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#1
Seattle, WA
228 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Are any of you ladies taking a separate honeymoon in addition to your cruise wedding or are you simply having a weddingmoon (meaning the cruise will also be your honeymoon)? Just curious to see what everyone else is doing!

We are taking a separate honeymoon after the cruise (we leave the day the ship returns), because we want to spend as much time with our families/friends during the cruise as possible. We hardly ever get all of our families together because everyone lives in different states, so we want to take advantage of it while we have the chance.
#3
Reno, Nv
43 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
We are having a weddingmoon! But the only reason why we are doing that is because we are on a budget. If we could take an addition honeymoon after we would. But we are 21 & 22 so we have some time to save for a belated one
#4
DC
1,011 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
We took a seperate cruise about six months later that was our real honeymoon. Like you, we wanted to be able to spend as much time with our friends and family as possible. We considered a B2B, but it was nice to have a second vacation to look forward to. And it way way more relaxing.
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#5
Arlington, VA
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Joined Jan 2011
We know we want to do a separate honeymoon, but are undecided on what. Our current favorite idea is to do a back-to-back (our wedding cruise is a 3-day, and the following one would be a 4-day), and do a bigger trip in 6 months. I love my family, but I want a real honeymoon with my new hubby.
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#6
Baltimore, MD
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We will have 20ish sailing guests with us, so we're treating our wedding cruise like a family vacation and then taking a honeymoon at a later date.
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#9
Orlando, FL
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Joined Jul 2012
Our wedding is a Thurs-Sun cruise and we expect at least 50 sailing guests, so we are taking off the following Satruday for Roatan, Honduras for a week! We're treating our wedding as one big reception, and then we want some alone time for the honeymoon.
#10
United States
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Joined Jul 2012
The rest of my family are frequent cruisers and from what they have told me, they like to do their own thing during the day, so we may have dinner with them at night, but that's about it. I am already looking at anniversary cruises though
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#11
Brooklyn, NY
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Joined Nov 2011
We are going to take a European cruise for our 1 year anniversary/honeymoon. We are getting married on embarkation day and we aren't planning to host any events for cruising guests so besides seeing them in passing we won't be bothered on the cruise.
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#12
Long Island, NY
230 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
After thoughtful consideration and a few convo's with the new hubby we decided to take a second honeymoon (as I laugh to myself while I type this). We got back from the wedding cruise on July 9th and as we're walking off the ship he says to me, "Do you think it's to late to book another one for today? Can we get off and just get back on?" Now in my head I'm thinking, I can just call our PVP and book it, but then reality sunk in and I realized that I had to go back to work on Monday.

Fast forward 30 days and he says, "you know we really should take another cruise because we were so busy with everyone on the honeymoon that we didn't really get a chance to be just us." After I stopped gushing, I immediately booked another cruise which we leave on Sept 15th. It will be our second honeymoon, only 2 months after our 1st honeymoon....lol
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#13
Arlington, VA
959 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by jul1221
After thoughtful consideration and a few convo's with the new hubby we decided to take a second honeymoon (as I laugh to myself while I type this). We got back from the wedding cruise on July 9th and as we're walking off the ship he says to me, "Do you think it's to late to book another one for today? Can we get off and just get back on?" Now in my head I'm thinking, I can just call our PVP and book it, but then reality sunk in and I realized that I had to go back to work on Monday.

Fast forward 30 days and he says, "you know we really should take another cruise because we were so busy with everyone on the honeymoon that we didn't really get a chance to be just us." After I stopped gushing, I immediately booked another cruise which we leave on Sept 15th. It will be our second honeymoon, only 2 months after our 1st honeymoon....lol
That's awesome! Where are you going & for how long?

We just booked our HM cruise a few short hours ago! It's a nine night repositioning cruise from San Juan to Baltimore visiting lots of gorgeous islands. We fly to PR from Miami the day we disembark from the wedding cruise & explore for two days before the ship leaves. And since Baltimore is a short train ride from our home, we avoid a return flight. So excited!


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7-Day Exotic Caribbean, Carnival Glory, May 2015 (Sister Cruise with the Twin)
8-Day Southern Caribbean Repo, Carnival Splendor, November 2014
7-Day Bahamas, Carnival Pride, March 2014 (Girls Cruise with the Twin and Grandma)
6-Day Caribbean, Carnival Breeze, January 2014 (Bday Cruise)
9-Day Repo, RCL Grandeur of the Seas, April 2013 (Honeymoon Cruise)
3-Day Bahamas, Carnival Imagination, April 2013 (Wedding Cruise!)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2012 (Just Because)
4-Day Bahamas, RCL Majesty of the Seas, January 2012 (Birthday Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, October 2011 (Halloween Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2011 (Last-minute Summer Getaway)
7-Day Western Caribbean, Norwegian Spirit, January 2011 (Bday Cruise with the Twin)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, April 2010 (Officially Obsessed With Cruising)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, January 2009 (Bday Cruise and First Cruise)
#14
Long Island, NY
230 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
The wedding cruise (aka the 1st honeymoon) we sailed out of Ny to San Juan PR, St. Thomas and, Grand Turk

Our second HM is also out of NY going to Boston MA, Portland ME, Halifax and St. John's. It's a 7 day on the Glory.
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Happy Sailing!

Jul



My Expensive Hobbie:

Celebrity Horizon - Bermuda 5/2002
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2007
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2008
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2010
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2010
NCL Gem - Bahamas 2/2011 - WE GOT ENGAGED!!
Carnival Glory - Canada 7/2011
Carnival Pride - Bahamas 2/2012
Carnival Miracle - Caribbean 7/2012 - It's About Time!! - Wedding Cruise
Carnival Glory - New England/Canada 9/2012
NCL Jewel - Bahamas 2/2013
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2013 - Celebrating our 1st. Anniversary
Carnival Splendor-Bahamas 12/2013 - New Year's Cruise
NCL Breakaway-Bermuda 9/2014
RCCL Anthem of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean 1/2016 - Happy Birthday to ME!
#15
USA
2,919 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
When we got married we had sailing and non-sailing guests. We had never taken a trip that was just the two of us. So we decided to take a second cruise as our honeymoon. The honeymoon took more time to plan than the wedding. We took it about 1.5 years after the wedding cruise.
#16
Woodside, CA
875 Posts
Joined May 2004
Well we had a wedding moon. And spent $350 for a simple but wonderful wedding ceremony at Brewer's Beach (day 3 of the 7 day cruise) in St. Thomas. But the cruise was just for the two of us (a drunk on a beach was one of our witnesses!) Then we had a HUGE Bonne Retournee party for 150 people the day we got home that was planned by the Don't-Call-Us-Bridesmaid team. Easy on everyone's wallets and we got our privacy. And setting up a gift registry with Carnival was easy and resulted us in getting cash back AFTER our bar bill and all the excursions. Now THAT's pretty cool.
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Big Red Boat 1995 (Bahamas)
Carnival Glory 2004 (W Carib)
Carnival Destiny 2005 (S Carib)
Carnival Fantasy 2006 (girl-trip Bahamas)
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NCL Pride of America 2007 (HI w/son)
Carnival Sensation 2007(w/first-timer bf Nick)
Carnival Glory 2008 (E Carib w/son)
Carnival Sensation 2008 (girl-trip Bahamas)
Carnival Inspiration 2008 (Cozumel Xmas w/Nick)
Carnival Sensation 2009 (Bahamas girl-trip)
Carnival Freedom 2009 (W Carib w/son)
Carnival Fascination 2010 (Key West/Bahamas w/Nick)
Disney Dream 2011 (w/Nick for Boys and Girls Club)
Carnival Valor 2011 (E Carib with WEDDING in St. Thomas)
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Emerald Princess 2016 (Cayman Islands)
Regal Princess 2016 (Baltic)
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#17
Boston, MA
150 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
We're considering a "Second honeymoon" over the holidays 2013. (Wedding in June 2013)

Plenty of time to come home from wedding/honeymoon cruise, enjoy the summer, have our at home reception, save a little bit of drinking money through the fall, and enjoy Christmas in the tropics!

It also has to do with work schedules, I'm lucky -- the company closes for Christmas!
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