6 New Cruise Ships for Honeymooners

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
New Cruise Ships

Photo: Courtesy of Pacific Beachcombers/Paul Gauguin Cruises

If you're going to start your new marriage with a cruise, why not start it on a brand-new ship?

1. Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's new ship launched in November with more fun activities than a honeymooner can shake a bouquet at. Picture bumper cars, a sky-diving simulator, a food "truck" (no, it doesn't move about the ship), circus classes, an amusement park ride that lets passengers soar 300-feet into the air, a rock-climbing wall, and lots of pool space (including a quiet indoor enclave with a waterfall-style pool and a juice bar). Best of all, faster WiFi means you can stream your favorite TV shows at night, Skype with your bestie about the wedding in the morning, and post selfies on Instagram in real time all day long; royalcaribbean.com

2. Regal Princess
Princess Cruises' newest build is truly tasteful — from the elegant steak house Crown Grill to the Champagne bar, Bellini's, to the adults-only pool with cabanas draped in white curtains — this ship works hard to create an atmosphere that will make many honeymooners swoon; princess.com

3. Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Cruise Line may cater to singles with studio cabins and kids with SpongeBob appearances, but there's also a lot for couples here, too. The ship celebrates its home port of Miami with a mojito bar that has an outdoor lounge, has a seafood shack that's also out on deck, and some truly fun water slides that are worth racing the kids for a space in line; www.ncl.com

See More: Our Guide to an Unforgettable Caribbean Island Cruise Honeymoon

4. Star Pride
Formerly a Seabourn ship, this Windstar ship offers an adult take on small-ship cruising. Come because you won't find a line anywhere, and the barbecues on deck make for lovely sail away parties and the perfect place to toast your new union; windstarcruises.com

5. Viking Star
The Viking Star, which will be the first ocean-going vessel for this river-going line, is sure to be an industry game changer — complimentary WiFi and city tours, every room has a balcony, the pool is a spectacular infinity-style dream, and alcohol is included at mealtimes; vikingcruises.com

6. Avalon Siem Reap
If you want an exotic itinerary, but a little more hand-holding than you would have gotten in your backpacking days post-college, consider Avalon's new eight-day cruise from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap through Vietnam and Cambodia with chic cabins that have panoramic windows and marble bathrooms with showers made for two. Sure, you may be the youngest couple on this 18-cabin vessel, but since the experience is the right blend of comfortable and exotic, it just may be worth it; avalonwaterways.com

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