5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Cruise Lovers
Wondering what to get your cruise loving spouse/partner/crush for Valentine’s Day? Here are five Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the cruise lover in your life. And if you’re single this year? #treatyoself
1. Chocolate…on a cruise ship!
Sure, you could toss a box of heart-shaped Godiva’s into your shopping cart and call it good. But trust me, your girlfriend knows how close the candy isle is to the beer isle and that gift will read as minimal effort. Besides, she’s a cruise lover and the only thing a cruise lover really wants for Valentine’s Day (or any holiday, really) is…a cruise! Book her on a Carnival cruise where she can indulge in the best chocolate dessert at sea: Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake. Don’t forget to ask for TWO ice creams and arrange them in a heart shape like so:
2. Flowers…on a cruise ship!
It took years before I finally confessed to Mr. Cruise that I hated when he bought me flowers. He would bring them in, plop them on the counter wrapped in cellophane, and check off the “did you do something romantic for her this week” box on the checklist he cut out of GQ.
Meanwhile, I had to remove the flowers from the cellophane, find and fill a vase, arrange the flowers, and clean up the mess left behind. Then a week later, gazing over breakfast at something akin to Slimer from Ghostbusters, unrecognizable from the roses they used to be, I sighed and disposed of them in the compost bin before scrubbing the vase and contemplating “accidentally” breaking it before returning it to the cupboard.
A hard truth: Most women (and everyone really) love flowers, but we hate taking care of them. So instead of buying your valentine flowers, book him or her on a Holland America cruise! Why HAL? Because the line is known for having gorgeous fresh flowers throughout every ship.
3. Drinks and a show…on a cruise ship!
Drinks and a show would make the perfect gift for your Broadway-loving boyfriend. But when you check the prices for the traveling production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, you think to yourself, “I could book a 7-night cruise for that!” Bingo! Book him on the Norwegian Prima where you can enjoy Summer: The Donna Summer Musical AND unlimited drinks for free (I mean you had to pay for the cruise, but let’s not split hairs)!
4. Lingerie…on a cruise ship!
You should also know that while it may have felt like a sacrifice at the time (when you, red-faced and shaking, asked the hot sales associate, “what size do you think my wife would wear in this,” followed by, “she’s about yay tall and yay wide”), that négligée you picked out at Victoria’s Secret was a gift for you, not your wife. If you want to get her loungewear she’ll actually enjoy, get her one of these, only available on a Disney Cruise:
5. A puppy…on a cruise ship!
Awww, a puppy! Everyone loves a puppy! But before you hit the dollar store for a basket and a bow, think about who’s going to walk it and train it and clean up after it. Spoiler alert, YOU ARE. And who’s going to dog sit when you cruise? Solution: Book your Valentine on a Royal Caribbean cruise, where cabin stewards make the BEST towel animals!
So there you have it, five Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your cruise lover. But why not get them all – five cruises on five different cruise lines! Or make it seven, we don’t want to leave out Princess and Celebrity! You’ll make your valentine so happy and you might just get a little gift in return:
And with that…
Homework (10 points): Which of these are you hoping to receive this Valentine’s Day. Share to the comments! And be sure to forward this article to your valentine. Hint. Hint.
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