Post # 1
I am getting married October 1, 2011. I have researched a relaxing beach honeymoon during the month of October. I had decided on Aruba since it is not in the hurricane belt. I have a serious drawback. My fiance has never been on an airplane and he informed me recently he doesn’t think the day after our wedding would be the best time for his first flight. I am now back to sqaure 1. I live in GA so the only other option I could think of was a Cruise. The only cruises I found that leave out close by around our wedding date go to the Bahamas which we have both already been. Does anyone have any ideas?
Post # 3
If you are not set on the tropical vibe, you could always visit somewhere within driving distance.
Gatlinburg, TN is beautiful and mountainous and very romantic. There are tons of things to do if you want to, or you can rent a nice cabin with everything you could want in it.
Have you checked into cruises that go from New Orleans? Carnival has a few cruises that leave in October and go to Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico. http://www.carnival.com/BookingEngine/SailingSearch/?dat=102011&embkCode=MSY
There are a lot of cruise ports within driving distance from you, you just have to be willing to drive it.
To New Orleans- 8 hours
To Norfolk, VA- 9 hours
To Mobile, AL- 6 hours
To Jacksonville, FL- 6 hours
To Port Canaveral, FL- 9 hours
If you are willing to do it, you have a lot of cruises to choose from. We have driven a lot for vacation, 14 hours to Disneyworld, 10 hours to Baltimore, 5 hours to Gatlinburg, 5 hours to Chicago, etc. So its not as big a deal for me.
If I were in your situation, I would book a cruise that leaves a week after your wedding so that you have time to pack and drive to the port. If the cruise leaves on Saturday, you can drive up there on Friday and stay the night in the town it is located in.