Disadvantages of a Honeymoon Cruise
There are some people who love cruises, some people who hate them, and others who’ve never done one before and aren’t quite sure if a honeymoon cruise is right for them or not. In my last article, which went over some basic advantages of a honeymoon cruise, this article is going to give you another perspective of cruises, to help you see the full picture and maybe help you to see if a honeymoon cruise is right for you. You definitely want to have a great time on your honeymoon, so glean as much information as you can about the different travel packages that are available to you so that you can have best honeymoon available to you. The last thing you want is to have a miserable time on your honeymoon, either disappointed in your location, or strapped for cash with unexpected expenses. There are a lot of great things about a honeymoon cruise that make them really attractive, but there are also some things you will need to be aware of as well.
Having Little to No Privacy
On a cruise ship, you’ll find hundreds of people all on the same cruise ship. This means that you may find that getting some private time with your new spouse may only be found in your cabin. For some people this isn’t much of a problem because they love being around and meeting new people. But for others, it could turn into a problem.
Watch for Hidden Fees!
This is something that you’ll need to watch for whether you go to a resort on land or choose a honeymoon cruise. An all-inclusive honeymoon cruise typically only applies to the flights, room, and food. So that means that if you’re going to do anything extra, such as some excursions in some of the locations, that they will cost extra. Also, be sure to read the fine print to find out just what is covered in your all-inclusive plan. Some cruises don’t include alcohol or snacks into their deals, and you’ll need to plan accordingly or be prepared to bring some extra money.
Being on a Schedule
One of my favorite things about a vacation is that you’re on no one’s schedule but your own…unless you’re on a cruise ship. The cruise ship will stick to a rigid schedule, and when it’s not in port all you’ll see is the open ocean. While there can be activities on board to entertain, they’re not always of interest to the passengers. Plus meals are typically only served at certain times so you’ll need to schedule your time around that as well. If this is a problem for you, then look for a cruise with the least amount of travel time so that you can find entertainment at the different ports you’ll be visiting.
Taking a honeymoon cruise may not be for every couple, so you’ll need to consider both the advantages with the disadvantages to help you make the best decision for your tastes and preferences. If you would prefer to be on your own schedule and have a ton of private time, then a honeymoon cruise may not be for you. But it’s always best to look at the options you have available to you so that you can feel comfortable with whatever decision you make on whether or not to go on a honeymoon cruise.