Flash sales for that Valentine’s Day holiday you so desperately need!

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Two lovely offers to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. The first offer is from The Royal Caribbean. The second is from MSC Cruises.

The text below may seem a tad long, but some really great deals in there. So do have a good read, and see what appeals to you.

The Royal Caribbean Offer

A man and a woman with their backs to the Eiffel Tower in a romantic pose - holding hands. Man is in a suit, and the woman is in a white dress.

Whether you dream of kissing under the Eiffel Tower on a quick weekend cruise, walking hand in hand down the white sand beaches of the Bahamas or making a wish at the Trevi fountain in Rome, Royal Caribbean can help make those dreams a reality. When back onboard, the romance doesn’t stop with luxurious speciality dining options, room service, spa treatments and more. Travellers can reminisce on their day of love whilst watching the sun set at sea.   

Romantics can save even more with a special flash sale, taking place from the 10th-14th of February that will offer up to £450 in savings on top of the 2023 Europe bonus for European sailings (discounts automatically applied upon booking).

Anthem of the Seas:

Sailing from Southampton, in the UK, Anthem of the Seas offers guests the opportunity to visit some of Europe’s most sought-after destinations without the need to fly. It’s never been easier to enjoy each second with your loved one when joining Anthem with convenient parking available at the port and trains taking just over 1-hour from London Waterloo. 

Option 1:

2 Night Paris Cruise

Consistently named one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris makes the ideal weekend getaway spot. Board the ship in Southampton and wake up in France. Spend the day strolling around the city of love, sipping coffee by the Seine and appreciating the uniqueness of the Iconic Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

  • Departure Date: Friday 12th May -> Sunday 14th May, 2023
  • Itinerary : Southampton, England; Paris (Le Havre), France; Southampton, England
  • Current pricing*: £486 per person in 1x Balcony room. (Other room type available is Royal Suite)
  • Please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/ to book

Option 2:

14 Night Mediterranean Cities Cruise

For those that prefer their romance with a little more warmth, what better than an itinerary that visits Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, share a croissant in Marseille, take an open top taxi ride in Capri and visit the monkeys in Gibraltar.

  • Departure Date: 23rd June, 2023 -> 7 July, 2023
  • Itinerary: Southampton, England; Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Nice, France; Rome, Italy; Naples/Capri, Italy; Gibraltar, UK and Southampton, UK 
  • Current pricing*: £1,744 per person in 1x interior stateroom. Other room types include Ocean view, Balcony, and Royal Suites
  • Please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/ to book

About Anthem of the Seas

With activities for all the family from bow to stern, Anthem of the Seas is longer than 5x Boeing 747s and boasts over 2,000 staterooms. After catching waves on FlowRider, the onboard surf simulator, or defying gravity in the onboard skydiving experience, RipCord® by iFLY®, or finding tranquillity in the adults-only Solarium, guests can refuel and recharge at one of the 26 restaurants and bars before taking in Royal’s Caribbean’s world leading entertainment, including West End hit, We Will Rock You.  Some of the highlights include:

  •       Chef’s Table  – Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. Guests can treat their taste buds to an exclusive multi-course tasting menu
  •       Bionic Bar – Travellers can refuel with a delicious cocktail shaken or stirred by a dynamic duo of robotic bartenders
  •       North Star  – Guests can step into an all-glass observation capsule that offers unrivalled 360-degree views of the open ocean, and some of the world’s most incredible shores, as it extends 91 metres (300 feet) above sea level
  •        RipCord® by iFLY® Skydiving simulator – On the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator, the world’s first sky diving experience at sea, guests can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck
  • Symphony of the Seas:

Option 1:

7 Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day

For a more exotic trip this Valentine’s Day, consider a 7-night Caribbean cruise with a stop at Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day in CocoCay. Whether you’re after a romantic stroll along the beach in the morning, dancing to steel drums at noon or a picturesque Caribbean sunset, you’ll find it all on this cruise.

  • Departure Date: 11th February -> 18th February
  • Itinerary: Miami, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
  • Current pricing*: £996 per person in x1 interior stateroom. Other room types include Ocean View.
  • Please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/ to book
A couple having a romantic moment at an infinity pool - a representative pic for Valentine's Day

The MSC Cruises’ offer

What could be dreamier than a holiday at sea? This Valentine’s Day, MSC Cruises’ ships are setting the scene for couples to enjoy a romantic escape from daily life. Vibrant sunsets, breath-taking sea views and an ever-changing backdrop of destinations offer endless opportunities for special moments together at sea.

Sharing experiences and emotions is a way to celebrate with loved ones at any time of the year. Along with waking up each day in a new port, each one whispering of new adventures and locations to explore, guests will also find a host of options and activities on board to meet their preferences:

  • For the ultimate getaway, the MSC Yacht Club offers an added touch of sophistication and exclusivity. With 24-hour butler service, a private bar and restaurant, as well as a dedicated pool area and sundeck, any guest will feel like royalty in the MSC Yacht Club.
  • Rejuvenate with a couple’s massage: The relaxing atmosphere of the MSC Aurea Spa features exotic interiors with precious woods, rich mosaics and aromatic scents, where guests can indulge in a variety of treatments, including a couples massage for shared relaxation.
  • Looking for something sweet? On board MSC World Europa and Meraviglia class ships, guests will have their pick of delicious treats, including the possibility to personalise chocolate bars for their loved ones at the Jean-Philippe Maury chocolate shop, adding toppings and designs to their heart’s content.
  • For a quiet moment and one of the most breath-taking spots to “pop the question,” new flagship MSC Seascape’s Bridge of Sighs is the definitive location. The glass-bottomed walkway high up on Deck 16 offers uninterrupted sea views at the aft of the ship, which bring guests closer to the sea and give them a front row seat to magnificent sunsets.
  • Champagne is the epitome of sophistication and the newly designed, dedicated Champagne Bar on MSC World Europa is ideal for gathering with loved ones and raising their glasses to shared memories. This stylish bar offers a vast array of champagne, prosecco and other bubblies from around the world, accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of caviar and chilled seafood.
  • To enjoy an afternoon on the pool deck in style, MSC Seascape’s infinity whirlpools are just the place for couples to enjoy a sea day or a great way to unwind as the ship sails on to her next destination.
  • For more active guests, they may opt to take part in a free dance class on board. Guests can hold their partners close as they learn to sway and dip to the music, getting them ready for a night out on the dance floor.
  • Though MSC Cruises’ itineraries are not short on romantic destinations, perhaps none compares to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, The Bahamas. This former industrial site has been transformed and restored to a lush, tropical oasis, complete with white sandy beaches and a private lagoon with clear, turquoise water.
  • To end the day on a high note, guests may opt to bring their dining experience to the next level with a special dinner for two in one of the Fleet’s many speciality restaurants. With mood lighting, fine wines, high quality cuts of meat and a delicious chocolate lava cake for dessert, Butcher’s Cut is the ideal place to find a quiet corner to dine together.
  • And lastly, for couples who want to show their special someone how much they mean to them, guests may even celebrate their wedding or vow renewal on board. Working directly with the Event Manager, guests can plan their big day down to a T, literally and figuratively continuing their journey together. With multiple wedding packages to choose from, guests can select what best suits their style, from the Classic Celebration to the Deluxe Celebration Package, which includes lavish champagne, priority embarkation for the bride and groom, makeup and hairstyling, and more! Find the complete wedding packages information here.
  • For more information and bookings, visit here.


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