming of your next cruise getaway.
Here, we’ll help.
Romantic 2020 Cruises for Couples
Australia’s Eastern Coast
Duration: 10 Nights
Ship: Serenade of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Visit: Sydney, Brisbane, Willis Island, Cairns, Airlie Beach, Newcastle
Whoever said that family vacations couldn’t be romantic has never fallen in love with their partner all over again while watching them enjoy some quality time with the kiddos.
So pack up the whole family and set sail for the Sunshine Coast, Yorkeys Knob, the Whitsunday Islands, and beyond! You and your sweetheart can steal a kiss or two in between all of the snorkelling, surfing, and flat white sipping you’re doing.
Duration: 7 nights
Ship: Celebrity Summit, Celebrity Cruises
Visit: San Juan, Basseterre, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk
If you’re going to heat things up, heat things up! This sun-kissed cruise dances from island to beautiful island, treating you to gorgeous landscapes and sweet escapes at every port.
On board the Celebrity Summit, share romantic evenings over courses crafted by a Michelin-starred chef, and share breezy afternoons in the spa or the adults-only solarium.
With so much sun, fun, and Caribbean culture to dive into together, you might just need to come back for round two.
Duration: 7 nights
Ship: Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Visit: Seattle, Alaska Inside Passage, Juneau, Skagway, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Victoria
If you want to inject some wow into your relationship, Alaska with Royal Caribbean is how you do it. Dine at the mind-boggling Wonderland, spot whales from the 300-feet-high North Star® observation capsule, and gawk at giant glaciers and snowcapped mountains. It’s all almost too much to believe.
As far as memory-making goes, your Alaskan getaway will be one of your best treasures.
Amazing 2020 Cruises for Singles
Duration: 11 Nights
Ship: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises
Visit: Rome, Kotor, Trieste, Split, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Sicily, Naples
Cruise for one, please! The Celebrity Edge tops a short, but growing list of cruise ships featuring staterooms for solo travellers. These Single Staterooms allow single cruisers to avoid paying double for their quarters.
Why wait for the right travelling buddy to come along when you can cruise the Adriatic on your own! All roads might lead to Rome, but on this adventure, you can go your own way. Sea kayak in Kotor Bay, sip an aperitif in a giant cave, savour the best of Corfu’s cuisine, and so much more.
Duration: 7 Nights
Ship: Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Lines
Visit: Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
Want to find the best cruises for solo travellers? Follow the awards. Norwegian Cruise Lines offers some of the best choices for single cruisers, and they’ve got the bragging rights to prove it. Enjoy spacious staterooms with generous Solo Cruiser Discounts: the only pair that matters.
Give yourself the star treatment! Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, see El Arco up close, and bake under the Mazatlán sun with a specialty cocktail melting beside you. Enjoy the many diversions that the playful Mexican Riviera has to offer – with no one to argue with about what to do next.
Greek Isles & Italy
Duration: 9 nights
Ship: Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Lines
Visit: Rome, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Naples, Livorno
You’ll want to pack your selfie stick for this one. Postcard-perfect and deeply hypnotic, see the Mediterranean in all of its irresistible glory. Each day brings a new jaw-dropping destination to explore your way.
Pop over to Pompeii, wander through Florence, climb the white-washed staircases of Santorini, order far too much espresso – you’re unstoppable!