4 reasons to take a Valentine’s Day cruise

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With Valentine’s Day falling within a 3-day holiday weekend, a cruise may be the perfect way to blend romance and value.

“This is a perfect year for a Valentine’s Day cruise,” said Steve Faber, a CruiseOne franchise owner in San Rafael, California. “This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, making a weekend Valentine’s Day cruise a possibility, a getaway that requires missing only hours, not days of work.”

Many cruise lines offer short cruises — 3- or 4-day voyages — as compared to a more traditional 7-day itinerary.