Kindle the Spark: Romance at Sea
We’ve all heard the fairytale where the prince and princess ride off into the sunset to live happily ever after. We’ve seen the movies where the star-crossed lovers have missed connection after missed connection only to unite in a dramatic fashion at the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower or other international landmark. But what happens after the book ends and the credits roll?
Surely the couple might live happily ever after, but there are bumps along the way. Real world relationships are always ebbing and flowing, and Premium cruises have become the go to getaways for couples that need to reconnect with one another to leave the daily stresses behind. It’s also the perfect type of cruise for honeymooners, or any couple looking to spend quality time together. The ships provide intimate spaces and activities that can help you rekindle that romance. Here are examples of dates you and your beloved can experience aboard a premium ship.
Loosen up with some time at the spa. Celebrity’s AquaSpa is the perfect place to unwind with your loved one. Couples massages are always an option, but the spa also has a series of sensory rooms where you can lounge together. There’s the cold room, for instance, which uses a combination of cold air and heated floor and seats to increase circulation, rid the body of toxins and boost the immune system, and the Hammam, which is like a sauna, and the sensory showers that invigorate with the use of music, light and aromatherapy.
Spend quality time together as you snuggle under a blanket on the pool deck of a Princess ship watching a hit movie. Their Movies Under the Stars feature is a perfect place to kick off your shoes, grab a bag of popcorn and snuggle with your sweetie.
Heat it Up
You know the saying: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, women can also be wooed by a man who knows his way around a kitchen. On Holland America, get a little messy in their Culinary Arts Center and learn from their esteemed chefs how to make a gastronomic masterpiece that’s sure to impress.
Pack a Picnic
It may seem a little unusual to find a full lawn aboard your Celebrity ship, but this shock of green called The Lawn lets passengers lay around, play bocce ball or spend a day in the alcoves, a private cabana where you are served fresh fruit and have access to an iPad2 loaded with fun apps. You can also order a picnic basket with sandwiches, salads, wine and cheese.
Dancing is great for couples because it’s a two-person activity where you learn to connect. Holland America has teamed up with the ABC hit show Dancing with the Stars to provide dancing classes, competitions and even performances from the show’s professional dancers and trophy winning celebrities.
Spend some quality time with your sweetheart by partaking in Princess’ Ultimate Balcony Dining Experience. A member of the wait staff sets up a romantic table and serves you a deluxe four-course meal complete with fresh flowers and champagne. As you enjoy the meal you’ll have your private view of the ocean as a backdrop. The staff takes care of the cleanup and you can continue to gaze off into the sunset.
After a sumptuous meal, head to the theater. Onboard the Celebrity Summit you can slink into 54 Below, a venue where Broadway performers come to put on intimate shows. These solo shows exude fun mature entertainment. You’ll be blown away.
Now that you know all the couple activities you can experience onboard a premium cruise line like Celebrity, Princess or Holland America, it’s time to start planning your intimate getaway. Remember, along with these enchanting experiences you should savor every minute together by ordering breakfast in bed and perhaps attending an onboard wine tasting.
Cheers to a long lasting love like in the fairytales.