The bells have finished ringing, the confetti has settled, and the crowd have departed. How should you kickstart married life? Running away with your beau to a dreamy location sounds nice. What if you could combine several destinations, not have to worry about travelling between them, and get all your food and drink included? Even better. So if that sounds like the stress-free escape you need after months of frantic wedding planning, here are a few reasons you should choose a cruise for your honeymoon…
You can visit several places in one trip
The thing about cruises is that they offer so much choice. Depending on your itinerary, you can see multiple cities or countries. If you’ve always dreamed of holding hands under the Northern Lights, you can visit the Fjords of Norway and Iceland’s Blue Lagoon all in one trip. Or if you’d rather sip cocktails on sunloungers, why not hit Seven Shores in seven days? You can even combine your cruise with a week’s stay in the destination at the start or the end of your itinerary for the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime trip. And best of all, you’ll won’t have to pack and repack your case every time you head to a new port, or waste time on planes. How else could you see so many places in such a stress-free way?
You don’t have to worry about paying for food and drink on board
Choose an All Inclusive ship and you have food and drink options included in the price of your holiday, plus most of the onboard activities are also part of the deal. Sister ships Marella Discovery and Marella Discovery 2 are our All Inclusive as standard ships, which also covers prosecco and cider, so everything will be taken care of for you. Tips and service charges are included on all of our ships, too. Marella Explorer, which joins the fleet in summer 2018, is also All Inclusive, and you can always opt to upgrade to an All Inclusive drinks package on the other ships in the fleet.
You can enjoy ultimate relaxation after the wedding stress
Get out and see every destination the ship stops at. Or, stay onboard and hit the spa – Marella Explorer will be home to the first Champneys Spa in the fleet. The choice is up to you on a cruise. And, if you want to explore a destination without having to worry about it organising yourself, book onto a shore excursion and let someone else take care of everything. Evening entertainment is just the same – it’ll be there to help you forget all those wedding flower arrangements and seating plans.
It’s the ultimate romantic escape
Whether you’re watching sunsets on your private balcony with a glass of bubbly or exploring a new city together, cruises are awash with romantic opportunities. And not only will you be making memories that belong only to you and your partner as you experience the world together, you can also switch off from the rest of the world if you want to. WiFi is available on board at an extra cost if you can’t resist bragging to friends and family at home. Or, don’t bother – for a week or two you can just indulge in each other. How often will you get that opportunity?