(Closed) cruisin’ on a honeymoon

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I loved the Carnival cruise I was on a few years back with my family….but I wouldn’t use them for a honeymoon because there were a ton of kids!


Post # 4
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Carnival has good cruises. Make sure you are on one of the bigger boats, if possible.   That way you cant feel the boat rocking and you are less likely to get sea sick 🙂

Post # 5
49 posts

The Mr. and I love to cruise! Stay away from Carnival – kids!

Norwegian boats are too old

Royal Caribbean had the best food! Boats are beautiful!

Princess has big rooms food is great and service is great. (wink wink)

We told a white lie on all cruises and said we were honeymooners and RC and Princess added extras!!!

Post # 6
49 posts

the *wink* was to be for the room because I am guessing you will be there a lot!!!!

Post # 7
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are taking a Celebrity Cruise. I have never been on one of theirs before, so I’m hoping it’ll be pretty much kid-free. Has anyone here been on a Celebrity cruise before? I’ve been on Royal Caribbean and Carnival…Carnival was gross, but Royal Caribbean is always a safe bet, although there can still be quite a few kids. 

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

For a honeymoon, I wouldn’t recommend carnival. It’s more of a younger crowd and skimps on luxuries IMO (although we’ve enjoyed it in the past when we’ve gone with lots of other people for a party type trip). Instead, I’d recommend royal carbbean, princess, or celebrity. Oh and no one’s mentioned the line, but Holland America is a very old crowd so I wouldn’t recommend that.

Also, about children- it really depends on when and where you are going. If it’s a school break, almost all the lines will have a decent amount of kids. The Caribbean is a pretty popular destination for family cruises too- just an FYI.

I’ve been on almost all the major lines (except Norwegian) since Fiance and I take cruises once a year.  We’re taking a cruise for our honeymoon too- to Hawaii and Tahiti- in September/October on Princess.

Post # 9
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My husband and I took a cruise with Royal Caribbean to the southern caribbean on the boat Adventure of the Seas right at the beginning of November. There were not very many children on board. I think it has a lot to do with what time of year you are going at—spring break season will have tons of kids and families no matter where or with whom you go. We went on a Carnival cruise last May with lots of kids and also had a lot of fun. Carnival is generally one of the cheapest so I think that’s why it attracts a lot of families. 

We loved our RC cruise. The food was wonderful. The boat had a million and one things to do on it (rock climbing wall, swimming pools/hot tubs, an ice skating rink, mini golf, a game room full of board games, a library).

If you want more activity, try to get an itinerary with more port stops. Our 7-day cruise had 4 stops; many 7 day-ers have only 3. In the ports you can do anything you want; there are always active activities available (in St. Thomas we helped to sail 40-ft yachts around the harbor! It was wonderful fun). 

Post # 10
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I have been on several cruises to all kinds of destinations and by far my favorite line is Royal Carribbean.  They are extremly activity packed for those who are activity proned.

 Good Luck!

Post # 11
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

My husband and I did a cruise to the Caribbean via Carnival it was our first cruise so I have nothing to compare it to but there were not that many kids (it was in October) there was not alot to do, and our ship was smaller so I got sea sick ALOT!! But, for our first it was not totally bad. I have heard good things about Royal Caribbean.

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