A romantic getaway like a wedding or honeymoon is a time when newlyweds aspire to feel like royalty or celebrities, and a Cruise and Vacation Expert can help you find that romantic travel destinations.
The Top 5 international honeymoon destinations encompass areas within Mexico, the Caribbean and Italy according to a recent survey.
But because of the once-in-a-lifetime importance associated with the type of trip, many honeymooners aspire to receive the VIP treatment afforded to royalty or celebrities, making them open to alternative destinations that are just as romantic or adventurous.
Here some of the most talked about celebrity wedding and honeymoon locations where anyone could feel like a star with their new spouse while starting a new journey together.
Venice Italy Romantic Destination
The famous canals of Venice were the backdrop for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding. You, too, can be whisked away on a romantic gondola ride as you begin to make memories together as a married couple.
Honeymooners cannot leave Venice without taking a romantic ride on a gondola. I strongly suggest a daytime gondola ride, which will allow you to see the beautiful scenery.
The best time for couples to visit Venice is in May or September, as the weather is cooler and you miss the start and end of the tourist season. During this time you will also be able to take advantage of better rates on hotels and airfare.
Provence France Honeymoon Travel destinations
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made it official in this southeastern French town, which extends along the lower Rhone River. This is a perfect location for a river cruise.
As you cruise the Saône and Rhône Rivers through the South of France, you wont help but think, this type of travel would be great for any honeymoon or romantic getaway for those who may enjoy traveling in Europe, but don’t want to have to pack and unpack.
Like traditional ocean cruising, your vessel is your floating hotel with meals and accommodations included, except instead of island or country ports of call, you visit cities along the river, usually with daily tours included. What a magnificent and relaxing way to spend your honeymoon.
Florence is number 8 on the 2016 Top International Destinations list. The city is also where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent millions on their wedding.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend anywhere near that much as the panoramic views from a hillside in the capital of Tuscany will have you feeling like a million dollars. Florence has its own subtle beauty.
Florence gave birth to the Renaissance and changed the way we see the world. It is home to the world’s finest museums and the repository of Italian Renaissance art and an immensely romantic location for a memorable honeymoon.
Wedding Destination St. Lucia in the Caribbean
Matt Damon and his wife Luciana renewed their vows on this Caribbean island.
This is a wonderful destination for romance with its incredible views of Pitons.
It is also a great island for active couples, as it has fabulous scuba diving, zip lining, and mountain biking. St. Lucia has also been a romantic getaway backdrop for many seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette TV series and Jade Mountain was the site of the proposal at the end of Season 14 of The Bachelor.
Travel to Havana Cuba
Usher and his bride, Grace Miguel, honeymooned in Havana, and it’s also the top ranked “expected to be” the next destination according to a recent survey.
There’s a lot of fascination with Cuba. The hotels are already jammed and the demand is tight right now, and you have to book Cuba through a travel agent if you want to get in.
Americans still face certain travel restrictions in visiting Cuba and cannot merely hop on a plane to lay on a beach for their honeymoon.
However, there are ways to include relaxation and romance on your honeymoon to Cuba. We recommend a cruise if you have cultural interest with a land tour. This is a great getaway for couples who just want to experience culture.