Post # 1
Has anyone done a cruise for their honeymoon? We live in Bluffton, SC so we have the option of driving to a nearby port like Charleston or Port Canaveral
We want to go somewhere tropical but flying and paying for a resort and meals and everthing else is out of our budget….
Post # 3
We did and it was awesome! We went on The Celebrity Equinox out of Fl.
Post # 4
@FutureMrsClayshulte: were going on a cruise for our honeymoon. you could always drive to port Canaveral i dont think your too far. i think they have a port in Jacksonville too
Post # 5
I really love Cruises. I think going out of Charleston you are limited to the Bahamas (which isn’t a bad thing!) and maybe turks and caicos? but you will have much more variety of ports if you go out of Port Canaveral. Cruises are just so much fun! Splurge for a balcony if you can!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
There is a cruise terminal in Jax but honestly the ships out of that port aren’t very nice. Port Canaveral is going to have the better ships. We sail out of there pretty regularly. If you do your honeymoon right after the wedding then early May is an excellent time to cruise since spring break is over and schools have not let out for the summer.
We did a 7 day Carnival Glory cruise for my first honeymoon and it was great. The 7 day cruise crowd is very different from the shorter cruises. We were able to buy tickets for under $600 per person and they included all meals so it was very budget friendly (even with purchasing alcohol drinks here and there.) We did the Eastern Caribbean with stops at Key West, Nassau, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. I absolutely loved St. Maarten! I also really liked being able to hop aboard and not worry about packing and unpacking a suitcase or carrying around money while on the ship.
As far as preference, I prefer Royal Caribbean’s ships over Carnival’s beacuse they seem to cater to a more active and generally younger crowd, but again, once you get to a 7 day you are typically on a nicer, newer ship anyway. Disney also cruises out of Port Canaveral but their cruises are much more expensive than the other lines. Also, I always book directly through the cruise line since I usually can’t find a better price anywhere else and I like the security of booking directly.
Check out http://www.cruisecritic.com for great ideas and reviews on cruise lines, ships, and iteneraries.
Post # 7
Ships do alternate ports and routes, you know. I heard Carnival has the young crowd. A few years ago, my sorority sister went on RC and said it was full of old folks.