For those who dream of a totally unique honeymoon, Planet Cruise – www.planetcruise.co.uk - has identified the top ten reasons why a cruise makes for the ultimate romantic getaway.
A top reason to honeymoon on a cruise is BUDGET. After the cost of the wedding and starting to build a life together, finances can be tight. However, there a wide variety of cruise lines and accommodation options available, meaning there is something to suit all budgets. In addition, a number of cruise lines enable honeymooners to know exactly what they are paying before they depart, including food, entertainment and excursions, so there are no hidden surprises. Many cruise lines also allow for the holiday to be paid for in instalments, easing any financial woes.
A great reason to honeymoon on a cruise is the chance to travel to MULTIPLE DESTINATIONS. Perfect for the indecisive couple, a cruise means the pair can stop at multiple ports as well as have the chance to experience a variety of different cultures and destinations. In addition, they will only have to unpack once, taking the stress completely out of multi-destination travel.
SPECIALITY DINING. With a wide variety of onboard restaurants available, there is cuisine to suit all tastes. Cruise lines also often boast a range of speciality restaurants or private tasting menus, to make the trip that even more indulgent.
ONBOARD PERKS. From complimentary desert to discounts at the spa, honeymooners usually benefit from a number of fantastic perks when on a cruise. Couples should make sure they highlight they are on their honeymoon when making their booking to take advantage of these. Some cruise lines even offer a ‘romance package’ offering everything from truffles to long-stemmed roses to breakfast in bed, making the trip that extra bit special.
Another top motivation is the onboard SPA. Here newlyweds can enjoy a relaxing couple’s massage or manicure/pedicure overlooking the ocean; what could be more romantic.
With a traditional holiday, a lot of planning is often needed, from booking hotel rooms to transfers to flights. On top of planning the wedding this can be an unwelcome additional stress. That’s why going on a cruise is a brilliant option, as THE ROUTE IS PLANNED FOR YOU. Not only this but by booking through Planet Cruise, all of the organisation and hard work is sorted for you; taking the hassle completely out of the holiday.
Another bonus is the onboard ENTERTAINMENT. There is always a wide range of interactions and activities to get involved with. From morning yoga and water aerobics to live music, quizzes and casinos in the evening, there is something to suit all tastes. Of course, honeymooners can do as little or as much as they want, allowing them to tailor make their perfect getaway.
On cruise ships, particularly smaller ones, honeymooners are likely to receive a much more PERSONAL SERVICE. The crew will become familiar with the couple and are always on hand to ensure the best possible experience.
Take advantage of a HONEYMOON REGISTRY. A number of lines offer this, enabling wedding guests to treat the newlyweds to a wide range of treats, such as room upgrades or once-in-a-lifetime private shore excursions.
Finally, the best part about cruising for a honeymoon… THE SEA. Nothing says romance like looking over onto the sea with the sunset and a glass of wine. The peace and quiet of the lapping waves will add to the complete relaxation of the trip.