8 Best Cruise Lines for Couples
Updated: November 14, 2023
AAA Travel Editors
There are no one-size-fits-all excursions when it comes to romance. Your cruise experience will be as unique as that first glance at your partner, so how do you pick a cruise vacation that's love at first sight?
Set your priorities first. Are you looking for an anniversary voyage or a cruise with no kids? Maybe you want to book a party trip with other couples? Are you just looking for a long weekend away?
You’re in luck since eight of the best cruise lines for couples are just waiting for you to book. If you're still having trouble deciding, then consider talking with a AAA Travel Agent. Remember, as a AAA member, you'll have access to some of the best savings and benefits when you book a cruise.Holland America
Royal Caribbean International: Best Cruises for Young Love Birds
Holland America is the perfect cruise line for older adults looking for romance and adventure. With fewer children onboard, the atmosphere is more relaxed and intimate, making it ideal for a romantic getaway. The ships also are disability-friendly, with mobility assist staterooms that make it easy for older adults to get around. And for couples who want to let loose and have some fun, Holland America offers B.B. King's Blues Club and the Rolling Stone Rock Room, providing the perfect setting for a boisterous date night. With ocean voyages to destinations all over the world, Holland America provides plenty of opportunities to explore new places and create lasting memories together.
Holland America Line: Best Cruises for Your 50th Wedding Anniversary
Holland America is the perfect cruise line for older adults looking for romance and adventure. With fewer children onboard, the atmosphere is more relaxed and intimate, making it ideal for a romantic getaway. The ships also are disability-friendly, with mobility assist staterooms that make it easy for older adults to get around. And for couples who want to let loose and have some fun, Holland America offers B.B. King's Blues Club and the Rolling Stone Rock Room, providing the perfect setting for a boisterous date night. With ocean voyages to destinations all over the world, Holland America provides plenty of opportunities to explore new places and create lasting memories together.AAA / Inspector 511
Princess Cruises: Best Cruises for Couples with Kids
While most people think that romance and kids don't mix, Princess Cruises knows that the two can go hand-in-hand. Celebrating your love shouldn't come in last just because you have kids. Princess Cruises aims to offer the best in family-friendly sea getaways. From the Reef Family Splash Zone, an interactive splash pad, to Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Excursions, there are activities for every member of your family to enjoy. Plus, you can book a babysitter for an evening so that you can enjoy some much-needed adult time. Whether you're celebrating your love on Valentine's Day or your anniversary, Princess Cruises is the perfect way to show your family how much they mean to you.AAA / Inspector 511
Carnival Cruise Line: Best Cruises for Thrifty Travelers
Budget-minded vacationers, rejoice! You no longer have to sacrifice your sea-faring dreams for the sake of your wallet. Carnival Cruise Line offers low-cost cruises and flexible payment plans, so you can focus on enjoying your dream vacation. For couples looking for a romantic getaway, Carnival Cruise Line offers jaunts for two to five days at under $100 per person, per night. (Book ahead to confirm schedule and fare.) And with budget-friendly options like these, you can easily find the perfect cruise for you and your loved ones. So whether you're looking for a romantic escape or an unforgettable family vacation, Carnival Cruise Line has got you covered.Courtesy of Azamara
Courtesy of Azamara
Azamara Club Cruises: Best Cruises for an Intimate Voyage
Big things come in small packages, and your romantic cruise is no exception. There's a reason why Azamara is called small luxury; its small luxury ships are like floating boutique hotels, with longer cruises that allow you and your partner to explore romantic hot spots like Greece, Norway, Australia, France, and Italy. The intimate ship setting makes it easy to bond with your loved one, and Azamara’s experienced staff are always on hand to help make your cruise unforgettable. Whether you're enjoying a candlelit dinner for two or exploring new ports of call together, an intimate cruise is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved one.Celebrity Cruises / Quentin Bacon
Celebrity Cruises/Quentin Bacon
Celebrity Cruises: Best Cruises for LGBTQ+ Travelers
Who was the first cruise line to legally marry same-sex couples? You guessed it — Celebrity Cruises. And Celebrity continues to be a popular choice for LGBTQ+ travelers. Ships host Pride events, drag performers and gay icons, making it a great choice for fun-loving couples looking for a romantic getaway. Plus, their marketing slogan speaks to inclusion: “We believe in opening up the world — for everyone.” With Celebrity, travelers can relax knowing that they're sailing with a company that values romance and inclusivity.iStockphoto.com / Freeartist
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise: Best Cruises for Couples Without Children
Are you looking for a cruise where you and your main squeeze can cuddle up without having to worry about minors underfoot? Uniworld's long-term policy is to not make any special arrangements or accommodations for children under the age of 18. River cruises are specifically designed for active travelers from 21 to 45 years old. As a result, you can expect a traditional cruising experience with the added advantages of inland travel. So if you're looking for an immersive romantic getaway, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises should be your ideal option.Courtesy of AmaWaterways
Courtesy of AmaWaterways
Ama Waterways: Best Cruises for Wine Lovers
Ama Waterways is charting new territory in wine-themed cruises, showcasing what’s said to be the best libations at sea. Professional winemakers and vineyard owners will guide you and other lucky oenophiles through the often overwhelming world of vino both on the ship and at several juice-drenched destinations. Whether you’re a connoisseur or just getting started in your educational wine journey, these cruises offer the perfect way to explore the world of wine. Cheers!AAA
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