After all of the wedding planning, preparation and the big event itself have taken place, a romantic honeymoon is the ideal time to relax, unwind and enjoy your time together as a newly married couple. When you choose to book one of the honeymoon cruises from Cruise Nation, you can truly switch off, knowing that every last detail of your trip will be taken care of for you by one of our expertly-trained honeymoon cruise advisors.
From all inclusive cruises onboard luxury vessels to mini cruises and family cruises, we have a honeymoon deal to suit every kind of couple. And with cruises to almost every corner of the globe, you'll find it easy to book a cruise to your dream honeymoon destination - whether it's the white sands of the Caribbean, the exotic shores of the Far East or the enduring romance of the South Pacific Islands.
Cunard – For Ultimate Romantic Luxury
Cunard cruise line is for those honeymoon couples that is prepared to save up to experience how the other half lives, especially those with old money. Imagine having romantic champagne toasts in their famous salons, waltzing the night away with your new spouse in Cunard’s grand ballrooms or savouring grand feasts of the finest flavours in her dining rooms, and whiled away hours immersed in fascinating conversation on decks.
We are hard-pressed to choose our favourite Cunard ship but at a push, we will recommend the exceptionally impressive Queen Mary 2. During her maiden voyage in 2004, she was the largest, longest, highest and most expensive ship ever built and was even christened by Queen Elizabeth II herself. This maiden voyage was attended by all the who’s who of the media industry and was said to be an incredible journey. We can’t think of a better ship to enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Honeymoon Caribbean Cruises - How to Enjoy Quieter Peak Season
The Caribbean is the world's most romantic cruise destination, with its peak season spanning from December to April. If you want to go celebrate your honeymoon in peak season, it may be best to try and visit the parts of the Caribbean that is slightly more off the beaten track, to ensure you can avoid the hordes swamping some of the prime sights and beaches.
One way to avoid the crowds is to travel in the cooler low season months but if you want to go between December and April, there are other ways to ensure relative peace on your trip. This time of year, you want to skip organised group excursions and rather research and then independently explore the area by bus, taxi, or on foot. It’s worth reading up as much as possible about your destination, so you can also discover slightly more hidden gem beaches and attractions.
Another way to get a quieter romantic cruise is to go to destinations that are still up and coming and not overrun by tourists. Some of the best ‘hidden gems’ include the Bahaman capital Nassau, St John's in Antigua and Bridgetown, Barbados.
Romantic Alaska Cruises on a Budget
Alaska is a top choice for honeymooners, being a stunning region with amazing sights as well as plenty of interesting history. You can't go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May and September. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy.
One of the other perks of visiting Alaska in Springtime, also known as the shoulder season, is that you will be avoiding the Summer crowds. Springtime will also give you a sense of what Alaska is like in Winter as there will be a few cold days and you will see a lot of ice melting as the weather turns warmer.
And if you have a bit more money and holiday saved up, why not take a cruise from the west coast of the USA up to Alaska and see what remains of the gold rush era and local tribes, along with many wildlife species in their natural habitats, including brown bears and bald eagles?
Azamara Cruises – The Perfect Choice for Romantic Intrepid Travellers
If you want your honeymoon cruise to be a memorable one that you will remember for the rest of your life, Azamara offers unparalleled itineraries that allow you to immerse yourself into local cultures. Azamara Club Cruises invites you to step ashore as an insider and explore further, discovering the world within the world, while you also discover more about yourself and your partner. What they do differently is to offer overnight stays in smaller and less-travelled ports.
They also offer the next level of immersive experimental travel with their Destination Immersion Experiences. This includes a collection of activities and excursions all booked through local independent tour operators. Instead of going on a huge cruise ship and only scratching the surface of your destination, their outings will take you deeper into the heart of local life with exclusive activities and events. These activities are all focused on immersing yourself in the local history, culture, art and natural beauty of your destinations.
Some examples of unique outings you can enjoy on your honeymoon include learning how to make mozzarella by hand at the home of an Italian family. Or savour a feast of senses at exotic markets while being accompanied but an experienced and knowledgeable Azamara chef. Other options include playing golf at some of the best courses in the world or embarking on an overnight desert adventure. And this is only looking at a few as there are so many more authentic land programs to let you explore, play, live and dine like a local while celebrating your love.
Holland America – For Cultured Honeymooners
Holland America has been introducing cruisers to new places and cultures for nearly 150 years. They believe in the transformative power of travel and how it can open minds and cultivate an appreciation of the shared humanity that unites us all over the globe. They invite couples to join them for an unforgettable experience because travel is more than an itinerary and has the power to change our world. They currently offer more than five hundred itineraries, stopping in a hundred countries all over the world. They also have new partnerships with BBC Earth Experiences; O, The Oprah Magazine; Microsoft Studio; and live entertainment, so you can continue exploring onboard.
One of the most exciting new additions is their Explorations Central program, which transforms their ship’s Crows’ Nest into an educational shipboard centre, which adds meaning and context, making your journey an even better experience. Explorations Central is Holland America’s exclusive destination program, that will help you deepen your understanding of the places you visit. This indispensable travel resource allows you to get to talk to experts and insiders, making every port of call even more meaningful and vivid.
Holland America is also a superb choice for foodies because of the quality of its restaurants and chefs. You can learn how to hone your culinary skills and learn how to create showstopping dishes by attending the foodie workshops and the Port-to-Table shows. Or simply sit back and enjoy some of the best food available on the high seas at their world-class restaurants which are all under the guidance of their Culinary Council of chefs.
Celebrity Cruises – For Convenience and Extra Perks
Celebrity Cruises offers you the chance to enjoy your most romantic and luxurious holiday yet with their all-inclusive cruises. With their Sail Your Way program, you can completely customise your cruise package with three booking options allowing you to choose your perks. Perks include a Premium Drinks Package, Onboard Spend, Pre-Paid Tips and Unlimited Wi-Fi.
Celebrity’s Sail Your Way offer applies to a wide selection of exciting itineraries. Explore the historic capitals of Europe, the idyllic coasts of the Mediterranean, or the sun-soaked beaches of the Caribbean in unparalleled luxury. Or, you might choose to explore the wild frontier of Alaska. Many of their cruise deal itineraries also set sail from Southampton, bringing your dream honeymoon cruise closer than ever before.
HONEYMOON CRUISES AND DEALS
At Cruise Nation, we know that planning a wedding can often be one of the biggest expenditures in a couple's life, which is why we offer a huge range of incredible deals on cheap cruises. From last minute deals to amazing savings on luxury cruises and all inclusive packages, you'll find that a honeymoon to paradise doesn't need to cost the earth.
For newly-wed couples with limited time, our wide range of cruises from Southampton offer hassle-free honeymoons - removing the stress of airports, queues and baggage restrictions. With a great selection of mini cruises sailing directly from the U.K., even those with less than a week to spare can still experience the romance and excitement of a honeymoon cruise to destinations including Rome, the Norwegian Fjords and Barcelona.
Couples who find themselves with more time to play with can enjoy honeymoon cruises departing from Southampton to the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and New York, with cruises for every kind of traveller. From relaxing on a beach in the Bahamas to hitting the big time in Las Vegas or adventuring through the Alaskan wilderness, Cruise Nation can help you find your perfect honeymoon location.
If you're hoping to stretch out the honeymoon period for as long as possible, your holiday doesn't have to end when your cruise does - thanks to our incredible value Smart Packages and Cruise & Stay deals. Offering couples the chance to extend their honeymoon, our Cruise & Stay deals include accommodation in some of the world's most exciting city destinations. Choose from pre- or post-cruise stays in New York, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and many more, giving you more time to travel the world together as a couple.
For complete peace of mind, you can leave your wallet at home with one of our all inclusive honeymoon cruises, safe in the knowledge that you won’t come home to an unexpected bill. With luxury accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities onboard some of the world's leading cruise liners, as well as great deals on free extras such as drinks packages, you'll be able to sit back, relax, and completely enjoy the honeymoon of a lifetime.