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HoneyMooner1 October 2nd, 2013 05:13 PM

Is It Worth It? (Enchantment of the Seas)
 
So, this coming summer my fiance and I will be celebrating our honeymoon on Enchantment of the Seas. And no one I know has gone on a cruise for their honeymoon, so is it even worth mentioning that you are on your honeymoon when going on a cruise?

Also, how are the balcony rooms on the Enchantment of the Seas?

storybookcruises.com October 2nd, 2013 05:38 PM

We've sold many many cruisers for people on their honeymoon and it's an awesome way to celebrate the beginning of your life together. And yes, it's always a good idea to mention it's your honeymoon. In fact, I highly suggest you have your agent make of note of it in your booking!

The Enchantment of the Seas is an older ship, but many years ago they cut it in half, pulled it apart, stuck in a new 75' section, and then glued the whole thing back together. The balcony cabins in the new section are a bit nicer than those in the older section.

Quite frankly, there are better and nicer ships because the cabins on this one are a bit smaller than on the newer ships. It is one of the older Vision-class ships, of which we spent more than 50 nights on. Because of the smaller size, they have less amenities than the Radiance-class ships, which are some of our all-time favorite RCCL ships.

But you'll have a wonderful time because you're together and nothing else matters.

Pete

Donna October 2nd, 2013 07:43 PM

I don't think there is a cruise out there that doesn't have some honeymoon couples onboard. What a better way to celebrate a new marriage. I bet you and your bride will love it...Congrats.

Manuel October 3rd, 2013 05:48 AM

Celebrate and enjoy this milestone event.
There will be other Honeymooners and some special event for the occasion.

TM

HoneyMooner1 October 3rd, 2013 10:26 AM

Thank you! Yeah my fiance and I booked it and thought of doing the cruise/Universal package. Has anyone ever done that? He's been to Universal before and I haven't. And I've been on a cruise before and he hasn't.

Sorry for all the questions haha

But is there a benefit of doing that?

storybookcruises.com October 3rd, 2013 12:58 PM

Sometimes the packages can save you money, but often times not. Have your agent provide you information/quotes on both methods so you can compare them.

Personally, we prefer not to do the packages because they are very regimented and you have to do what they want, when they want, and where they want while being herded like cattle. We much prefer to rent a can and do our own thing and that way we can do what we want and not worry about anybody else - makes for a much nicer and less hurried experience.

Pete

Paul Motter October 3rd, 2013 02:09 PM

A lot of people enjoy honeymoons on cruises - and the cruise lines should be made aware that it is your honeymoon. Not that you will get a fabulous surprise from them, but just like a restaurant will usually recognize you on a birthday, etc, the cruise line will probably do something nice for you.

But that is not the important point - that point is that cruises are fantastic for honeymoons because so many details are pre-arranged for all cruisers - you do not have to worry about planning meals, checking into hotels, getting from one destination to the next, etc etc.

Basically, you check in to the cruise and for the next seven days you can focus mostly on each other, as it should be. "He" won't need to drive any place, you won't need to worry about laundry or planning mealtimes.

I am sure you are doing tons of planning for your wedding - you deserve a break when it comes to details - that's what cruises specialize in doing. - NOT that you won't have choices on the cruise (you will) - but implementing those choices will be easy.

HoneyMooner1 October 3rd, 2013 05:19 PM

I know, I am FULL of questions haha.

I have seen different ways to get to Port Canaveral from Orlando's airport.

Which would you suggest as being the easiest?

Paul Motter October 3rd, 2013 05:41 PM

I suggest you hire a car or just get a taxi. I am pretty sure you can get a car service for a reasonable price.

This one: Transportation from Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral : Ace Luxury Transportation does it for a very reasonable price. But feel free to shop around since this is just an example. The cruise line will also have a transfer option - just remember it is per person and usually ends up being more expensive than a taxi - but check it anyway.

A few weeks ago we took a cruise out of Rhode Island, - just for the heck of it I booked an Amtrak from Boston and then we caught a local bus to the port. Cost: $2.00 (for the bus) per person for a 20 mile ride.

Now - I don't know of a public transportation option from Orlando airport to Port Canaveral - but here is a private shuttle bus company: Port Canaveral Transportation | Orlando to Port Canaveral Shuttles - cost is $30 per person. But I think a car service would be comparable, just remember your luggage and the tip.

storybookcruises.com October 3rd, 2013 10:30 PM

We always rent a car - cheaper, easier, quicker, and less crowded than getting the cruise line's transfers. Definitely cheaper than a taxi. Plus, it allows you to do some sightseeing or shopping as you see fit.

Hint; if you've never been to Cape Kennedy, I highly suggest getting a late air reservation back home and spending some time there after the cruise. It's an awesome place to visit and it's just up the road a few miles from Port Canaveral.

Pete

Paul Motter October 3rd, 2013 10:33 PM

I completely agree about Cape Kennedy - one of the best things I have ever seen in my life. Do the "behind the scenes" tour.

HoneyMooner1 October 4th, 2013 09:03 AM

Thank you everyone! I will definitely look in to all of those options :-)

Paul Motter October 4th, 2013 09:41 AM

Don't get me wrong - Orlando is fun, too. It depends on what you like. If you have never seen Disneyworld then its worthwhile, but if (like many) you have already seen it several times, and you enjoy science - the Cape Kennedy tours are surprisingly comprehensive.

You see the whole Atlas rocket and Apollo moon shot program - original moon landing gear, the control room. You stand on a shuttle launch pad, etc. It's great


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