Honeymoon Cruises Guide: Your Best Honeymoon Cruise Options + What to Pack

Getting married to your dream partner can be a thrill. Each wedding experience requires answering many difficult questions. One such difficult question is where you will honeymoon to. While an exotic honeymoon destination is popular for many, some are turning to honeymoon cruises. Honeymoon cruising offers a thrilling experience for you and your spouse, while taking you to see many destinations along the way. In addition, some honeymoon cruises offer all-inclusive options, perfect for endless fun without a massive unexpected bill. 

In this honeymoon cruises guide, we will review your best honeymoon cruise options, some exotic cruise destinations you’ll love, and what to pack.

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4 Best Honeymoon Cruise Options

1) Seabourn

If you’re looking for an ultra luxury, all-inclusive honeymoon cruise company, Seabourn is a great option. Seabourn has locked down the small ship experience and offers one of the highest space per guest ratios in the cruising industry. Their ships are also some of the youngest and most modern in the industry. If you’re looking for a honeymoon cruise draped in luxury, look no further than Seabourn cruises. Oh, did we mention complimentary premium spirits? 

2) Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises offers more than just ocean-going voyages nowadays - Crystal now offers river cruises, yachts, and private jet charters. For a romantic honeymoon cruise, Crystal’s Esprit is a great option. Esprit is a cozy yacht that only hosts 62 passengers, making it a more exclusive excursion for you and your lover.

3) Silversea

One of the world’s top luxury cruise lines, Silversea Cruises, offers an incredible 900+ destinations you can choose for your honeymoon. Silversea Cruises range from 50 to 300 passengers, offering you and your lover a range of options to sail the world. Every cabin offers ocean-view suites, and many have private balconies too.

4) Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Dubbed as the “world’s most luxurious ship”, the Seven Seas Splendor headlines Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a top choice for your honeymoon cruise. At 750 passengers, the Seven Seas Splendor is on the larger side compared to other options on this list. Collectively, Regent Seven Seas Cruises sail to over 350 destinations around the globe.

Other Honeymoon Cruise Options

When we talk about cruise options with many destinations, we have to include Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norweigan Cruises. If you’re looking for huge ships fully stocked for fun, these cruise lines offer you what you’re looking for on your honeymoon cruise. These cruise companies also travel to many different destinations as they are three of the largest cruise companies in the world. 

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Exotic Cruise Destinations

In this section of our honeymoon cruises guide, we will outline 10 exotic cruise destinations that you’ll love. 

1) The Mediterranean

Located between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, The Mediterranean offers a culturally rich and exquisite cruising experience. For honeymoon cruises, few places rival the sights, sounds, and flavors destinations in the Mediterranean offers. Here are a few of the spots common to the best honeymoon cruises:

  • Athens, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Olympia, Greece
  • Instanbul, Turkey
  • Sarande, Albania
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Zadar, Croatia
  • Venice, Italy
  • Split, Croatia
  • Bari, Italy
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Portofino, Italy
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Marseille, France
  • Palamos, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Cartagena, Spain
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Lisbon, Portugal

2) Asia

Asia is a continent of mystery and marvel. Asian excursions are among the most exotic destinations on earth. For Honeymoon cruisers, there are quite a few destinations that you won’t want to miss:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Nagasaki, Japan
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Shimizu, Japan
  • Mumbai, India
  • Cochin, India
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Puerto Princesa, Philippines
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Bangkok, Thailand

3) South America

South America offers unique flavors, customs, and traditions. A honeymoon cruise to any of the South American destinations will not disappoint. Here are some of the destination options cruises often sail to: 

  • Fuerte Amador, Panama
  • Lima, Peru
  • Arica, Chile
  • Valparaiso, Chile
  • Chlean Fjords
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
  • Recife, Brazil
  • Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Ile Royale, French Guiana

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Cruise Honeymoon Packing List

In this next section, we will review our cruise honeymoon packing list so that you don’t forget anything on your special voyage. 

Important Documents to Bring on a Cruise

Don’t forget to bring these important documents on your honeymoon cruise: 

  • Your drivers licenses
  • Your passports (if traveling outside the country)
  • Cash - We recommend carrying some emergency cash - About $50 per day of travel per person
  • Two credit cards
  • Booking confirmations - two printed copies and easy access on your phone (PDF if possible)
  • Luggage tags

Two paper copies of the following:

  • Booking confirmations (hotels, flights, attractions, etc.)
  • Credit cards
  • Passports
  • Licenses
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Prescriptions
  • Important phone numbers like: doctor, house sitter, health insurance phone numbers, etc

Carry-on Items for a Cruise

When you first board your cruise ship, you may not have access to your cabin immediately, and your luggage could show up hours later. You’ll most likely be traveling to your cruise depart location by plane, so we recommend these carry-on items to bring with you on the plane and ship:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring a change of clothes just in case
  • Cash
  • Credit card / ATM cards
  • Copies of itineraries and other important documents
  • Headphones
  • Water bottle
  • Medications (such as sea sickness pills or other essentials)
  • Important toiletries
  • Lip balm / chapstick
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Paper and pen
  • Tissues
  • Travel pillow, blanket
  • Ear plugs

Toiletries for Your Cruise

Few things are worse than traveling and forgetting an important toiletry item (like deodorant!). In this section, we will review toiletries you should bring on your honeymoon cruise excursion:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap or body wash
  • Hair comb
  • Razer, shaving cream, aftershave
  • Cologne
  • Makeup remover
  • Makeup
  • Chapstick
  • Hair elastics
  • Tweezers
  • Nail file
  • Body lotion
  • Aloe vera
  • Tampons or other hygiene products
  • Razer, shaving cream

Clothing to Pack for a Cruise

The clothing you bring on your honeymoon cruise is important. Some parts of your trip you may be fine dining, while others you may be at the pool or on the beach at one of the exotic destinations. Let’s run through some important clothing items to pack:

For Him

  • Dress pants
  • Jeans
  • Button down shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Exercise shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • T shirts
  • Light jacket
  • Socks
  • Dress socks
  • Underwear
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Dress shoes
  • Baseball hat or other sunhat
  • Exercise shorts
  • Exercise shirts

For Her

Cruise Specific Items to Pack

  • Waterproof phone case
  • Plug adapter
  • Binoculars
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Motion sickness pills

Other Important Items

  • Electrical adapter/converter (imagine not being able to charge your phone!)
  • Prescription medication
  • Band-aids
  • Pain reliever medication
  • Antacids
  • Antihistamine
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Bug spray
  • Anti-itch ointment
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton swabs

Don’t Forget Your Cruise and Beach Honeymoon Essentials from Bliss-On

Now that we’ve gone through our beach honeymoon packing list, don’t forget your beach honeymoon swimwear essentials from Bliss-On.

Bliss-On is a curated bridal swimwear and accessories brand. Our swimsuits, cover-ups and bridal swimwear accessories are designed with the bride in mind and our designer Kat has incorporated all the wedding day details into our swimsuits to bring the wedding day feel into your honeymoon.  Whether you are looking for a classic white swimsuit, bride bathing suit or bride swimsuit, or a complete bridal inspired swimwear look, we have you covered.  We have swimsuits for the bachelorette party, wedding party swimsuits, bride and bridesmaid swimsuits, the honeymoon or your special anniversary beach trip. We want you to feel just as special as you did on your wedding day.

July 05, 2021 — Katie Platt