Friday, 18 July 2014

Romantic Times at Sea with CLIA

                                                                                Photo. Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Newlyweds, whatever their age, people renewing their wedding vows  deserve the very best, and with honeymoon cruises becoming increasingly popular, cruise lines are offering a range of special honeymoon packages to help couples get their holiday and married life off to a memorable start.

As the wedding season approaches, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) highlights some of the best cruise experiences for honeymooners. A cruise holiday offers a unique perspective on any destination and with luxury services and experiences on the rise, there has never been a better time to take your honeymoon on an ocean or river cruise.

A selection of the most romantic on board cruise experiences for honeymooners can be seen below: 

 Regent Seven Sea Cruises offers ‘the definition of paradise’ with its 180 night all-inclusive cruise
Happy couples can turn their honeymoon dreams into reality with the stunning 180 night all-inclusive cruise to paradise. Plus, several days at sea luxuriating aboard one of the most opulent all-inclusive ships, with all shore excursions free and unlimited. The cruise includes gourmet cuisine served throughout the trip, your favourite cocktail swiftly delivered to your sunbed, and many destinations to explore.  For further information visit or call 02380 682 280.

Azamara Club Cruises offers Honeymoon Cruises with Azamara
Azamara prides itself on attention to detail and honeymooners will benefit from larger staterooms with Egyptian cotton bed linen, freshly cut flowers and a personal attendant to unpack, mix up staple cocktails and attend to every need. Azamara also has a selection of gifts that can be pre-arranged to arrive in guests' staterooms upon boarding for a honeymoon treat. For further information visit or call 0844 493 4016.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers its Honeymoon Special: The Art of True Romance on board
The casually-luxurious EUROPA 2 offers guests a lavish range of pampering wellness and fitness options – perfect for honeymooners looking to relax after the big day!  A wide choice of therapies and treatments are available in the OCEAN SPA on board. These range from traditional partial- and full-body massages and popular therapies such as Ayurveda, hot stone massages, thalasso and shiatsu, to more exotic treatments such as lomi lomi, a traditional Hawaiian oil massage. In addition to this, there is a whole host of beauty treatments on offer – for both male and female guests. What’s more, the honeymooners can spend an entire day relaxing on a pre-booked daybed – a lounger in a private section of the sun deck.  For further information visit or call +49 40 3001-4580.
Louis Cruises recommends its Idyllic Greek Getaway for honeymooners
Romantic experiences include a moonlight cruise on a private sailboat along the Bodrum coast, home to tranquil harbors and magical bays, a jeep safari adventure to discover the wild, desolate beauty of Santorini’s lesser known southern coast and the chance to learn learn about winemaking and to sample some outstanding Greek wines at a family run vineyard on Kos.
Honeymoon packages include breakfast in bed for two, including a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, a VIP visit to the bridge, fresh flowers, wine and a basket of fresh fruit in the cabin as well as a photo album of ten photos and 25% discount on all treatments and 10% on all products at the ship’s spa. For further information visit or call +30 210 4583400.
Princess Cruises offers a Honeymoon Celebration Package
Honeymoon experiences available on board Princess Cruises’ ships include services such as a champagne breakfast in bed, two souvenir Princess Cruises waffle robes and chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your stateroom on the first evening you arrive onboard. Experiences included in the package range from a 25-minute therapeutic massage or facial per person at the Lotus Spa, and a personalised invitation from the Captain to visit the bridge while in port. For further information visit or call 0843 374 4444.
Seabourn offers luxury honeymoon extras
All Seabourn ships offer alfresco dining, so, depending on the location, guests can dine under the stars or alternatively opt for a waiter to serve a private dinner in their suite. Seabourn can also arrange for a personal shopper to accompany honeymooners, via luxury transport, on a shore excursion.  For further information visit or call 0843 373 2000
SeaDream Yacht Club offers alfresco Balinese Dream Beds on board
SeaDream’s exclusive luxury offering of ‘sleeping under the stars’. Couples are given the option to spend the night on the deck; SeaDream stewardesses will make up a Balinese Dream Bed with duvets and throw pillows and the area is roped off to ensure privacy. To complete this romantic package, honeymoon passengers will be treated to his and hers Bride and Groom pyjamas for their trip. For further information visit or call 0800 783 1373.
Silversea offers honeymoon experiences on board the Silver Explorer
Silver Explorer departs from Lautoka, Fiji for its 12-day voyage to Tahiti, French Polynesia and includes, as well as the romantic locations, various couples activities perfect for honeymooners. Experiences range from; snorkeling with colourful reef-fish, sea-cucumbers, rays, and sea-turtles, spend the day in breathtaking Bora Bora and enjoy a romantic, stunning sunset from your private balcony or the top deck. For further information visit or call 0844 251 0834.

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