Most Romantic Cruise Destinations

Perhaps you and your significant other are planning to embark on your first cruise. Maybe you’re about to celebrate a milestone achievement in your relationship. Whatever the occasion might be, the challenge becomes narrowing the list of most romantic cruise destinations. Should you visit and stay at one of the grand capitals of Europe where iconic structures stand guard? Or should you opt for a more relaxed atmosphere where your only worry is how much sunscreen to apply. Here are some information on the most romantic cruise destinations, in order to help you decide.

Most Romantic Cruise Destinations

Venice, Italy

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Sunset on the Grand Canal in Venice

The dizzying number of canals, bridges and floating gondolas make Venice, Italy one of the most romantic cruise destinations in the world. Renaissance and Gothic-style homes line the shores of the 100+ islands that make up the region. Stop by Piazza San Marco, the city’s landmark square. Admire the beautiful architecture that includes St. Mark’s Basilica. Climb up its bell tower for remarkable views of the city or simply relax with your love somewhere on Accademia Bridge to catch a stunning sunset after all the tourists have gone.

Paris, France

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River Cruise on the Seine

Europe’s most romantic city certainly deserves a mention. The glitz and glamour of Parisians compliments the beautifully designed structures; and everywhere you go, there’s a hint of romance within. Take a river cruise down the Seine or simply peruse the streets of the Marais. Pack a picnic basket and head to the Jardin du Luxembourg or simply sip a coffee and share a pastry as you watch locals and tourists pass by. In more touristy areas, you’re bound to encounter street musicians who will happily serenade you; contributing to the already quixotic ambiance that is Paris.

Hawaiian Islands

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Hanalei Bay, Kauai

It’s hard to argue against the romantic ambiance of the Hawaiian Islands. Each of the seven inhabited ones has something unique to offer. If you can’t choose on which one to visit, you can always book a cruise that stops in several of them. Lanai is considered the most serene and most romantic of all, hosting the only Four Seasons Hotel among the islands. Molokai is for the adventurous while Kauai is where you can head for much deserved rest and relaxation with stunning views to match. Some of the activities you can do as a couple include a hike to watch the sunrise at Halawa Valley in Molokai or a couple’s massage along Kauai’s Hanalei Bay.

About Iris A


Born in the Philippines, but grew up in Texas, Iris has been traveling and writing about her experiences for well over a decade. Her work has been published on well-known travel sites like Hipmunk (#hipmunkcitylove) and D Magazine Online Travel Club. She has been all over Europe, the US, and has recently started exploring Latin America. She loves trying local cuisine and visiting UNESCO deemed World Heritage sites. Her favourite city is New York, with London, following a close 2nd. You can follow her on Twitter @sundeeiris or through her travel blog, Traveling With Iris.

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