For most people, the month of February always brings thoughts of love and romance to the fore. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not, you certainly can’t escape the constant reminders of romance in every shop aisle, store window, and advertisement leading up to the Month of Love.

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But if you are looking for different ways to show your loved one how much they mean to you, and go beyond the one day of chocolate and flower giving, then a romantic holiday for two sometime during the year might just be the perfect idea. And, if you’re looking for a wonderful time away that ticks all the right boxes on the love front, then a cruise vacation is definitely the perfect choice. The allure and magnificence of the ocean makes it synonymous with romance, so what better way to celebrate your relationship than on board a cruise ship?

It’s a date with MSC Cruises!

One of the best things about cruising is that it really does have something for every kind of mood. For couples, a cruise can be like a date in overdrive. If you both need a bit of pampering and R&R, then the spa and quiet areas onboard can cater for this. If you and your partner are looking for a good party, there are themed events, discos and live music. If food is the way to your heart, then cruise ships offer all kinds of cuisine, from early in the morning until late at night. Best of all, most of the events and dining options are included in your cruise fare, so a limited budget won’t ruin the mood.

Idyllic destinations

Whether you opt for a local holiday, or choose to venture further into international waters, all cruises sail to dreamy destinations. Cruise companies also usually offer excursion packages at each place they visit, so there are a variety of ways you can experience each destination, whether you’re looking for something cultural, sporty, or nature-focused. And just think – no time is wasted while you are travelling from place to place, as you can enjoy every single moment doing exactly what you want to, rather than spending precious holiday time in a car or on a plane.

Superb sunrises and scenic sunsets

It might seem like a bit of a cliché, but there really is nothing better than watching the sun rise or set over the ocean, with expansive blue horizons in every direction. Seeing Mother Nature in all her glory tends to bring everything into perspective, even if just for a few minutes, and you are reminded of what – and who – is really important in life. These are perfect moments to share with your partner.

Celebrating special occasions on MSC Cruises

If you have ‘forever’ on your mind, then a cruise is definitely the place to make it happen. Planning a romantic proposal, or having a symbolic wedding ceremony on board, or marking an anniversary can make a special occasion even more memorable. A cruise is also a great way to visit exotic destinations on your honeymoon, or even go on buddymoon with close family and friends.

If you think a cruise will take your love to the next level this Valentine’s Day, then go to to see the local and international cruises they have on offer for 2019 and beyond.

MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately-owned cruise company and the number one cruise line in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf. A game-changer in the world of cruises, the Company has achieved 800% growth in its first ten years, building a global reputation in the industry and one of the youngest cruise fleets at sea. MSC Cruises is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and is part of MSC Group, the Swiss-based leading shipping and logistics conglomerate.

The MSC Cruises fleet currently comprises 15 ultra-modern, highly innovative and elegantly designed ships, offering an unparalleled holiday experience with always delicious and authentic food, award-winning entertainment, plenty of relaxation, comfortable accommodation, as well as impeccable service and expertise.

Under its ambitious industry-unprecedented €13.6 billion investment plan, the fleet is set to expand to 29 cruise ships by 2027. To date, MSC Cruises has designed six new highly-innovative ship classes, all prototypes that push the boundaries of marine architecture and design. The Company also recently announced that it will build an additional ultra-luxury class of cruises hips, with yet more ground-breaking options for guest comfort.

MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates and its ships are fitted with the latest environmental features and maritime technology. The Company operates with the greatest respect for the world’s oceans and is on an ongoing journey to further develop innovative ways of lowering the environmental impact of its cruise passages, from improving air quality from ship emissions, to advanced wastewater treatment, to comprehensive and coherent waste and garbage management.

MSC Cruises’ holiday experiences are sold across the globe through a distribution network in 70 countries. The Company employs over 23,500 people worldwide, both ashore and on board its ships.

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Era Baloyi is a Copywriter, Social Media Manager, Public Relations and Communications practitioner who is Co-Founder and CEO of Fame Africa TV. He's been with Fame Africa TV since 2014 and he's seen how the magazine grew. He focuses more on entertainment, music and movie reviews.

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