Couples that eat chocolate together stay together! if you and the love of your life adore chocolate nearly as much as you adore one another, you are a true match made in heaven.
Once you’ve said “I do” and celebrated with chocolate wedding cake, you’ll want to book a honeymoon that celebrates not only your great love, but also your great taste in dessert.
Whether you desire an entire chocolate-themed vacation or a simple day trip involving some chocolatey goodness, you will find something to love in this list of chocolate-based honeymoon activities and destinations, including the Princess® Cruises Norman Love and Chocolate Journeys.
Chocolate Cruise Vacations
The only thing better than cruising on a river of chocolate (as in the famed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is eating sinfully decadent chocolate treats aboard a luxury cruise ship.
Princess Cruises Chocolate Journeys program allow vacationers to indulge in exquisite chocolates from Norman Love, an esteemed chocolatier included in Dessert Professional Magazine‘s Chocolatier Hall of Fame. Love’s innovative creations are featured on Princess main dining room menus and at the Vines wine bar.
Chocolate Factory Visits
Eating chocolate is that much more satisfying when you understand exactly what went into producing it. You can learn the intricacies of this process while touring these European chocolate factories on a tour in port:
Switzerland is famed for its chocolate, and Maison Cailler is one of the tiny nation’s top chocolatiers. Stop by the factory with your sweetheart for an intriguing audiovisual tour.
Anther way of tasting the famous Swiss chocolate in relaxing fashion is to take a cruisetour, a combination of a Europe cruise combined with multiple days on land. Princess Cruises offers cruistours that visit the Swiss cities on land like Zurich, Interlaken, Lucern and also sail to ports in the Western Mediterranean like Athens, Croatia’s Dubronik Venice, Naples and Rome.
Beussent Lachelle has multiple chocolate factory locations in France, one of which is just a short trip from Paris. The French chocolate producers harvest cacao beans from their own plantation. This cocoa is eventually used to supply 23 French shops with delicious confections.
You love eating chocolate, but there’s a whole different type of satisfaction that occurs only when you craft your own chocolates. That’s exactly what you can do at these exclusive chocolate making classes and workshops:
Funky Chocolate Club
Interlaken’s Funky Chocolate Club encourages travelers to get messy. The experience occurs in the Chocolate Laboratory, where visitors wear memorable aprons and learn all about the fine art of making chocolate. Visitors get to bring home wrapped chocolates of their own making as a special souvenir.
Switzerland may get all the attention, but the chocolate in Italy is arguably just as good. For the ultimate Italian chocolate experience, hit up VizioVirtu’s exclusive workshop, where you and your spouse can gain a valuable new skill together — making truffles!
Boston Chocolate Workshop
You don’t have to visit Europe to learn about the art of chocolate making. In Boston, the Elephant & Castle Pub’s Boston Chocolate Workshop provides the same luxury in a uniquely New England atmosphere. Led by Dorian McCarron of the Food Network show Sweet Genius, the workshop delves into the science of chocolate. Attendees learn everything from rolling truffles to making ganache.
Chocolate Spa Treatments
Chocolate’s not just for eating. A variety of spas offer chocolate massages, which impart all of the benefits of a typical massage, complete with the heavenly aroma of chocolate.
With a name like Hotel Chocolat, this is a destination you’re bound to love. The boutique spa sits — appropriately enough — right on a chocolate plantation. In addition to producing truffles and other delicacies, the chocolate harvested onsite is used for a variety of spa treatments, including cacao facials, massages, and detox body wraps. Whether your goal is exfoliation or relaxation, you’ll come away from the spa feeling refreshed.
Princess Cruises Spa
There’s something uniquely satisfying about visiting an onboard spa such as the Princess Cruise Lotus Spa®. As always, chocolate can make a good thing even better, which is why the Lotus Spa offers hydrating chocolate body treatments.
A Rosewood Spa
The luxury spa at Riviera Maya’s Sense offers a truly romantic experience with Escape Together: Sun And Moon Journey. This special experience involves a private pickup by boat, along with a cacao exfoliation and a chocolate massage in an exclusive palapa overlooking a lagoon.
Whether your dream chocolate vacation involves a factory tour or an afternoon at the spa, you’ll experience the true bliss of eating chocolate with the only person truly capable of understanding your obsession.