For our Honeymoon, Mr TTR & I did a week long in the Southern Caribbean with Celebrity (on the Summit). It went in and out of San Juan… then day at sea – Barbados – St Lucia – Antigua – Sint Maarten / St Martins – St Thomas – and back to San Juan.
A cruise is very romantic and filled with pampering… you unpack once and wake up everyday in a new country for adventure & exploration.
Celebrity is one of the cruise lines owned by Royal Caribbean Group… each Cruise Line focussing on a different demographic. Azamara is their smaller more luxury line… Celebrity their upscale mass market line… and Royal Caribbean their regular mass market line.
Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Ships are similar, and even do a lot of the same destinations.
My best advice…
Do lots of reading / research BEFORE you go, so you know what to expect and won’t waste any time getting familiar with how things work. You can find great info on the Cruise Line’s own Websites… as well as Cruise Critic.com the worlds # 1 on-line resource for Cruisers. (CC is part of the TripAdvisor / Expedia family). You’ll find tons of info on CC. Info about specific cruiselines, ships, even cabins !!
And there are Reviews… Professional ones from the Industry, as well as other Cruisers.
CC also has Forums where you can browse past topics, or post a Question and get great answers from frequent cruisers (there are people who have cruised dozens of times)
And there is a spot on CC where you can connect with other Cruisers on the same cruise as you… oftentimes folks plan a Sail Away Party… and the Cruise Line will host a COMPLIMENTARY Meet & Greet. On past cruises we’ve gone to both… and they’ve been fun (as those who have cruised before, we chose not to do either of those on our Honeymoon)… BUT we did tell the Cruise Line we were Honeymooning… and Celebrity gave us some extra perks cause of that including an Invite for Cocktails with the Captain one afternoon along with other Honeymooners & Anniversary Celebrants. That was nice.
We made it a rule on our Honeymoon to not be shy… and tell everyone it was our Honeymoon. People LOVE to see other people so in LOVE, so there are perks to be gotten enjoyed for sure… both on the Ship & off (especially in Hotels ashore before & after our cruise)… Telling folks we were Honeymooning got us a wide variety of Freebies… Drinks – Dessert – Souvenirs – Tshirts etc.
Do enjoy your Honeymoon Cruise…
Lol, if you are anything like Mr TTR & I, you’ll be planning another cruise afterwards
(NOTE – There are perks given to Cruisers who book their next cruise while on-board… or at least by a fully refundable cruise certificate that you can put towards a cruise… costs somewhere around $ 100 to $ 200. We always do that).
Hope this helps,