Whether you’ve always dreamt of a honeymoon in Europe, Southeast Asia or the Caribbean, a cruise is a perfect way to visit multiple cities in a region without having to unpack more than once. With the inclusive cruise experience, all you need to do is choose what day you’d like to go to the spa and which cocktail you’d like to sip by the pool as you travel in style to your next port excursion.
But choosing the perfect cruise line is vital to the perfect honeymoon! Check out five of our favorite companies while you plan.
Starting at $89
With 19 ships to choose from, a variety of destinations and a wide range of trip lengths, honeymooning couples are sure to find an ideal cruise on this line. There are cruises to fit any budget, and for couples looking to splurge, there is even a way to create a wedding registry filled with the food, drinks and activities you are planning for your cruise!
Want to add an extra dash of romance to the trip? Princess Cruises has several honeymoon packages available that include champagne, a trip to the thermal spa, a deluxe balcony breakfast and a couple’s massage. If you are looking for a cruise that will be more romantic and less child-filled, be sure to carefully read about each ship and trip option, as some will fit the bill better than others.
Starting at $129
Founded in 1969, Royal Caribbean International was one of the first major cruise lines in the game. Nearly 50 years later, the company boasts 25 different ships and hundreds of trips for couples to choose from. Filled to bursting with things to do onboard, couples can take in a show, hit the casino, go mini golfing and much, much more during their journey. Royal Caribbean does attract guests of all ages, but with at least five romantic add-on packages available, including champagne, roses and chocolate covered strawberries, this cruise line is prepared to make even cruise regulars feel like this is something special. And with frequent deals, newlyweds can sail to the Bahamas, Alaska, Greece and beyond without breaking the bank!
Starting at $1,964
Less interested in traversing the wide-open ocean and more into floating gently past beautiful scenery? Then Viking River Cruise, “the most awarded river cruise line,” may be the perfect choice for you! Following the Danube, Seine, Rhine, Nile, Yangtze, Volga, Duoro and more, couples can explore Europe, Asia or Egypt in a whole new way on one of Viking’s 68 ships. Because the demographics of a river cruise often skew older than on a typical ocean cruise liner, and because a river cruise holds far fewer people, honeymooning couples can enjoy the beauty of a cruise in relative peace and quiet. However, the smaller ship does mean that the sprawling amenities found on larger ocean liners are not found here, making it perfect for couples less about all the bells and whistles and more about a little time to themselves.
Starting at $1,999
For couples seeking a unique experience, SeaDream, founded in 2001, has its own special flair. As their website says, “It’s yachting, not cruising. Enjoy the difference.” Known for incredible staff-passenger relationships, this cruise line only has two ships that carry barely over 100 passengers each, creating a more relaxing atmosphere. Passengers want to spend an extra hour or two in Santorini? No problem. Want to start your day off with a yoga class and a trip to the spa? You’ve got it. Want to sleep on deck under the stars? Staff will bring you all the pillows and blankets you need! Because there are only two yachts, trips are limited, but they travel the Caribbean, Mediterranean and also have transatlantic voyages. They even have Mediterranean wine voyages that take you to some of the best wineries in the world. Talk about a perfect honeymoon!
Starting at $3,609
If you’re looking for a top of the line, upscale, totally inclusive cruise experience (even covering airfare and hotel stays) this is the cruise line for you! While it is the most expensive on our list, the trip experience and the grandeur of the vessel are worth every penny. The marble staircases, suite balconies and chandeliers add a new level of romance to honeymoon cruising, and if you are looking for a cruise with a more adult crowd, this is certainly the line for you.
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