Guide To Selecting A Honeymoon Cruise Line
by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com
No matter which cruise line you decide to travel with on your honeymoon, you will be sure to enjoy an excursion filled with luxury, spa treatment, and gourmet dining. Yet, each cruise line available has its one personality and style. Therefore, it is important to learn as much as possible about each cruise line before deciding which one is right for you.
Comparing Cruise Lines
When it comes to searching for the perfect cruise line, you need to compare their characteristics in order to find the one that best matches your budget, interests, and personality.
The Carnival Cruise Line, for example, is known for its party-like atmosphere and has given itself the distinction of being the “Fun Ships.” Celebrity Cruises, on the other hand, indulges individual fantasies while the Disney Cruise Line brings childhood dreams to reality. A trip with the Royal Caribbean, on the other hand, focuses on sporting activities, such as ice skating, miniature golf, and rock climbing.
As you compare cruise lines, you will notice that mainstream lines such as Princess, Carnival, and Norwegian cater to both the first-timer and the experienced cruise traveler. Similarly, the Cunard and Holland America Cruise Line provide upscale luxury.
The activities offered from cruise line to cruise line also have an impact on which one is right for you. Some offer shore tours and romantic packages perfect for a honeymoon getaway. You will also have various dining options depending on the cruise line you travel with.
The itineraries are also different among various cruise lines. Most will offer a Caribbean cruise, but some specialize in other types of cruises. Norwegian, for example, specializes in Hawaiian cruises. Holland America Cruise Line, on the other hand, provides a variety of Alaska cruises. Yet others have their own private islands.
Researching Cruise Lines
When researching cruise lines, you need to consider ship size, entertainment, dining options, destinations, cabin selection, activities, and amenities. A travel agent can be a good place to start with your research, as an agent can provide you with promotional materials from all of the major cruise lines. The individual cruise line websites can also be quite helpful. In fact, many offer virtual tours and sample shore excursion. In addition, many cruise lines provide toll free information hotlines that will offer additional information when choosing which cruise line is best for you.
Since each cruise line is different, it is important to thoroughly research all available options. In this way, you will be sure to plan a honeymoon getaway that will never be forgotten.
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Cruise DestinationsThe itineraries are different among the various honeymoon cruise lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines, for example, specializes in Hawaiian tropical island cruises. Holland America Cruise Line offers a variety of Alaska cruises. Yet other cruise lines have their own exclusive private islands!