If you have an anniversary coming up and want to celebrate the milestone with an unforgettable trip, consider taking a cruise vacation. On an anniversary cruise, you can visit a number of exciting destinations all while relaxing and reconnecting during serene days at sea.
Here are all of the things you can do to celebrate your anniversary on a cruise and make it one you’ll remember forever.
Renew Your Vows
Some of the best anniversary cruises are the ones that feature a vow renewal ceremony. Our vow renewal packages include a ceremony performed by the ship’s cruise director or captain, champagne, cake, photography service, flowers, and more.
You can put together a special day that is as intimate or as large as you’d like. Renew your vows in the presence of only each other or invite all of your friends and family along for the celebration. You can also host a reception on board after your vow renewal ceremony as a thank you to your loved ones for supporting you throughout your relationship.
Read: Getting Married at Sea
Go All Out With A Stay At The Retreat
Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury during your romantic getaway with a stay at The Retreat.
When you book The Retreat, you’ll be able to choose from a range of luxuriously appointed suites. You’ll also have access to areas of the ship only open to guests of The Retreat, including Luminae, a private restaurant with signature dishes created by Global Culinary Brand Ambassador Daniel Boulud; The Retreat Sundeck, a luxurious outdoor sanctuary (depending on the ship you sail on); and a private lounge, where you can unwind with complimentary drinks and gourmet bites.
Make use of The Retreat’s Personal Retreat Host service to amplify the romance during your cruise. Your Personal Retreat Host can deliver a bottle of Champagne to your suite or arrange for a multi-course dinner on your private veranda, featuring menu items from Luminae or your choice of specialty restaurant.
Book A Stateroom With A View
Booking a veranda stateroom is always a wonderful experience, especially during an anniversary cruise, since it provides a special area where you can enjoy the sea breeze and incredible ocean views.
The Infinite Veranda staterooms on Celebrity Edge blur the line between indoor and outdoor living by making veranda access easy. With a simple push of a button, the exterior wall of your room will completely open up, turning your entire stateroom into an al fresco setting.
It’s perfect for a romantic breakfast in bed or an evening cocktail while you watch the sunset from the privacy of your room.
Try Onboard Activities For Fun, Relaxation, & Reconnecting
There are many onboard activities that will make your anniversary cruise a celebration you’ll never forget.
Relax at The Spa
Indulge in some rest and relaxation at The Spa. Book a couple’s massage or schedule an acupuncture session, which will help melt away all of your stress. Banish fatigue and relax your tired muscles with a head-to-toe seaweed wrap.
If you’re sailing on Celebrity Edge or Apex, spend an afternoon at the SEA Thermal Suite, which features eight different therapeutic experiences including a Hamman, salt room, crystalarium, steam room, sauna room, and rainfall therapy room.
Dinner and a Show
Make a reservation at any of our specialty restaurants and treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner. Enjoy delicious Italian meals at Tuscan Grille, French cuisine at Murano, or fresh hand rolls at Sushi on Five. Then head to the onboard theater and catch a Broadway-level music and dance show.
Sip and Learn
Join a wine tasting class and learn which foods pair best with your favorite merlot and chardonnay, or take a Riedel Comparative Wine Crystal Workshop and discover how the shape and quality of the glass affects the taste of the wine. If you’re more into cocktails, take a mixology class and try making chef-inspired drinks to enjoy later.
Drinks & Dancing
There are several bars and lounges on board where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or late-night cocktail. Head to the fun Martini Bar, where bartenders prepare drinks with gravity-defying skills.
If you feel like dancing, head to The Club, where you can stay on the dance floor late into the night.
If you’re cruising on Celebrity Edge or Apex, Eden offers a truly unique experience that combines artisanal cocktails served by dancers, contortionists, and acrobats known as Edenists.
Picnic for Two
If you’re cruising on our Solstice-series ships, head up to the Lawn Club, an outdoor oasis covered in real grass. Squeeze in a game of bocce or croquet, or have a charming picnic for two while admiring the view from above.
Schedule a Photo Shoot
Throughout your sailing, our team of professional onboard photographers will be available to capture your special moments. You can view these pictures in the Photo Gallery and choose your favorite snaps to print and take back home.
Commemorate your special occasion with a couple’s photoshoot at The Studio. These professional photos are taken in a private setting and are the perfect way to capture your unforgettable anniversary cruise.
Read: Cruise Picture Ideas
Sail to Bucket List Destinations
Have you always dreamed of going to Italy together, exploring the dynamic cities of Europe, or spending some alone time on an exotic island? Celebrity Cruises can take you on romantic couples cruises in style. With over 300 destinations to choose from, there are ample opportunities for romance and reconnecting during your cruise.
On a cruise to Hawaii, enjoy the lush tropical landscapes and gorgeous beaches of places like Honolulu, Hilo, Lahaina, and Kailua Kona. Hike up volcanic mountains, swim with sea turtles, zipline through rainforests, and admire beautiful waterfalls. At night, experience the wonder of Polynesian culture with a traditional luau and hula dance.
Make sure to do your research on the best time to cruise to Hawaii, especially if you’re looking to have some quiet beach time together, as some destinations can get packed during high season.
Discover the wonders of Europe on a Mediterranean cruise that visits some of the world’s most renowned destinations.
In Italy’s cruise ports, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of Venice, tour ancient ruins in Rome, witness the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy Renaissance art and Tuscan food in Florence.
Experience medieval architecture and culture in Lisbon and drink a glass of Port wine in Porto during a stop in Portugal. Mingle with the jet-set in the French Riviera and stock up on lavender and honey in Provence, France.
On a cruise to the Greek Islands, pose for photos in front of whitewashed buildings and bright blue sea, indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine, and lounge on beautiful beaches.
If you have relaxation mind, then book a cruise to the Caribbean, where white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and friendly people await.
Spend a day in Aruba and watch the sunset from a cozy schooner boat. Snorkel around the coral reefs of Bonaire, discover Mayan ruins in Cozumel, and enjoy a slice of key lime pie in quirky Key West.
You can also choose to spend all of your port days in the Caribbean simply relaxing on the beach with a fruity cocktail and each other’s company.
Adventurous couples will love exploring the rugged beauty of the Last Frontier on an Alaska cruise. Witness the beauty of towering glaciers from the comfort of your private veranda. Spot whales and other marine wildlife in the ocean.
Kayak through forests and hike around protected natural parks. Book a once-in-a-lifetime flightseeing tour that soars the skies, allowing you to see icebergs, glacial lakes, and glaciers from high up above.
Sign Up For Fun Shore Excursions
Shore excursions make it easy to have a great time in port without the hassle of planning or trying to find your own reputable tour provider. Shore excursions cater to all kinds of couples, from the adventurous and thrillseeking to culture vultures and those looking to unwind.
Discover the local culinary scene by taking a cooking lesson together. Learn how to make tacos and margaritas in Cozumel, find out how to cook an authentic Uruguayan parrilla in Punta Del Este, or prepare an authentic Greek meal in Mykonos. The best part comes at the end when you both get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
There are few things more romantic than strolling through a picturesque vineyard while hand in hand with your loved one. Enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour in a popular wine cruise destination such as Marlborough, New Zealand; Vigo, Spain (known for its famous Albariño wine); and Napa Valley, California.
If you two prefer beer, go on a craft beer cruise excursion in cities such as Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Wellington, New Zealand; or Bruges, Belgium.
For those looking for a more adrenaline-filled excursion, there’s plenty of adventurous fun to be found as well. Zipline through the jungle in Costa Rica. Kayak through the breathtaking islands of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Take a helicopter ride over Alaska’s glaciers or ride horses on the beaches of St. Lucia.
An especially fun way of making your anniversary cruise one for the books is to plan a Private Journeys shore excursion which lets you customize your day in port and create an exclusive experience you’ll both cherish for years. Our Destination Insiders curate your dream port day and coordinate everything from private cars and planes to local guides.
Board a private yacht around the Greek Isles and discover a hidden island. Spend a day lounging on one of St. Lucia’s serene beaches and enjoy a spa day at a luxury resort. The possibilities for Private Journeys are endless—just tell us what you’re looking for and we make it happen.
Book Your Anniversary Cruise Today
Ready to turn those anniversary dreams into reality and romance? Search for the best anniversary cruises and destinations on our website. Pick your destination, book your stateroom, browse through exciting shore excursions, and even reserve your airfare all in one convenient place.