Cruising best for romance

Last updated at 10:40 30 June 2008

Romance couple on a cruise

Cruises make for the best romantic breaks

Falling in love on the high seas is a generations-old romantic fantasy that has been captured in countless novels and Hollywood classics. But does the myth stretch to the real world?

A new survey conducted by seems to confirm that it does. Over half (52%) of the people who took part believe that cruising is the best romantic option and 56% believe that it is an ideal way to celebrate a significant anniversary.


People were asked: "If you went on a cruise with romance in mind, what type of romance would you be looking for?" 91 percent would be interested in spending time with "someone special."

But what is it that makes cruising more romantic than any other type of holiday? Cruise Critic Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown says that 'Cruising - with its cosy cabins, private balconies, intimate restaurants for dining 'a deux', plus the romance of being out at sea - is one of the most romantic ways to travel'.

But cruising isn't just for couples. More and more singles are considering a cruise as 32% of people think that it is a good choice for single holidaymakers. This is due to the number of activities that bring people together that take place on-board a cruise. Plus, there seems to be something about the sea air that makes people less inhibited while at sea.

'As a singles hotspot... cruising is a great choice to help romance along' says Spencer Brown, and she should know - she met her now husband on a cruise while travelling solo.

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