Why You Should Honeymoon At Sea
You’ve spent months intricately finalising all the details of your big day, and now it’s time to think about your dream honeymoon. Sun Kissed beaches? Check. Beautiful cities? Check. Complete relaxation? Double check. But finding the perfect honeymoon that combines all these must be hard to find right? Wrong. A honeymoon cruise means you’ll get all of this, plus so much more.
Your floating hotel at sea provides all you need for an unforgettable honeymoon; luxurious spas, celebrity-chef restaurants, top-notch bars and world-class entertainment. Imagine waking up every day to a new and exciting destination, with the added bonus of only having to unpack once! Keep reading to find out even more reasons why you should embark on a honeymoon cruise.
1. Lots Of Cruise Lines To Choose From
Whether you're looking for a cruise ship packed with activities or a more luxurious, small-ship cruise experience, there is plenty of choice when it comes to a honeymoon cruise. Favourite cruise lines for a honeymoon at sea include:
- Royal Caribbean
- Celebrity Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Carnival Cruise Line
- P&O Cruises
- Disney Cruise Line
2. Honeymoon Packages To Add To The Romance
While embarking on a honeymoon cruise to celebrate tying the knot is special enough as it is, many cruise lines offer guests the chance to up the romance during their time onboard courtesy of some fantastic packages. From champagne and strawberries on arrival to speciality dining, fresh flowers and breakfast in bed, there are many ways to make your cruise even more memorable. Some of our favourite packages include:
- The Ultimate Celebration Package- available to purchase on select P&O Cruises' sailings, this fantastic package includes champagne, flowers, chocolate, spa treatments and speciality dining
- Just Married Cabin Décor- buy this Royal Caribbean cabin decoration package, complete with door sign and ceiling hangings, so you don't forget just what has brought you on this memorable trip
- Ultimate Date Night- a Celebrity Cruises package, get ready for an unforgettable date onboard your ship. From a trip to the salon to professional photos and exquisite dining, this is the perfect way to celebrate tying the knot
3. Itineraries To Unforgettable Destinations Around The World
With so many different itineraries to choose from, you’ll need to decide what’s the right destination for you and your honeymoon cruise, and how much exactly you want to be doing! If total relaxation is what you’re after, imagine an idyllic cruise around the Caribbean Islands or the paradise isles of the South Pacific; with sugar white sands and turquoise waters, it’s what dream honeymoons are made of.
Or, if you’d rather a leisurely sightseeing city break, packed full of romance, history and culture, try sailing around the beautiful ports of the Mediterranean. Picture yourself gliding through the canal ways of Venice on a gondola, or walking hand-in-hand down the Spanish Steps in Rome.
4. Set Up A Honeymoon Registry
Once you’ve booked your dream honeymoon cruise, friends and family can treat you to an array of cruise add-ons to help make your honeymoon that little bit more special; and totally unforgettable. Your loved ones can purchase exciting shore excursions, romantic dinners in some of the finest restaurants at sea, help pay towards a cabin upgrade, organise a photography or video keepsake for you to treasure forever, or there’s a great selection of spas at sea to choose luxurious couples spa treatments from. They can even help contribute to the cost of your cruise fare! Cruise lines with the option for a honeymoon registry include:
- Carnival Cruise Line
- Royal Caribbean
- Norwegian Cruise Line
5. Live The Suite Life
Why settle for an inside cabin when you can splurge on a beautiful balcony or a luxurious suite? It is your honeymoon cruise after all. A balcony stateroom has all the essentials you’ll need from your home-away-from-home, plus the added benefit of your own private balcony area to enjoy unparalleled views as far as the eye can see.
But, if you really want something special for your honeymoon, then booking a suite really is a must-do; trust us when we say it is totally worth the extra cost for the exclusive perks you’ll receive. Suite perks do vary by cruise line, but imagine sailing from port to port surrounded by plush in-suite furnishings, with a personal butler and concierge service, priority embarkation and disembarkation, al-fresco dining in the comfort of your suite, a large open sun deck area, and a nice bottle of bubbly upon arrival. Some suites even have an outdoor Jacuzzi – heaven! Popular suites include:
- The Haven on Norwegian Cruise Line ships
- The Retreat on Celebrity Cruises Ships
- Royal Suite Class cabins
Now we've convinced you that a honeymoon cruise is the perfect way to round off your special day, all that's left to do is browse our fantastic cruise deals. And don't just take it from us. Here's what cruise specialist Sarah thinks after her honeymoon cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas:
“We went in January 2015 and it was amazing. With the destination being in the Caribbean it was really romantic for a honeymoon. I would certainly recommend a cruise holiday for honeymooners – it has got everything that you want, lots to do and plenty of relaxing!”