7 Romantic Things You Can Do on a Celestyal Cruise

Want to ramp up the romance on your Celestyal cruise? We’ve shared some ideas for making your next cruise a romantic vacation to remember.


In our eyes, there’s nothing more romantic than cruising off into the sunset with your love, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or just the chance to spend some quality alone time together. The open sea provides the perfect backdrop, and our medium-sized vessels help to create a more personalized setting and intimate atmosphere. With so many relaxing spaces onboard our ships and couple-friendly destinations to discover, it’s easy to add a touch of romance to your Celestyal Crystal or Celestyal Olympia cruise.
If you want to up the romance factor, here are our top picks for making your cruise even more memorable. Enjoy! 

1. Watch a breathtaking sunset over the sea

Grab some cocktails from one of our bars and stroll the deck with your sweetheart until you find the perfect place to watch the sun go down. Sunset watching is one of the most romantic activities you can do on a cruise, and nothing beats the view of the last sun rays sinking into the tranquil sea. If you prefer, you can get up early to have your pick of the best sunrise spots on the cruise ship. Sunrise is always a truly magical time of the day, but watching the sun rise over the horizon with your loved one in your arms is unforgettably romantic. 

2. Order breakfast in bed

Start the day on a romantic note with a delicious breakfast, served in the comfort and privacy of your stateroom. Celestyal Cruises has a tempting room service menu, so you simply take your pick, relax and wait for the most important meal of the day to arrive at your door. Arranging breakfast in bed couldn’t be easier, plus it’s a thoughtful way to spoil that someone special and show them how much you care.

3. Book a romantic shore excursion

All of our cruises offer great shore excursion options for you and your significant other to enjoy together. There are so many choices, including beach-oriented excursions and more intimate cruise tour experiences. For example, you can head to Mykonos’ un-crowded Kalafatis Beach where you’ll find absolute tranquillity and a range of fun water activities. If exploring picturesque destinations is more your thing, you can take an excursion to the famous Oia Village on the exceptionally romantic island of Santorini. We’ve created lots of relaxing and exciting shore excursions that allow you some quiet or fun time away from your cruise ship.

4. Spend some quality time in a private hot tub

When you choose a Celestyal Crystal cruise, consider upgrading to a Grand Suite with spacious forward-facing balcony, private hot tub and prime ocean views. The ship does have a communal Jacuzzi, but having your very own outdoor hot tub will add a touch of luxury and romance to your cruise. If you’re celebrating a special occasion such as an engagement, honeymoon or anniversary, don’t forget to grab a bottle of wine or champagne before you slip into your bathing gear!

5. Enjoy lunch or dinner at a luxury in-port restaurant

Although we do offer a variety of onboard restaurants and speciality dining options, as well as foodie and wine tasting shore excursions, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a cosy meal for two in a different setting. For a truly memorable culinary experience, you should choose an in-port restaurant that has all of the right ingredients, including beautiful views, fantastic food and an intimate ambience. To save time searching for a luxury restaurant when you reach a destination, be sure to ask some of the Celestyal staff to recommend the best places to eat and drink. 

6. Dance the night away

From live music and karaoke to dance parties and disco nights, our vessels provide plenty of opportunity for you and your other half to let your hair down and get into the groove. New levels of romance and excitement can be found on the dance floor, and dancing together is a great way to connect and create closeness. Oh, and don’t worry if you’re not the best dancers in the world. You and your partner can sharpen up your steps by participating in our dancing lessons, then spend the evening practicing your new moves together on the dance floor. 

7. Plan a thoughtful surprise

Everyone likes a pleasant surprise every now and then, and surprising your partner on your cruise will help to keep the romance alive. You just need to make sure the surprise is something you know they’ll love and enjoy. Want some ideas? Perhaps treat them to a pampering with one of our professional spa treatments, be it a facial, mud wrap or head and body massage. Our cruise ships also feature professional salons that are managed by expert hairdressers and beauticians, so you can book them a surprise hair or beauty appointment. Alternatively, you can buy a gift from one of our shops or the destinations you visit and give it to your partner when they least expect it. If you want to make the gift-giving moment extra special and surprising, arrange for one of our staff to hand over the gift during dinner.

There you have it. Our top tips for making cruising as a couple a little more special and romantic. If you haven’t already booked your Celestyal cruise, you can browse all of our available cruises here.