Monday, October 22, 2007

Are Cruises Good for Honeymoons?

If you're planning your honeymoon, it's hard to imagine a better vacation than a cruise.


Imagine the romance of balmy nights and sun-filled days in beautiful destinations such as the South Pacific, the Caribbean, or the Mediterranean.

On a cruise, you don't have to worry about driving anywhere, and you only have to unpack once. You get to leave the hassles at home and truly enjoy your honeymoon.

Your cabin can be your honeymoon suite, and since room service is complimentary, you never have to leave if you don't want to. A room with a balcony lets you enjoy each other's company in private even as you gaze out at the islands and ports you visit.

If you do want to venture out of your room, many cruise lines will provide you with a romantic dinner table for two in the dining hall (advance noticed usually required, but your travel agent can handle that).

Newlyweds can expect other preferential treatment too (after all, the cruise lines are hoping you'll become customers for life and cruise with them again and again) such as a bottle of Champagne, flowers in your room, free photos, or maybe even a free cabin upgrade.

Planning tips:

Since many cruises leave on Sundays, they can be a perfect getaway after a Saturday wedding.

Some cabins do come with bathtubs instead of showers, so if you want to soak with your partner, request one of those rooms ahead of time.

Work with a travel agent, who can handle all the details for you.

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