If you are planning to tie the knot soon, you’re probably already thinking about where to go for your honeymoon. One of the absolute best honeymoon getaways is a romantic cruise — you and your newlywed get to sail off to a paradise location like Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean or The Bahamas. No matter which of these destinations you choose, you’ll have plenty of cruise activities to enjoy, in addition to swimming and relaxing on the beach. You’ll be able to escape your daily lives and live in bliss on the azure sea for a weekend getaway or a longer escapade. While you’re on your Carnival Cruise, you can indulge in some of the adult-only areas on the ship that are perfect for newly-married couples. Check out these six cruise activities while on your honeymoon cruise.
1. Piano Bar
Head to the Piano Bar for an adult-only getaway. Pull up a seat at the bar and cozy up with your beloved and a delicious drink. You can enjoy live songs from the talented piano player and request your favorite tunes. Join in on the sing-along, too! It gets lively in here and you’ll find yourself clapping your hands and tapping your feet to the music. It’s open from early evening to late at night, so pop in for a pre-dinner drink or stop by later for a martini and a chorus of rousing songs. It’s the kind of place that makes for a memorable evening.
2. Serenity Adult Only Retreat
If you’re looking for a place to retreat to with your sweetheart, head to the Serenity Adult Only Retreat. You’ll find a quiet reprieve from all the action, excitement (and kids!) aboard the cruise. It’s a place filled with complete serenity, with sea breezes that can lull you into a restful peace. And don’t miss out on a cocktail at the nearby bar — they have a full menu of delicious drinks to imbibe.
3. Cloud 9 Spa: Thermal Suite
After a fun night out with your sweetheart, you might want to refresh and rejuvenate the next day. Carnival’s Cloud 9 Spa Thermal Suites are zones dedicated to relaxing — no kids allowed! Each zone is carefully designed by Carnival’s master climate artists in order to find the perfect relaxing temperature. Don a soft-cotton robe and relax in the dry heat of the Laconium or Tepidarium, or opt for the soothing moisture or the Oriental or Aroma Steam baths. Whichever temperature and climate you prefer, you can find it here. Let your worries float away as you two relax in ultimate bliss.
4. BlueIguana Tequila Bar
Who says you can’t let loose a little as you travel to your dream destination? The BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the place to chill out and have fun — which is what newlyweds are supposed to do! Sidle up to the bar for a frozen tequila drink or an ice-cold Mexican beer to enjoy in the sunshine. You can find a whole lineup of frozen specialty drinks, cocktails and margaritas — order them by the glass or split a pitcher between the two of you! There’s even a delicious cocktail made with Mexican beer, a great treat on your cruise. The bar happens to be conveniently located next to the pool so you won’t be far from the cool relief of the water when the sun starts to warm you up.
5. Alchemy Bar
If you newlyweds are in the mood to celebrate, head to Alchemy bar for a truly delightful libation. The mixologists here have been well-trained to whip up magical cocktails, no matter your tastes and preferences. Just pick your ingredients and have them go to work on specialty drinks that will leave an impression on you both. The cocktail specialists can prescribe something alcoholic or sans alcohol to make your evening even more magical. You can also choose from a variety of unique ingredients to create your own custom cocktail if you have something in mind. It’s the perfect place to toast to a lifetime of romance!
You and your honey will have plenty of time to canoodle on your own while you’re on a Carnival cruise — but if you’re ready to hit the dance floor and make some new friends, your ship’s Nightclub is the spot to be. You’ll find a room pulsing with people, DJs spinning the hottest hits and enough energy to last through the night. Come here after dinner for a late-night boogie or hit up one of the zany theme parties during your cruise!
A honeymoon cruise is one of the very best ways to celebrate your romance and truly leave all the stress of the world behind you. You get the combination of a relaxing setting at sea, gorgeous white-sand beaches, amazing entertainment and plenty of memorable spots to enjoy your first trip away as a married couple.
Note: Onboard activities vary by ship