Travel Plans Jan 22, 2024

A Sea of Love: The best Valentine's Day getaways for couples.

Sail into romance this Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day is coming. For some, that means days of frantically searching for the perfect gift. For others, it means flipping through cookbooks to find the best romantic meal for the occasion. It can be tough to add spice to Valentine’s Day when you’re entrenched in the same traditions and routines. Well, why not switch it up this year with a Valentine's Day getaway? After all, what better way to celebrate love than by sharing a memorable, eye-opening travel experience together? Even if you’ve never traveled as a couple before, taking a trip can be the perfect way to inject some adventure, as well as added romance, into the relationship.

Top 5 Reasons to go on a Valentine’s Day Getaway

Stop the panicked search for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, because we’ve got a solution for you. Give your partner (and yourself) the gift of a Valentine’s Day Cruise. Whether you’re sailing into Caribbean sunsets or exploring Aegean islands, cruising is certainly a romantic getaway, but it’s also a great way to make lasting memories with your special someone. And with our special 70% off your second Sailor (plus free drinks) deal available for our Valentine’s Day cruise, it’s a tough offer to pass up. In case you need even more reasons to pull the trigger, though, these are our top 5 reasons to book a romantic cruise getaway.

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1. Travel is the best gift. Period.

Maybe we’re biased, but we think travel is the best gift no matter what the occasion. That’s especially true when it comes to gifting a romantic experience. You can lose earrings. Roses wilt. But you can’t lose the memory of a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, that's why many newly weds are going on honeymoon destination cruises. Whether you’re solidifying a new relationship or looking for new ways to spice up a decades-long marriage, the gift of travel is not only something you can both enjoy, but a memory you can share forever.

2. Explore new destinations

The best part about a couples cruise is that it’s not just one present – it’s several gifts in one. If the cruise tickets are like unwrapping a huge gift, every port you visit on your voyage is like the box inside the box, opening a new present every few days. Can’t decide between two Caribbean islands? There’s no need to. Try one of our Caribbean cruises that hits several tropical destinations in the same week. Caught between exploring French vineyards and sitting down to a romantic Italian seaside dinner? Do both on our Mediterranean cruises. The best part of cruising is avoiding the perennial vacation argument of “where should we go?”.

3. Spend quality time together

Life is busy. It can be tough to actually set aside time to spend with your significant other that isn’t simply eating in front of the TV. Cruising is the perfect way to isolate yourself from the rest of the world, eliminate work distractions, and focus on quality time. 

Besides the obvious — putting an ocean between you and your daily routines and stressors — we’re making it easy to embrace quality couples time onboard. That means creating unique opportunities for romance, and for celebrating your relationship. A couples massage in our Redemption Spa is the perfect way to usher in a romantic getaway. Our onboard eateries, like Extra Virgin (a cozy Italian restaurant) and The Wake (a classy turn-of-the-century style steakhouse), are great environments for sharing an intimate meal. But you know what they say: couples who party together, stay together. Hit the Manor nightclub for a night of sexy dancing, or don your finest red attire (or even just your PJs) on Scarlet Night to dance under the stars.

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4. Make lifelong memories

There are enough motivational posters out there that it doesn’t need repeating, but here it is anyway: travel leads to lifelong memories. Whether it’s meeting new friends in the onboard nightclub who you continue to stay in touch with years later, or once-in-a-lifetime shore excursion horseback riding on the beach together, a Valentine’s Day cruise can easily become one of the fondest memories you share together as a couple. 

5. Grow your love for each other

Cruises aren’t just for newer couples looking to celebrate their passion, either. Seasoned lovebirds will also find cruises the perfect way to keep the spark alive. Whether it’s sharing a romantic meal of cuisine you’ve never tried before, exploring a new destination together, or enjoying a hot tub sesh in the spa, there are plenty of ways to grow and renew your love on board.

Best places to travel to for a Valentine’s Day getaway

No matter where you want to go in the world for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. From the Caribbean to the South Pacific, our special Valentine’s Day cruises are designed to help you ignite, refresh, and grow the romance in your relationship.

5 Night Riviera Maya cruise, Scarlet Lady

Our Riviera Maya voyage is the ideal couples cruise. Sailing from Miami aboard the Scarlet Lady, you’ll visit Cozumel (Playa del Carmen) and Tulum, with an additional day and night at the Beach Club at Bimini. Get ready to stroll through Mayan ruins, snorkel though crystal clear waters, and sip poolside margs on this romantic getaway.

7 Night Southeastern Caribbean Isles cruise

A round-trip voyage from San Juan, this weeklong adventure stops in some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and romantic islands, like Tortola, Guadeloupe, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua. It’s the perfect way to see the southeastern Caribbean and spend some quality time with the person you love.

Quick Sea & Land Tips for Your Perfect Couples Cruise

  • Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin - ocean view + love + hammock
  • Pack satin PJs for Our PJ Party
  • Enjoy couple’s dinner at Michelin rated restaurants
  • Party in red for Scarlet Night
  • Shake for Champagne
  • Use the Top Rated room service
  • Book a Romantic Shore Excursion

Enjoy an extra splash of romance on Valentine’s Day.

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