Is there anything better than rest, relaxation and travel with your love? How about all that and more, without having to board plans, trains or even driving? Whether you're a fist time cruiser or are an avid fan of the sea, here are a few of this year's top cruises for couples.
The brand new Miami-based Carnival Vista (which debuted in 2016) offers year-round Caribbean cruises that are perfect for couples. Spacious rooms, a tropical-themed outdoor oasis with pools and spas, and restaurant options including the Seafood Shack, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse and Bonsai Sushi are just a few of the amenities on this 3900-4700 passenger liner. With 14 spacious decks and 1,450 crew members reading and willing to make this a trip to remember, the ship is sailing to destinations including St. Martin, San Juan, Mexico, Curacao and beyond this season.
Norwegian Cruise Line
For a romantic exploration of the Mexican Riviera, consider Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jewel. This 7-day journey along the Mexican Rivera departs from Los Angeles and includes stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Options aboard this gem include 16 dining experiences, 15 bars and clubs and honeymoon-worthy suites including The Haven, a luxury suite with 24 hour butler/concierge service and private sundeck.
Holland America MS Koningsdam
Whether you're looking to cruise the seas for one week or three, Holland America's newest cruise ship, the MS Koningsdam, offers a variety of itineraries spanning the Caribbean — as well as trips with stops in Amsterdam and Rome. The ship, which first set sail in April 2016, boasts contemporary and luxurious interiors, a stunning central atrium, nine dining options, a casino and cocktail lounges. Holland America's one-of-a-kind "Winemaker For a Day" experience is the perfect activity for couples — and is the cherry on top of a cruise you'll never forget.
Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas
Now visiting Havana for the first time, the Empress of the Seas has three different journeys that range from 5-7 nights and depart from Miami or Tampa. More than 2,000 passengers call this ship home during their cruise. Depending on the itinerary, there might even be an overnight stop in Cozumel, Mexico for some extra exploration and fun. Embracing the philosophy that "you only live once," this boat boasts five bars and lounges, more than 650 crew members and exciting nightlife — and that's in addition to first-class entertainment and dining options. Have a romantic date night with your love at Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse, and enjoy a full-service spa and Jacuzzi dip for the ultimate romantic experience.
This spring (May 13th, to be exact) the Disney Magic embarks on an incredible European excursion, leaving Port Canaveral, Florida with stops in Ponta Delgada; Portland, Maine; Dover, England; Amsterdam; and Copenhagen. This transatlantic journey is an incredible way for couples (with or without a Disney affinity) to spend quality time together on a luxury liner while exploring a few wonderful European cities. Euro tripping can be exhausting, but when done the Disney way, its fun, exciting, relaxing and indulgent.