Create Your Own Dream Honeymoon Cruise Vacation
Article by Peter Womersley
Hawaii and the Caribbean are popular choices for a honeymoon cruise vacation, especially for winter weddings. The main advantage of booking a honeymoon cruise to Hawaii or the Caribbean for your luxury honeymoon vacation is that with a cruise you get to see several of these fabulous islands, rather than just one.
The Honeymooner’s Review Guide puts Hawaii as the number one destination for luxury honeymoons and the dramatic coastline, white sandy beaches and colourful Hawaiian culture weave their own spell in this idyllic honeymoon destination, making it a dream honeymoon to remember. A honeymoon cruise vacation to the Caribbean is equally appealing and for Europeans is a much shorter flight to Miami to embark. With guaranteed sunshine and a quiet beach in almost every port, a luxury cruise vacation is a great way to spend the first weeks of married life.
Booking a honeymoon cruise vacation is very easy using one of the honeymoon cruise packages. Many cruise lines also offer a wedding ceremony package. It is worth comparing the different honeymoon cruise options and choosing the best value for you. Some cruise lines offer all-inclusive honeymoon cruise vacations including romantic extras such as champagne in the cabin and a complimentary honeymoon gift. Carnival Cruises offer a complimentary wedding cake for those booking a honeymoon cruise vacation, along with flowers, chocolates and cabin decorations. However tables for two are pretty limited. Celebrity Cruises offers honeymoon cruise packages for an additional fee which includes breakfast in bed, champagne, souvenir engraved flutes, flowers, bathrobes and chocolates, making this a week-long dream honeymoon cruise vacation.
Holland America Line has so many honeymooners on board that it hosts a complimentary Honeymooners Party at sea and couples receive a honeymoon certificate. The package also includes flowers and a silver keepsake photograph frame. As you would expect from this specialist in luxury honeymoons, tables for two are guaranteed.
Although cruises typically have up to 3000 passengers onboard, honeymooners can easily find their own quiet space. Upgrading your cabin may be part of certain honeymoon cruise packages. With your own private balcony, table and sun loungers, it is the perfect space to enjoy private dinners beneath the stars on room service, leisurely late breakfasts delivered to your cabin or a quiet place to read and sunbathe. Lounge bars have comfortable seating and during the day you can have the space almost to yourself. Days in port also mean you can enjoy the ship’s pool in relative peace.
Another big plus on a honeymoon cruise vacation is the wonderful spa treatments available onboard with some of the best views on the ship, but you need to book early. Enjoy a relaxing massage, or treat your loved one to his or her favourite beauty treatment as a surprise. A ship’s spa has all the latest technology to provide deep facials, superb Swedish massages, hot stone treatments and reflexology. Expensive but worth it is the general consensus of opinion.
Days ashore on Caribbean islands are a great opportunity for a relaxing couples massage on the beach in a private cabana. The sea breeze, rustling palm leaves and soothing sounds of the gentle waves are all part of this blissful experience.
Wherever you choose to visit on your dream honeymoon cruise vacation it is sure to be a great start to a lifetime together.
If you are a potential first time cruiser looking for a honeymoon cruise there is a great deal of further information that you need to know about cruising and this can be found at http://cruise-and-stay.net/blog
About the Author
A professional chartered accountant who has developed on online marketing business. Based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Interest include golf, cricket, Motor sport, bridge, photography, travel and reading. He is well travelled, spending 5 years in the Caribbean and has cruised on Queen Mary 2