What better honeymoon for the new Mrs. Cruise than…a cruise?
After their weekend wedding in Italy, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have touched down in the Maldives, a government official confirmed Tuesday.
"Yes, they are here, I can confirm that," chief government spokesman Mohamed Hussain Shareef told the Associated Press. "They have gone to one of the islands, but this is very, very secret."
At least as secret as an event being covered by half the world's media can be.
Though the details of the honeymoon were ostensibly confidential, plenty of insider information seemed to be emerging from the Maldives, a remote cluster of nearly 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean.
A witness who saw Holmes and Cruise arrive at the airport told People magazine they were "smiling so much." The duo, with Suri in tow, was reportedly traveling with about 40 pieces of luggage and plenty of toys.
A source familiar with the couple's itinerary told Reuters that the newlyweds are spending their vacation aboard the luxury yacht the Arctic P, which is currently anchored off the coast of the island of Male.
The yacht, a converted icebreaker, belongs to Cruise's pal, Australian media mogul James Packer, who attended the wedding and also reportedly owns the jet that transported the couple to the Maldives. In February of this year, Cruise and Holmes made a characteristically much publicized trip to Australia to attend the memorial of Packer's father, Kerry.
Another government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the couple would remain based on the boat but planned to visit several of the islands.
"At the moment, we hear that they are cruising on the yacht and that they are expected to visit some of the island resorts—at least one exclusive and expensive one with its underwater restaurant," the official said.
An official from the Tourism Department said bookings at the underwater restaurant had surged since word broke that Cruise and Holmes might be among the patrons Tuesday night.
As for the rest of the islands, stargazing tourists are leaving no archipelago unturned for the chance of a TomKat sighting.
According to Shareef, all of Male's resorts are completely booked up with "100 percent occupancy," though whether or not that's entirely due to the arrival of the marrieds remains unclear.
As it is, the always camera-ready couple is expected to remain abroad—despite the island forecast through the end of the week for scattered showers; apparently not even the world's most blessed union can stop the rain—through Nov. 28, when they'll reportedly set sail back to the U.S.
Once home, the couple is rumored to be holding a second Catholic ceremony in honor of Holmes' upbringing. The toothsome couple's Scientology-officiated ceremony held Saturday in Bracciano was not recognized by the country, though a rep for Cruise and Holmes claimed they "officiated" their union in Los Angeles before leaving the country last week.