While everyone defines romance differently, it’s pretty much a given that a getaway with your other half manages to somehow woo us with a kind of intimate, quality time to bond and discover. After all, there’s always some place new to experience together! If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next winter break away with your significant other, take a look at some of these locations for an amazing amorous adventure…
Short City Breakers
If you’re only looking for something short, a weekend perhaps, it’s usually best to look closer to home. A sailing from Southampton is short and practical, yet something different to a weekend in a British city at around the same price.
Amsterdam is Venice with trees. You can cruise the canals and dawdle in the park – sip cocktails under a canopy of green, then dine by candlelight, looking out over chrismassy fairy-lit bridges. There are magnificent paintings to lose yourself in, comfy cafés to dream away the afternoon, shops to splash out in, and so much history to soak up to. Christmas is a perfect time to visit – the marvellous markets, activities and the atmosphere here all make it truly special. It’s all cosy and small-scale, which means there’s no time wasted on getting about – just gentle strolls, quiet moments, the water, graceful gables, and each other.
St Lucia, The Caribbean
There’s something a little special about being on a pristine beach alone with your loved one – so of course, the Caribbean had to make the list!
When you cruise to the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, you’ll find a diverse country offering gorgeous white sand beaches, volcanic peaks and lush rainforests. With so much to see and do, your romantic St. Lucia date could include a catamaran sail along the coast to view the striking Pitons, horseback riding through the sea and even rum tasting. But our favourite romantic date spot in St. Lucia has to the Calabash Cove Resort & Spa in Gros Islet, where you can enjoy fine wine and dining with picturesque sea views. It’s truly breathtaking! From the port of Castries, it’s only a quick four mile taxi ride and definitely worth a visit.
The Galapagos Islands
Love BBC’s Blue Planet 2? Do you and your partner always watch the latest David Attenborough documentary? Well how about seeing the action happen through your own eyes! There’s no better time than winter to fly off to the Galapagos islands for some sunny weather and some serious wildlife.
For adventurous and animal-loving couples the Galapagos Islands is a dream. Because of environmental concerns, itineraries are dictated by the Galapagos National Park Service. The ideal cruise length here is seven nights, although some travelers choose shorter or longer trips. The main islands to see include San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Fernandina – and the fascinating wildlife you’ll see on this once-in-a-lifetime trip range from rare iguanas to blue-footed boobies – a unique bird with bright blue feet! Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and get ready to fall in love with the amazing sights and species around you.
The Chilled Couple
Are you all about taking things easy, serene sights and plenty of rest and relaxation? Well stop what your doing, grab your partner and head to one of the most chilled-out places in the world!
To sail the Indian ocean in style, hop onboard a cruise ship bound for the Seychelles. This is a place where you’ll discover white sandy beaches, intriguing wildlife and above all – ultimate relaxation. To find true inner tranquility, go hiking through the forests, snorkeling along the shore, and explore the local culture. Some of the most typical ports of call in this area include the islands of Cousin, Aride, St. Pierre, Mahe, Curieuse, and LaDigue. These destinations are a little more off-the-beaten-path than your average cruise offerings, and you can also visit nearby Sri Lanka while you’re in the area. Prepare to see surreal rock formations and cerulean seas – and feel a peaceful ambiance that’ll have you floating back to your ship.
If you both love action and anything adventurous, then this private resort owned by Royal Caribbean® is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
Exclusive to Royal Caribbean cruisers, Labadee really is a playground for adventure. Waterparks, huge zip lines and massive obstacle courses in the ocean – there’s no shortage of fun here. This place is what Caribbean living is all about – you can soak up the sun on expansive white beaches, cool off at the Aquapark or on the Dragon’s Splash Waterslide, before heading to a private cabana to lounge the day away. It’ll likely be the best day of your itinerary – and one thrill seekers will remember for a long, long time!
Ready for a romantic sailing?
Take a look at our Deals section to see if there’s a spectacular sailing to suit you – or if any of the above destinations have got your cruise-senses tingling, simply give us a call on 0800 027 8302!