Cruising is great for couples, and a cruise vacation is perfect for honeymooners or romantics of all ages. The luxury cruise lines listed below have everything you need for a relaxed, romantic cruise vacation -- lots of space per passenger, exceptional service, luxurious queen-sized beds, tables for two, flexible dining options, and room service. Combine those features with spectacular sunsets, beautiful scenery, sea breezes, and the person you love, and you will have that dream romantic vacation.
SeaDream I Photo (c) Linda Garrison
SeaDream Yacht Club operates two small, all-inclusive yacht-like ships for about 110 passengers. These ships don't have balconies, but they do have wonderfully romantic Balinese dream beds outside on the deck, which is never far from your cabin. The SeaDream ships also have resort casual dress and a fun water sports marina. The ships are well suited for warm weather cruising, and the ambience is intimate and relaxed.
Silver Whisper Silver Suite (c) Linda Garrison
Four of the Silversea Cruises' ships are small, ranging in size from 296-382 passengers. Its newest ship, the Silver Spirit, carries only 540 guests. Silversea features a great passenger space ratio and crew to passenger ratio, insuring lots of quiet, intimate space and great service. All the cabins are suites, and they are spacious enough that you could easily just stay in your suite the entire cruise. Like SeaDream Yacht Club, all drinks are included on the Silversea ships.
Seven Seas Mariner Suite (c) Linda Garrison
All the cabins on the Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Mariner are suites with balconies. Like Silversea, the cabins are spacious and perfect for hiding away for a romantic cruise. The smaller Seven Seas Navigator also delivers the same high quality and excellent service. Although the RSSC ships are larger than the other "top romantic" cruise lines, the spaciousness and quiet atmosphere are very conducive to romantic cruising.
Wind Surf Photo (c) Linda Garrison
Windstar Cruises operates three romantic sailing ships that sail the Caribbean in the winter and the Mediterranean in the summer. The cabins do not have balconies, but they do have wonderful beds and terrific service. These small, modern sailing ships have computerized sails and do not roll as much as traditional sailing vessels. The ships do not have much entertainment, but who needs it when you have the "love of your life" along?
Seabourn Odyssey (c) Linda Garrison
Seabourn currently operates three small ships that carry 208 passengers each in an elegant atmosphere, which is casual by day and more formal at night. Seabourn also has two-mid-sized ships, the 450-guest Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Sojourn. This class of luxury ship is ideal for those looking for a romantic getaway with more dining options and entertainment. The floating marina provides the opportunity for fun water sports from the ships, and Seabourn's exotic ports of call are enticing for romantics.