A romantic’s guide to cruising as a couple

When it comes to couples cruising, not all lines are created equal. Some outshine others, which is why it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to planning a romantic at-sea couples escape. Right now, we can’t think of a better line for the job than Oceania Cruises. Underpinned by luxury, intimacy and European inspired service, this elegant line knows a thing or two about how to elevate romance to the next level.

So why are we head over heels for Oceania? Bought to you by House of Travel, here are just a few of the reasons why Oceania is our go-to line for rest, relaxation and unbridled romance.

A focus on wellness
Love is a holistic experience that encompasses the mind, body and soul. Oceania takes this to heart with its exclusive Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch shore excursion series. You’ll be pampered silly with signature treatments, plus access to exclusive spaces like the private spa terrace and thalassotherapy pool. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic couples massage or get yourself ready for a hot date night, Canyon Ranch has you covered.

Onboard enrichment
One of the absolute best ways to bond with your other half is to share a learning experience. Oceania makes it easy with an enriching line-up of onboard guest lecturers, seminars and more. We also love the fact that Marina and Riviera feature state-of-the-art Culinary Centres which offers hands-on cooking classes coupled with bespoke Culinary Discovery Tours. There’s an age old saying that couples who cook together stay together, which makes this a wonderful addition to any romantic getaway.

Wine and dine to your heart’s content
Any connoisseur will admit that food is the way to the heart, and we definitely agree. Oceania treats guests to gourmet fare curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin, and is there anything more romantic than beautifully crafted French cuisine? After an amorous night of fine food and wine there’s no need to squabble about who’s going to pay. Passengers are welcome to enjoy Oceania’s high-end open-seating restaurants at no additional charge.

An intimate atmosphere
Catering to just 684 guests on Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena and 1,250 on Marina and Riviera, Oceania Cruises prides itself on providing an intimate atmosphere. Smaller ships mean Oceania is also able to sail into boutique ports and seaside towns that its larger counterparts simply can’t access. This means that you can wander hand in hand through cobblestone villages, lose yourself on a deserted island and create memories that are utterly unique.

A romantic sanctuary
Every couple needs a love nest, and Oceania Cruises delivers with impossibly romantic suites and staterooms. Remarkably spacious, you’ll retreat to a sanctuary of soft textures, sleek furnishings and a plush Prestige Tranquillity Bed featuring 1000-thread-count linens. Most feature private verandas which means stealing a sunset kiss is always on the cards.