Best Cruise Destinations for Couples

By on August 4, 2016

For any couple in need of a romantic getaway there are few styles of holiday that will provide you with more time to relax and unwind than a cruise. Many of today’s cruises are tailored for their guests, allowing them to not only visit a variety of appealing destinations, but also giving them the chance to enjoy a number of activities and events. If you’re thinking of booking a sea trip with your special someone, then here are a few destinations that you won’t want to miss out on.

Oceania Mediterranean Cruise

1. Villefrance-sur-Mer, France

Nestled on the French Riviera, this oh-so-chic seaside town is just a short trip from the border with Italy. It’s crowned by the dramatic Fort St-Elme, a 16th century citadel built by the duke of Savoy to defend the harbour. Villefranche is a perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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2. Ibiza, Spain

One of Spain’s Balearic islands, Ibiza has an international reputation for being a capital of fun and sun, featuring a range of luxury resorts, pristine beaches, and hopping nightclubs. If you’re looking to add a little bit of life to your cruise, then a stop in Ibiza is certain to get your blood pumping. More than just beaches, bars, and restaurants, however, Ibiza is also a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts, who can enjoy rock-climbing, water sports, cycling, and horseback riding.

3. Syracuse, Sicily

For those after a unique cultural experience, the port city of Syracuse on the southeastern tip of Sicily is noted for its rich Greek history, visible today in the city’s many archaeological sites, including the Temple of Apollo, Greek Theatre, and Fountain of Arethusa. Ortygia, the island that is considered the historical centre of the city, is also home to magnificent baroque piazzas and medieval streets. 

4. Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is one of Greece’s most popular holiday destinations. When you consider the island’s stunning beaches, historical important attractions, and luxury resorts, it is easy to understand why. The city provides something for everyone to enjoy, from exploring ancient ruins like the Acropolis of Lindos or the Archaeological Museum, to strolling through the Old Town and enjoying a meal and drink at a local taverna. 

5. Valleta, Malta

Valleta, the capital of Malta, has been described by UNESCO as being “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”. Built by the Knights of St John, the city is made-up of a range of stunning 16th and 17th century buildings, including the St John’s Cathedral, the Grand Master’s Palace, and the Fort St Elmo. 

Whether you’re a seasoned cruiser are planning your first nautical adventure, you and your partner will soon discover why a cruise is a holiday like no other.

Images by Joe Ross & Mark Fischer used under Creative Commons license

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