The famous cliche about cruising, in which passengers tend to be “newly wed or nearly dead,” no longer applies, as cruise lines have embraced a far more contemporary vibe. Still, there’s no question that a cruise honeymoon is a terrific, hassle-free vacation option. You can get married at Sea if you so desire. You can invite your friends and family to join you, if you so desire.
Cruise lines continue to offer perks to attract the newly married, from those coveted tables for two to fresh flowers and Champagne (for which, on most lines, you’ll have to pay otherwise).
What’s the best bet for your honeymoon? It depends. Before honing in on a cruise, it’s important to figure out what type of honeymoon you want. Are you active, outdoorsy types? Do you prefer a low-key onboard ambience? Are you a luxury-seeker, or do you prefer more informal, better value digs? And age matters too. While most honeymooners have tied the knot at ages ranging from 20-something to 30-something, there are also plenty of choice options for more mature folks. Late-in-life nuptials deserve celebrations, too!
Here are a couple of tips to get you started:
You might not get special treatment by identifying yourself as a honeymooner, but Friends Travel LLP specializes in cruises and has a good relationship with the cruise line you’ve booked, you will get some amenities at no charge. Don’t count on anything, but do ask Friends Travel to let the line know that you’re on your honeymoon.
If you plan on buying a celebration package, do it well in advance. Many lines offer several with varying degrees of amenities (such as Champagne, breakfast in bed, spa treatments and dinners in specialty restaurants), and there is often little difference in cost between the mid-range and top-level. Know what you’re getting, and book early.
If you’re on a ship with traditional dining, and you want a table for two, request it early and — particularly with this request — make sure the cruise line knows that it’s because you’re on your honeymoon. Otherwise, you could find yourself sharing those special meals at a table filled with newfound friends.
Some cruise lines offer couples’ massages in the spa and, occasionally, in your room or suite. If you want that and the line allows you to book the spa treatment early, do so. Couples massages sell out very quickly, so book as soon as you can.
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