Opt for a Convenient and Luxurious Honeymoon with an International Cruise
With everything you could need or want contained in one location, there’s no reason not to love the ease and accessibility of a honeymoon cruise.
The new Norwegian Breakaway
Newlyweds who are starting life together on a honeymoon cruise can luxuriate in a sea of love—or indulge in cultural pursuits, fine dining or adventurous excursions.
After the stress and flurry of activities that accompany planning a wedding, letting somebody else steer the ship can be the ultimate in relaxation.
“You get to see several destinations without having to pack and unpack,” says Tom Gravett, cruise product manager of AAA Mid-Atlantic in Wilmington. “You can go rock climbing on the ship, visit historical sites at ports or just relax by the pool.”
Three major cruise ports—in Baltimore, New York and Bayonne, N.J.—are popular points of departure because they are an easy drive from Delaware.
“Newlyweds can take the money they save on airfare and put it toward an upgrade to a reservation-only steak house on the ship or his-and-her spa treatments,” Gravett says. “Plus, people like the convenience of a port close to home.”
With an ocean of options, how to choose? Before you book, envision the cruise of your dreams, Gravett says. Do you see an oasis of privacy where you gaze longingly into each other’s eyes? Or would you rather keep busy with volleyball, yoga sessions and cooking demonstrations?
“If you are looking for a cruise where you don’t have to deal with a bunch of kids, Oceania is a good bet because it’s more expensive,” Gravett says. “Or if it’s a second or subsequent marriage and you want to bring the blended family, look at Disney.”
Royal Caribbean Offers Cruise Ship Weddings
Thanks to the 2012 Marriage Act
Taking Advantage of Cruise Amenities Tailored
Balancing Finances During a Honeymoon Cruise
Where to Board: East Coast Cruise Terminals
The Breakway atrium
The Manhattan Room
The Thermal spa