Cruise 4: The Ruby Princess
For a big ship, Princess Cruises’ 3,080-passenger Ruby has plenty of places for couple togetherness, including the Sanctuary, a “secret” adults-only sundeck. For a special date night, head to the fancy Crown Grill steakhouse or order up a romantic four-course champagne and lobster dinner served on your cabin balcony. If you’re so inspired, as you cruise the eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, the captain can conduct a vow-renewal ceremony.
Cruise 5: The Wind Surf
Play pirate under billowing sails (albeit computer-operated ones) as you cruise to the small harbors and hidden coves of the Grenadines. There’s a relaxing, pampering atmosphere aboard this 312-passenger Windstar vessel. And you can spend plenty of time together outdoors: dining with views, having an open-air massage or enjoying a number of water sports.
Cruise 6: The Silhouette
Stylish and sophisticated, Celebrity’s 2,886-passenger Silhouette is packed with sensual pleasures, including a choice of 10 restaurants. On weeklong western Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Mexico, you can even get romantic going barefoot in the grass of the ship’s real lawn. AquaClass cabins come with the added allure of unlimited access to soothing spa facilities.
Also of interest: 5 tips for choosing cruise shore excursions.