Spend some quality time with your spouse on a delightful cruise holiday. See our top picks for honeymoon cruise packages.
There are few events on par with the excitement of a wedding, however, with so much time spent planning and executing it, it can also be one of the most stressful times in a couple’s relationship. That’s why it’s so important to take a relaxing honeymoon. What better choice than a romantic cruise?
Why honeymoon cruises are the best
A honeymoon on the high seas is a great way to wrap up the months of contacting vendors, writing lists, sending out invitations, and all of the other tasks involved in planning the big day. Cruises have long been among the top honeymoon choices and because there are so many different options, the appeal remains.
Cruises are the perfect low-key activity for newlyweds because everything is available at your fingertips. Avoid the long airport layovers, and enjoy the fact that you have zero responsibilities while on vacation. You can be as active or reclusive as you like during travel between exciting port cities. Book a suite or cabin with a balcony and enjoy each other’s company while watching the golden sun rise or set against the backdrop of an endless sea.
There’s no shortage of romantic opportunities on a honeymoon cruise. Share deep conversations over a gourmet meal at one of the many special restaurants, relax in loungers by the pool, enjoy a relaxing soak in a hot tub, savour drinks at a bar or lounge, or take in some of the ship’s entertainment such as stage shows or comedy nights. Life aboard the ship is fun no matter your interests. If you’re strictly looking for relaxation, pamper yourselves in the spa or enjoy a couples massage. If you’re feeling more active, enjoy the sports, fitness classes or quirky competitions. Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t go your separate ways for a while - in fact, one of the benefits of a cruise means that you can try out different activities and still easily meet up afterward to bask in the excitement of your recent nuptials.
Spending one-on-one time together on a honeymoon is important in building a strong start to your marriage, but some couples skip that step because they’ve already had so many wedding expenses. Because of the popularity of cruises, they’ve become more affordable than ever. Just be sure to add the honeymoon as part of the overall wedding planning budget.
Choose your escape
No matter the cruise line, you’re sure to find a ship that caters to newlyweds, and with a variety of New Zealand cruises providing great deals on various locations, dates, and budgets you’re sure to find the perfect package. Some lines known for providing superior honeymoon cruise service include: Carnival and P&O Australia which are ideal for energetic couples just out to have fun, and Princess Cruises, which had its ships feature as the titular vessel in the classic “Love Boat” TV series. Feel like boosting the luxury level? Some lines are able to provide a touch more glamour and sophistication for a slightly higher cost. If you and your spouse prefer to really treat yourselves, enjoy a cruise on Azamara, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, or Silversea. Above all else, simply enjoy quality time with your spouse while experiencing your cruise honeymoon.
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