Romance at Sea with Holland America

Holland America – Destination weddings and Honeymoons

From weddings and honeymoons to anniversaries and vow renewals — or just a simple getaway for two — Holland America Line ships are the ideal setting for a celebration filled with romance and adventure. Whether it’s relaxing in one of the intimate shipboard lounges or exploring some of the most magical and romantic cities in the world, each voyage has endless possibilities to celebrate love and make memories to last a lifetime.


hal-wedding1Weddings, Anniversaries and Vow Renewals

Imagine saying “I do” out on deck as the ship sails into the sunset. Whether couples prefer a simple affair and a small, elegant reception or a lot of family and friends at a larger celebration, a wedding cruise on one of Holland America Line’s elegant ships will launch a lifetime of special moments. Couples can choose to get married onboard with a personalized ceremony, under the palms on an exotic Caribbean island beach, or on top of a majestic Alaskan glacier. No matter the preference, the line’s wedding cruises coordinator is ready to tailor a wedding package to meet each couple’s needs and help everyone have the ultimate onboard experience.

Anniversaries are a yearly reminder to celebrate love, and Holland America Line offers a package that includes welcome flowers and a balloon in the stateroom, a 10×7 photo to remember the day and a personalized anniversary cake.

For couples that would like to say their wedding vows again while at sea, Holland America Line offers an onboard Renewal-of-Vows package. As part of the package, the bride receives a corsage, and the couple gets a table for two at the Pinnacle Grill, a celebration with music and champagne, and invitations are made available to invite guests to the ceremony and celebration.

Guests that visit Half Moon Cay — the company’s own island paradise — on Holland America Line Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises may renew their wedding vows on the island in a private, traditional Bahamian chapel nestled in a garden overlooking the sea.


Romance Comes Alive Onboard

The romance doesn’t stop with celebrations and ceremonies. The overall ambiance of Holland America Line’s ships keeps the feeling alive throughout the voyage. Take time to indulge with a pampering couples massage at the spa or expand your exercise routine with yoga classes. From cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Arts Center to learning how to share photos at the Digital Workshop powered by Windows, days can be as active or as relaxing as you desire.

Couples can make the celebration even more special with a romantic dinner for two. Dining options abound on Holland America Line ships, and one of the line’s elegant restaurants is the ideal setting to commemorate a wedding or anniversary.

An Evening at Le Cirque features the cuisine and ambiance of its famed New York namesake, while Tamarind serves up Pan-Asian fare. Couples looking to indulge in amore can dine at the Italian restaurant Canaletto, and the award-winning Pinnacle Grill features an innovative menu with a luxurious ambiance. A table for two in the main dining room provides the perfect setting to continue the celebration over a four-course meal.

For the ultimate in romance, select ships offer dinner on deck at the Cabana Club where a private table for two can be set up under a blanket of stars.

After dinner, a stroll around the deck under a blanket of stars perfectly caps off the evening. Or perhaps a late-night anniversary toast in Mix’s Champagne bar is in order.


Joey Fatone dancing with the starsEurope Brings Romance Ashore

Holland America Line sails to the four corners of the globe, and couples looking to visit some of the most romantic cities in the world for an unforgettable honeymoon have an abundance of cruises to choose from. Europe features some of the most historically romantic destinations, and with itineraries ranging from a week to a more than a month there’s plenty of time to explore the entire region.

The Mediterranean is home of the country known for romance: Italy. Love reigns supreme from the top of the country to the tip. Take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal in Venice while being serenaded with O Solo Mio, discover the Colosseum and take in the history of Rome, wander the gardens of Capri and indulge in an authentic Italian pasta in Naples.

But the romance doesn’t stop in Italy. Mediterranean cruises also visit Greece, home to ancient gods and goddesses, including Aphrodite, goddess of love. Weave throughout Greek isles including Mykonos, Santorini and Crete on to the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Kusadasi.

Explore the Adriatic and ports in Montenegro and Croatia. Sail west to Monte Carlo and the French Riviera, visiting the island of Corsica along the way. Wrap around the Iberian peninsula after visiting Barcelona, Cartagena and Cadiz in Spain. Sail a northerly course toward the British Isles, Baltic and Scandinavia.

Romantic destinations aren’t limited to sun and sand. Holland America Line is the premier cruise line sailing throughout the Norwegian Fjords. Imposing glaciers and glorious waterfalls make a stunning setting for any romantic rendezvous. Cross the Arctic Circle and check off a bucket list item by journeying to the top of the world.

101314 TrvlOnly_Web_BannerAt Holland America Line, unforgettable experiences meet exquisite detail at every turn.

No matter the celebration and no matter the destination, a cruise with Holland America Line is the perfect vacation to being a new life together or celebrate years of commitment.

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