There’s no better way to rekindle your romance then taking in spectacular sights on these European cruises.
Bask in the net of a Mediterranean tall ship
Courtesy Star Clippers
Aboard the Royal Clipper, guests can sun while lying in the fabric netting at the front of a sailing ship that was modeled on a 100-year-old sailing vessel. As you sail around the Mediterranean with nothing but aquamarine water splashing beneath, you’ll have found the ideal location for sunset cocktails with your partner. Known as the only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship in the world, this Star Clippers ship is particularly romantic for those that want a true sailing experience. Watch as the 42 billowing white sails are raised each time the ship heads for its next destination; it’s hard not to find the romance in such a majestic vessel. Learn about the 15 stunning views you can only get on a Mediterranean cruise.
S.S. Bon Voyage sets sail through the Bordeaux region
Courtesy Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld’s newest luxury river ship, the S.S. Bon Voyage, offers four luxury suites and a brilliant Bordeaux itinerary that takes guests through the wine region’s stunning scenery. Cruising three French rivers—the Dordogne, Garonne, and Gironde—this ship makes stops at three UNESCO World Heritage sites plus extraordinary castles and numerous winemakers. There’s nothing more romantic than biking along the river to discover a private picnic in a colorful Medoc Vineyard. Celebration Collection packages come with breakfast in bed, chocolate-covered strawberries, and welcome Champagne for that added touch of romance. Check out the 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites everyone should visit.
Explore your artistic talent aboard Avalon Envision on the Danube
Courtesy Avalon Waterways
Imagine painting the scenery during a private, guided watercolor session on the banks of the Danube River. Avalon Waterways is launching the new Avalon Envision this April featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall windows and beds facing the view. Among the many excursions is the option to tap your inner artist while watching the world sail by from the serene shoreline. Don’t worry, a teacher will be there to guide you as you experience this romantic moment with your loved one. The new river ship stops in scenic port cities like Budapest and Vienna. If you really want time alone, use the free bikes to explore the shores of the Danube together or venture off into an Alpine town hand-in-hand for a locally-organized beer tasting.