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A Romantic Escape to the Caribbean

By EmmaTuesday 31st January 2017

Looking for a romantic getaway where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of life and instead explore the tranquil but adventurous activities that the Caribbean has to offer? Then look no further.

We know what you’re thinking, you’ve just got over the mad Christmas rush and now Valentine’s Day is quickly creeping around the corner. If you’re trying to plan your perfect trip, one that spells romance, fun and extraordinary dates, then we’re here to help!

We’re here to share with you the best places to visit when cruising with us to the Caribbean, ensuring that your romantic escape is one to remember. Here is a selection of our top shore excursions to try out when visiting the Caribbean with your loved one!

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An out of this world experience for science enthusiasts

If you’re starting your cruising adventure with us at Port Canaveral, Florida, you can surprise your partner with a trip to the extraordinary Kennedy Space Center, where if you’re lucky, you might even catch a live rocket launch. For space fanatics, it’s a must! Why not stroll hand-in-hand around the Rocket Garden, home to NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs or get your burning ‘out of this world’ questions answered by an Astronaut. With so many entertaining activities to explore, you’ll want to end your date at Kennedy Space Center’s very own IMAX theatre featuring ‘NASA Now & Next’. 2

A one-of-a-kind kayaking experience soaring over Florida’s native manatees

There’s nothing better to do than to soak up the warm Florida weather with a one-of-a-kind kayaking experience where you’ll share a river with some of Florida’s native manatees. These huge mammals range from an astonishing 8 to 13ft in length, weighing anything between 440 to 1,300lbs, but don’t be worried because these enormous mammals are well known for being gentle giants! As you take to the water, learn to paddle through the calm waters, catching a glimpse of the magnificent water world below. If you’re feeling up to this adventure, then don’t forget to pack a bottle ofsuntan lotion and insect repellent! 3

An aqua adventure with some of the most intelligent and playful creatures

After a great night of exploring all of the ships spectacular entertainment and facilities onboard, put on your beach clothes and pack your bathing suit for a tropical day at the Bahamas. Snorkel in the clear blue lagoons of Nassau, or book yourself on an incredible excursion where you can swim with one of the friendliest sea creatures of them all, dolphins! A meeting with these intelligent and playful animals will stay in your hearts forever. For nature lovers, you might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of some baby sea turtles being hatched, an extraordinary moment that you won’t want to miss! 4  

Learn about the Islands pirate legacy at Blackbeard’s Castle in St. Thomas

Skytsborg Historical Park, also known as Blackbeard’s Castle, is a hot spot showcasing Caribbean’s premier historic landscape and manor houses dating as far back as the late 1600’s. Learn about the island’s pirate legacy with a visit to Skytsborg Tower, this place truly brings history alive. End your tour with a spree in the historic shopping district of Charlotte Amalie, picking up a souvenir to take home. Don’t forget to test your knowledge at the end of the day with your significant other as you recap some of your highlights from the tour! 5

A picturesque evening in Philipsburg

If you want some quiet time for the two of you to cuddle up, make your way to Little Bay Beach. This intimate little beach is within close proximity to the capital of Philipsburg, making it the perfect destination to visit after a busy day to find your partner a special gift. Surrounded by mountains and picturesque houses, it is the ideal spot to relax and unwind in the soft, white, powdery sands. Afterwards, roll up your beach towel and take a romantic stroll along the boardwalk, enjoying historic sites and natural treasures. Top tip: If you’re looking to surprise your other half with a souvenir from Philipsburg, browse through the markets and duty-free shops, the perfect place to get a bargain! There’s nowhere better to go shopping than Front Street. With diamonds, designer goods and glittering emeralds flourishing through shop windows, we are certain that you’ll find your partner a unique gift for them to cherish. RCI_Oasis_FlowRider_4158_fromUK

Oasis of the Seas is just one of our incredible ships that can whisk you around to see the stunning sights of the Caribbean. Onboard all of our ships, there are so many activities to enjoy with your partner that we can almost guarantee there are a lot more extraordinary than your everyday coffee and dinner date!

Could you picture you and your partner in the Caribbean? Take a look at our Caribbean itineraries and plan your perfect getaway!

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