Imagine standing arm in arm with your sweetie at the railing of a luxury cruise ship on a clear, starry night. You gaze at the distant horizon with the moon shimmering across the expanse of water as you share the intimate moment. What could be better at enhancing romance on the high seas than Princess Cruises, famous for the romantic setting of The Love Boat television series? Princess actually has a dedicated Department of Romance that designs dreamy packages to help lovers to pop the question, tie the knot or just take pleasure in their relationship.
Suitors who want to surprise an unsuspecting betrothed with a public proposal can’t do much better than Princess’ Engagement Under the Stars. In a secret session with the ship’s videographer, the groom-to-be creates a personal proposal that is shown on the giant outdoor Movie Under the Stars® screen. After the unsuspecting bride-to-be says “Yes!,” Princess continues to keep stars in the happy couple’s eyes throughout the sailing with a champagne toast, romantic dinner, a couple’s massage in the Lotus Spa® and keepsake items to remember the occasion.
Destination weddings have become extremely popular and by saying “I do” during a cruise, couples have a built-in honeymoon. Princess can orchestrate weddings at sea, on board while in port, or in a stunning shoreside venue. Experienced wedding coordinators will design an extraordinary wedding, whether you want an intimate ceremony for two or a grand event for many guests. They will walk couples through planning every detail of the ceremony and reception to make your special day an experience to remember.
Perfect for those celebrating vows renewals, honeymoons, or simply couples who want to add an extra romantic touch to their cruise vacation, an in-stateroom “Romance by Room Service Package” is sure to make hearts beat faster. This special package includes champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries, fragrant lotions, and massage oils, and rose petals arranged in the shape of a heart on the bed. Flameless candles and romantic music are the final ingredients to create the perfect ambiance. (Emerald Princess only)
“Celebrate Romance” is a new class available through the innovative Scholarship@Sea program, offering great ideas for couples seeking to keep the magic alive long after they’ve returned home from a memorable escape.
Staterooms onboard also feature Romance TV, with sentimental favorites like An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle. Hopeless romantics will also enjoy the Daily Romance Advice column in the Princess Patter, with tips or quotes each day to inspire the passion within.
Romance is available online as well as onboard. A semi-annual romance e-newsletter and Virtual Romance, a new webpage scheduled to launch this summer on princess.com, offers resources, tips, and trends, and articles penned by the Princess Cruises Department of Romance. The Department of Romance includes prominent dating guru Trish McDermott, therapist Ruth Westheimer, wedding planner Alba Carreras, and Love Boat Captain Gavin McLeod.
Whether you are celebrating a romance milestone or just an everyday enjoyment of your relationship, spark up the romance with Princess Cruises’ Department of Romance programs. Let Covington Travel Cruise Counselors help you choose the right ship and itinerary and arrange the romantic extras so your love will bloom.
Source: Princess Cruises Department of Romance