Top tips for booking your honeymoon cruise deal
Can’t agree with your spouse-to-be on a honeymoon destination? It’s a tough choice! With so many great destinations just a stone’s throw from Australia it can be difficult to know which tropical paradise to choose. If you are torn between a relaxing beach break, a luxury resort holiday or an island-hopping adventure, why not have all three?
If you book a honeymoon cruise deal everything is organised for you. You don’t need to panic about planning internal flights, car hire, or luggage allowances, just board the ship and let the crew take care of the rest. Plus, if you book a cruise from Australia, you can get straight on the ship and relax, you don’t have to fly halfway around the globe before you start your honeymoon!
What better way to start married life than being pampered on a luxury cruise? Small-ship boutique cruises are perfect for honeymooners. They are often all-inclusive and have a high crew-to-passenger ratio ensuring excellent levels of service. The luxury accommodations surpass even the swankiest of onshore resorts and the food is pretty good too! However, if you want a cruise with all the on-board activities offered by the more mainstream mega ships why not treat yourself and upgrade to a suite to get luxury services such as a butler who will unpack for you, canapés served in your cabin each evening, and access to restricted areas such as restaurants and pool decks exclusive to passengers in suites.
Kid free zones
To avoid other people’s screaming toddlers ruining your romantic vibe, book an adults-only cruise, a ship with an adults-only area, or a cruise line with no kids club that discourages families by charging the full adult rate for children. If you are on a ship that accepts children, try to travel outside of the school holidays (this will also save you money on your cruise deal!).
Most modern ships boast luxury wellness spas with health and beauty treatments. Make sure to book yourself and your new spouse in for some relaxing couples treatments. To really spoil yourself, why not book the Celebrity Cruises AquaClass Stateroom with access to an exclusive restaurant, the Persian Garden Spa Lounge, and a personal spa concierge!
One of the other benefits to a honeymoon cruise is that there are photographers loitering about waiting to take nice photos of you. Take home memories of your time at sea and feel extra special (not many other honeymoon options come with an included photo shoot!).
There are several unique experiences you can only get at sea. These include things like luxury cruise line Azamara’s ‘Nights in private places’. Couples get the chance to enjoy an evening with a personal butler serving canapés and a private dinner on-deck, followed by a bottle of bubbles in the jacuzzi, before sleeping in a four-poster bed under the stars.
On many cruise lines, you can set up a cruise wedding registry and add shore excursions, speciality dining and on board activities that your guests can purchase for you. Get the most out of your time at sea and treat yourself to wedding gifts unlike anything else!
By Sarah Tayler
Sarah is an avid traveller. When not writing for My Cruises, she can be found gallivanting around the globe. Her favourite port of call is Barcelona because it’s close to the city and she is a sucker for Gaudi and tapas! A big fan of leisurely river cruising as well, Sarah loves nothing more than stopping off along the banks of the Loire Valley for a spot of wine tasting and visiting Bordeaux for the history and amazing French food. On her cruise holiday to-do list is the Panama Canal, an Arctic expedition cruise and a river cruise through Asia.