Last updated on: Jun 9, 2020

(Last Updated On: June 9, 2020)

To cruise or not to cruise—that is a question many honeymooners face. But if you book one of these 4 best honeymoon cruises, consider that question answered.

Galapagos - Best Honeymoon Cruise


One of the most well-preserved natural habitats in the world, the Galapagos Islands are a surprisingly romantic place to navigate the seas.

Get up close and personal with sea lions, giant tortoises, and iguanas while cruising in luxury eco-yachts as you sail from Baltra to Isla Isabela and back.

The luxury Galapagos Sea Star Journey, with only 16 total passengers, offers an intimate sailing experience with itineraries ranging from 4 to 14 nights. 

The more affordable Odyssey offers a 5-day cruise, highlighting all of the major sites.  And you can easily combine this cruise with land-based itineraries to Ecuador and Peru to visit quaint South American towns as well as popular destinations such as the Amazon and Machu Picchu.

Mediterranean - Best Honeymoon Cruise

2.) Mediterranean

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most amazing travel experiences imaginable. Itineraries are typically grouped into Western Mediterranean or Eastern-Mediterranean itinerary.  For one of the best honeymoon cruises, check out Silversea’s luxury cruises.

Their cruise from Venice to Rome, visits Croatia, Corfu, and Capri.  Their cruise from Monte Carlo to Nice, visits Mallorca, Barcelona, and the Amalfi Coast. 

Their cruise of the Greek Isles, visits Kusadasi, Mykonos, and Santorini.  The views from the ship are nothing short of incredible.

River Moselle - Best Honeymoon Cruise

3.) European River Cruises

Europe once again sets the stage for a beautiful marriage of water and city.  Cruising under historic bridges at the foot of Gothic cathedrals, Baroque plazas, and Renaissance buildings, Avalon Waterways offers an extensive list of exceptional luxury river cruises. 

Think fine dining, luxury suites, and incredible views.  Sip wine on your open-air balcony while sailing past opulent architecture.

There are several honeymoon-worthy European cruises offered by Avalon that allow you to cruise through some of the world’s most romantic cities.  The eight-day ‘Romantic Rhine’ travels from Zurich to Amsterdam, visiting Basel, Strasbourg, and Cologne. 

The eleven-day ‘The Legendary Danube’ travels from Prague to Budapest, visiting Vienna.  The eleven-day ‘Paris to Côte d’Azur’ cruises the Rhône River through the beautiful Burgundy and Provence regions of France.

French Polynesia - Best Honeymoon Cruise

4.) French Polynesia

There’s no better place to embark on a honeymoon cruise than this remote island archipelago.  Embarking from the capital city of Papeete, the 332-passenger luxury cruise ship m/s Paul Gauguin offers four wonderful itineraries. 

The seven-night ‘Tahiti & the Society Islands’, which visits Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea.  The seven-night ‘Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus’ visits Huahine, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea.  The ten-night ‘Society Islands & Tuamotus’ visits the same destinations as the ‘Tahiti, the Society Islands & Tuamotus’ cruise but spends an additional day in both Moorea and Bora Bora. 

The fourteen-night ‘Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands’ visits four of the Marquesas Islands (Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuka Hiva), Fakarava, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea. No matter which itinerary you choose, it’s sure to be the honeymoon of your dreams, because Bora Bora is simply magical.

Have you been on any of these best honeymoon cruises?

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Taryn White
With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and

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