This Valentine’s Day, we’re hoping that you’re heading out on a cruise with the love of your life (or maybe you’ll be surprised by tickets for your next romantic getaway).
Cruise ships offer plenty of opportunities for romance. So we figured we’d ask: How many of these cheesy romantic cruise clichés have you indulged in? (We recognize that “cheesy” is subjective. Let’s just say you know it when you see it!)
Take our Cheesy Romantic Cruise Quiz by giving yourself one point for every cheesy romantic cruise moment below that you’ve indulged in. At the end, check to see where you stand on the Cruise Romance Travel scale.
… Walked barefoot on the beach, holding hands with a flower in my hair or my partner’s hair (give yourself half a point if there was no flower).
… Watched the sun go down on the lido deck, wind blowing in your hair, staring out over the ocean.
… Bought a rose (or had a rose bought for me) from a peddler on a picturesque street during a shore excursion.
… Ordered a special “romance” package for your cabin or suite.
… Indulged in an overpriced couples’ massage.
… Hung or displayed a framed photo of me and my sweetie from our latest cruise. Bonus point if you are both donning formal wear.
… Set up a dinner a deux in my cabin.
….Had the waiters or cruise director announce my anniversary in front of everyone.
….Dedicated a love song during Karaoke (ballads only! Silly songs such as Fat Bottomed Girls doesn’t count).
Give yourself two points if you’ve danced under the stars on a ship, with no accompanying music just because you felt like dancing with the person you loved at that very moment.
Give yourself five points if you’ve gotten engaged or married on a ship.
How’d you do? Tell us in the comments!
10 points or higher — You love romantic comedies, you enjoy getting and giving flowers, and you bring your inner romantic diva with you even when you cruise. Who cares if others laugh at your rendition of Bryan Adams or Journey ballads? To you, that’s paradise.
5 to 9 points — You’ve got a romantic side, but you’re pragmatic too. A quiet walk along the beach with your loved one is fine, but you’re not quite prepared to cough up the extra dough for a few chocolate-covered strawberries in your cabin.
0 – 4 points — Either (A) you don’t have a romantic bone in your body; B) you hate anything cliche and would just rather keep your romantic gestures to yourself; or C) your cruising bucket list has a few of these romantic moments on it, but you just haven’t gotten there yet.