Most Romantic Cruises for Valentine’s Day

This decadent ship is the line’s first new build in five years, and—at 600 passengers—she’s a little bit larger than the others. Still, the subtle tweaks to the design are just that, and the high-level of service and indulgent food remains unforgettable. For couples who like the finer things in life, all we have to say is that the caviar and Champagne really do seem to flow here, and the onboard chophouse is a partnership with celeb chef Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame.


Swoon-worthy detail: Despite the ship’s small size, all of the cabins are suites, and all have butlers. They remember what the two of you like as the cruise progresses, from bringing those peanut butter cookies you raved over yesterday to making sure you have plenty of their gorgeously designed bath products.


Crystal Cruises’ smallest ocean-going vessel is a unique experience. At just 62-passengers, this intimate yacht offers a quiet, low-key experience that’s still posh as can be. Instead of stage productions, several restaurants to choose from, and an extravagant pool-side buffet on sea days, you’ll find a piano bar with sing-a-longs and a small elegant pool as well as a marina with watersports and a submarine.


Swoon-worthy detail: Cabins—all suites, and all with verandas—have gorgeous mahogany-lined walk-in closets and marble bathrooms, as well as high thread count, well, everything. We dare you not to hit snooze twice when the sheets are this soft.


Viking Ocean Cruises is just a few years old, but their adults-only ships have a quiet, sophisticated atmosphere. Picture afternoon tea in the stunning Wintergarden, dinners in Manfredi’s, the gorgeous Italian restaurant onboard, and cocktails in a cozy lounge by a fireplace. Cabins are spacious and comfortable, with heated bathroom floors and verandas as well as complimentary 24-hour room service and WiFi. All of the line’s just-under-1,000-passenger ships are identical, and this one—the newest until Viking Orion launches later this year—sails around the world so you can, say, learn to tango in Buenos Aires or track down those avocado lattes in Melbourne.