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What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? If you are lucky enough to be on a cruise ship this Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the day with your special someone. If you need a little help planning a romantic gesture for your Valentine, in this post, we give you our picks for the most romantic things to do on a cruise.

Most Romantic Things to Do on a Cruise

Start the day off right. Wake up early and grab two front row balcony seats for the sunrise. While you sit hand in hand, you can take in the soothing sounds of the ocean and the colorful hues on the horizon while sailing to your destination. If you want to enjoy the tranquility a bit longer, plan to have room service breakfast delivered and spend the morning sipping coffee together.

Most Romantic Things to do on a Cruise

Next, you can continue the relaxation a bit longer by taking advantage of your cruise ship’s spa services. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a couple’s massage. As the two of you lay side by side in a couple’s suite enjoying this pampering, you will soon agree that this is one of the most romantic things to do on a cruise.  Or, opt for passess to Thermal Suites and for a day of rejuvenation before your big night out. 

Spend the afternoon enjoying some of the ship’s activities and unique venues. Maybe the two of you want to compete against other couples in a friendly trivia competition or just relax near the adult’s only pool while sipping a few drinks of the day. Perhaps you can grab some lunch to go and have a picnic in a remote area on the ship. Whatever activity you choose, it will be an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.

As evening rolls around, get dressed up and feel fancy even if it’s not the ship’s designated “formal night”. Once you’ve donned your suit and tie and cocktail dress and heels, you will want to head to one of the ship’s portrait studios to take some photos as a keepsake of this special night. There are usually a few portrait studios around the ship on any given night with various backdrops, so have a little fun with your poses.

Most Romantic Things to Do on a Cruise

After taking a memorable photo, head to a specialty restaurant for dinner, sure to be one of the most romantic things to do on a cruise. Whether you want to go all out to impress your Valentine with a Chef’s Table experience or keep the costs a bit lower by dining at your cruise line’s signature steakhouse or Italian restaurant, it will be an opportunity for the two of you to enjoy an intimate dining experience and some great food!

After dinner, keep the mood going with an evening of music and dancing. Find a spot on your cruise ship that has some live music and kick your heels off before you head out on to the dance floor. With so many venues, you are certain to find a genre of music that suits your taste. After a few cocktails, you’ll be singing your own rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” to your sweetheart.

Most Romantic Things to Do on a Cruise

As the night starts to fade, from fatigue or the drinks, you will make your way back to your room to retire for the evening. But, the romance doesn’t have to end quite yet. As your sweetheart opens your stateroom door, she will be pleasantly surprised by the romance package that you purchased for her. Perhaps a bouquet of flowers, some rose petals, and even a heart shaped towel creation. A little thought can go a long way!

Most Romantic Things to Do on a Cruise

After a Valentine’s Day like this one, how will you top it next year? Better start planning another cruise now!



Do you agree with our list of the most romantic things to do on a cruise? What would you add to this list? How do you and your special someone spend quality time together on a cruise? Drop us an anchor below to give us your thoughts.

Most Romantic Things to do on a Cruise

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DB & The Princess

Welcome Aboard!We are Don and Heidi, the husband and wife travel team behind We took our first cruise vacation together 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since.Follow along as we share our travel tips, cruise reviews, information on ports of call, and the latest cruise news to help you plan the ultimate cruise vacation. Are you ready to embark on your journey to “sea the world, one port at a time”? Read More...

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