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One of the most special times in a person's life is their honeymoon. As such, many people choose to take a vacation that's beyond their normal vacationing experiences for their honeymoon. Although cruise lines do not typically offer a special discount to honeymooners, a cruise offers one of the best values for your money for a honeymoon. As such, more and more people each year are choosing to take a cruise (sometimes in combination with a land vacation) for their honeymoon.

Here's a list of some of the most popular cruise lines to take a honeymoon on, along with special information regarding honeymooners (listed in alphabetical order):

Carnival Cruise Lines
The "Fun Ships" of Carnival offer a great value for a honeymoon cruise. Some of the more popular destinations offered by Carnival include the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Europe and Alaska. Carnival offers a few romance packages that would be great for a honeymoon. Among them is their "Hearts Forever" package, costing $65.95. This package includes a bottle of Korbel sparkling wine from California with 2 etched champagne flutes, a 4"x6" photo frame with heart emblem, tic-tac-toe metal game pieces cut in heart shapes. It comes with a matching base made of acrylic, set in a smooth wood pattern. The "Hearts Forever" set will be arranged in a wire basket adorned with hearts design.Cloud 9 Spa Suite on Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor features special Cloud 9 Spa staterooms, great for honeymooners. The spa staterooms feature exclusive amenities including private access to the spa and extra in-room luxuries, such as Elemis products and special spa packages. The special spa packages include the following amenities: priority spa appointments (including concierge consultation), complimentary fitness classes (2 classes per person), Carnival Splendor spa towels, bathrobes and slippers (all only for use during the cruise), and unlimited use of the Thalassotherapy Pool and Thermal Suite (a $40 per person per day value).

Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity is an excellent choice for a honeymoon, as their ships are luxurious and spacious. They travel to some of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, including Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Honeymooners on a Celebrity cruisethe Mexican Riviera and South America.

Celebrity offers a few honeymoon packages, ranging in price from $150 to $245 (depending on which Champagne you choose with the package). These packages include breakfast in bed, a bottle of premium Champagne, two "Special Memories" engraved flutes, a flower-filled flex vase, two plush 100% Egyptian cotton bathrobes, Cova Italian chocolates (4 pcs.), and a personalized certificate.

Celebrity's Solstice-class ships (Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Eclipse) feature AquaClass staterooms. These are veranda staterooms, double occupancy only, that have a premium ship location (nearby the AquaSpa). Special benefits included with an AquaClass room include complimentary use of the AquaSpa relaxation room and the Persian Gardens, exclusive access to Blu (a specialty restaurant dedicated to those staying in AquaClass accommodations), a shower panel in each bathroom and use of plush AquaClass robes and slippers.

Costa Cruises
Costa, an Italian cruise line, is an affordable option for honeymooners, especially those looking for a Europe, Caribbean or South America cruise. Costa offers a honeymoon package (at an additional cost) including a chilled bottle of sparkling Costa SerenaItalian wine in your stateroom, a spray of fresh flowers just for you, a keepsake portrait taken by the ship's photographer, an 8 x 10 silver frame to hold your portrait, a personalized honeymoon or anniversary certificate, a cocktail party hosted by the ship's captain, as well as his and hers Costa robes to take home.

Costa's Samsara Spa accommodations (available on select ships, including Costa Serena and Costa Concordia) are quite nice, giving its occupants unlimited access to the Samsara Spa and Thalassotherapy pool, as well as a special Welcome Ritual consisting of a selection of regenerating treatments. You also benefit from special in-room amenities, such as a flat screen TV, stylish bath accessories, and the ability to choose from the wellness menus at the Samsara Restaurant.

Crystal Cruises
Crystal is one of the world's leaders in luxury cruising. Just to be on a Crystal cruise itself is a five-star dining and cruising experience. Some of the more popular destinations offered by Crystal include the Caribbean, South America, Mexican Riviera, and Mediterranean. If you're able to afford a Crystal cruise, you're sure to have a fabulous time onboard.

Crystal offers optional in-suite and in-stateroom dining. It's a great choice for those looking for a nice meal, while avoiding having to dress up formally. Crystal's Wine & Food Festival, featured on select sailings, are a real treat for those that are able to attend. During this festival you'll have the opportunity to enjoy cooking demonstrations by their celebrity guest chefs, specially prepared four-course dinners featuring the chef's unique dishes, and complimentary wine tastings led by their master sommeliers and guest wine experts.

Norwegian Cruise Line
NCL is definitely a popular choice among honeymooners. This is very much helped by the fact that NCL is one of the world's leaders in Hawaii cruises, offering year round inter-island Hawaiian island cruises onboard Pride of America. Pride of AmericaOther popular destinations offered by NCL include the Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Alaska and Mexican Riviera). Their Freestyle Cruising concept (where you don't ever have an assigned dining time or table) is also popular among honeymooners, as it allows them to have a very open schedule.

Norwegian's standard Honeymoon package costs $79 per stateroom and includes sparkling wine and strawberries in your stateroom on embarkation day, canapés delivered to your stateroom one evening, complimentary sparkling wine and cake party, a keepsake photograph and a romantic dinner for two in Le Bistro with a complimentary bottle of wine. NCL's Deluxe Honeymoon package costs $229 per stateroom and includes everything that the standard package does, plus breakfast in bed on one day of your choice and two 25-minute Mandara Spa® half-body Seven Seas Massages.

Princess Cruises
The owner's of the "Love Boat," Princess Cruises is an excellent choice for a honeymoon cruise. Popular itineraries offered by Princess include the Mediterranean, Hawaii, South America, the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean. An Alaska cruisetour is the perfect honeymoon for the more adventurous traveler, looking for wildlife and nature (instead of sun and swimming).

Because their newer ships (like Ruby Princess, Caribbean Princess and Crown Princess) have a ton of balconies they are able to offer nice prices of them. A nice feature that Princess offers for those staying in a balcony (or higher) stateroom is the Ultimate Balcony Dinner, where you can pay $50 per person to have a four-course meal featuring the choice of a lobster, steak or surf-and-turf dinner on your balcony. They also offer a Champagne Breakfast for Two, for $25 per person.
Crown Princess
Princess offers a Honeymoon Experience package for $140 per couple. This package includes one bottle of champagne in your stateroom accompanied by two long-stemmed roses, two Princess Cruises engraved souvenir champagne glasses, a framed formal portrait, chocolate dipped strawberries delivered to your stateroom the first evening you arrive onboard, and a personalized honeymoon card from the Captain of the ship. Princess also offers a Deluxe Honeymoon Experience package for $420 per couple. This package includes all of the amenities that the regular package has, plus a champagne breakfast in bed (featuring a half bottle of French champagne delivered with breakfast in your stateroom the morning of your choice, two Princess Cruises waffle robes (to take home with you), a 25-minute massage or facial for each person, a choice of canapés or petit fours in your stateroom on selected evenings, and a personalized invitation from the Captain to visit the bridge while in port.

Royal Caribbean
One of the most popular cruise lines in the world is, not surprisingly, also one of the most popular choices for a honeymoon cruise. Royal Caribbean's newest ships feature some of the most feature-packed cruise ships in the world. This includes their Freedom-Class ships (Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Independence of the Seas) and their Oasis-Class ships (Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas). Onboard a Royal Caribbean ship you may find rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing Honeymooners on Royal Caribbeansimulators and much more (exact features depends on the ship you choose). Popular destinations offered by Royal Caribbean include Australia/New Zealand, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera and the Mediterranean.

Royal Caribbean offers a wide range of Romance Packages for an additional cost. Their Classic Romance Package costs $100 and includes a bottle of chilled Domaine Chandon Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a tray of elegant canapés before dinner, and delicious petit fours after dinner on the first formal evening; breakfast in bed one morning during the cruise, and a silver-framed (8" x 10") keepsake portrait. Their Grand Romance Package is $200 and includes a bottle of chilled Domaine Champagne on Royal CaribbeanChandon Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a tray of elegant canapés before dinner, and delicious petit fours after dinner on the first formal evening, breakfast in bed one morning during the cruise; and a silver-framed (8" x 10") keepsake portrait. The Ultimate Romance Package costs $500-$550 (depending on the length of your cruise) and includes a bottle of chilled Dom Perignon champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, one dozen roses and two terry robes in your stateroom upon arrival, canapés and petit fours every evening, breakfast in bed one morning during the cruise, and a silver-framed (8" x 10") keepsake portrait. The Ultimate Romance Package II costs $700-$780 (depending on the length of your cruise) and includes a bottle of chilled Dom Perignon champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, one dozen roses and two terry robes in your stateroom upon arrival; canapés and petit fours every evening, breakfast in bed one morning during the cruise, two spa appointments and a silver-framed (8" x 10") keepsake portrait.

Silversea Cruises
Silversea offers an excellent luxury cruise for a honeymooSilver Shadown. It's not cheap, but it's a great all-inclusive option. Yes, all-inclusive! This is quite rare in the cruising world, but Silversea includes gratuities and complimentary alcoholic beverages in their pricing. This includes various wines, champagne and spirits. There is also an in-suite beverage cabinet in each room, stocked with complimentary beverages. Silversea also offers complimentary round trip transportation between the ship and the hearts of town of the various ports they visit.

Among the many destinations offered by Silversea Cruises is the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Africa, Northern Europe, Alaska and Asia.

All rates and package information listed on this page are in US dollars and are subject to change. All pricing and information should be verified with the cruise line prior to cruise or package purchase.



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