Romance at Sea
Finding a cruise that's both affordable and romantic is not easy. The most romantic cruises are typically offered by luxury lines such as Azamara, Regent, and Oceania. At the other end of the spectrum are cruise companies catering to families and budget travelers. Couples shouldn't give up on finding a sweet spot between the two, though. "Picking a romantic cruise is more about picking the right line and destination than anything else," says Thomas Faddegon of Cruiseline, who says Princess and Celebrity offer solid romantic alternatives at lower prices. As for destination, Caribbean cruises can be romantic, but sailings in the South Pacific or Mediterranean offer even more opportunities for romantic excursions and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. With input from Cruiseline and Cruise Critic, here are one dozen romantic cruise options under $150 a night.
Prices and availability were checked in mid-December and are subject to change.