Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
When we originally discussed the honeymoon, we both immediately agreed on a cruise to the Caribbean. The fiance has been on several and thinks they’re fantastic. I’ve never cruised before, but I was sold! And so cruise we would.
Or maybe not. A few days ago one of the fiance’s coworkers suggested an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica that he went to last year with his wife and said that it was completely wonderful. The site for the resort is here.
Now we are torn. We have absolutely NO idea which of the two we would rather do. Please weigh in. What are your thoughts? Cruise or all -inclusive resort?
Post # 3
I find sitting in one place like an all inclusive for more than a few days kind of boring and drives me insane, so I’d do the cruise.
Post # 4
I have no desire to go on a cruise. Those rooms are so small, and I would so much rather sit on a beach than a boat!
Post # 5
I’ve been on two cruises, and loved them both. They are awesome! And the rooms are small, but most likely you will only be there to sleep.
Post # 6
I get bad sea sickness so I would vote no cruise especially if you have never been on one!! My first cruise (Alaskan) was awful for the first 2-3 days :-X
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’ve done an AI in Jamaica and a few cruises and cruising is much more fun and incurs fewer unexpected expenses.
Post # 8
I’ve been on many cruises since we live 45 minutes from a port. They’re nice, especially Royal Caribbean, but they’re very, very crowded. And you don’t get a lot of time at port. Most of the time you’re only in port for a few hours. You get to do one or mayby two things, then you have to rush back because they WILL leave without you. If you want to take your time and enjoy the places then fly there and stay at a resort.
Post # 9
I don’t have any desire to go on a cruise either…so I’d pick the all inclusive. I’d prefer sitting on the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing whenever I felt like it as opposed to being on a boat.
Post # 10
Went on a cruise to the Carribean for our honeymoon and we LOVED it. There was a ton to do, and the food was amazing. We went on a Carnival (because it was the name we knew), but if ever want to go again we will do a Royal Carribean cruise instead.
I am not one for laying on the beach doing nothing, so a cruise was perfect because there was a lot to do on the ship.
Post # 11
I’ve never gone on a cruise (I want to at some point though), but we did an adults-only AI in Punta Cana for our honeymoon, and it was perfect! Great for honeymoons, because after all the wedding stress, relaxing with my husband by the pool or on the beach was just what we needed! I think a big factor is also whether you drink – cruises include most things except drinks, but we definitely would have racked up a HUGE bill with all the delicious frozen tropical drinks we had on our honeymoon, so I am really glad they were included.
Post # 12
i’ve done both and i would totally suggest an all-inclusive resort over a cruise.
i find that the state rooms are too small and even though the food was good, it wasn’t all-inclusive (cocktails were extra). also, i’d rather sit on a beach than on a ship. i found that when you are at sea, the pool deck areas are packed solid and it was not enjoyable.
if you think you’d get bored, find a resort where they have a number of activities and in a location where you can visit other areas and explor their culture.
Post # 13
Couples is AH-MAZING. We went to Sans Souci, and it was a perfect spot for a honeymoon. I’d vote for that over a cruise!
Post # 14
I’ve done both and there are pros and cons to each. The food on the ship is WAY better than food at an all-inclusive. Also, even though the rooms on the cruise ship are small, how much will you really be staying in your room? I barely ever stay in my room only to sleep. On days at sea, the ship does get really crowded – but so does an all-inclusive resort. I had to wake up many times early in the morning to get a nice spot on the beach that’s in the shade.
Theres more entertainment on a cruise ship but more down time at a resort. I like visiting different ports but I also liked staying on the beach really late at an all inclusive.
I would vote for the cruise over the all-inclusive, personally. I think you get more bang for your buck and if you aren’t big drinkers you aren’t going to be spending that much more on drinks. They aren’t any more than a drink would cost in a bar.
ETA: the Caribbean Sea isn’t that rough. My dad usually gets sea sick on things and didn’t on the Caribbean cruise. if you are worried about that, book a room midship
Post # 15
I’d vote for the cruise if you’re the more adventurous type. If you’re there solely to relax and chill then AI. If you want to see a bit more and explore while relaxing, go for the cruise. Also I’d recommend thoroughly researching your cruise line options since they all cater to a slightly different clientele.
Post # 16
I’ve done both and we both enjoyed the inclusive resort better!! I don’t think I’d go on another cruise. Also keep in mind you have to pay for drinks, excursions and mandatory tips on a cruise. All inclusive was easier for us ands we never took out our visa