11/14/2023     by Dayna Engberg

Romantic Honeymoon Cruises

There’s so much to love about honeymoons by cruise. How there’s always something going on nearby, and yet, you can easily steal away to your private balcony at any moment. How you never have to carry around your suitcase or waste time waiting for a train, bus or flight between destinations. The way the ship departs in the evening, so you always get to see the coastline at the most scenic time of day — as the sun sets over the water. But what happens next might be the best part of all.


Just imagine it: You’ve had a full day of vacation out and about. You return to your ship with a little sun on your shoulders, a handful of local souvenirs and a phone full of photos before getting ready to head out for an evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment. Stars above, waves below and the person you love by your side. From delicious dining concepts to pulsating nightlife, keep reading to discover a few of the gems you might find on deck. 


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Black Cod ©Crystal Cruises

UMI UMA, The Only Nobu at Sea

Created by Michelin-starred Master Chef Nobuyuki (Nobu) Matusuhisa, UMI UMA is an innovative Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant serving some of Nobu’s cult-favorite dishes — like the black cod, grilled Chilean sea bass and wagyu beef — as well as some of the freshest sushi at sea. And although you’ll experience many of the same elements found at Nobu locations on land, an expensive check won’t be one of them.

Where to Find It: Crystal Cruises
Our Recommendation: Newly refurbished in 2023, Crystal’s stylish fleet feels like it was designed for Europe. Go for a Greek Isles and Europe itinerary departing from Athens and opt for the Sapphire Veranda Suite or the Junior Crystal Penthouse to fully appreciate the views.


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Luminae ©Celebrity Cruises

Luminae at the Retreat®

The ultra-exclusive restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud is known for its elite status. Not only do you have to be a cruise ship passenger, but you’ll also need to reserve a room in suite class to gain access. Once inside, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of chef Boulud’s most celebrated dishes from his iconic New York restaurant, Boulud Sud, alongside signature dishes only available at Luminae.

Where to Find It: Celebrity Cruises
Our Recommendation: As the first and only cruises to be star rated by Forbes Travel Guide, the Celebrity Cruise experience is already on par with a luxury hotel — and The Retreat® suite class takes it a step further still. Match the bougie energy with an equally luxurious destination like Australia and New Zealand or the South Pacific.


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The Culinary Collection

Because of their connections with cruise lines, travel advisors have access to some very cool VIP perks, especially when it comes to food and drink. The Culinary Collection is a portfolio of cruises that offers complimentary amenities for guests who book through a travel advisor. These premium little extras will make your honeymoon feel extra special. Think private wine tastings, chef’s table reservations and in-room surprises like Champagne and strawberries or goodies from luxury Belgian chocolatier Leonidas.

Where to Find It: AmaWaterways, Atlas Ocean Voyages, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn and Windstar Cruises
Our Recommendation: A river cruise is perfect for a honeymoon; you’ll visit charming European villages that feel like they were plucked straight from a fairytale. On select AmaWaterways itineraries, you’ll get to visit a local market with the ship’s head chef during the day and see the ingredients come together with a private cooking lesson and special dinner later that evening.


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The Manor ©Virgin Voyages

The Manor

With its striking, infinity-room entryway, The Manor isn’t just a great place for a selfie. From full-production performances to disco-themed dance parties, it’s also one of the rowdiest nightclubs at sea. Named after Richard Branson’s first recording studio, the Manor has a moody ‘70s vibe and plenty of places to post up with a craft cocktail to either people-watch — or participate in — the high-energy antics.

Where to Find It: Virgin Voyages
Our Recommendation: Choose an itinerary that visits the Caribbean so you can experience Virgin’s exclusive Beach Club at Bimini. Think wicker swings suspended over the pool bar, high-profile live DJs and private cabanas with sweeping views of the sea. Opt for Virgin’s RockStar Quarters for elevated views and VIP treatment. These stunning suites also unlock access to restricted private areas both on the ship at Richard’s Rooftop and on Bimini at Richard’s Retreat.


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