A Caribbean cruise wedding may be the answer to your destination wedding dreams. Imagine saying your i do's on at anyone of the many ports of call that a cruise ship can take you to.Cruise lines weddings a growing popular trend, marry anywhere from Europe to Asia or on the snowy-white glaciers of Alaska. The possibilities are endless
Some stipulations when having your wedding on a cruise. Captain's generally do not marry couple's (with the exception of Princess Cruises). An officiant will be provided by the cruise line. Cruise weddings take place while in port, not at sea. You can choose to get married on board when in port or at one of many wedding locations on shore. The bride and groom must be passengers on the cruise in order to have a cruise wedding, guests in port can board the ship for the cruise wedding ceremony .
Most cruise lines offer cruise wedding packages and cruise wedding coordinators. Norwegian Cruise Lines,Princess Cruises,Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and Holland America all provide wedding packages. The cost of tying the knot at sea ranges from $900 to $2,400 and generally includes transportation to and from the port, wedding facilities, wedding officiant, wedding coordinator, ceremony music, flowers for the bride and groom, cake, champagne, photographer, wedding album, and dinner. Many will also arrange spa and hair appointments, as well as tuxedo rentals. Of course, each line has their own packages. Read below for information on the most popular cruise lines and their wedding options.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line offers a variety of packages for those celebrating caribbean cruise weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.
Holland America's wedding package is called Anchors Away. It includes the ceremony setup, personal wedding coordinator, personalized wedding ceremony, bridal bouquet, groom's boutonniere, wedding cake, champagne, and a cruise album. This package starts at $1,395 USD.
Cruise ship Renewal of Vows
Holland America Line's renewal of vows package is priced at $129 USD and includes flowers in your stateroom, renewal ceremony with hors d'oeuvres and beverages, as well as a photograph and photo album.
Special occasion cruise ship celebrations
The basic celebration package includes flowers in your stateroom, champagne, a special dessert in the dining room, framed photograph, and special recognition. This package is $79USD. You can add to this package with amenities like a dozen roses, a pair of terrycloth bathrobes, a special chocolate pillow gift, couple's massage, and a guaranteed table for two in the dining room. The price for the more elaborate package is $410 USD.
If your special occasion is of a romantic nature, Holland America has a romantic package that provides you with flowers, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a framed photograph, $25 in casino chips, and an aromatherapy massage. This package is priced at $169 USD.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Lines gives passengers a variety of options when planning a cruise wedding on one of their ships. Cruise wedding packages range in price from $1200 USD to $2,399 USD and can accommodate anywhere from eight to twenty five guests.
Cruise Wedding Packages
Norwegian's basic package will accommodate a maximum of eight guests (including the bride and groom) and includes the wedding officiant, wedding music, keepsake marriage certificate, ceremony location, wedding cake, champagne, and a photograph package. The photograph package provides the bride and groom with twelve portraits, a mini-album, and two 8" by 10" selected portraits. You can add to this package with such amenities as additional guests, a one-hour, open bar reception with hors d'oeuvres, additional champagne, additional photographs, a two-hour sit-down lunch with wine, and live music.
Cruise Anniversary and Honeymoon Packages
Whether you're looking for a deluxe package with all the fixings or a small combination of some simple luxuries, Norwegian Cruise Line can accommodate your needs. With prices ranging from $79 to $329, the basic package includes champagne and strawberries, canapes in your stateroom, photograph, and romantic dinner for two in the bistro with a complimentary bottle of wine. The most deluxe offer gives couples champagne and strawberries, spa wrap, massage, breakfast-in-bed, a formal portrait, and a romantic dinner for two in the bistro with a bottle of wine.
Weddings at Sea
Princess Cruises offers customizable cruise wedding packages that include everything from bouquets and wedding cake to portraits and tuxedo rental. You and your Cruise Consultant can work together to create the package that suits all of your wedding needs. One special bonus with Princess is that your wedding ceremony will be conducted by the captain of your ship.
Renewal of Vows
The basic package costs $205 and includes the ceremony, bouquet, boutonniere of orchids, commemorative certificate, a bottle of champagne with engraved champagne glasses in your stateroom, and a framed portrait of the ceremony. For an additional cost, the package can be upgraded to include champagne and breakfast-in-bed, two Princess terrycloth robes, a thirty-minute massage or facial per person, and a visit to the bridge while the ship is in port.
Celebrating a birthday, promotion, or graduation? Do it in style on a Princess ship. Princess Cruises offers a variety of packages for people celebrating something special. The most basic package includes a bottle of champagne, framed formal portrait, hors d'oeuvres delivered to your stateroom, and breakfast-in-bed with champagne. All for $135 per couple. Passengers can add to that package with amenities like Princess terrycloth robes, spa visit, a visit to the bridge, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Prices range from $135 to $430 per couple, depending on the package.
Royal Caribbean International -Cruise Ship Weddings
Royal Caribbean offers seven wedding packages ranging in price from $1,095 to $1,595.
Duet, the simplest onboard package, includes the wedding coordinator, wedding ceremony, wedding officiant, ceremony music, bride's bouquet of roses, groom's boutonniere of roses, wedding cake for four, photographer, one wedding photo, wedding certificate keepsake, and champagne. Additions that are made for other packages include more wedding photos, larger bridal bouquet, champagne and breakfast-in-bed for two, round-trip transportation to the port in a chauffeured limousine, and chocolate-covered strawberries in the couple's stateroom.
These packages can be enhanced to include live music, videography, beauty appointments, tuxedo rentals, wedding invitations/announcements, wedding reception, and marriage license processing. Ask your Cruise Consultant about the cost of these additions.
For weddings on shore, Royal Caribbean includes many of the same amenities found in the Duet package, but adds indigenous wedding flowers, escorted transportation to and from the territorial court and ceremony site, local wedding cake, and secured, marriage license documents.
Renewal of Vows
If you would like to renew your vows on a cruise ship, you can do so for $400. Your vows can be renewed in the wedding chapel (if there is one) or in a designated spot on board. This cost includes the ceremony, ceremony music, bouquet for the bride, boutonniere for the groom, keepsake certificate, wedding cake for four, photograph, and champagne.
Carnival cruise weddings offer a variety of packages weather its just the two of you or hundereds of your guests. Wedding ceremonies can be performed on board the ship in port or at one of many beautiful destinations that they visit.
Ceremony performed by a non denominational officiant
Bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere for the groom
Sparkling wine & keepsake champagne flutes
Wedding cake with keepsake topper
Cake Cutting service and champagne toast
Wedding March music and photography service*
Packages from just $1,195.USD
Carnival Cruise Lines offers many packages something for everyone.
Please note although we provide this information prices and packages change and you must check with the cruise line or your travel provider for the most current up to date information.