Go Cruising For A Romantic Getaway

Indulge in a delightful voyage amidst soothing melodies, enchanting vistas, and love's embrace as you create unforgettable memories aboard the finest cruise ships, where romance finds its perfect setting
Hop on to some of the best cruises in India for a romantic holiday
Hop on to some of the best cruises in India for a romantic holidayDeposit Photos

Are you thinking of unique romantic getaway ideas? How about a cruise? Though cruise culture is still comparatively young in India, many operators are carving a niche in this space, offering exquisite experiences to guests. From beach hopping in the Andamans to wading through the laidback backwaters of Kerala, here are our top picks of the best cruises in India for a romantic holiday.

MV Vaikundam Kochi to Alleppey

The houseboat allows you a serene backwater living experience in Kerala
The houseboat allows you a serene backwater living experience in KeralaAdventure cruises

Embark on an enchanting river cruise adventure through the picturesque waterways of Kerala. Glide serenely through expansive lakes, meandering rivers, and quaint canals flanked by lush greenery and charming villages accessible solely by water. The 9 cabin vessel has one deluxe cabin and 8 superior cabins. The route traverses interesting sights and crafts of Kerala. Witness the vibrant tapestry of life along these bustling water passages, where wooden dugout canoes serve as the primary mode of transportation for school children, traders, and fishermen, creating a colourful mosaic of daily activities.

Duration: Options for 2 nights, 5 nights and 7 night plans

Cost for two: INR 281,750 per cabin

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Cordelia Cruises Mumbai-Kochi-Lakshadweep

The Cordelia Empress departs from Mumbai to Lakshadweep
The Cordelia Empress departs from Mumbai to LakshadweepAbhishekyadavphotography/Instagram

Enhance your romance as you sail through the waters of the Indian Ocean aboard the much-sought-after Cordelia Cruises. This five-day cruise will surely rekindle your life's romance with its luxurious accommodations, fine dining experience, and musical performances. Spend time with your bae at the cigar lounge or the bar, splash around in the Jacuzzi, or just relax on the deck watching the gorgeous star-studded sky. And for those who love to party, go to the club and dance through the night. The cruise packs in a lot of off-shore activities too. While in Kochi, you can explore the city's major landmarks, which would include Fort Kochi, St. Francis Church, Mattancherry Palace, and more. Afterwards, you disembark at Agatti Beach in Lakshadweep, where the ship is anchored. You can indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkelling or simply become a beach bum.

Duration: 4 nights, 5 days

Cost for two: Approximately INR 1,43,000

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Assam Bengal Navigation Cruises

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Assam Bengal Navigation (ABN), blending Indo-British heritage on India's Himalayan rivers. Explore a tapestry of culture, wildlife, and history from dancing monks to one-horned rhinos, from artisans of Bengal - from Kolkata to Farakka. ABN's luxury isn't about glitz but genuine experiences—warm welcomes, local textiles, and authentic cuisine. Experience 'conscious luxury'—true hospitality, cultural richness, and panoramic river views, all in spacious cabins with ensuite facilities, spa treatments, and a welcoming saloon bar. Discover luxury with integrity, honouring landscapes and traditions swaying along towns of cultural importance. Onboard entertainment offers a glimpse into the region's cultural heritage through traditional dance, folk music, and classical performances. Unlike larger ships, the intimate setting allows guests to experience these authentic displays up close, supporting the continuation of indigenous traditions.

Duration: Varied options from 2 night, 5 night and 7 night departures on the Ganges and Brahmaputra.

Cost for two: Starts at INR 57194 per person

MV Mahabaahu Cruise Jorhat-Guwahati

A deluxe cabin on the vessel offers fantastic views of the banks
A deluxe cabin on the vessel offers fantastic views of the banksAdventure Cruises

Set off on a fascinating tour of the gigantic Brahmaputra River in Assam as you sail from Jorhat to Guwahati. The cruise vessel boasts 23 luxurious cabins equipped with all the modern amenities. Spend time with your partner looking at the breathtaking view of the setting sun and the powder blue waters of the Brahmaputra from your cabin as you gaze out of the huge windows. Devour delectable food in the multiple fine-dining spaces on board and cool off in the pool with your loved one. And when not swimming, just laze on the sundeck with some drinks and snacks. The cruise has great activities and excursions too. Take a boat safari in the Kaziranga National Park, visit the tea estates, explore beautiful temples, and interact with the locals. Finally, enjoy a bonfire night on an uninhabited island to make your romantic holiday even more special.

Duration: Varied options for 2 nights, 5 nights and 7 nights departures

Cost for two: Price starts at INR 184,800 per person on sharing

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Antara Artisans of Bengal Cruise

The Ganges Voyager II is one of the 6 ships of the cruise line
The Ganges Voyager II is one of the 6 ships of the cruise lineAntara Cruises

Antara's river cruises redefine luxury travel with meticulously crafted details for an unforgettable experience. Guests luxuriate in opulent suite accommodations, elegant French balconies, and a plethora of lavish amenities. Voyages along ancient river routes span from spiritual Varanasi to bustling Kolkata and serene Dibrugarh via Bangladesh, with hidden gems in Bhitarkanika National Park. A highlight is the Ganges journey, where passengers marvel at artisan crafts inspired by the river. Cultural experiences abound, celebrating creativity, devotion, and tradition. Amid historical exploration, guests join onboard 'Holi' celebrations, enhancing their voyage with vibrant colors. Antara ensures each journey is a captivating blend of luxury and cultural immersion, promising memories to cherish.

Duration: 7 nights 8 days

Cost for two: Starts INR 2,96,328 per person on sharing

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