What could possibly be more romantic than taking a vacation on a cruise ship? There are several options if you are looking for cruises from Norfolk, VA. Popular cruises go to the Bahamas, Caribbean and even nowhere at all. Cruises can last from a couple of hours to a week.
The thirteen deck Carnival Glory is the most popular local ship. It is almost 1000 feet long and requires a staff of nearly 1200 people to host up to 2000 guests. It is simply a majestic resort with over half of its rooms offering an ocean view. Attractions on the ship include a music room, theater, a water slide, and a huge outdoor screen.
For a week long romantic experience, the Carnival Glory “sets sail” for the Bahamas or Bermuda twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Popular activities for this cruise are casinos, golfing and shopping. As for the nightlife, you can plan your romance in the sand of the tropical islands, in the many clubs there are to visit or by taking a ride in a horse drawn carriage. During the day going for a romp with the dolphins, swimming in the clear lagoon or learning about the local history may be your taste between tantalizing local restaurants and fascinating shops.
If you would like to try a short cruise without stopping for all of the shopping, the Carnival Glory’s cruise to nowhere takes you away out on the sea rolling by beautiful sites, without stopping to dock. This is a wonderfully relaxing idea for getting away to spend time with each other and gives you more opportunities to enjoy what the ship has to offer. Entertainment is offered on the ship, you will not find yourself bored on this weekend journey.
The American Rover
If you are looking to get away for a couple of hours closer to home, the 135 foot American Rover may provide a shorter romance, but still is something spectacular to enjoy doing together. During the day the cruise offers narration of the local sites. After sunset a short narration is given at the start but then you are left to enjoy the night as you wish. Live entertainment is provided and the ship has two lounges and a bar as well as catering for private parties and events.
Spirit Cruises from Norfolk VA
Another great option for day cruises from Norfolk VA is the Spirit of Norfolk cruises out of The Waterside located downtown. You will experience breathtaking views along with superb dining, entertainment, and dancing. They also offer champagne brunches and many special occasion options.
No matter how much time you have for a romantic getaway, you can plan something special and thrilling by setting your departure from Norfolk, VA.