Sail Away To Romance For Valentine's Day On These Relaxing Cruises

Flowers, dinner, and a movie. This is the archetypal Valentine's Day gift and date night. However, if you want to step it up and woo your significant other, consider celebrating Valentine's Day on a cruise. It would be an understatement to say that cruises are idyllic. You and that special someone can take a step back from the routine of everyday life and have a once-in-a-lifetime getaway at an underrated destination

Cruises offer a variety of experiences to engage in, such as exploring, excursions, and luxurious dinners. In addition, most cruises have onboard activities that will further strengthen the bond between you and your partner, like cooking classes, dance classes, and more.

Most importantly, cruises take the stress out of planning every detail of your itinerary. This means you and your loved one can focus on each other rather than getting overwhelmed by figuring out what comes next. Needless to say, this time spent together is priceless.

A 2013 survey (via PR Newswire) concluded that travel was emotionally and physically beneficial to couples. Thus, if you want to take the plunge and book a romantic cruise for Valentine's Day, there is no shortage of unique options departing across the United States.

Spend Valentine's Day in New Orleans with Celebrity Cruises

On February 10, 2024, Celebrity Cruises is heading on their New Orleans & The Caribbean cruise. The 12-night voyage stops in New Orleans for three days, including Valentine's Day. Although the ship departs for Roatan, Honduras, at 3 p.m., you and your significant other still have plenty of time for a romantic walk or brunch in the city. One dining option is the award-winning La Petite Grocery. After Roatan, the ship will stop in Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to Tampa on February 22. With a number of classes sold out, prices currently start at $7,062 per person for suites.

Take a short Valentine's Day trip to the Bahamas via Carnival Cruises

Don't have a week to spare for a Valentine's Day getaway? The four-day cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida, to the Bahamas is for you. The ship, Carnival Liberty, departs on February 12, 2024, and returns on February 16. On Valentine's Day, Carnival Liberty will dock in the Bahamas at Princess Cays, a private resort, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can enjoy the island's scenic views or participate in an activity with your loved one, like kayaking or biking. Prices for this cruise start at $1,126 for two.

Have a Costa Rican escapade with Princess Cruises

The 15-Day Panama Canal Cruise from Princess Cruises is ideal for the adventurous couple. It departs from Los Angeles on February 6, 2024. Stops include Puerto Vallarta and Huatulco in Mexico, Puntarenas in Costa Rica, Cartagena in Colombia, and Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, before ending in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 21. That said, Valentine's Day will be spent at Puntarenas from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This stunning destination offers an array of incredible attractions for an unforgettable Valentine's Day, including a rainforest excursion. Prices start at $1,199 per person.

You and your Valentine can unwind in Cozumel, Mexico, with Celebrity Cruises

Check out Celebrity Cruises' Bimini, Grand Cayman & Mexico cruise for a dreamy Valentine's Day retreat. The six-night voyage departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 11, 2024. On day four, Valentine's Day, the ship will be docked in Cozumel, Mexico, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A top-rated attraction in Cozumel is Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. For $68, guests get an all-inclusive experience with access to a private beach, pools, meals, and alcohol. A suite on the cruise is priced at $2,474 per person.

Head to Tahiti aboard Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity

Pack your bags and travel from San Diego to Tahiti on Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity for an ultra-luxe Valentine's Day. The 18-night voyage departs on February 3, 2024, and will be at sea on Valentine's Day. However, the Crystal Serenity has a spa that can pamper you and your loved one. In addition, there is no shortage of lavish dining options, including the Vintage Room, which serves wagyu beef tenderloin and fine wine. The cruise makes several stops, including in Honolulu, Bora Bora, and Papeete in Tahiti. Prices start at $9,900 per person.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Holland America Line

Holland America Line's 7-Day Eastern Caribbean cruise will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Valentine's Day from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. You and your S.O. can celebrate your love by exploring the city's neighborhoods, like Old San Juan. Old San Juan is home to several historical sites, including Castillo San Felipe del Morro, an awe-inspiring fort. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 11, 2024, and includes stops in Turks and Caicos, Saint Thomas, and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. Prices start at $1,154 per person.

Visit Ensenada, Mexico, with Carnival Cruises

If you're in Southern California, the 4-Day Baja Mexico cruise from Long Beach provides a quick Valentine's Day expedition. The cruise departs Long Beach on February 12, 2024, and docks on Catalina Island on February 13 and Ensenada, Mexico, on Valentine's Day. You and your loved one will have from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to do what your heart pleases. Check out La Bufadora, an iconic blowhole, or have a fancy breakfast or lunch at Punta Morro Restaurant. Prices for the cruise start at $816 for two.