A honeymoon is the ultimate excuse to invest and visit your bucket list destinations. Whether you're dreaming about relaxing on a pristine beach, exploring an enchanting city or looking forward to the onboard romance package, cruises are the perfect honeymoon vacation.
With so many luxurious beaches, romantic islands, and beautiful cities around the world, deciding the best honeymoon destination is fun and exciting! Whether you're the type of couple who wants to explore far off destinations, experience exotic cuisine or simply relax on one of the world's most beautiful beaches, cruising is the perfect honeymoon for everyone.
Now more than ever, newlyweds are choosing cruises for their once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Industry experts agree that there are many reason cruises make the perfect vacation for just married couples. Cruises offer a variety of shore excursions and on board entertainment, all bundled in an all-inclusive price. Plus, cruises visit some of the most sought after destination all over the world, conveniently and easily. Since there are so many beautiful destinations to choose from, our experts gathered info for the most popular honeymoon destinations:
The perfect year round temperature in the Caribbean draw tons of honeymooners who are looking to have some fun in the sun. No matter what time of year you will be on your honeymoon, typically the weather will be warm and will range from the high 70s to the low 80s. Some of the most popular Caribbean islands are Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Barbados, the Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic and St. Martin. Honeymooners looking to relax on perfect beaches and enjoy water sports in crystal clear water will be in paradise in the Caribbean.
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Honeymooners who want to visit a variety of cultural and historical sites will enjoy Mediterranean cruises. Newlyweds love the cuisine in Italy, the culture of Spain, the ancient ruins in Greece and views in Croatia. Explore one country or sample a little bit from multiple stops, Mediterranean honeymoon cruises will not disappoint.
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Exotic and beautiful all at the same time, the South Pacific is perfect for honeymooners who want to get away from it all. Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora are once in a life time destinations where newlyweds can enjoy privacy and romance on secluded beaches. Australia and New Zealand draw couples who have a taste of adventure and are looking for authentic local flavor. The South Pacific is the perfect destination to start your lives together.
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Hawaii has always been the dream destination for newlyweds and a cruise is the easiest way to experience the beaches and volcanoes on all the different islands. You can spend a few fun days at sea and cruise all the way from the main land, or catch a flight into Hawaii and get onboard there. Either way, honeymooners will find that Hawaii is just as romantic and beautiful as they imagined.
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Once you choose a honeymoon destination, the next step is picking a cruise line. All cruise lines work hard to provide the best possible service and experience. But depending on what couples are looking to experience, a certain cruise line might be a better fit. Romance packages are especially important to honeymooners who are looking for a way to relax and treat themselves, and no one knows better how to make newlyweds feel special than cruise lines! We researched the best cruise lines for honeymooners and a breakdown of what makes their romance packages perfect for honeymooners.
From wine bars to multiple specialty dining venues to double pool loungers and top deck lawns perfect for picnicking, there are plenty of places on board Celebrity that are tailored to parties of two. Sneak away to the pool deck and adults-only Solarium to cuddle up on the sunbeds and hammocks for some sunset romance.
Celebrity Cruises offers Classic, Deluxe and Premium romance packages so honeymooners will have their choice of some great treats. The premium package offers the ultimate indulgences and this day of luxury won’t disappoint. Start off the morning with breakfast in your stateroom, complete with mimosas, then head to one of the chic specialty restaurants on board. Save room for dessert because this package includes a personalized cake of your choosing. Later, in the evening, get a dozen beautiful red roses, a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, and a dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your room.
Romance has always been the Love Boat line's focus and with pillow-top mattresses, Jacquard-woven cotton bed linens and fluffy duvets, you might be inspired to snuggle in bed a bit longer.
Princess Cruises helps you celebrate your "I dos" with the finer things in life. Dom Perignon Champagne, gourmet breakfast on the balcony and quality time together soaking in the dry heat, steam and aromatherapy mist of the therapeutic thermal suite. Remember your romantic cruise forever with 2 premium champagne glasses.
Honeymooners looking to spoil themselves can’t go wrong with the “Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built”. From pre-hotel nights, onboard cocktails, gourmet cuisine and shore excursions are all included in your fare. Newlyweds can spend time on the Observation Lounge for 180-degree views by day and drinks and music by night. Dinner for two is easy with Regent, just make a reservation and leave your wallet in your room.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises knows how to make honeymooners feel special. To start, the Captain will send over a personalized congratulations letter with warm wishes for the new husband and wife. Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Champagne with caviar, in-suite canapés (served every afternoon), a wedding cake for two and a box of Leonidas chocolates. These unique ways to celebrate will make your Regent cruise even more memorable.
Couples looking to unwind together can lounge in the spa's relaxation room or take a dip in the thalassotherapy pool. At night, snuggle up to your new partner, and enjoy cocktails under the stars on one of the plush couches.
Norwegian Cruise Line also has many honeymoon and romance packages to choose from. There will be a dozen classic, long stem roses, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for you in your room to start your romantic cruise off right. Sleep in with breakfast in bed and relax with a 25 minute Swedish massage. Finish off the day with canapés delivered to your stateroom and a romantic dinner for two at Le Bistro. As a memento to remember your honeymoon, receive an 8x10 professional portrait to take home.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is ready to add a touch of romance to your cruise vacation. Their ships are perfect for fun couples who want to be impressed! The top deck is perfect for romantic stargazing and relaxing sunsets.
Start your Royal Caribbean cruise off with a trail of rose petals to your bed and let the magic continue from there. Not only does the decadent romance package include chocolate covered strawberries and long stemmed roses, honeymooners will also enjoy Moet and Chandon Champagne and sublime truffle collection by Le Belge Chocolatier. These assortment of treats and delights are the perfect way to celebrate your endless love and devotion.
Fun couples who can’t get enough of on board activities and a casual atmosphere will love spending their first days as husband and wife aboard Carnival Cruises.
Love and romance sums up the special package for honeymooners with Carnival. Can anything get more romantic than chocolate covered strawberries, macaroons, and chocolate truffles, all served with sparkling wine and a rose? Couples who want an even sweeter package can get a honeymoon cake sent to their room as well.
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