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+44 1756 706500

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Our Top 4 Romantic Cruises

Weds 11th Feb 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve put together our top 4 romantic cruises!

1. Uniworld: Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

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From a gondola ride hand in hand along the beautiful canals of Venice to an exclusive crowd-free lighting ceremony at St Mark’s Basilica and a full day tour of Verona, the famed city of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, this 7-night cruise exploring Northern Italy’s hidden treasures is the perfect romantic break.

What's included?

With return flights from the UK, unlimited beverages on board and shore excursions included, you and your partner don’t need to worry about a thing, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.

Ship facts

River Countess is an award-winning ship which carries just 132 guests in stylish elegance, with classic furnishings and inspiring art throughout. Public areas include the Main Lounge with bar, Serenity River Spa and elegant restaurant.

Last but not least the price

Now from just £1279pp! Save up to £3000 per couple but hurry offer ends 28 Feb 2015.


2. Viking River Cruises: Romantic Danube

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Romantic cities, quaint villages and stunning scenery, the perfect mix for a special holiday. Discover the two sides of Budapest, traditional “Buda” and cosmopolitan “Pest”, explore the iconic sights of Vienna hand in hand and visit Melk’s fairytale abbey full of historic treasures, before enjoying a special concert at St Stephan’s Cathedral in Passau.

What's included?

Both of you can enjoy return flights from the UK, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board and guided excursions on this magical cruise.

Ship facts

The Viking Longships are the largest fleet on the rivers of Europe. Innovative features include the energy-efficient hybrid engines and Aquavit Terrace, perfect for candlelit meals for two. Carrying just 190 guests, these ships offer an intimate cruising experience.

Last but not least the price

From just £945pp! Exclusive savings of up to £2100 per couple – book by 28 Feb 2015.


Enjoy a romantic gondola ride in Venice Admire beautiful architecture along the Grand Canal Rialto Bridge, Venice Explore Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet Enjoy stunning views from Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest Matthias Church, Budapest See the iconic sights of musical Vienna Visit Melk's fairytale abbey Diverse Istanbul Dramatic cliff-top monasteries of Mount Athos Discover the beautiful island of Poros Visit the historic treasures of Athens Summer in the Maldives Snorkel with a kaleidoscope of tropical fish Maldives Stroll hand in hand along golden beaches

3. Star Clippers: Yachtsman's Paradise

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Watch the sunset on deck or relax under the stars on this romantic voyage under full sail to the idyllic Greek Islands. Take a stroll along the charming cobbled lanes of Myrina on the island of Lemnos and admire the dramatic cliff-top monasteries of Mount Athos and whitewashed houses of Skiathos, before heading to Skopelos, the setting for the romantic musical Mamma Mia.

What's included?

Enjoy full-board accommodation on authentic sailing ship Star Clipper. Flights are not included but we can arrange these for you. With direct outward and return flights available from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports, getting there and back will be stress free.

Ship facts

Elegant tall ship Star Clipper blends the traditions and romance of a voyage under full sail with modern, luxurious amenities. Life on board is relaxed and intimate as she only accommodates 170 guests. The décor is reminiscent of the grand age of sail with antique prints and gleaming mahogany.

Last but not least the price

Save an exclusive £100 per couple! Starting at just £1300pp, this is the ideal Mediterranean getaway for two.


4. Dream Yacht Charter: Maldives Catamaran Sailing Cruise

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With just 6-8 fellow guests and private anchorages, this is the ultimate island-hopping experience and perfect for couples. Join your catamaran sailing yacht and explore the idyllic islands of the Maldives. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters with a kaleidoscope of tropical fish, stroll hand in hand along golden, unspoilt beaches and watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

What's included?

Return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and water sport equipment is included as well as an onboard cook preparing traditional local cuisine.

Catamaran facts

The Eleuthera 60 Premium Catamaran has 5 ensuite cabins, a spacious saloon and large deck, ideal for sunbathing, while the Marquise 56 Catamaran has just 4 ensuite cabins. Both catamarans have an onboard captain, a hostess/chef, sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment.

Last but not least the price

From just £1695pp. Save 5% if you book at least 90 days before departure!

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