Choosing Your Honeymoon Cruise Itinerary
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
When planning out your honeymoon cruise, you need to consider more than just the attractions and activities you will enjoy on your cruise. Choosing the right cruise line is just as important because each has its own distinct personality. You also need to consider how long the ship will remain docked in its ports of call and whether or not the length of stay is adequate for you.
Cruise Line Overview
costa cruise line,celebrity cruises,The following is a brief overview of the different personalities associated with some of the more popular cruise lines:
Celebrity Cruise Line Refined and cultured, Celebrity Cruise Line still provides exciting and fun activities at a slower pace.
Carnival Cruise Line Energetic, active, and family-friendly, Carnival Cruise Line as a number of activities set in a Vegas-like setting. For couples with children who want to bring them along on the honeymoon, Carnival Cruise Lines offers great activities for the children.
Costa Cruise Line Festive and fun, Costa Cruise Line places an emphasis on Italian heritage with its entertainment and dining.
Cunard Cruise Line Traditional and classic, Cunard Cruise line pays tribute to cruisings golden age.
Disney Cruise Line Filled with Disney magic, Disney Cruise Line is most appropriate for those couples wishing to make their honeymoon cruise a family affair, though it is still great for those with a love of Disney.
Holland American Cruise Line Laid back and sophisticated, Holland America Cruise Line emphasizes tradition and the experience of the cruise.
Norwegian Cruise Line A casual atmosphere and innovative dining set Norwegian Cruise Line apart without sacrificing the quality expected from a cruise.
Princess Cruise Line Sophistication and glamour combine with excitement and fun on Princess Cruise Line to maintain a sense of tradition.
Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line Elegant and stylish, yet casual, Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line maintains an air of tradition.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Amazing sporting facilities combined with a family-oriented atmosphere makes Royal Caribbean Cruise Line the ideal choice for adventurers.
Windjammer Barefoot Cruise Line Carefree and casual, Windjammer Barefoot Cruise Line provides unique adventures.
Deciding When to Go On A Cruise
Of course, timing of your honeymoon cruise also has a great deal to do with what you will do and what you will see. From June to November, Caribbean cruises can be adversely affected by hurricanes. So, if your heart is set on the Caribbean, you might want to forego the traditional June wedding and set sail during a time outside of the hurricane season window.
May through September also tend to be the busiest time of year in the cruise industry because children are out of school and going on vacation with their families, and because it is honeymoon season. If you are looking for a quieter honeymoon cruise, you might want to plan your wedding and subsequent honeymoon cruise outside of this period of time.
On the other hand, if an Alaska cruise is in your plans, you will need to plan a summer wedding because this is the only time of the year these cruises are available. A Hawaii cruise is good all year, but is busiest in the months other than the summer months.
Choosing your honeymoon cruise itinerary is something you should pay particular attention to. After all, like your sweetheart, you want the trip to be perfect.
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When To Book A CruiseIf you make your cruise reservations far in advance, you will enjoy a number of special perks. You will usually have a greater number of options available, and will have your pick of itinerary options, cabin choices, and dates for your honeymoon cruise... read when to book a cruise