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Honeymoons, Weddings
Renewal of Vows and Wedding Anniversaries 
at Sea

Honeymoon Collage


There's nothing like being aboard ship - see the magic twinkling of light dancing on the waves, feel the undulating rhythm of the sea, gaze at the expanse of blue sky meeting blue water in the distant horizon. There will be starry, starry nights, brilliant dawns and sunsets that go on and on as far as the eye can see. For couples who want a love boat of their own for the wedding ceremony itself or a honeymoon sojourn, a cruise is simply the perfect way to go.

Can we plan our wedding to be on a cruise ship?
Will a honeymoon cruise fit our budget?
How does the price of a cruise honeymoon compare with a resort hotel?
Can I set up a Bridal Registry?
What kind of ceremony packages do the cruiselines offer?
Are other packages offered for special occasions such as "Renewal of Vows" and Wedding Anniversaries?

Can we plan our wedding to be on a cruise ship?

Absolutely, but isn't planning a wedding enough to drive you crazy? Just pause for a moment and consider a lovely thought - Why not let Cruise Brokers International plan your honeymoon? A CLIA certified Master Cruise Counselor would work closely with you to be sure you get the most from your honeymoon. We'll help you choose the best ceremony package for you and your group and handle all the details including, airfare, accommodation, food and entertainment.

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Can I set up a Bridal Registry?

This is a terrific way to defray costs. Similar to what is offered in a store, the bride and groom can select a cruise destination, and friends make payments toward the cost as a gift.

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Will a honeymoon cruise fit our budget?

There is a cruise to suit everyone's budget. By knowing your costs in advance you have better control at keeping within your budget.

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How does the price of a cruise honeymoon compare with a resort hotel?

Consider this cost comparison between a resort hotel and a cruise ship:

7-Night Cruise per person Cruise Package Land Resort
Hotel Room Included $700
Airfare Included $350
Food Included $475
Beverages $100 $100
Entertainment Included $250
Tips $56 $110
Ground Transfers Included $40

Total 8 days/7-night Package $1356 $2025

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What kind of ceremony packages do the cruiselines offer?

Packages vary between the different cruise lines. Generally each cruiseline will offer two, three or four different packages to suit your needs. Below is a sample range of packages offered by various cruise lines in 1998. Please note prices and packages are subject to change.

Princess Cruise Lines: (3 packages are offered)
· Pearl: The basic wedding package features a mixed flower bouquet and boutonniere, Korbel champagne and two souvenir presentation glasses, a small wedding cake, traditional wedding music (taped), photo package with two 8x10 color prints and four 5x7 color prints, and one copy of the video. The price is $1,400.


· Emerald: This $1,800 deal includes candlelight and fresh flowers in the chapel. Moet Chandon champagne with two presentation glasses, a small wedding cake, rose bouquet and boutonniere, bride shampoo and hair styling, and traditional wedding music performed by an organist. A photo package includes four 8x10 color prints and 10 5x7-color prints, and two copies of the video.


· Diamond: This upscale package features candlelight and fresh flowers in the chapel, Dom Perignon champagne with two presentation glasses, a small wedding cake, an orchid bouquet and boutonniere, a 55-minute facial, shampoo and hair styling, and traditional wedding music performed by a string quartet. The deluxe photo package includes a wedding album, eight 8x10 color prints, 10 5x7-color prints and four copies of the video in an embossed case. The package price is $2,400.

Norwegian Cruise Line: (2 packages offered)
· Complimentary Honeymoon Package: Includes shipboard credit ($50 per cabin for 3 and 4-day cruises, $100 per cabin for 7-day cruises, or $200 per cabin for 8-day or more cruises); Captain's "Welcome Aboard" card; Hors d'oeuvres tray delivered to your stateroom mid-cruise; invitation to a champagne-and-cake party; use of a photographer; seating at our special Honeymooners' table, and breakfast in bed from a special "Breakfast in Bed" menu.


· Deluxe Honeymoon Package:
3 & 4- day cruises $149. All the same amenities of our complimentary package plus…. Champagne, flowers, and chocolates in your stateroom upon embarkation; snorkeling for two at Great Stirrup Cay or Mexico; romantic dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of wine.


7-day or more cruises: $299. All the same amenities of our complimentary package plus… Champagne, flowers, and chocolates in your stateroom upon embarkation; a Swedish massage for each of you; choice of half-day city tour in Europe, Canada/New England, Alaska, South America and Hawaii, or a half-day city tour or catamaran tour in Bermuda and the Caribbean; romantic dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of wine.

Celebrity Cruise Lines: 
In partnership with A Wedding for You, Inc., Celebrity Cruises will create a fantasy wedding on board any of their vessels. The nuptials take place on the day of embarkation or at one of the ports participating in the program, prior to sailing, in one of the ship's lounges. A local officiant performs the civil ceremony. Couples must obtain their wedding license in advance. 

Packages start from $575 and include luxury van transportation on the day of the wedding from a port hotel or airport, the wedding ceremony, a bottle of sparkling wine, a wedding cake for the bride and groom's cabin, florals, and a wedding certificate suitable for framing. Optional limousine transfers are available at extra cost. 

Romantic weddings may take place in: Barbados, Bermuda, Cozumel, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Juneau, Ketchikan, Key West, New York, Ocho Rios, San Juan, San Pedro, CA, St. Lucia, St. Thomas and Vancouver. A valid marriage license should be obtained from the jurisdiction in which the wedding is taking place, as weddings cannot take place while at sea.

Newlyweds may also opt to reserve the services of Celebrity's onboard photographer. In addition, Celebrity provides guests with a wide selection of tuxedoes to choose from and arranges to have them delivered to respective cabins.

The wedding package includes invitations to 9 non-sailing guests (more guests requires a reception). Wedding receptions (in conjunction with the wedding package) are available in Fort Lauderdale, New York and Vancouver. 

Following the ceremony, Celebrity Cruises can organize a reception, and also prepare wedding cakes serving up to 100 people. Music-live performers or DJs - are available too. Couples may also choose to celebrate their vow renewals, honeymoon, and anniversary packages on board.

Disney Cruise Line: (3 packages)
The #1 honeymoon destination in the United States just got more romantic. Disney has added an ocean full of romance to its fairy tale honeymoon packages. Newlyweds can take advantage of a seven-day package that combines the best of Walt Disney World Resort with the romance of an ocean voyage on board the new ships. Many areas of the ship are reserved for adults only, including a nightlife district featuring entertainment every night; a romantic restaurant with sweeping ocean views; a sun-drenched adult pool; and the 9,000 sq. ft Spa and Salon. Packages range from $1,798 per couple, to $3,159 per couple. Contact your Cruise Brokers International certified Master Cruise Counselor for detailed information.

Holland America Line: (two packages)
Basic Honeymoon Package $30): Includes an informal get together with the ship's hostess, a Holland America honeymoon certificate, a photo with the hotel manager and captain, a bouquet of fresh flowers, a commemorative silver picture frame and, for those traveling with another newlywed couple, a Honeymooners Party at sea.


Just for Us Package ($395): Features a dozen roses and Mumms Cordon Rouge champagne in stateroom on arrival, a pair of terry cloth bathrobes, tea service in stateroom one afternoon, dessert served with a bottle of champagne in stateroom one evening, chocolate pillow gift, guaranteed table for two, couples massage and a framed photo of the couple.


Total Indulgence Package ($395): Includes caviar and a bottle of Dom Perignon in stateroom during embarkation, invitation to a VIP party, a behind the scenes tour of the ship with lunch at the chef's table, private card-playing lesson with $25 each in chips and a "day of beauty" at the spa for one.

Royal Caribbean International: (two packages)
Royal Occasions ($79): Includes welcome aboard Moet & Chandon champagne, formal portrait in an engraved frame, dessert in stateroom one evening, Domaine Chandon champagne breakfast in bed.


Crowning Touches ($399): Includes welcome aboard Dom Perignon champagne, two embroidered velour bathrobes, captain's invitation to visit the bridge, canapés and desserts in stateroom each evening, spa visit for two and Moet * Chandon breakfast in bed.

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Are other packages offered for special occasions such as "Renewal of Vows" and Wedding Anniversaries?

Yes, various packages are available (similar to the honeymoon packages). Your Cruise Brokers International certified Master Cruise Counselor can advise you of your different options.

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