The Honeymoon Specials
Carnival Cruise Lines have a hub in Long Beach, and for pleasure cruises, it is the main provider. With many specials for honeymooners you can pick from special stateroom decorations, honeymoon cake, special flowers, champagne baskets and even a scrapbook album. Carnival is also happy to etch champagne glasses to honor the occasion. Also consider having your send-off to your honeymoon be your wedding on the ship before launch.
Carnival Paradise, 4-Days
The Carnival Paradise takes off from Long Beach on a four-day Baja Mexico trip. Ports of call include Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. In Catalina, you can enjoy shore excursions such as scuba diving, kayak expeditions, and even parasailing. For those who like a tamer day, consider taking in a round of golf or a Segway tour. In Ensenada, jump on an ATV, tour a winery and enjoy the food before heading back to the ship for your trip home.
Carnival Splendor, 7-Day
Jump on the Carnival Splendor for a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise. Take in the sights of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabot San Lucas. This cruise offers a relaxing start to the honeymoon as the first two days are at sea. Nothing to do but lounge by the pool, eat and enjoy spa services.
In Puerto Vallarta, take in the countryside on horseback or go swimming with dolphins. Take a perfectly romantic sunset sail out to Banderas Bay. Mazatlan has a brewery to tour as well as a jet boat adventure. Check out nice shopping opportunities including a tour of a tequila plant. For those who like to fish, consider a sport fishing tour. Cabo San Lucas will allow you to explore the desert on a 4x4 Desert Safari, and for those who do not dive, still see what is underwater in a semi-sub, and you won't even get wet.
Add a day on the Splendor
For one more day on your adventure, with one more port, the eight-day Mexican Riviera tour offers a stop in La Paz between Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. La Paz allows visitors to kayak in the crystal blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. For a closer experience, jump in the water with a snorkel to get up close and personal with the wildlife.
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For more expanded destination options, consider leaving from Los Angeles or San Diego. This broadens choices to places such as the Panama Canal, Alaska and even Hawaii. It also broadens the spectrum of cruise lines to choose from, such as Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines.