If you think about a cruise ship wedding as an alternative to a traditional wedding ceremony and reception and still hesitate about your concrete decision, we can bring plenty of persuading arguments for it. It is not surprising either that there is a considerable growth of cruise ship weddings, since this alternative seems more romantic. The ocean and fresh sea air, the night starry sky and serene blue water have always attracted romantic travelers and couples to have a cruise experience.
The second reason why you can give a more comprehensive thought to a cruise ship wedding is the number of facilities, amenities and possibilities the major cruise ships provide. All major cruise lines are the resorts on their own with spacious rooms, catering restaurants, swimming pools, spas and massages, beauty saloons, bars, casinos, as well as many other activities are enlisted. If you plan your cruise ship wedding, it certainly presupposes a honeymoon, spent aboard one of the most prominent ships in the world.
Wedding packages are available from American Hawaii, Cape Canaveral, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Holland America, Norwegian, Premier, Princess, Regal, and Royal Caribbean International, while even non-travelers know these names. However, with the exception of the Grand Princess, you will need to "bring your own" clergyman or another official to conduct the ceremony.
Cruise ship wedding can take place onboard the ship in a public room or on a romantic shore, such as a beach or a harbor. The Grand Princess has its own wedding chapel and the captain can marry you at sea. Many couples prefer to become married in a Caribbean port or before the cruise start. If you do it this way, your guests can come aboard, enjoy the service and disembark before sailing. You can also invite the whole company of your guests to sail with you on the honeymoon. Your cruise ship wedding and honeymoon will feature many exciting and well-planned excursions and exploration of various locations, included in the route.
You can find everything in the packages, suggested for your wedding and honeymoon activities. For instance, one of the wedding packages on the Grand Princess board, known as Diamond Package contains candlelight, flower arrangements and a string quartet; Dom Perignon champagne with presentation glasses, a wedding cake, an orchid bouquet and boutonniere. A bride will receive a facial and professional hairstyling in the ship's salon. To make this day memorable, a deluxe photo package, ceremony video, lithograph painting of the Grand Princess and wedding certificate are included. The total cost is two thousand four hundred dollars. The ship also provides two other packages, Emerald and Pearl, even more affordable in their price (from fourteen hundred to eighteen hundred dollars).
Therefore, the final reason, giving favors to your cruise ship wedding, is its cost. In fact, the prices for the cruise ship wedding vary the same way as traditional wedding costs are different and can be from hundreds to thousands dollars. All depends on the cruise line you choose, as well as on the continuity of your cruise, while many items, such as dinners, beverages, sports and leisure activities are include in the price.