Dreaming of a honeymoon cruise? Plan the ultimate vacation with these incredible destinations and cruise lines.
Honeymoons on terra firma are fun and all, but epic honeymoon cruises are in.
And why wouldn’t they be?
You can hit the dance floor, try your luck at the blackjack table, or relax at the pool all on the same day. And that’s before you’ve even left the ship. Why stick to one destination when you can float between multiple over just a few days (or months, if you’re looking to go all out)?
Try an all-inclusive honeymoon cruise and you have all the makings of an unforgettable romantic trip together.
Ready to discover the best honeymoon cruises? Read on for our favorite cruise lines and locations.
Best Honeymoon Cruises
MSC Divina Caribbean & Bahamas from Miami
Best for a Honeymoon Cruise to a Private Island
MSC honeymoon cruises are an affordable option with no shortage of fun for you and your spouse. The gorgeous ship is a nod to the past and present, with a sparkling interior, infinity pool, casino, and a 1,600+ seat theater.
With a pick-up and drop-off in Miami, this cruise is perfect if you’re planning a Florida honeymoon and want to add more locations to your vacation itinerary.
The real reason we love this cruise? You’ll dock at a private island, Ocean Cay, where you can enjoy an afternoon of sand, surf, and sun.
Did we mention you go to the Bahamas, too? We think you’ll love every moment.
Cruise Duration: 4 days
MSC Seascape Caribbean & Bahamas
Best for an Immersive Nautical Experience
An MSC Caribbean & Bahamas trip is so lovely that we had to include it twice. But don’t worry, you’re not seeing double; this honeymoon cruise is one of a kind.
With a focus on outdoor space – you’ll have every opportunity to dine, swim, or take a romantic stroll alfresco on this incredible honeymoon cruise. And MSC cruises honeymoon packages give you up to 10% off the suites or rooms when you book directly.
Our favorite part? You’ll see some of the top Caribbean destinations and even make a stop in Mexico along the way.
Cruise Duration: 7 days
MSC Meraviglia Bermuda, Canada & New England
Best for a Honeymoon from New York
Care to take a journey out of the city that never sleeps? We love New York and think the MSC Meraviglia Bermuda, Canada & New England option is a great way to add NYC to your honeymoon itinerary while seeing plenty of other places on your journey.
What makes this one of the top honeymoon cruises is you get to visit a sunny Island but also get a chance to see some fall colors in New England and New Brunswick (they say variety is the spice of life).
Cruise Duration: 16 days
Diamond Princess 25-Day Pacific Crossing to Japan
Best for a Cruise to Japan
Diamond Princess 25-Day Pacific Crossing to Japan is the best cruise for a honeymoon of a lifetime.
Not only will you stop at bucket list destinations like Hawaii, Guam, and Japan, but the nearly 1-month journey is on the world-class cruise ship Diamond Princess.
One of the best cruises for a honeymoon, you’ll catch a top-notch show, have dinner at Kai Sushi, and get to enjoy a romantic afternoon at the Izumi Japanese Bath while on board.
Cruise Duration: 25 days
Virgin Voyages New Zealand, Tasmania, & Melbourne
Best for an Adults-Only Honeymoon Cruise
Virgin Voyages New Zealand, Tasmania, & Melbourne is an excellent choice for couples who want a high-class honeymoon cruise that’s down to earth.
You’ll get to see some South Pacific highlights like Auckland, Melbourne, and Hobart – all while taking a honeymoon cruise perfectly suited for millennials and the young at heart.
The cruise also boasts later departure times and an app that makes your experience as smooth as possible.
Cruise Duration: 12 nights
Ruby Princess 7 Night Caribbean
Best for a Honeymoon Cruise to Central America
Starting in Gavelston, Texas, you’ll stop by the Honduran Island gem Roatan, snorkel in Cozumel, and take in the museums and architecture of Belize City.
Meals, spa access, and entertainment are all taken care of – so what are you waiting for?
Cruise Duration: 7 nights
Royal Princess 20-Day Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing
Best for a Honeymoon Cruise to the South Pacific
When we think of romantic cruises in 2022, the Royal Princess 20-Day Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Crossing comes to mind immediately. And why wouldn’t it? It’s perfect in every way.
If you want an island honeymoon cruise, this is it. Maui, Tahiti, and New Zealand are all overnight stays, allowing you to explore some of our favorite tropical destinations.
And we haven’t even mentioned the journey. Fantastic dining options like Crown Grill, gorgeous suites with ocean views, and the most ‘Gramable ocean walkway we’ve seen make this a honeymoon cruise you can’t pass up.
Cruise Duration: 20 days
Island Princess 42-Day World Cruise Liner
Best for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Honeymoon Cruise
Imagine embarking on a honeymoon cruise that takes you from one side of the world to another while experiencing locations that spark romance and intrigue.
The Island Princess 42-Day World Cruise Liner is a transatlantic journey that starts in Dubai and crosses the Suez Canal through Egypt before stopping by some fascinating European locations.
Want to add something special to your honeymoon itinerary? Add the 4WD desert safari to your honeymoon registry if you want to tap into your inner thrill-seeking side.
Cruise Duration: 42 days
Disney Wonder 4-Night Baja Cruise from San Diego
Ideal for pairing with a trip to Disney Land, you’ll sail off from San Diego. Just a short drive from “The Happiest Place on Earth,” you can keep the Disney vibes going strong.
Exclusive movie screenings, 24-hour room service, and fireworks over the Pacific Ocean are a few ways you’ll experience the magic of Disney at sea.
Last but not least, you’ll be traveling to one of our favorite destinations in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas. Sounds too good to pass up – doesn’t it?
Cruise Duration: 4 nights
Carnival Conquest 5-Night Caribbean
Best for an Affordable Honeymoon Cruise
You’ll see the Cayman Islands and Cozumel – arriving early enough to both locations to catch prime snorkeling and shopping hours.
Settle back into the ship to dance the night away or take advantage of the food and drinks on board. Carnival’s honeymoon wishes program allows your family and friends to contribute to your vacation – so be sure to set up the honeymoon registry in advance.
Cruise Duration: 5 nights
Carnival Glory 14-Day Panama Canal from New Orleans, LA
Best for a Festive Honeymoon Cruise
New Orleans knows how to party, and what better way to kick off your honeymoon cruise than spend a night or two in the Big Easy?
Once you’re on board the Carnival Glory 14-Day Panama Canal from New Orleans, LA, the fun times will keep on rolling.
This is one of our favorite honeymoon cruise packages. Be sure to watch Family Feud Live, catch some laughs at Punchliner Comedy Club or try your hand at a cocktail competition.
Not for the faint-hearted, this cruise is nonstop fun – and we’re here for it.
Cruise Duration: 14 days
Carnival Miracle 10-Day Alaska from San Francisco, CA
Best for a Cruise to Alaska
Want to start your cruise in one of our favorite destinations in the USA? How about a cruise that begins in the romantic hub of San Francisco before making its way up to the incredible wilderness of Alaska?
The Carnival Miracle 10-Day Alaska begins the voyage through The Bay and heads north to marvelous Alaska.
This honeymoon cruise is perfect for hitting The Last Frontier – and makes stops in Juneau, Haines, and Ketchikan with views of the incredible Fjords and rugged coastline of Alaska.
Cruise Duration: 10 days
MSC Euribia Northern Europe
Best for a European Cruise
Want to take a honeymoon cruise before anyone else does? OK, you’ll be with a few other people – but when the incredible MSC Euribia sets sail around Northern Europe in 2023, you’ll want to be on board.
First off, let’s talk about the ship. A part of the #SaveTheSea initiative, it’s a great choice for eco-conscious travelers.
But wait until you see the indoor and outdoor spaces. The promenade, pools, and yacht club spare no luxury.
Visiting destinations like Spain, Portugal, and Belgium, it’s a maiden voyage you won’t want to miss.
Cruise Duration: 21 Nights
Viking Venus Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land
Best for Exploring Historical Sites
The Viking Venus stands out as much for its luxurious staterooms as it does for the intimate setting with less than 1,000 guests.
The 930-person ship sets sail to some of the most romantic honeymoon spots in the world. Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Israel are all stops along the way on this honeymoon cruise.
What really makes this a can’t-miss honeymoon package is the all-veranda suites that allow you to see the Mediterranean Sea right outside your window. Add in excellent service with exquisite attention to every detail, and you see why Viking Venus is a perfect romantic getaway.
Cruise Duration: 15 days
Practical Tips for Planning Your Cruise Honeymoon
Ask for a Honeymoon Package on Your Cruise
It never hurts to ask, so we recommend calling the cruise line or booking directly for the best honeymoon cruise packages. You’d be surprised how many great honeymoon cruise deals you can find along the way.
Which Cruise Line is best for a Honeymoon? It’s tough to say, as so many cruise lines have perfected the art of hospitality and helping you celebrate your big day. Many even have honeymoon registries for your friends and family to pitch in for drinks or entertainment.
But we think the honeymoon packages by Princess are hard to beat. Prices start at $299 and include spa time, champagne, and a balcony breakfast.
Ready to book? We don’t blame you.
Look for Honeymoon Cruises with All-Inclusive Deals
It’s not just honeymooners that can take advantage of significant savings with all-inclusive cruise packages.
Finding great honeymoon cruise deals can also happen when you book your dining and drinks with the price of your room. So look at all-inclusive options when you plan your honeymoon at sea.
Pick a Departure Point You Prefer
Because cruise ports are always on the water (let us know if you find one that’s not), you’ll want to research what city you’re docking in and out of.
Pick a location that’s easy for you to fly in and out of, or better yet – one you can drive to if you’re lucky enough to live by the sea.
Come up With a Game Plan
A cruise honeymoon is one of a kind. It’s unique because you can pack in so many activities on and off the boat.
Come up with a few ideas about what you want to fit in before you leave. We suggest looking at the cruise itinerary and amenities before boarding, so you can discuss a few items that you can’t miss.