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Cruise or Resort for your Disney Honeymoon?

It can be difficult to pick between a Disney Resort or a Disney Cruise for your Honeymoon. Read on to discover which one is the right one for you.

By Hannah Purvis

If you consider yourself a Disney fanatic, planning a magical honeymoon has likely been on your wedding vision board for as long as you can remember. Trust me, I can relate. With Disney, there’s no end in sight when it comes to options!

Whether you and your spouse want to embark on a safari through Adventures by Disney, or enjoy the stunning beaches of Hawaii with a stay at Aulani. Perhaps you want to don matching popcorn buckets on an international park adventure exploring DisneySea in Tokyo, Japan.

There’s a perfect Disney adventure awaiting each couple that’s looking, but two of the most common choices Disney-loving newlyweds pick for honeymoons are a resort stay or a cruise!

When you check in at a Walt Disney Resort, you not only get to experience the amazing customer service and amenities the resort offers, but you also have easy access to the fun that awaits in the surrounding parks. On the other hand, when you set sail on a Disney cruise you’re immersed in the incomparable storytelling of Disney while experiencing new destinations around the world.

So, which is right for you? We’ll share some of the best parts about each option, and some things to consider that may just sway you.

What We Like About Disney Honeymoon Cruises

man sitting poolside talking to a woman in the pool

Photo Credit: Disney

If your ideal post-wedding getaway consists of fruity beverages, delicious dining, and overall kicking back and relaxing, you may prefer a Disney Cruise honeymoon over a typical resort stay. While you can indulge in a lot of similar amenities with each, you cut out the driving or public transit needed to indulge in a lot of activities on land, while at sea. Plus, while we love exploring the various Walt Disney parks, relaxation can take on new levels when your entire stay is within walking distance on a cruise.

Another advantage of cruising is the ability to see and explore new places around the world, which appeals to the adventurous type. Or, you can enjoy the classic beach honeymoon on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, complete with an adults-only beach area for ultimate peace and relaxation. There’s something for everyone when you set sail with Disney Cruise Line.

Things To Do

  • Book a couples massage at Senses Spa & Salon
  • Swim at Serenity Bay, an adults-only area located on Disney’s Castaway Cay
  • Sign up for a tasting class

Where To Eat

  • Palo Steakhouse
  • Remy
  • Enchanté by Chef Arnaud Lallement

Benefits of a Disney Honeymoon Resort Stay

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While cruising may invoke an air of all-inclusive luxury, a resort stay offers the amenities of a cruise, with the freedom to get outside your lodging and explore. No matter which Walt Disney property you’re staying at, an amazing bar, eatery, entertainment offering, or theme park is only minutes away. Plus, you can enjoy the ambiance of multiple resorts by booking dinner reservations or activities around the property to customize your perfect honeymoon.

Things To Do

  • Book a couples massage at Senses Spa
  • Set sail on a luxury yacht cruise around the Seven Seas Lagoon
  • Journey into the wild with the Wild Africa Trek in Animal Kingdom

Where To Eat

  • Wine Bar George
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Victoria and Albert’s

Best Resorts For Honeymooners

  • The Riviera
  • The Grand Floridian
  • Saratoga Springs

Land and Sea Package

Still can’t decide between a resort or a cruise?
The good news is – you don’t have to! Plan a Disney honeymoon that combines the best of both worlds and enjoy both the magic of the parks and cruise line with a Land and Sea Package.

Start your vacation sipping drinks through the World Showcase and Soarin’ to new heights in Epcot, then end the week on board the Disney Cruise of your choosing. Port Canaveral, the starting point for these excursions, is only an hour’s drive from Orlando and Disney provided transportation can be arranged between the two.

Our amazing travel team would love to share more about this and other Disney cruise packages with you! Click here to learn more.

married couple holding hands on shore with cruise ship docked in background
Photo Credit: Disney

Unlock Magical Extras With a Trip Registry

Now that you have not two, but three amazing options for your honeymoon, we’re here to talk money and how to afford some of the incredible experiences that will make your Disney honeymoon memorable, land or sea.

Activities include couples massages at Disney Cruise Line’s Senses Spa and Salon or a romantic dinner for two at Victoria and Alberts in The Grand Floridian. These experiences will send the magic of Disney coursing through your veins, while giving you an intimate experience to bond over with your new partner. These activities can add up, which is why we offer an amazing registry service tailor-made for travel gifts!

Instead of traditional, physical gifts from friends and family attending your nuptials, ask guests to contribute to your Disney honeymoon registry. We guarantee they’d rather contribute to memories made and time spent than buy you a kitchen appliance you don’t really want, or need.

Head to our homepage to create a free account and get started!

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With Disney, You Can't Go Wrong

No matter which option you choose, you’re guaranteed a memorable honeymoon experience full of magic each day. For help booking your trip, fill out our travel form today. Our amazing team of Disney-loving travel planners can’t wait to help you plan this special getaway!

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