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Love is in the air… and at sea. Whether you just got married on board or are joining us for a luxurious getaway after your own wedding, a cruise honeymoon is pure bliss. From dreamy destinations to enchanting experiences on our ships to the little extra luxuries, here’s how to plan your perfect post-nuptial escape.
Sherbet-coloured sunsets casting a warm glow… Palm trees swaying in the breeze as you write your names in the sand… The Caribbean couldn’t be more romantic if it tried. It’s an ideal destination for laid-back lovebirds, but it has plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure, too.
Each island has its own distinctive charms. Bijou Tortola in the British Virgin Islands feels a million miles away from everyday life, and from its shores you can escape even further to the pure paradise of Virgin Gorda, where you can unwind amongst the stunning grottoes and white-sand beaches of The Baths. St Lucia is for (nature) lovers. The gorgeous island wows at every turn, its iconic twin peaks the Pitons dominating the skyline and a lush carpet of rainforest blanketing its interior. Cruise the coast’s electric-blue waters and you might spot dolphins or whales. It’s love at first sight in St Vincent, where verdant rainforest, cascading waterfalls and powder-soft sands create a swoon-worthy landscape. Sail up the coast on a catamaran to view the La Soufrière volcano, or while away the day on the idyllic island of Bequia.
If it’s breathtakingly beautiful, can’t-believe-it’s-real scenery you’re after, a cruise to the Norwegian fjords delivers. Assuming you can take your eyes off each other, they’ll be glued to the passing vistas of deep-blue waters, tumbling waterfalls and snow-capped mountains as your ship glides through some of the most screensaver-worthy destinations on earth.
Tranquil Olden is the springboard to some high-octane adventures, from Europe’s largest glacier to the 1,000m-high Loen Skylift. For the ultimate adrenaline-pumping day out, get a bird’s-eye view of glaciers, deep valleys and emerald-green lakes with a thrilling helicopter ride. Architecture lovers will be smitten with Ålesund’s Art Nouveau style – look out for fairy-tale turrets and spires, and decorative leaves and flowers carved into the woodwork as you wander the pretty streets. Cosy up together on deck and soak up the scenery as your ship glides through the water, immersed in a picture-perfect moment.
This one is for the explorers: the beauty of a cruise to the Med is how much you can experience in one holiday. If you want to ascend Rome’s Spanish Steps one day and flit through Florence’s art galleries the next, this is the place for you.
Where better to celebrate eternal love than in the Eternal City? Rome is bursting with scrapbook-worthy sights, whether you’re zipping through the cobbled streets of Trastevere in an oh-so-Italian vintage Fiat 500 or throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain. It’s cameras at the ready, too, in stunning Santorini, particularly in the village of Oia, where whitewashed buildings with blue-domed roofs overlook the caldera and the deep blue sea. Maybe we have Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman to thank, but Casablanca just sounds romantic. The Moroccan city is a wonderland of souks and mosques that begs to be explored, with food and architecture that will surprise you.
Your honeymoon isn’t just about the places you’ll see – it’s how you get there, too. A destination in itself, your ship has everything you need for a heavenly holiday.
While all our ships offer plenty of space to tailor your holiday just how you like it, Arcadia and Aurora are exclusively for adults. Both ships offer classic cruising in elegant surrounds with chic venues for dining, dancing, socialising or simply relaxing.
Could now be the time to splash out on a Suite? You’ll enjoy more space inside your cabin and on your balcony, thoughtful extra touches and VIP treatment from the get-go – priority boarding, a welcome reception and a personal butler.
Once you’ve tied the knot, it’s time to unwind. At the ship’s spa, try body treatments, hot-stone therapy, facials and massages (you can even reserve a massage side-by-side with your loved one). On Arvia, Azura, Britannia, Iona and Ventura, head to The Retreat, an open-air spa terrace exclusively for adults. Relax on your sun lounger, get cosy in your bathrobe and slippers and enjoy the VIP service from our Retreat stewards.
Suitably chilled, get ready to rev up for a night out. Treat yourself to one of our speciality restaurants, such as the sophisticated Epicurean or the unique plant-based Green & Co feat. Mizuhana on Arvia. Fancy a celebratory cocktail? You’re spoilt for choice with the array of bars and lounges on our ships. Then it’s showtime: be it live music in Gary Barlow’s atmospheric The 710 Club on Arvia and Iona or a spellbinding stage show in Headliners Theatre, you’re in for a treat.
It’s the little luxuries that take a honeymoon to the next level. Ease into the day with breakfast in bed. Continental room service breakfast is included at no extra cost. And for a little extra, you can order room service all day and night.
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