If you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, what better way to celebrate your love than by setting sail on a romantic honeymoon cruise? Cruises offer an all-inclusive vacation experience with luxury amenities, as well as the chance to see a range of different destinations on one wonderful trip. These are our top picks of the most romantic honeymoons available on the high seas.
SeaDream Yacht Club
Large cruise ships can occasionally lack that touch of intimacy that couples dream of on their honeymoon, so SeaDream’s luxurious yachts aim to correct that problem. These state of the art restored yachts only hold 112 passengers, so you can get some peace and quiet while you enjoy each other’s company. You can sleep beneath the stars above deck in one of the ship’s beautiful Balinese beds, and enjoy a private candle-lit dinner for two at the wonderful Topside Restaurant. The cabins are extremely comfortable and nicely furnished, but it’s always worth paying a little extra for a luxury honeymoon suite.
The older ships in this line are your best bet for romance: the Crown Princess, Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess are our favorite of the ships. All of the food on this line is top quality, but you’ll get the best honeymoon dining experience with the Ultimate Balcony Dining option. You and your partner can enjoy a lobster dinner, champagne and fully personalized service on your suite’s balcony while enjoying the stunning ocean views. The ship also offers Movie Under the Stars evenings, with comfy loungers and outdoor viewing. Spend your days in The Sanctuary, where you can lay back and enjoy a range of luxury spa treatments as a couple.
Silversea is a smaller cruise line that offers an intimate cruise experience with consistently great service. The atmosphere is romantic and quiet, and the ship has a wonderful onboard spa to keep you completely relaxed and at ease. Enjoy onboard cooking courses and wine tasting sessions, and then experience the perfect romantic dinner at the luxurious Le Champagne, the genuine Relais & Chateaux restaurant on the ship.
Paul Gaugin Cruises
This South Pacific cruise liner is cozy and romantic, with beautiful tropical-themed cabins and amazing balcony views from your room. Book you and your partner a state room ahead of time and you’ll even get your own butler service for the ultimate in honeymoon luxury. The ship has excellent dining facilities despite its smaller size, with the L’Etoile serving up decadent French cuisine with complementary wine, as well as more casual dining options for al fresco lunches. You can also order room service if you’d rather spend the whole day lounging in your cabin and dining on your own private balcony.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The Norwegan Cruise Line has several different ships that are perfectly suited to romance. Book one of the Haven suites if you’re looking for high class luxury: these suites are located in their own private area, with a spectacular pool and separate dining facilities at the delicious Moderno Churrascaria or Cagney’s Steakhouse, depending on your mood. You’ll also get your own butler service, a big fancy hot tub and a flat-screen TV. Visit Cagney’s romantic lounge for sundowner drinks at the top of the ship, and then dance into the early hours at the Bliss Ultra Lounge and Night Club. It will certainly be a honeymoon to remember.
Regent Seven Sea Cruises
Regent Seven Sea Cruises is one of the pricier cruise ship companies at sea, but it’s well worth the extra expense if you can afford it. Every cabin is a suite and every traveller gets personal service, day and night. You’ll also be guaranteed a balcony to enjoy the views. Regent Seven Sea Cruises has the only Cordon Bleu restaurant at sea, so make sure you spend at least one evening at Signatures, and you can cuddle up with cocktails at the Observation Lounger and take in the 180-degree views and wonderful live music.