With so much planning and preparation to do for your wedding, the last thing you need to be worrying about is your honeymoon. So instead of spending what little spare time you have left arranging flights, accommodation, restaurant reservations and days out for your post-wedding getaway, why not book a cruise and have it all done for you?
Cruises make fantastic honeymoon holidays because they combine all the excitement of exotic travel with the plushness of luxury comfort. Not to mention incredible facilities like ice bars, celebrity restaurants and world-class spas. If you’re thinking about celebrating your brand new life together as a couple onboard a cruise, here are the best romantic honeymoon cruises we recommend for the best experiences imaginable.
Best Romantic Honeymoon Cruises
Azamara Club Cruises
if you want a small ship with an intimate atmosphere and personal attention, then Azamara Club Cruises is the perfect cruise line. Although there are no specific honeymoon packages available, you can enjoy speciality dining reservations, customised spa packages, the tailored services of a concierge and breakfast in bed to add an extra special touch to your holiday. Service gratuities, wine at dinner and shuttle buses are all included in the price, so you can focus on enjoying your honeymoon instead of worrying about sticking to budget.
Upcoming cruise: 10-night West Indies hideaway cruise includes four pamper-filled days at sea and five days on the picture-perfect islands of the West Indies, plus an all-inclusive drinks package and one Aza-Mazing evening party.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Rated number one in the world by many travel sites among the best romantic honeymoon cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises is another cruise line which specialises in small ships with a friendly, intimate atmosphere. The basic onboard honeymoon package includes a Polynesian blessing ceremony and free bottle of champagne. But if you really want to go all out, you can upgrade to a deluxe package which also includes a mini wedding cake, chocolates, caviar, canapes every afternoon, flower arrangements and invitation to dine with the captain.
Upcoming cruise: 10-night Society Island and Toamotus fly cruise includes return flights from Australia, a day at a private white sandy beach in Bora Bora and free all-inclusive package with complimentary drinks and 24-hour room service.
Royal Caribbean Cruises
For something different from the usual champagne-and-chocolates honeymoon, consider getting booked up with Royal Caribbean Cruises. This cruise line specialises in superb facilities for an unforgettable post-wedding holiday, like onboard surfing, rock-climbing and zip-lining. After you’ve worn yourselves out with the onboard offerings, relax with romantic honeymoon package extras like canapes, breakfast in bed, sparkling wine in your cabin and a commemorative framed photo.
Upcoming cruise: 11-night South Pacific and Fiji cruise departs from Sydney and includes five exotic ports of call and seven days at sea, giving you plenty of time to experience everything the amazing Voyager of the Seas has to offer.