(Closed) Aruba or a caribbean cruise which would you choose for your honeymoon!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Aruba or a caribbean cruise which would you choose for your honeymoon!
    Aruba : (10 votes)
    71 %
    Carribean cruise : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 2
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would pick Aruba, unless you’re in the budget for some serious room upgrades (specifically a room with a balcony).  Regular cruise rooms are so small and cramped, not as romantic as a nice resort room with a big bathroom/ shower, big bed with a nice view out the balcony.  Plus, you are victim to the early morning wakeup announcements and when you’re at sea for the day you really won’t get the privacy of laying out at a resort beach.  That’s just my preference, obviously!

    Post # 3
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I haven’t been to Aruba but I wasn’t really impressed with cruising.  It was relaxing to just be on the boat but the ports were so touristy and packed with people.  Plus I didn’t like how expensive the cruise excursions were.  We had the base room so it was pretty small and no windows.

    Post # 4
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i would choose a cruise. I love the fact that you wake up in a different place everyday. I’ve done 2 cruises and are totally addicted. You dont spend that much time in the room so dont worry about the size. 

    Post # 5
    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We’re going on a cruise that has a stop in Aruba. Best of both worlds 

    Post # 6
    973 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Ok so I’ve done both of these trips and I voted for the cruise. Aruba is cool but kind of boring after a few days, it’s pretty but not super tropical, half the island is actuly dessert like. We did a jeep off reading trip which was fun and the beaches are nice but unless you are by the resort area it’s kinda meh. I’ve been to just about every tropical island and can say Aruba is def not one of my favorites. It’s not awful by any means and the snorkeling is good, the town is small but cool and things don’t stay open very Late. Now not sure where your cruise is going but can say that Grenada, Barbados, and the dominiquin are all amazing. The cruise is so great too because you get a taste of each island and you don’t have to worry about getting bored! plus it’s fun to explore the ship and have a fancy dinner dress up night. I think it depends on your tastea but I think the cruise would be more romantic.

    Post # 7
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I hate cruises. They’re crowded and unromantic and claustrophobic. On many of them alcohol is extra costs and you never get a seat anywhere near the pool.

    I’d choose Aruba because you CAN leave the hotel. Or choose an AI on a cheaper location like Mexico or DR.

    Post # 8
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Definitely choose Aruba! I spent many summer vacations there and have such great memories! There is a lot to do on the island (outside of the resort) and some pretty amazing restaurants. Theu have quite a few casinos…I’m not really a gambler but it is fun to casino hop! 

    Post # 9
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ll just add that Darling Husband and I went to Aruba for our honeymoon (Bucuti hotel), and it was SO incredible, we are trying to go back this year for our first anniversary 🙂  It simply can’t be beat, and there is so much culture, shopping, casinos, restaurants, etc. to explore on the island.

    Also, there is this great restaurant there called the Screaming Eagle–you can reserve a bed instead of a table to eat in, and if you tell them it’s your anniversary, you get free cake!

    Post # 10
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

    I would personally pick Aruba. I myself, am not much of a cruise gal so I’m probably a bit biased. I recently went to Grand Cayman last month, and saw cruise ships coming and going all the time. The problem with cruise ships is the process once you port. You only have a limited amount of time, and you don’t really get to experience the islands. 

    Never been to Aruba, but I’ve been to Grand Cayman and the Dominican Republic and absolutely love both. I can’t imagine it being anything less than wonderful. Cruises are great for some people, but personally I’d choose to just go to a Aruba. 

    Post # 12
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

    Been to neither,but, a cruise since it’s a new experience. 

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