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6 of the best cruises for couples young and old

The most romantic cruise lines to set sail with into the sunset.

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With the wide open ocean in sight, the sea breeze blowing through your hair and an exquisite stateroom booked, cruises are the epitome of romance.

And let's not forget the other perks. On a cruise, you can laze about in your swimwear all day. You won't be bothered by family or friends during date night and with your package paid for, you don't have to worry about blowing the budget on unexpected purchases.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, spoiling your other half or you just want a remote escape where you can stare dreamily into each other's eyes, there's a cruise for you.

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1. Carnival Cruises

Couples celebrating can take advantage of Carnival Cruises' special occasions packages that include wedding and vow renewals onboard.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: Balcony state rooms for the view or suites for the VIP check-in service.
  • Special touches: Serenity adults-only retreat, Spa Carnival.

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2. Celebrity Cruises

The Celebrity cruise fleet incorporates modern design with high-quality pampering and dining experiences to deliver elegance and luxury throughout your journey.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: AquaClass, where you'll get priority seating at specialty restaurants and spa perks.
  • Special touches: CelebrityLife activities such as cooking and dance classes, unique onshore excursions, wine workshops, professional photography and celebration packages.

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3. Princess Cruises

Princess knows that a special occasion should be marked with an extra special cruise, so it offers packages for engagements, renewals of vows, honeymoons and anniversaries.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 40s and 50+.
  • Most romantic cabins: Suites with balconies and deluxe rooms with balconies.
  • Special touches: Norman Love Confections chocolates, photo and video keepsakes, flower orders and couples spa dates at Lotus Spa.

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4. Royal Caribbean

With more than 260 romantic destinations to sail to, you and your other half will be lazing on a tropical beach with a cocktail in hand in next to no time with Royal Caribbean.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 30s, 40s and 50+.
  • Most romantic cabins: Balcony suites and oceanview rooms.
  • Special touches: Onboard deliveries of roses and wine, decorated room upon request, breakfast in bed, anniversary packages and onboard weddings.

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5. P&O Cruises

Find your own piece of paradise on a fun and luxurious cruise with one of Australia's biggest names in the biz, P&O.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 20s and 30s.
  • Most romantic cabins: Suites or the penthouse.
  • Special touches: Adults-only Oasis area, couples spa and massage treatments and wedding and vow renewal packages.

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6. Avalon Waterways

Get up close and personal with your surroundings without the cruise ship crowds with an intimate Avalon river cruise.

  • Ideal for: Couples in their 40s and 50+.
  • Most romantic cabins: Choose a suite as beds face the window.
  • Special touches: Breakfast in bed, private cocktail functions, celebration packages and flower delivery.

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Top deals for cruising couples

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Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select cruises from 2022–2023 on destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 45% off Australia and New Zealand cruises

Available on select dates in 2022–2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.
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10-day Alaska cruise experience from $999

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Available for departure on 21 or 28 April 2023. Includes 7-night glacier experience cruise with Royal Caribbean and a 2-night stay at Ramada By Wyndham Vancouver Downtown.
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18-day Caribbean cruise with flights from $3,999

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Available on 23 February 2023. Includes return airfare departing from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, 4-night stay in New York, 11-night cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines, onboard meals and more.
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Get USD$7 off with code

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of USD$99. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 35% off worldwide cruises with Norwegian Cruises

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select cruise dates from 2022 – 2024 for the first and second guest. Destinations include Alaska, Bahamas, Portugal, Croatia, Australia and more.
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Up to $2,000 bonus value on Murray River and Kangaroo Island tours

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select dates from July 2022 – March 2023 for a 10-day tour. Destinations include SA Outback, Barossa Valley and more.
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Up to $5,800 bonus value on Egypt and Jordan tours with flights

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available for travel on select dates from 22 November 2022 – 23 May 2023. Includes return international flights, 4 nights 5-star Nile cruise and hotel stays in Egypt and Jordan.
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Up to 50% off Alaska cruises

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select cruise dates in 2022 – 2023 with Holland America Line. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $1,500 off all-inclusive Europe cruise with flights

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select travel dates in 2023. Destinations include Danube, Italy, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.

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