Can't Afford Will & Kate's Babymoon? 8 Amazing Vacations You'll Still Love

Escape while you can! These amazing vacation ideas will help you get some quality time with your partner before you're both knee-deep in diapers (9 Photos)

Marisa Costa on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:25PM

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If you’re looking to unplug from your everyday chores (note: no cleaning or cooking!), then cruising is a great idea. Many ships offer romantic balcony accommodations, which allow spectacular views of dramatic seaside and tropical scenery.

What to consider: The best time to board a cruise ship is during the second trimester, after the nausea phase has ended but before the aches and pains of the third trimester mount. You might even want to pack some over-the-counter anti-nausea Dramamine. (Of course, check with your doctor before taking any medication.)

Where to go: For the ultimate mother-to-be pampering, cruise expert Linda Allen recommends the seven-day Celebrity Solstice cruise. “It’s over the top wonderful,” she says, noting that the Solstice has special AquaClass cabins that feature healthy cuisine and include many spa amenities. The ship is also more adult-oriented than many other ships -- a stark contrast to the Disney Cruises that may be in your future. For a shorter, four-or five-night cruise, Allen recommends the Celebrity Century which is equally relaxing (and not quite as pricey).

Insider tip: Remember that most cruise ships have a strict policy that doesn't allow women who are more than 24 weeks pregnant to travel because there are no neonatal facilities onboard. So check with the cruise's customer service -- and your own doctor -- before booking.

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