If your wedding day is the happiest day of your life, then the start of your honeymoon undoubtedly marks the most magical. Amazing experiences, quality time and newlywed bliss – perfect. There is just one problem: how do you choose a honeymoon destination you know will give you unforgettable memories in return?
With so many spectacular cruise destinations right across the world, we thought we’d give you a helping hand. Here some of the six most amazing cruise destinations for honeymooners, all of which feature in the extra special itineraries in our exquisite Finest Collection.
Snow-capped mountains, ancient culture, trees upon trees of cherry blossom: the land of the rising sun is romance personified. It is the perfect honeymoon cruise destination, and with the right itinerary, is gloriously immersive.
Cruise lines like Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises will all transport you to a land that perfectly marries ancient traditions with the buzz of modern life. Ascend the imposing slopes of Mount Fuji before exploring the quintessential Japanese town of Kyoto; visit peaceful temples and tranquil lakes; take part in a traditional tea ceremony and experience the humbling remains of Hiroshima.
Between all of this you will be treated to exceptional dining that encapsulates the best of Japanese cuisine.
If you are craving a honeymoon fuelled by both sun and culture, cruise to the Mediterranean, taking in some of the region’s most beautiful ports.
A Finest Collection cruise package that incorporates hotel stays is the perfect way to explore this iconic region. Enjoy peaceful strolls and complete luxury on a stunning cruise ship whose crew will treat you like royalty. But the magic doesn't end on-board. Explore volcanoes and hot springs on tours from Santorini; soak up the glamorous atmosphere in Sorrento, Capri and Monte Carlo; and even take a breath-taking helicopter ride over beautiful Barcelona.
The Caribbean might be a stereotypical honeymoon destination, but is it really surprising? Crystal clear water, gently waving palm trees and miles of sumptuous sand mean newlyweds can spend their days here in complete serenity. On-board a Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean or Holland America Line cruise to the Caribbean, you can pair complete contentment with once-in-a-lifetime luxury.
Embarking on a handpicked escape to exotic islands, you can enjoy luxurious hotel breaks and immersive excursions alongside your memorable cruise. From the pristine beaches of Grand Turk and the culture of San Juan, to picturesque St Thomas and pristine Half Moon Cay, this is relaxation at its finest.
Norway, Iceland and the Arctic
If you are looking for honeymoon cruises with a difference, forgo the usual sun-soaked Caribbean voyages for an awe-inspiring fjords cruise.
Often beginning in ports like Amsterdam, where you can soak up the unique sights of this iconic Dutch capital, you will travel to some of the most stunning destinations on the planet with cruise lines like Holland America Line and P&O Cruises. Rugged cliffs and traditional fishing villages will make you fall in love with warm and welcoming Norway, while in ports like Longyearbyen, in Svalbard, a belated wedding present may appear in the form of a stunning polar bear. Then there is Iceland, where the Blue Lagoon thermal springs are the perfect place to unwind as a couple.
Asia is a magical continent that is perfect for honeymoon cruises. After all, what could be more romantic than this melting pot of fascinating culture, amazing wildlife, unrivalled scenery and exciting cities?
Many of our Asia Finest Collection packages begin in Borneo, where you can enjoy close encounters with orangutans and visit beautiful nature reserves. Then there is Singapore, which marries both natural beauty with man-made marvels; combining its innovative food scene and urban sprawl with ancient history and stunning green spaces. The Night Safari is unmissable!
Thailand, too, is perfect for honeymooners. Crystalline water, tumbling waterfalls and stunning white beaches are the order of the day: the perfect pairing for serene tours around local temples and cultural landmarks. Throw in Asian cuisine that will make your taste buds dance for weeks to come, and this is a honeymoon cruise for the history books.
Are you an adventurous pair of newlyweds? A South American odyssey is bound to be your idea of honeymoon cruise heaven.
From Peru’s colourful capital of Lima to Ecuador’s most famous natural landmark, the Galapagos Islands, you will explore some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Climb Machu Picchu for sweeping views over the Peruvian mountains and stroll the colonial streets of Quito, before sailing to ports like Baltra, Rabida and Daphne Island in the Galapagos with cruise lines such as Celebrity Cruises. Here, the famously weird and wonderful wildlife affords once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.
Your honeymoon is your chance to experience something truly relaxing, indulgent and exceptional. The cruises included in our Finest Collection are second-to-none, offering unmissable experiences and the opportunity to make memories you will both treasure forever.
Why not cosy up and watch a Movie Under the Stars with Princess Cruises? Pamper yourselves with a couple's massage on P&O? Or enjoy a private picnic as the sun sets on-board Celebrity Cruises?
If you have any questions about our Finest Collection, or would like to speak to someone about adding a more personalised touch to one of our other cruise deals, call our Cruise Concierge team on 0808 1234 118.