5 Ways to Pull Off a Cruise Holiday Proposal


What’s that we hear? The sound of wedding bells in the air?! The summer holiday season is upon us, and for loved-up couples it means marriage proposals galore on the horizon. Given the luxurious surrounds, stunning sea views and innately romantic connotations, a cruise holiday is the perfect way to pop the question. Whether you’re a gent getting down on one knee, or a woman challenging social norms and asking for his hand, these marriage proposal ideas are for you!

The classic ring in the champagne glass

Sure, it may be a little cheesy but when it comes to marriage proposals nothing quite beats the classic ‘ring in the champagne glass’ trick. Especially when making a sunset toast on your private suite balcony. With luxury lines now offering personal butler services, why not take advantage of this perk and ask for the glass to be hand delivered on a silver tray. You could even throw in a rose for good measure.


In the sky…

With stunning 360 degree views over the ocean, the North Star glass pod is a truly spectacular place to get down on one knee. Royal Caribbean even offers private flights, featuring a pre-flight reception, in-flight Champagne toast, a commemorative flight certificate, and a post-flight brunch or dinner. The perfect package for proposals!

A personalised shore excursion

Shore excursions are a fantastic way to propose, as they offer so much flexibility. You can quite literally customise your proposal to suit the personality of your bride or groom to be. If you’re an adventure loving couple, why not pop the question while jetting down the river on a white water rafting trip in Costa Rica? If your other half is a nature buff, what better place to propose than on a whale watching trip in the Alaskan fjords? The options are infinite.


A specialty restaurant

Contemporary cruise ships offer passengers world class dining experiences, which means that you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurant proposals. If your special man or lady loves to be in the spotlight, booking a prime table at a luxury venue is a great way to make your engagement public. Rounds of applause guaranteed!

Of course, this is just the beginning of what cruise proposal ideas are out there. If you’ve got any suggestions that are unique, romantic, quirky or otherwise, we’d love to hear them!

Pop the question in style!

Planning on a cruise ship proposal? Get in touch with our expert team of Cruise 1st agents who are on hand to help you pop the question in style.


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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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