The wedding season is fast approaching. And while brides and grooms to be are fine-tuning last minute ceremonial specifics, the honeymoon should also win a spot at the top of the ‘to-do’ list. After all, it’s the first chance a happy couple gets to spend some quality time enjoying each other’s company. And what better place to do so than on-board a luxury cruise ship?
To get you inspired, we’ve put together a cherry picked list of our top five romantic honeymoon cruises that are guaranteed to make you swoon!
Spice of South East Asia – Royal Caribbean International
If you both lead a busy lifestyle and only have a limited amount of time to allocate to your honeymoon, this five night South East Asian cruise on-board Mariner of the Seas is ideal. Sailing out of Singapore on December 1st 2014, the departure point is just a quick flight away from any Australian city. Upon arrival in Penang, newlyweds can disembark and explore the breathtaking beaches of Malaysia’s oldest British settlement.
Next stop is Langkawi, a tropical paradise strewn with long sandy beaches and lush green rainforests. Phuket is the perfect place to dive, snorkel and sail while couples in search of tranquillity can walk hand in hand to nearby waterfalls and tropical rainforests. After a day spent enjoying Mariner’s luxurious on-board facilities, passengers arrive back in Singapore where they can jet back to the Australian mainland and begin married life.
For an extra special trip, upgrading to a suite will buy passengers perks such as concierge service, balconies, whirlpool bathtubs and even a baby grand piano. Wow!
Ultimate Caribbean – Celebrity Cruises
Nothing screams ‘honeymoon’ more than palm tree fringed beaches, crystal clear water and blissful Caribbean weather. Whisk yourselves away on this 11 night Ultimate Caribbean cruise for a quintessential honeymoon you’ll never forget.
Kicking off in Fort Lauderdale, passengers will get the chance to explore Florida’s famous port city before setting sail for Grand Cayman. With further calls at Cartagena, Colon, Puerto Limon, Belize City and Cozumel, you’ll arrive back to Oz with a radiant summer glow. For an ultra-luxe honeymoon experience, treat yourselves to a Royal Suite featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room, ocean view veranda and whirlpool spa.
Luxury Alaska Fly/Stay/Cruise – Celebrity Cruises
For those happy to save their honeymoon for a little later in the year, this 10 night Celebrity Solstice cruise departing on April 30th 2015 is guaranteed to take your breath away. After flying into Vancouver, newlyweds begin their adventure which promises spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife sightings and even the chance to see the eerily beautiful Northern Lights. The Alaskan city of Ketchikan is famous for its salmon while the dramatic glaciers of Tracy Arm Fjord are a sight to behold. Nature lovers will jump at the chance to spot humpbacks, orcas and bald eagles while cruising through the Inside Passage, followed by a healthy dose of cosmopolitan culture in British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria.
Eastern & Western Mediterranean – Norwegian Cruise Line
For couples that love the vibe of chic European cities, this 21 night cruise is just the ticket. Serviced by the Norwegian Jade, honeymooners can take advantage of a fabulous penthouse suite featuring a balcony, queen size bed and butler service.
The itinerary includes a fantastic selection of cosmopolitan European cities including Rome, Livorno, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Olympia and Istanbul. With stunning scenery, mouth-watering food and an abundance of fascinating history to soak up, it’s perfect for couples with a taste for the finer things in life.
Danube Discovery Vienna to Prague – Uniworld River Cruises
Tranquil, slow paced and inherently relaxing, a river cruise is the perfect way to honeymoon in style. This weeklong voyage on-board the River Ambassador is a fabulous way to experience some of Western Europe’s most beautiful riverside cities. Departing on May 15, the European sun is starting to shine once again, yet the crowds are still thin enough for newlyweds to share special moments together without being bombarded by tourists. For the ultimate in holiday indulgence, upgrade to a lavish Suite cabin boasting a French balcony, handcrafted Savoir of England bed, flat screen TV, marble bathroom and L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products.
Discover Your Ideal Honeymoon Today
For amazing deals on all of the above cruises, the honeymoon connoisseurs at Cruise 1st can help you. Contact us today on 1300-857-345 for more information. Whether you’re looking for a whirlwind Asian getaway or have your heart set on an extravagant European adventure, the friendly team of experts will help you organise an incredible honeymoon that you’ll never forget!
Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Frank Tasche