Honeymoon cruises to exotic places or little-known places have become very popular preferences for newlywed couples. Cruises allow a couple to leave the cruise ship and enjoy the destination stop usually replete with shopping, beaches, local restaurant fare and even nightlife. The frequent and occasional stops offered by cruise line vacations are exciting and couples can look forward to experiencing each stop and the local attractions while relaxing, dining and dancing onboard between ports of call.
Many cruise lines also offer honeymoon themes for passengers, and a lot of honeymooners enjoy the excitement of a pre-planned cruise agenda. It helps them to decide what type of attire to pack and accessories to take with them. Honeymoon cruises with a beach theme call for suntan lotion, tropical clothing and swimming gear. Cold-destination cruises, like Alaska, may call for heavy coats, binoculars for enjoying the scenery and shipboard dress.
In the last few years, honeymoon cruises have quickly become a popular choice for new couples in planning their special honeymoon get-a-way. Companies that specialize in assembling cruise vacation package deals and help take all of the guesswork out of what to do, where to go, attractions to see, etc. This makes it appealing to couples because it offers everything they need in one package. It also allows the couple to have the flexibility to select what they would enjoy based on their own personal preferences.
Cruise packages with a la carte options are good for the couple that wants to select and put together either an exclusive luxury cruise or budget-conscious cruise package. This option may cost slightly more money, but the couple has the choice to select and schedule exactly their activities, like renting a vehicle for a sightseeing day-outing at a specific port. Pre-planning allows a couple to spend their honeymoon time more efficiently.
Couples will often opt for honeymoon packages that are quiet and romantic. Events that will be remembered for a long time, like Carnival in Brazil, historic celebrations, or famous places like the Panama Canal. Romantic dinners, live headline bands or big-name orchestras on cruises are very popular. A stay at a lodge in the mountains, skiing or even theme parks can be combined with a cruise, either ending or beginning the honeymoon.
One of the best attractions of cruises is that there is no right or wrong time to take one. Anytime of the year is a great time for honeymoon cruises because cruise ships often go to various ports in different areas of the country or world. Cruise ships depart from different ports; a trip to Italy can be combined with a cruise.
The length of a cruise varies as well. It is a choice of personal preference in determining the things to do while on the cruise. Typical cruise times are three, five and seven day cruises. Some cruises run ten days, fourteen days or longer.
Whether it’s romantic and quiet or full of activity, a honeymoon cruise is one of the best choices for a vacation that any new couple can make. A honeymoon cruise can be full of memorable events, sights and experiences. A honeymoon cruise is the chance for the couple to experience new places and new cultures while spending their first days or weeks together as a new couple.
By Bridget Wright