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Let Romance Carry you away on and NCL Wedding or Romance package.

Norwegian Cruise Lines has some of the best Romance Packages in the industry. So if your planning a wedding or just want to celebrate a romantic anniversary you should consider one of NCL’s Pride of America’s Wedding packages.

Each Wedding package includes . . .A wedding coordinator,   personalized ceremony,   wedding officiant,   romantic recorded ceremony music,  keepsake marriage certificate,   wedding announcements, wedding cake,  bottle of NCL’s private selection champagne,  and a photography package

Other packages are:

Standard Honeymoon/Anniversary Package  and  the  Deluxe Honeymoon/Anniversary Package.

What could be better than celebrating the most important day of you life on board one of NCL’s ships or one of NCL’s Freestyle Cruising ships.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Offers Four Weddings/Honeymoon Packages from which to choose

Duet Onboard
Everything you need for a simple, romantic wedding onboard including a bridal bouquet, a photography session and a cake for four.

Harmony Onboard
This slightly larger shipboard wedding package features a beautiful bouquet of flowers and breakfast in bed for the bride and groom.

Symphony Onboard
We handle every detail of this shipboard wedding, from a limo ride to the port to romantic turndown service.

Royal Romance Destination Weddings
Our Wedding Coordinators arrange every detail of our beautiful shore side weddings. All you have to do is choose the port.  

Weddings on the Waves

Shipboard Weddings

Looking for a unique and wonderful wedding? Have it on one of Carnivals 18 fabulous floating resorts. A "Fun Ship" cruise wedding is romantic, exciting, and one you'll remember forever.

Whether your wedding is large or small, Carnival will assist you in finding the perfect onboard location for your special event. From a private ceremony for the bride and groom, to a larger wedding of 100 or more guests, our fleet of Fun Ships" offers an array of beautifully designed lounges to choose from.

You may also select from packages that include everything from a simple open bar and hors d’oeuvres reception, to an elegant sit-down luncheon in your ship’s formal restaurant. Whatever your taste or budget, our professional wedding coordinators will help you design the ideal wedding package tailored to suit your needs.

Island/Destination Weddings

Imagine exchanging your vows on a sun-soaked beach in Nassau, by a cascading waterfall in Jamaica, or amidst a lush tropical garden in St. Thomas. Carnival offers a choice of beautiful, picturesque locations that provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.

What You Should Know About Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings and other special event cruises are offered by just about all the major cruise lines.  These vary in what they include and how much they cost. Below you will find five things of which you should be aware as you plan YOUR Destination Wedding.

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1) Destination Weddings are generally less expensive than traditional weddings.

Destination weddings were formerly the exclusive domain of celebrities and the ultra-rich, but in recent years they have become accessible to more and more couples looking to add an "exotic twist" to their special ceremony. When properly planned, a destination wedding can not only save you upwards of $10,000 off the cost of a traditional wedding, it can also turn your wedding day into an unforgettable "mini-vacation" for you and your guests.

2) If considering a Destination Wedding you need to purchase a wedding "package" - or you could be in for an expensive surprise.

Although it is possible to put together your own Destination Wedding you will generally be able to save more money by negotiating the two as a package. Unfortunately, we've talked with quite a few brides over the years who have negotiated a seemingly good rate directly with the hotel - only to find out they were unable to find affordable airfare.

3) Destination Weddings can be a fun and relaxing experience for you AND your guests if you plan together.

For most couples want to make sure their guests are vared for properly and are able to find suitable accommodations. This is as important to them as taking care of their own plans. Unfortunately, when guests are left to "fend for themselves" it is difficult to make sure guests get plans that are convenient, affordable, and close to "where the action is."

Even worse, without the expertise of a travel professional  on their side,  couples and their guests are often talked into accepting "group rates" when the individual rates would have been better, or stuck with individual rates when group rates may have been available.

4) Negotiating directly with hotels can be a risky proposition.

Although hotels will often give some form of discount for groups of 10 or more if you book directly, it is important to keep in mind that hotels, by necessity, are in the business of maximizing the revenue they bring in on the rooms they book. By working with an experienced travel coordinator you will not only generally receive a better deal for you and your guests - you will also avoid the costly mistake mentioned in #2 above.

5) Sure, you can do it all yourself - but is it really worth the risk?

Planned right, a destination wedding is a unique way to ccelebrate your special union. Unfortunately, many brides and grooms who chose to plan their wedding entirely on their own have discovered the reality the risks. Missed flights with no emergency number for support. Hidden clauses in hotel contracts leaving couples with an enormous financial liability on their hands. Reservations being dropped by the hotel - forcing couples and their guests into a "2 star hotel in paradise". Any one of these things can ruin your special day.

Make sure your wedding takes place in the destination of YOUR choosing and is as wonderful as you have imagined.



Among the first to offer weddings at sea Princess offers some wonderful wedding packages.   Every At Sea wedding includes:

  • Live music;
  • champagne;
  • bridal bouquet and groom's matching boutonniere;
  • a photo package with canvas portrait;
  • a wedding cake;
  • a souvenir wedding certificate and the services of Princess' onboard wedding coordinators to make sure the day runs smoothly.

The happy couple can also customize their event with a variety of food and beverage, floral, photography and video choices. They can also choose to add pampering pre-ceremony spa treatments for the bride or take advantage of the ship's tuxedo rental program for the groom, among a host of other options. Reception options further allow the couple to create their perfect day.

Prices for At Sea weddings begin around $1,800 for the ceremony plus $450 for registration and license fees. The program is available fleet wide with marriages performed by the captain under the legal authority of the ship's Bermuda registry. Princess' wedding program assists with all required paperwork associated with Bermuda regulations.

Of course, once the ceremony and reception are finished, the honeymoon cruise is just beginning. The wide variety of Princess itineraries offers couples the opportunity to start their married life with the perfect vacation, whether it's lounging in a tropical paradise, visiting a cosmopolitan city or just spending time together on their own private balcony, watching the world go by.