Let's take a look at what elements go into creating the Best Cruise Honeymoon.
Firstly, it needs to be a great environment for romance... then a visually gorgeous environment... there needs to be a good combination of relaxation plus activity... enough private time and social interation. Or no social interaction!
You choose :)
The vote for the best cruise honeymoon is likely to be a tropical paradise setting... but not necessarily.
I've outlined below a selection of results, based on my own research. Let me know at the bottom of the page if you agree.
If you have been to one of these honeymoon destinations already, then please share your experience.... so as upcoming honeymooners can have the value of your knowledge.
A Hawaii honeymoon is definitely one of the top 10 honeymoon spots. And even more than that, a Hawaiian cruise is a fabulous example of the all inclusive honeymoon vacation. So, this is a very popular choice among newlyweds.
You can commence your cruise in Honolulu itself. OR you could start your journey in various other ports in the U.S., Canada or Australia, i.e. Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sydney or Brisbane.
This "voyage of love" is definitely a contender for the best cruise honeymoon.
Ah yes, there's something about the colour of the water in the Caribbean, isn't there! That beautiful shade of green that identifies this part of the world. It's no surprise that a Caribbean honeymoon cruise is one of the most popular of all.
Once again, there is a variety of options as to where you can commence your Caribbean cruise. Various ports on the East Coast USA, incl. Florida, or within the Caribbean itself, from Bridgetown (Barbados).
You can even start your cruise from Singapore or Southhampton in England.
No matter what month of the year you take your honeymoon, there'll be a Caribbean cruise that fits in with your schedule. Such romantic ports to discover, such as Antigua, St. Barts, St Lucia, Aruba. I could go on!
Wherever you go in this glorious honeymoon playground, you'll have all the sun-soaked days and balmy nights you could hope for.
A South Pacific cruise is another one of the top honeymoon cruises. The islands of the South Pacific are truly bathed in tropical splendour, with dense rainforest and volcanic mountains, as well as pure white sandy beaches.
Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora are well-known honeymoon destinations and certainly worthy of being voted "best cruise honeymoon". If you choose this part of the world for yours, then you won't be disappointed.
Maybe you want to put Fiji cruise on your wish list for that Honeymoon Vacation Registry! A Tahitian Princess Cruise is another popular choice for new brides. And the Bora Bora honeymoon is a fantasy that you can definitely make come true.
Departure ports include several along the west coast USA, Vancouver, various ports of Australia and also Nadi and Papeete -- the capital of French Polynesia.
And if you want to extend your stay in this part of the world, after your cruise, there are some wonderful hotels and resorts in French Polynesia.
This is the land of "Bali Hai"... that haunting ballad from the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific" by Rogers & Hammerstein. Also made famous as a Hollywood film, starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi. Even though it was filmed in a different location, the magic of this Bora Bora photo above definitely captures the essence of it.
Or you may want to retrace the steps of the French Post-Impressionist painter, Paul Gauguin. He was born in Paris, a contemporary of Van Gogh, and died in French Polynesia. He painted a vast body of work while living in his Tahitian paradise. And there are actually luxury cruises named in his honour!
So this is very much the tropical honeymoon.
Imagine setting sail from the beautiful pristine waters of Vancouver, British Columbia (one of my very favourite cities) and gliding out of the port on one of those adult only cruise ships... headed for your Alaska honeymoon cruise.
The wild beauty of Alaska, with its majestic fjords and glaciers, is a breathtaking experienc, as is the abundance of wildlife itself... whales, porpoises, sea lions. The Alaska Inside Passage is a waterway made up of over 1,000 islands, so this is one of the best honeymoon cruises for nature lovers.
And because this Alaska cruise is on small ships, you get to develop more meaningful connections with your fellow passengers.
I hope you are inspired by this hand-picked selection of top honeymoon cruises, and that you are closer to making a choice of what your best cruise honeymoon might be.
Remember to check out the Honeymoon Vacation Registry, to allow your wedding guests to gift you your honeymoon cruise.
Wishing you starry nights and beautiful days... and please share below about your own "best cruise honeymoon"
If you have already had the ultimate honeymoon cruise, share your story here. Other couples will want to hear it!