Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

One of the best parts after the big wedding day is the awesome honeymoon that comes afterwards. One thing cruise lines and resorts have come to realize is that more and more newly married couples want exclusive honeymoon packages designed just for them.

Some of the first experiences honeymooners should share include a place to unwind and rejuvenate, and somewhere to create lifetime memories. Newlyweds can pick from myriad destination possibilities where they can spend those first days or weeks together. winter-hike-1796562__340.jpg

Let's get married!
The proposal came as a surprise, the wedding ceremony was memorable, and now it’s time for the perfect honeymoon.

The vast US, from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, has any number of destination options for all honeymooners whether they’re into mountain climbing, kayaking, skiing, or sightseeing.

LA & San Fran, California
Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just two of California’s most famous symbols.

New York, New York
New York City is acknowledged worldwide for its sites, museums, and food, but it is also a place where experienced innkeepers know how to treat newlyweds in exceptional fashion. The Big Apple’s famed sites, museums, and night scene make it well worth getting out of bed.

Hawaii
If you’re looking for the perfect place to honeymoon, look no further than Hawaii where you’ll be amazed by its beautiful beaches and hidden coves; world-class resorts; delicious cuisine; appealing water sports; breathtaking natural beauty; and comfortable temperatures.
Las Vegas

And don’t dismiss Las Vegas. The city provides 24-hour excitement and late-night action for newlyweds who favor more fun than a good tan.

If you and your new spouse are into culture, good food and striking shores, Europe is a great honeymoon spot.

Paris, France

The cozy bistros and iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, often called the City of Love, make this city a wondrous place for couples to experience what romance is all about.

Italia!
A hop, skip and jump away, Italy is a place steeped in culture, delectable food, and great fashion as well as much, much more.

Make a stop-over in idyllic Tuscany, a place where you can relax with a glass of Chianti, visit enchanting small towns, not to overlook some of the area's famed culture-rich cities. Venice, often referred to as the City of Water, is famous for its crooning gondolieri filling the Grand Canal and the recognizable masks adorning the faces of those who participate in its famous Carnival.

Spain

The choice of places to visit in Spain is great: from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. The elaborate architecture and traditions of the Spanish city of Seville make it the ideal spot for honeymooning couples. By day, you can wander through its opulent palaces and parks.

Follow this up with a regenerating siesta so you have the stamina to dance all night long.

Greece
And let's not forget about Greece with its blue waters and bright whitewashed homes. Its famous ouzo is an excellent accompaniment to its deliciously fresh seafood and other specialties.

Honeymooning in the South Pacific will leave newlyweds with memories to cherish forever. Fiji and Tahiti are two of the South Pacific's top honeymoon destinations. Whichever place you pick, you will come upon miles and miles of quiet, unspoiled beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some truly amazing digs. The jaw-dropping over-water suites allow you to view tropical fish swimming underneath your coffee table.

Then there is Africa.
The least interesting thing you’ll do on an African honeymoon is to read a book before a hippo-filled river because the rest of the time you’ll be on an exhilarating game drive, a walking safari, a fishing expedition or a canoe trip. Toast to married life before a camp fire as you look up to view the star-studded sky and enjoy the sounds of the African bush, with an occasional roar here and there. Avoid large crowds and enjoy a true sense of wilderness in Zambia, often called the “Real Africa”. It has become a popular destination among honeymooners who seek out adventure and have a love of nature. Experience the splendid sunsets and tranquility in this remote area teeming with unspoiled wildlife.

The entirety of South Africa encompasses its beautiful Cape Town, Big 5 game reserves, scenic wine routes, dazzling beaches and beautiful mountain ranges, all of which make it an an ideal honeymoon destination. The many distinctive cultures which together make up this nation have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”. Mauritius, an especially popular destination among newlyweds, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.

Often considered an ideal honeymoon destination, this island set on the Indian Ocean features a balmy climate as well as stunning palm-fringed beaches.

Honeymooners will find that Mauritius offers a blend of activity, plenty of opportunities to just lay back and relax, luxurious lodgings and the personal service they look for for such a momentous time.

Discover the World Aboard a Luxury Cruise

Due to the ever-increasing interest in worldwide journeys, many cruise lines are including global jaunts to their itineraries. At this time, there are in excess of 25 million passengers each year traveling on the oceans, seas and rivers all over the world. Cruise lines now offer many different possibilities in itineraries, ships, and prices from which passengers can select.

Your options are endless...
For example, those looking for more individualized attention, fewer passengers on board and access to smaller ports should think about traveling on smaller ships. Motion sickness may be a problem, however, for those who travel on these ships as they are more prone to the effects of a bumpy ocean.

cruise-ship-1108961__340.jpg On the other hand, bigger ships certainly come with more choices in terms of accommodations, restaurants and activities, but they need to dock at industrial ports, placing them at a greater distance from where you want to go. One of the results of this is that it makes exploring your destination city on your own more challenging and more expensive. The unique experiences you have both aboard your cruise ship and ashore at your destination, whether it be Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and Alaska, Africa, or Asia and Australia, will provide you with life-long memories. You can also get to understand the workings of local life at your ports of call by taking a tour around the world.

The many exclusive outings and activities available give you the occasion to learn about your destination region through its art, culture, cuisine, history, and natural beauty.

Uncover the many miracles of the world we live in and gather memories you will forever carry with you. And relish the many benefits such as stress-free travel, a place to hang your coat, and the peace of mind knowing you will not have to spend extra money on food. Take full advantage of all the opportunities offered on a worldwide journey to let go of daily stress and revel in the beauty around you.

The Many Sights, Sounds and Peoples of the African Continent

A journey along the coasts of the African continent will allow you to retrace the path of early Dutch, British, German, and Portuguese explorers. From historical tribal traditions to colonial influences, you will experience a variety of cultures in countries such as Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal, and Mauritius. South Africa boasts beautiful mountainous terrain, while at the other end of the spectrum, the desert landscape of Namibia will leave you awestruck. Zanzibar, or "Spice Island", is a tropical archipelago off the coast of Tanzania well known for its abundance of valuable spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, making it a great place to visit for food devotees.

Aren't all Types of Cruises the Same?

River cruises are distinct trips. They proceed at the optimal speed, offer fabulous amenities and provide lovely views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, you’ll find a variety of enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence.

All this, and you only have to unpack one time before kicking back to enjoy your holiday. A vacation on one of these cruisers takes you along age-old trading routes to the most contemporary cities and towns in Europe. The experience can be both immersive and relaxing as you travel rivers like the Douro, Seine, Rhine, Volga, or Danube and take in the varying landscapes.

Travelers have the chance to become well-acquainted with the culture, art and history of their destination cities There are guided excursions offered at each stop, or more independent travelers can roam around on their own. There is always ample opportunity to find something to do in every port, whether it's visiting an ancient castle, going to a classical concert or enjoying a famous museum.

These cruisers are also brimming with onboard amenities. The staterooms come with a TV, a safe for your precious possessions, and a little refrigerator, as well as a private bathroom and in-room temperature control. polar-bear-196318__340.jpg These cruisers are well known for their fine dining, bars, and lounges, and many of the larger vessels also feature pools and sun decks where you can relax in the fresh air, libraries where you can get something to read, specialty boutiques, and free Wi-Fi.

What a way to travel!
Bring this all together with outstanding and individualized service from on-board staff and you have the the perfect vacation. Whatever time of year you decide to take a trip, rest assured that each stop will have memorable cultural experiences for you to enjoy.

In the milder seasons, there will be more chances to take part in outdoor things such as street celebrations or open-air concerts. In the cooler autumn months, you will see fewer visitors, so you will have extra time to visit sights without getting overwhelmed with people or rushed. And in the winter season, you’ll be delighted by festive Christmas markets and beguiled by the holiday traditions and events of the locals.

A river cruise is a wonderful way to see the world, especially if you want an uncomplicated and relaxing way to travel.
Newcomers to cruising might want to start off with a river cruise, as there is minimal chance of getting seasick, and they will find out how trouble-free it is to travel this way. Additionally, the attention placed on cultural exploration of destinations means river cruises are great for those with a curiosity for art and history, or a general interest in travel.

The Wonders of the Caribbean Islands and the Americas

The Americas and the Caribbean are comprised of many different countries, each with its own unique culture, lifestyle, and gorgeous vistas. The Caribbean is a group of islands from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico, each of which has a unique culture, lifestyle, and language left from the early inhabitants who originated from France, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa; but the famous Caribbean relaxed vibe is common to all. Central America, the group of countries situated between North and South America, has its own unique history and dramatic landscapes. Costa Rica entices with its lush green forests and waterfalls, while several countries offer historic sights left from ancient civilizations including the Aztecs, Mayas, and Olmecs.

Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its unique operation.

In North and South America you will discover many fantastic sights as well as spectacular beauty. A stop in Canada will give you the opportunity to visit an 11th century Viking colony called L’Anse aux Meadows or wander through the picturesque streets of Quebec City. City lovers will appreciate the east coast of the United States with its modern cities, while nature lovers might prefer the west coast, which will take them to Alaska’s breathtaking glaciers.

Head South

Continuing southward, travelers will find jaw-dropping ruins, a broad variety of cultures and peoples, and music we all know and love.

Head to Brazil and the renown beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River. Visit South America’s west coast with a stop in Chile, with its jagged massifs and dazzling fjords as well as the vibrant, colorful hillside neighborhoods of Valparaiso. See a dramatic live Tango show in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.

See the whiteness of the cold, frozen landscape in Antarctica.

Tours, Tours, Tours

The number of adventure tours is as long as your arm from surfing Costa Rica’s legendary waves, trekking to Machu Picchu in the tracks of Incan travelers to motorcycling through the remote, raw beauty of Patagonia to ascending Mount Kinabalu, the tallest peak in southeast Asia. Try some of the additional adventure tours out there such as an thrilling drive along the French Riviera in a Ferrari F430 F1 or an extraordinary flight on an Air Combat mission, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego. Make adventure travel part of your next vacation if any or all of these adrenaline- charged exploits appeal to the daredevil in you.

Visiting the World’s National Parks

family-1517192__340.jpg You will be witness to some of the most breathtaking panoramas on earth at national parks found across the world. Here you’ll see many of the world’s most renowned national parks.

The Galapagos Islands

Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequently visited UNESCO sites worldwide as well as being the oldest national park in that country. Here you might get the chance to swim with some of the world’s smallest penguins and come face to face with its giant tortoises.

Machu Picchu
One of the world’s most important archaeological sites is the spectacular Incan fortress of Machu Picchu found high in the Andean Mountains. This wonder provides real proof of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the peak of its power.
Yellowstone

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt declared Yellowstone “absolutely unique in the world” upon seeing the stunning geological formations and considerable wildlife uncovered there. In his eyes, creating a national park was the best way to promote natural beauty as a social resource to be embraced by all.

Serengeti National Park

Across the ocean you will discover the famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa, both famous for their wildlife and fauna. There you will come upon open vistas like no other, and also hear the occasional roar of a lion hunting for food.

The Great Barrier Reef
Whether viewed from underneath the sea or high in the air, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the seacoast of Australia is the earth's largest coral reef system and deserves a spot on any traveler's bucket list.
Fiordland National Park
Not far, New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park has the most amazing fjords, outdoing Norway’s own spectacular natural wonders.

Special Interest Tours Galore
There are increasingly more specialty tours on the marketplace.

Think of any hobby or special interest and you'll definitely find one that's just right for you.

For the Wine Lover in all of Us

Wine country is filled with all types of people who have love for this delightful nectar. Wine lovers know that wine is more than just a blend of grapes and that the process involves an intricate and delicate process to attain the perfect balance of taste. tropical-beach-1149937__340.jpg Wine tasting tours can take you from Napa Valley, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or to many of France’s most notable wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne.

For the Lover of Food
Gratify your urges on a foodie tour.

Even the most seasoned gourmet will learn something on a culinary tour because they will not only get a taste of local ingredients and artisan products, they’ll also gain an understanding of how history and culture influenced the development of the local cuisine. Some of the perks of going on an exclusive culinary tour might entail meeting a celebrity chef or cooking with a Michelin-starred expert.

For the Yoga Lovers Out There
Today’s latest trends in specialty travel are yoga tours.

Breathing techniques and meditation help to bolster and balance the body and mind according to this ancient practice. And you can do it all in elegance and beautiful settings.

For Those Nature Lovers
Eco-tours are about exploring vulnerable, unspoiled, and relatively undisturbed natural areas while leaving minimal traces on the surroundings.

Eco-tourism is a great way to see undisturbed natural spaces, but it is also a good time to learn about conserving the world’s natural resources. These tours are not solely about visiting unspoiled natural terrains, but also about learning how to benefit the lives of local inhabitants as well as the importance of conservation.

Women Only!
Another trending type of vacation is woman only tours.

In today’s world, women are searching for a secure, yet interesting way to visit the countless wonderful cities, and incredible sights found across the globe. These tours are also a fantastic occasion to share experiences with like-minded travelers whether you’ve been adventuring, visiting historical sites, or just lounging by the sea.

For the Spiritual Seeker

Where can you getaway to revive your faith and ponder upon centuries of religious history? Faith-based tours provide a special way to re-mold your religious perspectives and also leave you with a restored sense of faith.

Whatever type of tour speaks to you, there is no doubting that you’ll have lots to keep you occupied.

Revel in the Luxury On Board a 5-Star Cruise

To set out on a journey that will move you through the vast oceans aboard a lavish 5-star cruiser is to let go of the all that is humdrum in life. Certainly, there are many other travel choices that will get you to your destination in much less time, but none of them can compare to the luxury and decadence of a cruise. This form of adventure allows you to travel in luxury and ease while viewing some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Dating back to the 1800’s and the ships that voyaged across the Atlantic, luxury liners have a long history. The tradition began as companies added luxury features and comforts in order to compete for wealthy passengers. As you come on board this luxury liner you will feel all the elements of deluxe traveling: luxurious rooms and top of the line ship services, personal touches everywhere, visiting far off places, drinking and dining the finest wine and cuisine with concierge benefits from a large number of crew for the passengers. You will enjoy the freedom to do whatever you want as you give yourself over to this once-in-a-lifetime experience. From food and wine lovers to history buffs to adventure-seekers, there is something for everyone to indulge in.

These ships are built with the space to accommodate whatever you are in the mood to do, from an invigorating morning run in the fresh air to spending uninterrupted quiet time, from socializing in a lively bar to enjoying a romantic dinner for two. Cruising on a 5-star ship you'll have the chance to experience an array of marvelous excursions along the journey.

Travel to the most iconic places in the world exploring unforgettable sights from ancient cities to modern metropolises.

Luxury Cruise Lines

pair-843320__340.jpg Silversea Cruises is known for its array of premier offerings.

Silversea includes the world’s most exotic destinations in their itineraries and offers really interesting cultural activities and thrilling adventures. A second carrier popular for its high-end cruises is Crystal Cruises.

It offers the finest of amenities, unrivaled service, exquisite food and wine, and entertainment you will not find anywhere else. If you are aiming for the most possible destinations, Princess Cruises is your best bet, as they travel to six continents and offer more than 40 destinations.

Almost 700 individuals can fit on their enormous ships, making them a fun way to see the world. Radisson Seven Seas Cruises is the expert in places that are off the beaten path, such as Antarctica and Alaska. They recognize the importance of offering passengers the chance to get to know diverse people, natural habitats, and cultures.

Start off in the Mediterranean

Sail the Mediterranean on these immense ships and take advantage of the opportunity to go on shore to explore the small ancient coastal villages which will absolutely take you back in time.

Land of the Tsars
In Russia, a day in the impressive Hermitage Museum is a must – it is not only an exceptionally gorgeous building, it is also the second largest museum on earth. It dates back to 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great began collecting art and was originally open to the general public in 1852.

The Lands Down Under
Australasia is home to a huge range of people, lifestyles, and natural beauty. Spend a day unwinding on one of Australia’s large beaches, or if you prefer something more adventurous, check out the Great Barrier Reef or the Outback.

Anyone who enjoys stunning natural beauty will love the breathtaking waterfalls and picturesque valleys of New Zealand, and foodies will want to stop in Tauranga to visit its kiwi orchards.

The Sights and Sounds of Asia

The sights, smells, and tastes you encounter in Thailand, Vietnam, and China will amaze you.

mountain-bike-175216__340.jpg Japan is a fantastic blend of age-old traditions and slick, modern cities. Take in the architecture of Bangkok, Thailand known for its unique spires, or visit the lovely palaces and temples to see the beautiful Buddhist figurines.

From Deserts to Skyscrapers to Pyramids

The stunning cosmopolitan cities of the Middle East, known for their tall skyscrapers, lie among vast deserts famous for their amazing wind-blown sand dunes. In Dubai, you will want go up to the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. The region can claim a very rich history dating back thousands of years.

In Jordan, explore the ancient city of Petra, carved of rose-colored stone, near the more modern city of Aqaba. In Oman you can see the remains of an ancient caravan oasis along Incense Road, or travel to Egypt to see the pyramids at Giza and the temples in Luxor and Karnak.

The Diversity of South America

You can also sail to South America’s natural wonders like Iguazu Falls bellowing between Argentina and Brazil, trekking next on to Rio de Janeiro, known for its Carnival and the mesmerizing Christ the Redeemer statue located on the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Chile is known for its diverse natural landscapes including the arid Atacama desert, the imposing Andes mountain range, the breathtaking Patagonia ice fields, and the beautiful beaches along the Pacific. From the elegance of a ball dance to the intimate moment on the deck, a world journey aboard a 5-star cruise is the ultimate stage for the unforgettable memories you take home. As anyone who has gone on one will concur, there is no other experience quite like a cruise around the globe.

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