Choosing a cruise for a honeymoon is always a great way to escape, see the world and spend quality time together. Choosing a Six Star Cruise for a honeymoon is even better, as you can look forward to enjoying a taste of the luxury lifestyle that you deserve on this most magical of holidays. Any of the Six Star Cruise lines would make for a wonderful honeymoon even if you simply booked a standard package, but there are some extras that you can opt for with some of the cruise lines to enhance your holiday and really give you those perfect memories that you’ll treasure forever.
With Compagnie du Ponant, there are some great savings offers for anyone taking a cruise within 12 months of their wedding or civil union. Depending on whether you choose a stateroom or a suite on-board you can enjoy a saving of $400 on your booking, a bottle of champagne on arrival, a photography session with discounts on the photos, a spa treatment to the value of $150 and more surprises during your voyage. Once you’ve completed your honeymoon you’ll also enjoy a $260 saving on a future cruise if it’s within three years of your wedding, with $300 savings for every anniversary that is a multiple of five.
Anyone choosing a honeymoon on a Paul Gauguin cruise will be delighted to know that there is a complimentary package which includes a photo portrait, a bottle of champagne, a pillow gift and a blessing in a Polynesian ceremony with other honeymooning couples. You can also choose a deluxe package for $500 which gives you the same benefits as the complimentary package, along with a congratulatory letter from the Captain, with an invite to either dine with the Captain or the Hotel Director, caviar with your welcome champagne, a box of chocolates, a miniature wedding cake and canapés served daily in your stateroom.
Regent Seven Seas offers a very similar package for $470, with a letter from the Captain, a box of Leonidas chocolates, a mini wedding cake, canapés served every afternoon in your suite and a bottle of champagne with caviar on your arrival. You’ll also benefit from an upgraded floral arrangement in your suite.
SeaDream Yacht Club has some amazing features for honeymooning couples. Included as complimentary extras, you can enjoy a private dinner on deck with a guitarist serenading you as you dine, dinner with the Captain, a Balinese Bed on deck scattered with rose petals where you can spend the night under the stars, an al fresco breakfast on deck, a certificate presented by the Captain, a special dessert served as a surprise one evening and more. Optional extras include flowers and champagne, simultaneous massage therapies, plush bathrobes, personal shore arrangements and gourmet picnic baskets to take ashore with honeymoon cookies.
With Windstar, guests receive a letter at the start of their cruise and a certificate at the end, with chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petals included on the first night’s turndown. Optional extras let you buy champagne or order breakfast in bed.
By Ian Lewis