5 of the best honeymoon cruises

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What makes a great honeymoon? Of course, your choice of trip is going to be as individual as you and the love of your life. But you are certainly going to want something memorable, whether that's a relaxed and intimate away-from-it-all retreat, an adventurous trip to the ends of the earth, or a classically romantic destination to enjoy pampering pleasures and champagne at sunset.

We have chosen our top five honeymoon cruises, and our consultants will add those exclusive finishing touches which make the trip extra special, from start to finish….


The South Pacific

Why go

A true honeymoon fantasy: turquoise waters, lush mountain peaks, and snorkelling in paradise. It's a long way to go, and that's why it's so exclusive.

Where to stay

Luxury ship the MS Paul Gauguin cruises out of Papeete year round.

What to do

For an extra special pre-cruise stay, spend a few days on 'the godfather' of private islands, Tetiaroa, at luxury resort The Brando.

Paul Gauguin Cruises in Tahiti

Antarctica

Why go

When you promise to love one another to the ends of the earth, you will get an immediate chance to prove it - travelling to Antarctica is like travelling to another world. The beauty when you get there is breathtaking, and the wildlife just incredible.

Where to stay

There are a number of interesting options, but our choice is the luxury expedition ship Silver Explorer.

What to do

Enhance your trip with an extended pre-cruise stay in Buenos Aires for intimate tango dancing, and hop to Iguassu to see the falls.

Penguin colony in Antarctica

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & The Adriatic

Why go

What could be more romantic - an iconic train journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice for a couple of nights before joining a magical cruise down the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik.

Where to stay

In Venice, get away from the buzz at the San Clemente Palace on its own island in the lagoon, then join Crystal Esprit, Crystal's exclusive little 62 guest luxury yacht, for a seven day cruise along the beautiful coastline of Croatia.

What to do

Corny it may sound, but a gondola ride at sunset down the Grand Canal is a must.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Magical Myanmar

Why go

Fascinating Myanmar is just opening up to tourism, and it really has it all - mystery, beauty, history, amazing sights and charming people.

Where to stay

Visit Yangon, then fly to Mandalay to join Sanctuary Retreats' beautiful little river vessel Ananda to cruise on the Ayeyarwady to Bagan.

What to do

Do not miss the magic of ballooning at dawn over the plain of Bagan, with its glorious stupas emerging from the morning mist.

Balloons over Bagan, Myanmar

The Baltic

Why go

A Baltic cruise takes you to a fantastic mix of fairytale cities and dreamy archipelagos, and the jewel in the crown is wonderful St Petersburg.

Where to stay

Take the largest suite on the most luxurious ship ever built, Seven Seas Explorer, for the ultimate indulgence.

What to do

Tour St Petersburg with a private guide and driver to make the most of this fantastic city.

Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia
Edwina Lonsdale
Meet the author

Edwina Lonsdale is Managing Director and, together with husband Matthew, owner of Mundy Cruising.

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