Thursday, January 6, 2011
Why Have a Cruise Ship Wedding
Cruising is a wonderful way to vacation, and is one of my favorite ways to escape. They offer a variety of entertainment, great ports of call, and endless food! So consider how fantastic it can be to have your wedding celebration on a luxury liner! What can cruise lines offer brides and grooms to make their weddings memorable?
Onboard wedding packages
Packages for a shipboard wedding can include a wedding officiant (on some cruise lines, the captain to perform your ceremony), wedding cake, champagne toast, and wedding flowers (bouquet and boutonniere). Packages can be customized to suit your needs!
Destination wedding packages
If you desire to get married on a beautiful island, cruise lines can help make this happen! You can work with your travel agent or the cruise line’s wedding specialist to determine which ports of call are available for ceremonies. And these packages can also include things like wedding cake and wedding flowers.
The advantage of getting married while on a cruise is that your honeymoon begins immediately. You move seamlessly from your wedding to your reception to your honeymoon, making great use of your time onboard!
Family members can share your special day and have a vacation
Many couples enjoy sharing this vacation time with their close family and friends. There is so much to do, you will still have private moments together as a couple (your guests will be busy enjoying all of the cruise amenities). And you can all come together at dinner to share your adventures!
I encourage you to work with a reputable travel agency to plan your wedding cruise. Because of special relationships they may have with cruise lines, exclusives offers may be available. Lastly, plan your wedding cruise early. This is a very popular way to get married, and dates fill up quickly.