There's a magical quality about water that can give any night that romantic touch. On Valentine's Day, take in the sights of Melbourne's glinting city lights reflecting off the water as you spend the day or evening with your special someone.
Make your Valentine's Day special. Picture credit: Per Johansson.
The night is a recreation of the final meal aboard the doomed ship, with a stage show playing out as you dine on your three-course meal. Just like on the real Titanic, there are different classes depending on how much you're paying. Steerage is the cheapest at $70 per person, whereas first class is $90 per person. The night concludes with a dance party as the ship is rescued from its fate.
The restaurant is only open on Friday and Saturday nights, so you may have to wait for a year in which Valentine's Day falls when they're open. If you don't want to wait until 2014, you'll have to celebrate on the weekend before or after.
Gondola Cruise Channel a Venetian romance with an intimate gondola cruise from Venice on the Yarra.
Every effort is made so the experience is a romantic one, with champagne supplies and music to set the mood. You and your date will be kept in comfort on the velvet seats, with blankets supplies in case it gets chilly. At the end of the one hour or one-and-a-half hour cruise you are deposited at Southbank.
Gondola cruises run year-round but Valentine's Day is their most popular day of the year, so they recommend booking as early as possible.
There are several different cruise packages on offer. The one-hour Romance Cruise, which includes wine, boxed chocolates and a bouquet of roses, costs $265 per gondola.