2015 is nearly at an end, meaning that if you’re planning on getting hitched in the New Year, it’s time to start laying down the groundwork — if you haven’t done so already that is. After the dress, the cake and the invites, one of the last things most couples decide on is the honeymoon. At Cruise1st Australia, we reckon a cruise could well be the best type of honeymoon getaway — offering newlyweds the ultimate in luxury, relaxation and comfort.
If you remain unconvinced about the merits of a post-wedding cruise, here are 6 of the best honeymoon cruises for 2016 that should change your mind.
11 nt South Pacific Cruise Aboard Legend of the Seas
Where better to spend your first days as a married couple than in the South Pacific — a region celebrated for its paradise good looks and wall-to-wall sunshine. Departing on the 13th March, this 11-night itinerary visits some of the best-loved islands in the Pacific, including New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu. Legend of the Seas is one of the biggest and most entertainment-packed ships in the RC Australia fleet, making it the ideal choice for fun-seekers.
7 nt Mediterranean and the Adriatic Aboard Emerald Princess
If you’ve a substantial honeymoon kitty at your disposal, why not splash the cash on a luxury 7 night cruise in the Mediterranean with Princess Cruises? Sailing aboard Emerald Princess, you’ll visit some truly unforgettable destinations across the Med — from Santorini in Greece to Spain’s beautiful second city, Barcelona. The Emerald Princess itself is packed with facilities and amenities to make your time aboard that extra bit more comfortable — perfect for couples in need of a little R&R.
7 nt Secrets of the South Aboard Pacific Eden
If you’d prefer to honeymoon a little closer to home, P&O Australia’s wonderful Secrets of the South could be the perfect cruise for you. Departing from Sydney on 1st February 2016, this carefully selected itinerary transports passengers along the length of Australia’s beautiful south coast and back — calling at Eden, Kangaroo Island and Portland on the way. Pacific Eden is one of P&O’s newest ships, and offers an intimate cruise experience that’s perfect for loved-up newlyweds.
11 nt New Zealand from Sydney Aboard Carnival Spirit
Looking for an action-packed honeymoon like no other? Book yourself aboard the fun-filled Carnival Spirit for an 11-night cruise to New Zealand and back from Sydney. Sailing on the 12th February, you’ll be ferried across the Pacific to New Zealand, which is often voted one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Here, you’ll stop in a number of destinations across the North and South Island, including Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
8 nt Norwegian Fjords Aboard Celebrity Eclipse
If scenic beauty and culture are at the top of your honeymoon wish list, cast your eye over this incredible 8 night cruise to the Norwegian Fjords — a region celebrated for its captivating natural beauty. Included in the cruise fare are return flights to the UK, from where you’ll set sail aboard Celebrity Cruises’ luxury ocean liner, Celebrity Eclipse. Often voted the most beautiful region in Europe, the Norwegian Fjords promise a honeymoon to remember.
To browse a complete range of 2016 cruises that are perfect for honeymoons, visit the Cruise1st Australia website or call us today on 1300 857 345.
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