Finding a cruise that's both affordable and romantic can be challenging. The most romantic cruises are typically those offered by pricey luxury lines (think: Azamara, Regent, and Oceania). At the other end of the spectrum are cruise companies that cater to families and budget travelers. To help find the sweet spot of romantic and affordable, we tapped the experts at Cruiseline.com. For couples who want to escape the crowds (at least a little bit) and have quality one-on-one time without spending a fortune, Cruiseline.com experts recommended looking to the midrange cruise companies.
"You will rarely find a deal for $40 per night on these lines, but for prices that usually start around $65 to $80 per night, you get a superior level of cabin, service, and dining, which are the traditional pillars of a romantic cruise experience," said Cruiseline.com's Thomas Faddegon. All prices were researched in late January. Cruises are round-trip unless otherwise noted. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)