Travel Nut here…
As the others have said it is going to come down to COST and HOW BUSY YOU WANT TO BE…
Europe is going to be considerably more expensive !! And more busy too.
We are looking at doing a Europe Cruise in 2014, and that vacation is going to cost at least 2x what we just spent on our 1 week Caribbean Cruise… (and that would be comparing a 7 Day / 8 Night Cruise to the same amount of time cruisin’ in Europe… but in reality most Mediterranean Cruises are 10, 12, or 14 Days in length)
Apples to Apples (7 Day to 7 Day) and I think you’ll find the airfare close to double compared to flying Toronto or Montreal to… Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Miami (you haven’t said which port you’d be sailing out of in either case)
The airfare is at least double, the cruise itself more, hotels overseas more, and Excursions are not cheap either
Plus you also gotta consider that currency will be an issue to. The Caribbean functions on the US Dollar and it is about par with the Canadian Dollar these days… Europe is the Euro, and it is more, and so are the goods & services you’ll buy with it.
We have friends that did a Mediterranian Cruise for their Honeymoon… and altho they said they did love it, they also said it was exhausting… they wanting to see as much as they could with the limited time they had in each port. And they did a TON of walking too, a lot of it uphill (Greece) and on very uneven streets / cobblestones. Lol, they joked they came home and almost needed another vacation to recover from this one.
On the otherhand, Mr TTR and I did a Caribbean Cruise for our Honeymoon (Southern Caribbean) and altho we were in a different Port of Call pretty much each day, we made it work for us. And came home relatively relaxed and well pampered.
Something to take into consideration, as a Wedding and getting ready for it can be stressful enough.
PS… When it comes to the Caribbean altho you might have been to various Islands before, I don’t think that means it becomes “the same old same old”… every visit can be different as you are in port such a short time. Just choose something to do that you haven’t done before… and of course this time you’ll be with your Hubby and on your Honeymoon so the perspective will be totally different. That is certainly what Mr TTR and I found. Loved it in a whole other way from our previous cruise for example that we took last Winter, altho we did go to some of the same islands.
Hope this helps,