Why choose a honeymoon cruise?There are so many ways that a holiday on the high seas is the perfect way to top off months of wedding planning and the biggest day of your life. There’s the old adage that cruises are for the “newly wed and nearly dead,” and although we have moved well past that in the modern era of amazing vessels and romantic destinations, the appeal of a honeymoon cruise has not waned.
For spending stress-free time together as a newly married couple, it’s perfect: minimal travel hassle, long days at sea with as much or as little to do as you like, tropical stopovers, and absolutely nothing resembling work: no cleaning, no cooking, no driving anywhere. Book a balcony cabin or suite and you’ll have the perfect enclave to enjoy each other’s company while still appreciating the ocean views and stunning sunsets.
There are plenty of ways to spark some romance on a cruise. Intimate dinners in a specialty restaurant, pool loungers for two, hot tubs, quiet corners in the various bars and lounges, great shows and entertainment for a quality date night. Shipboard life also provides fun for all kinds of couples - those who want nothing more than to relax can do just that, with spa treatments and lots of lazing around, while those who prefer to get up and go can take advantage of the many activities, sports and competitions around the ship. Of course, we all know that opposites attract, so if you and your spouse have very different ideas of what makes a good holiday, the various options on a cruise can make for a harmonious escape - just make sure you meet up for meals and the evening affairs!
Another perk of picking a cruise for the honeymoon is the financial factor. Cruising offers great value for money, especially important after the expense of a wedding!
Pick your escapeAny cruise line can cater well to cruising honeymooners, with a range of different Australia cruises offering packages for all schedules, budgets and destinations. However, some are more popular choices than others, providing the best cruises for couples. Princess Cruises have a reputation for romance, several of their ships having once served as the set for the “Love Boat” TV series. P&O Australia and Carnival are also great choices for fun-loving and exuberant couples. Want to splurge? A cruise on a luxury line such as Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas or Azamara will make for an unforgettable honeymoon.
A honeymoon cruise is the ultimate way to celebrate your new marriage, but the festivities don’t need to end there. Dock at one the ports of Australia and continue to celebrate by booking a weekend at one of the stunning retreats and day spas around the country. Or, buy your sweetheart a gift and treat them to a day out at one of the romantic establishments dotting the Australian coast. We’ve gathered together some excellent suggestions to aid you in your honeymoon planning.