(Closed) Am I crazy for wanting a cruise for our honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that a cruise is a really good compromise between staying closer to home and going on a more adventurous trip abroad. It’s a more controlled setting, since you’re on the ship/with people from the ship basically the whole time, so it isn’t as overwhelming as other international trips. And like you mentioned, it had a lot of inclusivity in the pricing. I think it would be a good step to getting more adventurous for the future :-). And yes, I do think everyone should take a honeymoon, even if it’s delayed – there was something really special about collapsing together after the marathon leading up to the wedding that made it so much more special. My husband and I have literally traveled the world, but rented a house outside the Rocky Mountain National Park for our honeymoon. Not as “exotic”, but definitely amazing. If he’s really uncomfortable with a cruise, i’d definitely recommend something like that. It was fabulous! Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Before my Fiance proposed to me in Disney (we are now going back to Disney for our honeymoon) I had my heart set on going on another cruise for our honeymoon (I’ve been on 3 but not with my Fiance)! Personally I have nothing but good things to say about cruises.. I had SOOO much fun all three times I went! My fiance and I are hoping to go on one maybe in a few years 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Oh you need a vacation! And a honeymoon is the best excuse. It’s a dream trip that you will remember for a lifetime. IF you need help paying for it, what about doing a honeymoon registry? We used Honeymoon Wishes and couldn’t be happier.

A cruise is great, but it can get expensive if you drink and since you’re somewhere near Chicago I’m assuming you will need to fly. There are some great cruises out of Seattle or the East Coast. I guess you’re basically in the middle so you can choose anywhere. Carnival is an inexpensive cruise line and they have their own honeymoon registry, too.

Another option is an all-inclusive resort. Think tropical, adults only and romance! We went to Sandals (where my FI proposed) and it is so romantic!!!! The price looks a little daunting at first, but you literally DO NOT pay for anything! You’re not even allowed to tip! Your food, alcohol and activities (snorkeling, kayaking, etc) are all included. They also have a honeymoon registry. They are in the Caribbean but I know there are some less expensive all inclusives in Mexico.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need help with a travel agent. We used Carefree Vacations and they were great!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

So your FI doesn’t want to go on a cruise for what reason exactly? 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re cruising to Bermuda for our honeymoon. Our cruise is a little more expensive because it leaves out of NJ but if you’re willing to fly to FL, you could get a cruise for relatively cheap. Cruises are the perfect honeymoon to take on a budget. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@ATP2011: Agree. Get to the bottom of the exact reason. He may be using $ as an excuse, but really he is afraid of leaving something he knows or maybe of flying?  If you find out what, you can do a lot of research together so he can get comfortable with the idea. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

is it the cost that he has an issue with? my FI had a really hard time when he was out of work for a bit. he said it was really hard as a man to have me working & not him. i think setting up a honeyfund or some other honeymoon registry sounds like a great idea if that’s the issue. other people are funding most of it, you could even have them vote on where you should go. then it’s a gift from them to you two as a couple & neither of you needs to feel guilty about spending money on it. if he doesn’t like boats or flying, then i guess i can understand why that wouldn’t be an ideal way for him to start of your married life together. i LOVE cruises! FI has never been on one & i too think it would make for a perfect honeymoon! hope you have a cruise in the your near future=)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Cruises are such a cheap way to take a luxurious, relaxing vacation! There are always amazing deals being advertised, and if you want to save even more money there’s always the possibility of taking a repositioning cruise.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think cruises are fantastic!  As long as you don’t drink a lot (booze isn’t included), they are a very good value too.  I think it would be a great honeymoon.  You deserve one! 

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