Valentine's Day 2019 is best celebrated with a romantic getaway — and what's more romantic than a cruise? Imagine just the two of you on the open sea, the sun warming you during the days and moonlight and stars romancing you at night. This list consists of selected ships that will be embarking on a cruise on Valentine's Day or already at sea on February 14. If considering a Valentine's Day cruise this year, book early to avoid disappointment and get the cabin you want.
The Princess Cruise fleet is associated with the "Love Boat" TV show. Capitalizing on that theme, Princess goes out of its way to make sailings romantic. A variety of restaurants, many cabins with a private balcony, and even a place for weddings at sea make this ship a perfect place to spend Valentine's Day. The Caribbean Princess departs from Fort Lauderdale on February 9, 2019 for a 7-day Eastern Caribbean roundtrip cruise. Ports of call include Princess Cays, Bermuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos; and back to Fort Lauderdale.
Valentine's Day often coincides with President's Day holiday and winter recess. So if you have vacation time and want to cruise with the family, you could do worse than choosing a Disney ship. That's because Disney has figured out that if you keep the kids busy, really busy — there are children's programs on this ship from morning till night — adults get time to themselves. In addition, there are adults-only areas where the little darlings may not tread. The 4-night roundtrip Caribbean cruise departs from Miami on February 13, 2019 and calls at Disney Castaway Cay private island; Nassau, Bahamas; and returns to Miami, Florida.
Sail from London on February 6, 2019 in search of the Northern Lights. This 13-day Viking Ocean Cruise calls at Stavenger, Bodo, Tromso, Alta, Narvik and terminates in Bergen, Norway. There's a good chance you'll be able to see the eerie, otherworldly lights. Even if you don't, there are ample thrilling excursion experiences that can include snowshoeing in the Arctic, sailing the fjords, attending a concert in the Arctic Cathedral, and even riding a reindeer-pulled sleigh.
Departing from Miami on February 11, 2019, Azamara Journey sails on a sea-and-land journey that calls at Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba before returning to Miami. Keeping the Cuban theme going, you'll get to explore Little Havana with a cultural anthropologist as your guide, then check out Miami’s Art Deco, and visit the studio of a local street artist in the Wynwood Arts District and learn how to create your own work of art. Azamara Journey is a small (694-passengers) cruise ship that is known for personal service (every cabin has a butler) and the excellent quality of its food.
That would be RCCL's Allure of the Seas, the floating behemoth that holds 5,400 passengers (and her identical vessels, Oasis of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas). Allure and her sisters are cities unto themselves, and if you like bigger, newer, and more when you cruise, Allure would be an ideal place for you to spend Valentine's Day. She departs on a 7-night roundtrip Caribbean cruise from Miami on February 10, 2019. RCL is the cruise line with the Flowriders, rock walls, zip line, and other activities for passengers of all ages. The journey includes two days at sea and calls at the ports of Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee, Haiti; and returns to the Port of Miami, Florida.
Norwegian Escape offers a 14-night roundtrip Valentine's cruise out of New York City departing on February 3, 2019. The ship sails south to Port Canaveral, gateway to Orlando and beaches; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; Harvest Caye, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and disembarks back in New York.