Cruising & Sailing Information

Whats Involved With Honeymoon Cruise Packages?

With so many honeymoon cruise packages to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one will provide the most romantic and relaxing environment for you and your loved one. The following tips should be helpful to anyone planning for honeymoon cruise vacations.

Be sure to specifically inform your travel agent that this will be a honeymoon cruise; the cruise line will usually prepare special gifts for newlywed couples.

Decide with your new spouse the general area you would like to visit. When people think of honeymoon cruise vacations, the Carribean Sea is usually the first image that comes to mind. Most cruises do tend to cater to the sunbather, but there are incredible honeymoon cruises to hundreds of areas around all continents of the world. Consider them all before you leap forward with your plans!

Think about the size of the vessel before you book. The larger ships can host 3,000 passengers or more. It is literally like a little city on the sea! For a more private and personal setting, there are some which carry only a few dozen people at a time. These smaller yachts, however, are more unstable during storms and heavy winds. This turbulence can make some people nervous or even slightly ill. It's just something to keep in mind.

In addition to the vast list of amenities included in honeymoon cruises, there are items and activities which are billed separately. Some or all of your liquor and dining costs, plus casino games and souvenirs from the gift shop, are not likely to be included with the actual honeymoon cruise package. Keep these types of expenses in mind when you budget your vacation.

Carrying cash is risky, so it is common for the company to include a shipboard account which can be used to pay for any expenses you might incur during your voyage. This is much safer than carrying bundles of cash, but do resist the temptation to go "overboard" with your tab!

Be attentive to the clothing you bring along with you on the cruise. Most of the day will be very casual, with bathing suits and casual summerwear being the norm; however, many honeymoon cruise packages also include at least one night of formal entertainment where a dress code is in effect. The ship may also shore up in regions of the world where fairly conservative attire is expected from visitors. Bring a nice variety of clothing and you should be just fine.

The most important piece of advice is to thoroughly plan for everything in advance. If you're fully prepared, your honeymoon cruise will be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable times of your life.

Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

Randy has more articles on wedding information such as Wedding Cake in Las Vegas and Australia Honeymoon Vacations. Also has a blog: Weddings Information.


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