Post # 1
DH and I are trying to plan our winter getaway. I’ve been on seven winter cruises to the carribbean, one with DH, and we can’t decide if we should do another cruise (driving 18hrs, stay with family one night in ATL, going on a cruise with some ports I’ve been to, some I haven’t but would like to, 5-6 days off work, around $1000-$1,200 total for cruise, food, gas, excursions, etc). We do love cruises but may want to switch it up. Another option is going to Orlando/theme parks, I’ve been 3 times, DH only when he was really little, it would be 13.5 hr drive, stay one night in ATL, do Universal, Sea World, maybe Disney park, and beach day (is it warm enough in early Jan?) which would be about $1,200-$1,400 for hotel, food, parks, gas, etc and 5 days off work. We’re also open to any other options, like to stay on our tight budget, don’t mind driving but need warmer weather! (Panhandle or South Carolina are also options although I know it won’t be tooo warm). Also suggestions on doing Disney on a budget would be great if we go that route! This will also be our last trip before TTC but we will probably take kids on both cruises and disney on day.
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I think it really depends on the type of a vacation you want. I voted cruise, but I’m also not a fan of being around millions of kids on my honeymoon [or most days actually] so my opinion my be a little biased ;]. We also took a 7-day cruise for our honeymoon & loved every second of it! With that said, DH & I have also been to Disneyland [not that same, I know, but we’re on the west coast] a couple time together & then some ..so the novelty probably isn’t that same for us that it might be for you &/or DH. Both are super fun options though & with heavy research you can do them on a budget & still have a fantastic time!!
Post # 3
I am giving you my vote based off experience! My husband and I took a Disney World honeymoon and would not have traded it for ANYTHING! We actually ended up being there over spring break and it was pretty crowded but nothing horrible. There is always something to do! We got park hopper passes and took a back pack to the park everyday with snacks and drinks so we didn’t have to spend much money in the park on food. We did splure on the “Be Our Guest” resteraunt. We are ready to go back for our 1 year anniversary. We stayed at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista and we were given free transportation to all the parks. You were picked up first from the hotel and dropped off first in the afternoon/night (that was a plus!) BEST honeymoon.. we had better experiences than most of our friends that went on cruises or to an island some where. Good luck with your choice!
Post # 4
Just my opinion, but that amount of time really isn’t enought for both Universal parks, Sea World, a Disney Park, and the beach. You’d need a vacation from your vacation. I’d pick one, or maybe 2 of the lot and concentrate on those.
Post # 5
Disney Cruise- best of both worlds!
Post # 6
stephanie091512: Thanks! I definitely need to do some more research on both!
hannasparks: Thank you, it does sound like a lot of fun! I’m glad you had such a nice honeymoon!
anniebean: We’d only do one Universal park, I agree with not trying to pack in too much!
Apple_Blossom: I’d love to! If only it wasn’t $1000 per PERSON lol Hopefully one day though, I hear it’s great!
Post # 7
Apple_Blossom: I don’t think you could do a disney cruise for $1200!!!!!!
We are going to Disney in the beginning of Dec for our belated Honeymoon. We are staying on resort for 6 nights and doing a dining plan (I have already booked most of our dinners, although I may change some around). We are staying in a moderate resort (Port Orleans FQ) and doing park hoppers, in addition to the dining plan. The whole thing is $2600, put that includes our meals. I am really looking forward to it. All the parks and resorts will be decorated for Christmas.
Post # 8
hannasparks: I am so glad you loved your Disney honeymoon. That’s what we are going to do too!