Destination Bliss Volume 3 | Page 74

SET SAIL For Honeymoon By Jonathan Hermann G azing out at the islands from your private balcony with champagne in hand. Front row seats to a full-scale Broadway show. An intimate table at a celebrity chef-inspired restaurant. Cruising, on its own merits, serves up quite a romantic vacation. Add in exhilarating destinations, a stunning ocean or river view, and you’ve got a honeymoon you will always cherish. Here are some of our favorite cruises. PARADISE NOW The Caribbean is practically synonymous with “romantic getaways.” Long walks down secluded beaches, snorkeling together in warm, turquoise waters, or simply cuddling in a beachside cabana. The islands of paradise are not just ideal for what they offer, but also for their proximity to the States. For a romantic experience, go off the beaten path. Skip the itineraries that call on St. Thomas and head for St. Georges, Grenada, instead, where the local markets are teaming with exotic wares. Choose to swim off the pink sandy beaches of Barbados, where water visibility reaches 50 feet. Or hit one of the cruise lines’ private islands—like Royal Caribbean’s Labadee or Norwegian Cruise Line’s Great Stirrup Cay—for a low-key, crowd- free experience. We Recommend: Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line