All the excitement of the big day may be over but that doesn’t mean ALL of the excitement needs to end! Honeymoons are one of the best way to kick start married life and we’re here to make that decision of where to go that little bit easier.

If you’re struggling to narrow it down, how does traveling to not just one but multiple dreamy destinations sound? Especially when you can do it without the hassle of organising in-between travel or needing to constantly pack and unpack your suitcase!

We know what you’re thinking, is a cruise a good honeymoon idea? We’re here to tell you cruises can be the perfect stress free escape after months of frantic planning. You’ll certainly be well looked after throughout your time onboard – even the majority of your food and drink will already be included, meaning you won’t even have to worry about that.

So if this sounds like it could be the perfect start to your married life – here are a few more reasons which may make you say I do for the second time.

Visiting multiple destinations in one trip

For some, this may sound far from relaxing but cruising certainly makes that possible! Make your honeymoon one to remember by discovering new parts of the world together. There are hundreds of itineraries and cruise lines to choose from to find something that appeals directly to you and your new beau!

Are you a couple that loves to lounge? Why not escape to The Caribbean and take in all those breath-taking beaches! Marella Cruises Exotic Explorer or Cuban Fusion itineraries could be perfect.

Prefer something more once in a lifetime? You could discover the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, dive headfirst into Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and stargaze during the northern lights, all on one trip – see here! – Now those will be experiences to tell the kids!

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Become secluded in your own romantic honeymoon bliss

You want to spend your honeymoon just the two or you right? So the thought of a crowded ship may be your last consideration… Well you’ll be pleased to know cruise ships feel no busier than your large hotel complex. Plus on ships like Marella Explorer and Marella Explorer 2 you can even rent out your own private cabana in the adults only Veranda area!

One of the best things about cruising, you can switch off entirely from the rest of the world! – Avoid those roaming charges and spend a week just wrapped up with each other. It’s quality time that can sometimes seem far from reach, so be sure to make the most of it.  Even if that’s just making sure to book a balcony cabin and sitting to watch the sun go down with a private glass of bubbly or two.

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Be constantly entertained

There’s always something going on during a cruise! Now, it’s up to you how much you decide to participate, if you prefer to just spend your time reading a good book with a few relaxing drinks, that’s more than fine! However if you do look forward to being on the go, cruises can be a great way to stay entertained.

Get out and about each day to see all the ports on your itinerary! You need not even worry about organising your trips, simply book onto pre-planned shore excursions with your chosen cruise line!

Join in around the pool in a friendly quiz competition, take a cocktail making class, go to the gym, even attend some dancing lessons or simply go for a couples massage at the onboard spa. Plus there’s always a bundle of restaurants and bars for some seriously good date nights, but that brings us to our next point…

Eat and drink as much as you like

After such a big pay out for your dream wedding, you really don’t want to be thinking about saving some extra spends for things like food and drink whilst you’re away! Many cruise lines are actually now all inclusive or offering the ability to to upgrade to that style of package.

Marella Cruises’ entire fleet will be all All Inclusive as standard from May 2019, they even include all tips and services charges too! So they’d be no surprise bills at the end of your lovely honeymoon cruise. Wondering what food and drink exactly may be included? We actually have a guides to all of Marella Cruises inclusive restaurants, plus bar guides with a breakdown of everything you can expect drink wise. – Why not have a browse and see what you think!

You can however opt to spend a little bit more here to enjoy an upgrade to a Premium All Inclusive package. Then if you wish to make some of your evenings a little bit more celebratory, you can book in to the specialty restaurants for a surcharge and indulge in some seriously delicious grub, ideal for date nights.

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Celebrate your vows in style

Continue your celebrations onboard, many cruise lines now offer blessing ceremonies or celebration packages to help you make the most of your honeymoon and wedding celebrations!

Marella Cruises for one have three packages to choose from – silver, gold and platinum. With each package you can expect a lavish dinner at the captain’s table, a sparkling toast, cake, flowers and a professional photo of you both, along with a nice bottle of Champagne and a special notice in the Cruise newsletter. You’ll also be treated to VIP seats at one of the shows whilst onboard and be given a discount voucher to treat yourself at the onboard shops.

Upgrade to gold and you’d get extra flowers delivered to your cabin, a personalised card from the captain and a meal at one of the onboard speciality restaurants! Platinum gives you all of the above plus a spa treatment each, 10 professional photos and afternoon tea from the comfort of your very own cabin. Plus you can enjoy breakfast in bed with champagne on a day of your choice and another glamorous dinner at a hosted table with one of the ships senior officers.

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We couldn’t think of a nicer way to round off your wonderful wedding day! Honeymoon cruises really do offer something special.

Decided a honeymoon cruise could be for you? Take a look at our latest cruise offers here! – you can also free phone our cruise experts on 0800 107 2323 who will be happy to help you organise your most special holiday!

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