The wedding is over, no more planning, booking, stressing over details. It’s finally time to enjoy your honeymoon. What could be more relaxing than a cruise? Here are Wanderable’s favorite cruise destinations from all over the world:
The Mediterranean: There are many beautiful regions along the Mediterranean. Explore the French Riviera, Cinque Terre, and even Rome. The French Riviera is known for its wineries, art museums, and enchanting chateaus. Cinque Terre features delicious cuisine, and a breathtaking coastline. Rome is steeped in history and incredible architecture. Or set a course along the coastline of Greece, stopping off and experiencing its crystal blue waters, sheer volcanic cliffs and striking architecture. We recommend doing one of these cruises in the low season; try to avoid the crowds in the summer.
The Caribbean: This string of islands is around 2,000 miles long. They divide the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. They have the best weather in January and February. The Caribbean Sea is home to over 7,000 islands, so there is plenty to explore. You can choose between islands with ruins, waterfalls, tropical rain-forests, perfect blue waters, private beaches, spice plantations, and more. Here is a great guide showing the islands’ differences.
The Hawaiian Islands: Hawaii is by far one of most popular honeymoon destinations, due to the spectacular beauty and wide range of activities it offers. The islands are a great place to cruise to different ports, with a striking range of landscapes among the four major islands. Kauai is home to the mountain range that receives the most rainfall in the world and is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. Maui is breathtaking and is wonderful for hiking, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Oahu is more heavily commercialized, but it offers some of the best surfing in the world. Finally, the Big Island’s volcanic landscapes and unique beaches are absolutely astonishing.
The Mexican Riviera: If you prefer more lively ports, this may be the cruise destination for you. Places like Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and other stops along the Mexican Riviera are filled with dancing, mariachi bands, and strong margaritas. You can do all sorts of activities at the ports along this coast, such as snorkeling, kayaking trips, cave excursions, and scuba diving. San Diego is a wonderful place to stop off as well, with attractions like Sea World, Balboa Park, and a plethora of gorgeous beaches. The weather is fairly temperate here.
The Cayman Islands: Want to snorkel and swim with stingrays, dolphins, and turtles, in crystal clear waters? These may be the islands for you. This area is also famous for its seven-mile beach. Imagine walking on a never-ending, pristine coastline. Explore an underwater shipwreck, go on a submarine tour, or take a break from the water and soar above the islands on a helicopter tour. These islands are known for their picture-perfect beaches, clear waters, and unique diving experiences.
Cruises place relaxation at your fingertips. They are an excellent way to explore and experience multiple locations in one trip.