The Finest cruise deals for your special occasion


Going on a cruise is an adventure, a holiday and a special occasion all rolled into one. So if you have a particular life event to celebrate, a cruise is the obvious and quite possibly the best choice. Whether you plan to get married on board, have a honeymoon at sea or celebrate a special birthday, there are some fine cruise deals that will work for you. Let’s take a look at some of the top favourite cruises.


Let’s say you’re considering a cruise for your honeymoon, well you’ll soon find it offers all the right ingredients to help you and your partner relax after your wedding. On board you will be pampered with exquisite cuisine, refreshing spas, delicious cocktails and waiters catering to your every whim. Sailing offers a very romantic backdrop to your travels, no matter what destination you select.

Among the favourite honeymoon, holidays are trips to Asia and voyages along the rivieras of Italy and France. There is always a fine selection of excursions and even overnight trips from which to choose. Special features add an amazing spectacle, such as a celebratory event in Ho Chi Minh City or an orchestral performance in St Petersburg, for instance.

Some cruise operators offer a number of different types of packages that you can purchase to celebrate your honeymoon or a special birthday. So, for example, you might be able to choose from a lovely gift of a bottle of wine, fresh flowers and chocolates on one level, or champagne, a personalised cake and breakfast in your cabin on the other. At the top end of the range, you’ll get everything, and the champagne will be Dom Perignon, the flowers will be red roses and you’ll most likely also receive reservations for two at one of the cruise ship’s onboard speciality restaurants.

If you enjoy European river cruises you can select from destinations that visit some of the grand cities or those that seek out hidden gems, to celebrate your special occasion. A Mediterranean cruise remains a popular choice, as does the Caribbean all inclusive deal.

Planning to get married on board a cruise ship? Then it’s best not to look for last minute cruise deals as your captain and crew need time to prepare for your special day. Again, there are levels of service from which to choose, according to the number of guests you plan to invite and your preferred services. Small, intimate wedding ceremonies can include, for instance, space for your guests to watch the ceremony in a private venue, your wedding certificate, appropriate decorations, a two-tier wedding cake and sparkling wine for toasts. The bride and groom will also enjoy an evening meal onboard.

As you increase the number of guests and the level of service there are lots of added extras to enjoy, including complimentary massages for the happy couple, wine upgrades and photography services. Wedding packages are widely available across most reputable cruise lines.

Other celebratory treats provided can include pampering days for both men and women, children’s tea parties and amazing dinners for friends and family, with tantalising menus devised especially for you. From romantic breakfasts in your cabin to fully-fledged shindigs at sea, cruises can provide the right atmosphere and environment to suit your special occasions.