Finding just the right way to celebrate a brand new marriage can be tricky. There are so many possibilities, but nobody wants a ho-hum sort of plan. Traditionally, couples prefer to get away alone for a couple days – or even a couple of weeks – in order to spend a great deal of quality time together. At the same time, they want to go someplace that will forever remind them of the exciting first days of their marriage – and to a place where they can create fond, lasting memories. Cruises offer a unique opportunity to do both of these, and there are more options than ever before.
Check out our list of the top ten honeymoon cruises to get an idea of what is available.
The Disney Wonder – Castaway Cay Adventure
Start off your marriage on the right foot by embarking on a full-fledged, Disney-themed adventure. Kick things off as a special guest at Walt Disney World, then board the Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder. The ship will whisk you and your spouse to Castaway Cay – Disney’s very own private island, replete with adults-only sections – then on to Nassau for a brief sojourn before wrapping things up. Fun and romance abound!
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic Cruise
Traditionalists will thrill at the exemplary style and class of the Queen Mary 2, which sails from New York to Southampton over six glorious nights. You and your new spouse will marvel at the fine attention to detail that Cunard is so highly regarded for, and it’s easy to get into your “own little world” while aboard this majestic ship. From high tea to resplendent dining options, the Queen Mary 2 makes for a truly spellbinding honeymoon.
Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas – Southern Caribbean Odyssey
If gazing into your lover’s eyes while stretched out on a warm, exotic beach sounds heavenly to you, then the Adventure of the Seas’ Southern Caribbean itinerary should be at the top of your list. With ports of call like St. Thomas, Aruba and Barbados, this incredible ship will make all of your honeymoon dreams come true.
Regent Seven Seas’ Paul Gauguin – Tahitian Thrills
When most people envision the classic beach honeymoon, Tahiti is pretty much what comes to mind. What better way to celebrate your new union than boarding the Paul Gauguin and setting sail around key Tahitian spots like Bora Bora and Papeete. With only 320 passengers – and the option to scuba dive – the Paul Gauguin is a guaranteed way to have a truly memorable honeymoon experience.
Carnival Cruise Lines’ Valor – Western Caribbean Romance
Most people would agree: seven nights in the Western Caribbean with your new spouse has to be one of the most purely romantic ways to enjoy your first days together as a married couple. The Valor – with its adults’ only supper club and other key amenities – ferries you around to ports of call like Cozumel and Grand Cayman, helping you create amazing memories.
Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess – Love On The Mexican Riviera
With half of the itinerary at sea – and the other half spend at quiet, secluded and incredibly romantic ports of call – the Diamond Princess offers up the quintessential honeymoon getaway. For a total of seven nights, you and your new spouse will enjoy a wide array of activities and topnotch entertainment, all while aboard this stunning ship – and on the beaches of the Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium – Sexy Eastern Caribbean Getaway
It’s common knowledge that newlyweds hardly need any help in the passion department. Even so, cruising the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Millennium – and enjoying ports of call like San Juan and Nassau – is sure to turn up the heat. Between being pampered in the spa and enjoying partner’s massage classes, you and your love will become closer than ever.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride Of Hawaii – Hawaiian Honeymoon Extravaganza
Many couples choose Hawaii as their honeymoon destination of choice, but the Pride of Hawaii kicks things up a notch by allowing newlyweds to experience a whole other side of many hot Hawaiian ports of call. From Honolulu to Maui, the Pride of Hawaii will spirit you from romantic locale to romantic locale. The ship itself is themed around the islands, making this an all-around excellent choice.
Holland America’s Amsterdam – Bask In The Alaskan Glow
Who says that all honeymoons should be spent in balmy locales? The Amsterdam proves that Alaska is for lovers, too, as it carries newlyweds to ports of call including several in Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park. All the while, you and your spouse can experience and enjoy the refinement and luxury that Holland America is known for around the industry.
Windstar Cruises’ Wind Spirit – Passion In The Greek Islands
By cruising aboard the Wind Spirit, honeymooners can enjoy prime service amid only 146 passengers. Indeed, this is an intimate way to get acquainted with the Greek Islands – and with your new spouse. Ports of call like Mykonos, Kusadasi and Santorini all combine to make this one of the most decadent, unforgettable honeymoon cruises available today. The laissez faire ambiance of life aboard the Wind Spirit also makes this the most relaxing and enjoyable of all of today’s options.