Best cruise lines for Couples

The best cruise lines for couples as ranked by verified reviews submitted over the past 12 months. This list is continuously updated as we receive new reviews from our members, so be sure to check back often! Note, a minimum of 40 reviews are required to be part of this list.

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Azamara Club Cruises

Category: Premium
Ship size: S, XL
4.6
48 Reviews Ratings
Azamara Club Cruises

Explore the hidden corners of the world onboard these well-appointed, intimate ships. Indulge in sumptuous cuisine, pampering spa treatments and outstanding butler service that will fulfill all your needs. Other onboard highlights include plush accommodations, stimulating enrichment programs and diverse nightly entertainment.

Cruises from $1151

Celebrity Cruises

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: S, M, L, XL
4.5
880 Reviews Ratings
Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity, the first to grow real grass and build a serious art collection, has long been one of the most innovative lines. These cruises draw couples, families, and groups who want style and comfort without luxury-line fares. The wide scope of daytime activities ranges from the educational (think technology classes) to the playful, such as water volleyball matches with sh...

Cruises from $179

P&O Cruises

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Ship size: M, XL
4.4
179 Reviews Ratings
P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world, and the largest cruise company catering to the British market. Their ships are immediately recognizable thanks to the Union Jack painted on the hull. It’s not an all-inclusive line, but gratuities are included in the fare. Passengers who sail with P&O are generally British, and the lowest average age is around 50 except d...

Disney Cruise Line

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: M, L, XL
4.4
40 Reviews Ratings
Disney Cruise Line

This is easily the most expensive of the family-friendly lines, but you get what you pay for: There is no better choice for those traveling with children. As you would expect, both daytime activities (game shows, character appearances, and contests) and nighttime entertainment (first-run movies and live productions) are outstanding and focus on Disney characters. Most stat...

Cruises from $656

Royal Caribbean

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: L, XL
4.4
2615 Reviews Ratings
Royal Caribbean

This is a great choice for families — second only to Disney Cruise Line and significantly less expensive. It’s also ideal for sporty travelers: The line’s adrenaline rush-driven activities — the best at sea — include rock-climbing, surf simulations, ice skating, ziplining, inline skating, and boxing (in a real ring). Entertainment choices feature high-dive shows on Oasis o...

Cruises from $170

Carnival Cruise Lines

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: L, XL
4.4
3167 Reviews Ratings
Carnival Cruise Lines

These boisterous ships woo party animals, as well as fun-loving families and singles, with constant entertainment (think poolside hairy chest contests, after-hours comedians, buckets of beer, plenty of activities for kids) and increasingly impressive food, including burgers by Food Network star Guy Fieri. Carnival has begun to host onboard concerts by big-name performers —...

Cruises from $99

Cunard

Category: Premium
Ship size: M, L
4.4
71 Reviews Ratings
Cunard

Anglophiles and those wanting to relive the glory days of ocean liners are drawn to this venerable fleet, which focuses on ocean crossings more than any other line. The atmosphere is sophisticated — many passengers are retirees — and the focus is on high-quality daytime activities, including lectures, classes, and movies in real theaters. The onboard pub serves up fish and...

Cruises from $299

Princess Cruises

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: S, M, L, XL
4.4
986 Reviews Ratings
Princess Cruises

Shorter sailings are filled with families and couples looking for a quality, midpriced experience; longer cruises draw an older — largely 50s and up — crowd of empty nesters and retirees. On sea days, you’ll find many complimentary classes — which range from computers to glass blowing and pottery painting — and supervised kids’ activities include educational options, such ...

Cruises from $69

Holland America Line

Category: Mainstream
Ship size: M, L, XL
4.3
495 Reviews Ratings
Holland America Line

Multigenerational families and (often older) well-seasoned travelers love these sophisticated, if staid, ships. The understated professionalism of the crew and staff stands out: If minimalism and competence help you relax at a time when travel comes with considerable anxiety, you’ll rest easy onboard. The well-stocked New York Times-branded libraries have a way of making l...

Cruises from $89

Viking Ocean Cruises

Category: Premium
Ship size: S, XL
4.3
43 Reviews Ratings
Viking Ocean Cruises

Ushering in a new era of ocean cruising, Viking brings their signature award-winning river cruise experience to the sea. Continuing the Viking tradition of destination focus and longer time in ports, Viking Star debuts in 2015, to be joined by sister ships Viking Sea and Viking Sky in 2016. Accommodating just 930 guests, these elegant state-of-the-art ships will feature al...

Cruises from $2299