Couple Cruises
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Planning for a trip for two especially with your significant other is crucial. Every detail must be carefully laid out in order to ensure a smooth-sailing journey. Have you decided which cruise line to join? Our list below highlights each cruise line’s features and why you should consider them.

Celebrity Cruises

The crowd is generally a mix of old and young. Lesser families travel onboard so most of the ship’s population are adults. Most of Celebrity’s newer ships have sophisticated interior decoration. They also have great pool decks such as those in their Solstice class ships. They even feature open-air hot tubs where couples can lounge comfortably even when it’s cold outside.

Royal Caribbean

RCCL attracts more of the younger crowd especially the seven-day cruises and shorter. Their Oasis class is a good choice for couples. If you are looking for more activities and good entertainment, then Royal Caribbean is definitely the fleet of choice.

Norwegian Cruise Line

If you are planning on getting a suite, then Norwegian Cruise line has some of the best in town. Norwegian’s Haven suites are notably luxurious with complete amenities for their VIP guests. If you and your partner are the type who enjoys being pampered in a spa, then you should definitely take advantage of their spa package. NCL also targets a younger crowd so expect a more active nightlife on board.

Princess Cruises

Princess cruises generally attract an older crowd. One of the most notable features of Princess Cruise ships is its “Movies under the Stars”, an outdoor poolside movie theater. If you both love drive in theaters or would like to experience watching movies outdoors then Princess is the fleet for you.

Carnival Cruises

Carnival cruises usually have younger crowd on board. The fleet is known for its fun atmosphere. Its entertainment and décor closely resemble Las Vegas. Aside from having a fun vibe, Carnival also has spacious rooms and great balconies at a more affordable price.

SeaDream Yacht Club

SeaDream is totally set for romantic cruises. The setting and service are absolutely sophisticated and luxurious. Being able to accommodate a little more than 100 passengers, it is easy to get to know each other better. The atmosphere is more intimate compared to bigger cruise lines. Dinner for two is available in their indoor and outdoor restaurants. SeaDream is well-known for its Balinese daybeds, where couple can lounge while watching the sunset and sipping champagne, or sleep under the stars.

As a rule of thumb, smaller ships tend to have a more intimate atmosphere in them but limited activities, so they are more suited for honeymooners. For those looking for a variety of activities on board and on shore, go for bigger, commercial cruise lines where you’ll get to meet a lot of people and sail to different places.