Honeymoon Cruises

Once you've tied the knot, there's nothing more exciting than jetting off on your honeymoon as a pair of newlyweds, but the question is, where will you go? Whether you're into hot weather and sandy beaches, transatlantic crossings or city breaks, there's no better way to celebrate your marriage than on a honeymoon cruise. To help you decide who to sail with and where to go, we've put together a guide to the best cruise lines for honeymoon cruises and the best honeymoon cruise destinations. Keep reading to find out more!


Best Cruise Lines For Honeymoon Cruises

From luxury ships to British or American-style cruising, here's our list of the best cruise lines out there for a honeymoon cruise.

Celebrity Cruises

A honeymoon is all about relaxing and enjoying the beginning of life as newlyweds, and with Celebrity Cruises it's easy to do just this. A luxury cruise line which combines large ships with an intimate atmosphere, you're guaranteed to sail in complete comfort. And with Celebrity Cruises' Always Included, it's even easier to have a good time. With drinks, Wi-Fi and tips included in the price of your cruise fare as standard, there's nothing left for you and your partner to do than make the most of your cruise as a married couple.

celebrity honeymoon cruise

However, if you want to make your time onboard even more memorable to mark this special occasion, there's plenty of opportunity to upgrade the experience. Upgrade to the Elevate Package for premium drinks and shore excursion credit, or to Indulge and get these plus onboard credit and streaming Wi-Fi. For an even more exclusive voyage, splash out on a suite and sail as part of The Retreat. From opulent accommodation to private sundecks and exclusive dining, you'll feel like VIPs.

With Celebrity Cruises, there are even extra packages that you can enjoy during your cruise:

  • Ultimate Date Night- get glammed up at the salon followed by pictures taken by a professional photographer. Head to one of the ship's onboard speciality restaurants before retiring to your stateroom for a glass of champagne.
  • Premier Pass- cruise like never before with the Premier Pass. From priority boarding to a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, an officer's lunch and a Captain's toast, there's no better way to kick off a marriage.

Carnival Cruise Line

When it comes to honeymoon cruises, Carnival Cruise Line goes above and beyond to make sure that newly-wed guests can have the time of their lives. Not only do these impressive ships sail to fantastic destinations around the world, all while providing an onboard experience that's packed with sumptuous dining, comfortable accommodation and exciting activities, guests can also use the cruise line's very own honeymoon registry to help enhance their time onboard. Easy to set up and use, this fantastic feature means that you and your spouse can put together a wish-list of the added extras you'd like to enjoy on your cruise. All that's left to do is for your friends, family and loved ones to contribute what they'd like to your honeymoon cruise. Registry items can include:

  • Onboard credit
  • Speciality dining
  • Cruise tip contribution
  • Photos
  • Spa treatments
  • Shore excursion credits
  • Internet packages
carnival honeymoon cruise

Disney Cruise Line

Where better to start your "happily ever after" than on a Disney Cruise Line cruise. Each ship in the fleet is bursting with the magic of Disney, meaning you can get ready for the fairytale getaway of your dreams. While this cruise line may be popular with families, there's also plenty for newlyweds to enjoy thanks to the exclusively for adults venues onboard.

Enjoy some peaceful time together in the adults-only Quiet Cove. Complete with its own pool, bar and comfortable loungers, escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the ship and take some time out in this luxurious haven. Meanwhile, for couples who want to celebrate tying the knot with something a little more exciting, head to one of the ship's adult-only bars and nightclubs. Order your favourite drinks and dance the night away with your favourite person.

celebrity honeymoon cruise

However, there's also plenty of romance to be found on a Disney Cruise Line honeymoon cruise. Palo and Remy are two specialty restaurants which serve up exquisite cuisine from Italy or Paris, two of the most romantic countries in the world. And if that's not enough, why not book in for a couple's massage at the luxurious onboard spa, available on every ship in the fleet?

Royal Caribbean

A cruise line designed for the adventurous sailor, there's plenty for guests to explore on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Whichever ship you choose to sail on, you're bound to find adrenaline-pumping activities such as the flowrider surf simulator, climbing walls, thrilling water slides and even a skydiving simulator. Alongside these exciting activities which only the world's biggest mega ships can boast, there's also plenty of opportunity for couples to add some romance into their honeymoon cruise.

With Royal Caribbean's Romance Packages, you can add special touches to your cruise to make it as memorable as any honeymoon should be. Decorate your stateroom with Just Married décor or order champagne and strawberries to show your spouse how happy you are to have tied the knot. And if that wasn't enough, just like Carnival Cruise Line, newlyweds on a Royal Caribbean cruise can put together a honeymoon registry to send to friends and family, with items including:

  • Shore excursions and onboard credit
  • Drinks packages
  • Credit for the casino
  • Chef's Table dining
  • Massages, pedicures and facials
  • Cruise contribution
royal honeymoon cruise

P&O Cruises

Popular amongst British cruisers, a P&O Cruises voyage is the ideal way to enjoy a sophisticated honeymoon cruise. As well as their family-friendly ships, P&O Cruises also boast two ships, Arcadia and Aurora, which are designed exclusively for adults, making them perfect for a romantic getaway. No matter whether you're enjoying a short break honeymoon sailing from Southampton, or you'd like to head further afield to the Mediterranean, Caribbean or many other destinations, you're sure to find the perfect cruise with P&O Cruises. With tips included in your cruise fare, as well as some fantastic complimentary dining options, romance awaits onboard.

If you want to upgrade your experience to make it extra special, there's plenty of opportunity to do just this courtesy of P&O Cruises' packages:

  • The Ultimate Celebration Package- includes champagne, flowers, chocolate, spa treatment, special dining and more
  • Bon Voyage Package- champagne, breakfast in bed, P&O Cruises robes, chocolates and flowers
  • Welcome Aboard Package- champagne, chocolates and flowers upon arrival
P&O Cruises honeymoon cruise

Friends and family also have the chance to treat the newlyweds to something special by pre-ordering gifts to be enjoyed during the couple's cruise. From flowers, chocolates and wine to cakes or even a behind the scenes tour, loved ones can order the happy couple gifts which will be delivered to their cabin. Alternatively, gift vouchers can also be purchased which the couple can choose to spend how they like during their honeymoon cruise.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line offers guests American-style cruising onboard ships where freedom is at the heart of everything they do. As well as budget-friendly options for those looking for a romantic getaway for less, there's also plenty of opportunity to upgrade your time onboard. Elevate your accommodation by booking a suite in The Haven, and not only will you be able to enjoy life at sea in sumptuous surroundings, you'll also be able to enjoy the perks of this exclusive retreat, including private decks, lounges and restaurants.

As with other cruise lines, friends and family can also get involved to make sure your honeymoon cruise is one to remember courtesy of the honeymoon register. Sign up and your loved ones will easily be able to choose fantastic gifts to help you make the most of your time onboard, including shore excursion credit, spa services, dining packages and more.

norwegian honeymoon cruise

There are also an impressive selection of romance and honeymoon packages to choose from during your NCL cruise. Ranging from sparkling wine, strawberries and canapes delivered to your room, to professional photos, speciality dining packages, spa treatments and breakfast in bed, there's no better way to add even more romance to your getaway:

  • Honeymoon/Anniversary Package
  • Deluxe Honeymoon Package
  • Romance Package
  • Deluxe Romance Package
  • Ultimate Romance Package

Best Honeymoon Cruise Destinations

A Honeymoon cruise isn't just about your time onboard, it's also about the places you get to see along the way. Whether your idea of romance is lounging in the sun, exploring new cities or getting adventurous, there are plenty of fantastic destinations to choose from.

Galapagos Islands

For a truly unique honeymoon that you and your partner will never forget, the Galapagos Islands is the perfect place to explore. Perfect for the adventurous pair who love to get lost in nature, a trip to the almost untouched beauty of the Galapagos Islands makes for the most memorable of honeymoon trips.

galapagos honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • Spotting the Sea Lions on San Cristobál Island
  • A visit to the Charles Darwin Research Centre
  • A hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Snorkelling and diving around the islands

Alaska

Another fantastic option for those who love natural landscapes and getting up close and personal with nature, an Alaska honeymoon cruise takes you to one of the world's most spectacular destinations on itineraries which combine scenic cruising with must-visit ports of call.

alaska honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • Watching the scenery from your balcony room
  • Exploring small towns such as Skagway and Ketchikan
  • Spotting wildlife such as wolves, bears and caribou

Caribbean

With its stretches of sandy beaches, glistening waters, sun-drenched days and action-packed nights, it's not hard to see why you should consider the Caribbean as one of the best honeymoon cruise destinations out there.

caribbean honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • Soaking up the sun on deck by the pool
  • Visiting a cruise line's private island resort
  • Heading ashore in destinations such as Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts and St. Barts

Mediterranean

Sun-drenched beaches and vibrant ports of call, as well as its proximity to the UK, makes the Mediterranean a great honeymoon cruise destination.

mediterannean honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • City tours in ports of call such as Lisbon, Barcelona and Marseille
  • Visiting the picturesque Cinque Terre on the Italian Coast
  • Sunbathing on the beaches

Greece

From their pretty coastlines, sparkling oceans and bustling towns, the Greek Isles ooze romance as cruisers sail around this desirable destination.

Greece honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • Visiting the iconic white-washed buildings of Santorini
  • Admiring the windmills (and the nightlife) on Mykonos
  • A tour of Knossos Palace in Crete

Honeymoon Cruises From UK

Get your honeymoon off to a stress-free start with a no fly cruise from the UK. Short breaks or longer itineraries are all on the cards as you set sail from a UK port.

uk honeymoon cruise

Highlights

  • Short break cruises to Northern Europe such as Amsterdam or Bruges
  • Longer itineraries to the Canary Islands, Spain and Portugal
  • Transatlantic crossings to New York or the Caribbean

No matter which cruise line you choose and where you decide to sail, a honeymoon cruise is guaranteed to be the perfect way to kick off married life. If you're ready to book, check out our amazing cruise deals to find the perfect voyage as newlyweds. And if you don't want to stop at just a honeymoon cruise, take a look at our information on cruise weddings to see if you can make the special day even more memorable!