Best Luxury Cruise for Couples

If you're looking for the perfect private cruise, look no further. This sleek vessel is the ultimate in overseas romance, luxury and pampering. The Alexa, a traditional ship that's been completely modernized, will take you on exotic adventures that are complemented by gourmet meals and picturesque views. (Yes, we're drooling from both.) Take a look.

Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Phinisi Boat Design
Of traditional phinisi boat design, the Alexa once carried cargo between Sumba, Flores, Sumbawa and Sulawesi. The ship is now docked in Flores, where cruises customarily begin. But as with everything aboard, itineraries are flexible, and if guests want a send-off party for friends in Bali, for example, the journey can start there.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Bedroom
So what about the inside? "The design of the Alexa mixes the traditional with the new," says Veronika Blomgren, the cruise concept's creator and founder of Oazia. "We've refinished the original teak and added glass and stainless steel, primitive sculpture and well-chosen antiques."
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Deck
Think of this as your own private deck. Well, because it is.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa for Couples
With only one cabin (yep, that's it), the 31-meter Alexa is the ultimate romantic getaway for two — it's a completely private floating oasis.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Dinner on the Beach
Fish for your supper and then have the chef whip up a gourmet meal with your catch. (We're pretty sure the only thing that can make the food better is this view.)
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Wind Power
Take your pick on speeds. The boat can motor or sail or combine wind and diesel power depending on conditions and guest preferences.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Deck Bed
Your private deck has ample space for relaxing, canoodling or sleeping under the stars.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Panoramic Windows
Panoramic windows mean you never miss any of the changing landscape.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Lounge
Yep, we wouldn't mind spending all day here.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Open Air Dining
The _Alexa'_s crew of 7 will tend to your every need — from making every open-air dining experience memorable to planning out the perfect scuba diving excursion.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Itinerary
Cruises on the Alexa are completely customizable for each couple. Go surfing in Sumbawa, trekking and diving in Komodo National Park or swimming with dolphins in the Flores Sea. Or just lounge on deck with no schedules and no plans. It's all up to you.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Glass of Champagne on Beach
Feeling adventurous? Explore the Indonesian archipelago until you've found the perfect beach for a glass of bubbly.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Privacy
Or the perfect beach for pure solitude.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Telescope
Prepare to be starstruck. On-shore excursions also include a little bit of night sight-seeing right on the beach.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Living Quarters
Your living quarters blends classic, contemporary furnishings with Persian silk carpets and primitive Indonesian sculptures that speak to the ship's original heritage.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Below Deck
Below deck, you'll find a library filled with travel books and maps, along with a big screen TV for movies on rainy nights.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa Private Massage
Step onshore to this private, far-flung island and indulge in a spa session from the ship's onboard massage therapist. As if you needed any more relaxing.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Kitchen
The original ship's galley was renovated into an open space with all the modern kitchen amenities, perfect for gourmands who like to cook or watch their meal being prepared while sipping on a glass of wine.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa's Private Chef
Oh, and there's your own private chef too that cooks the freshest seafood possible (it's caught onboard). "Sure, we serve such staples as the classic Indonesia fried rice dish nasi goreng but you can also expect some fantastic international dining choices like ceviche, tartar and Carpaccio, grilled seafood, healthy salads and delicious deserts along with a well-stocked bar," says cruise director Boumidienne Senous. Sounds good to us.
Exotic Travel: The Newest Luxury Cruise Ship: Alexa
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