February 13, 2014 | By Brittany Chrusciel | No Comments
It’s that time of the year again! Love is in the air and it’s snowing saccharine treats, raining Champagne, and we’re all wading through fields of red and pink. Whether you’re looking to embrace the kitsch of romance or sail far, far away, these cruise deals offer some salt breezes with the love that’s in the air.
Many are last-minute finds where you can snag yourself a bonus bottle of wine or some onboard credit with quick-booking skill. If cruising on Cupid’s watch is too much pressure this year, read on for some cool contests hosted by cruise lines that will get you in the mood for next Valentine’s Day.
Traditional Romance: From wining to dining, Norwegian has you covered with their special Valentine’s Day bonuses and cabin upgrades. Book by the big V-Day, and choose sailings from a variety of the line’s ships and itineraries. Getaway is Norwegian’s newest ship, sailing seven-night itineraries in the Eastern Caribbean.
Spa Lovers: MSC Cruises
hopes to impact your love life with floor-to-ceiling ocean views from suites onboard new ship, Divina
. The line’s suite sale
includes deals from $128 per person, per night, and features a spa package for two on sailings through mid-March.
Lap of Luxury:
If you can shell out to sail in true South Pacific style, enjoy luxury line Paul Gauguin
‘s annual Valentine’s gift
, worth $250. Be sure to book by February 15 to qualify for the gift package.
Relive Your Honeymoon:
Planning a yacht escape? Windstar
is sending $200 your way
just for booking by February 14. Choose the ultimate backdrop for your love story, from the Panama Canal to the Dalmatian Coast.
Peaceful & Charming:
Save thousands as a couple
or traveling solo
with February deals from Uniworld
. Cruise to enchanting riverside destinations on this boutique line.
Some cruise lines have opted to engage their audience in a range of amorous contests and promotions, primarily on social networks. Celebrity‘s 123go(Get Hitched)! contest offered fans the chance to win a San Francisco wedding in a cable car this Valentine’s Day. Princess Cruises offered its Facebook fans the chance to Cruise with a Heart, a wellness and heart-health themed voyage.
Here’s one you didn’t miss: Crystal Cruises is premiering Crystal Love Stories, an online essay contest on Facebook that will run until mid-April. What’s the incentive to buy into all of this Valentine’s Day hoopla? Grand prize winner earns a free cruise with the luxury line; five finalists will each receive $500 in onboard credit.