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Here's a listing of wedding & vow renewal plans by cruise line. For further information, visit the web sites of individual cruise lines.

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

The line’s wedding packages offer not only a memorable way to “tie the knot” – but with prices to match any budget. Carnival features a Just for the Bride & Groom package that includes an official civil ceremony, a champagne toast with keepsake flutes, flowers, a wedding cake and more. Couples may also select the Deluxe Romance package, which includes a one-and-a-half hour reception and an ice carving, as well as all the features of the other programs. Carnival also offers both standard and deluxe wedding renewal package that includes a shipboard ceremony performed by the ship’s captain.

CELEBRITY CRUISES

Celebrity’s new Celebrity Weddings program enables couples to combine their ceremony and honeymoon vacation into one customized package. Guests have the option to marry atop a glacier in Alaska, on a beach in Aruba, beneath a gazebo in Barbados, on a romantic rooftop garden in Rome or in a white-topped villa in Greece. Ceremonies can also be held onboard by a local officiant while in port on embarkation day. Exclusive to Celebrity’s new program are shipboard deck weddings, highlighted by an elegant canopy with flowing sheers and flowers, romantically set on the ship’s deck, high above the waters.

CRYSTAL CRUISES

The line offers vow renewal ceremonies that are officiated by the Captain or clergy. A romantic ambiance is ubiquitous throughout the Crystal fleet. Everything is taken care of for couples – and gourmet cuisine and a wait staff are at the beck and call of every guest. Couples can relax in the Feng-Shui spa and enjoy massages for two. For quiet evenings alone, they can opt room service where meals are served course-by-course in their suites or on their verandahs. They can also enjoy a wide selection of champagnes and wines in staterooms and dining room.

DISNEY CRUISE LINE

Although renowned as a family cruise line, Disney offers adults myriad romantic options away from the kids. Palo, located high atop both the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, offers ocean views, a stylish setting and exquisite Italian fare – and caters exclusively to adult guests. Couples can also spend “alone time” at the Quiet Cove Pool, bask in the sun in one of many poolside chaise lounges, or unwind in one of two adjoining whirlpool spas. On the line’s private island, Castaway Cay, adults have a beach all to their own. Open-air massages in private beachside cabanas are also available.



HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
The line will help launch a lifetime of memories with wedding packages tailored to individual needs by its wedding coordinator. Couples may opt for a small ceremony and mini-reception or bring family and friends along for a larger affair. Packages include a personalized wedding ceremony, wedding coordinator, flowers, cake, champagne, photo album, recorded music and a keepsake wedding certificate. Holland America also offers an on-board renewal-of-vows package for guests wishing to say “I do” on the High Seas. At Half Moon Cay, the company's private island, guests can renew their vows in a private, traditional Bahamian chapel.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE (NCL)

There’s no destination more synonymous with romance than Hawaii. That’s why NCL has married its resources and experience to offer a host of romantic wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon and anniversary packages on Pride of Aloha, Norwegian Wind and Pride of America and Pride of Hawaii. Wedding packages aboard Hawaii-based ships feature a variety of options to help fit the special needs of each couple and make the most important day of their lives unforgettable and stress-free. Services include personalized wedding announcements, wedding planning assistance, priority check-in, flowers, photographers, a ceremony officiant, champagne, wedding cake, catering, and entertainment.



PRINCESS CRUISES

Hundreds of couples are married each year by Princess captains in waters around the globe. Its Tie the Knot wedding program has grown to not only to include exclusive at-sea ceremonies on all of its newest ships, but also fleetwide harbor-side ceremonies in embarkation ports or weddings ashore in select ports of call. Princess’ newest and largest ships feature onboard wedding chapels, decorated in flowers and candlelight for the special day. Couples using the ship’s wedding chapels can take advantage of the cruise industry’s first live Wedding Cams to share with family and friends at home.

RADISSON SEVEN SEAS CRUISES

The romance of French Polynesia is accentuated aboard Radisson’s Paul Gauguin, where couples can partake in authentic Polynesian ceremonies by the ship’s Les Gauguines troupe to renew their vows. Among the special amenities for newlyweds are an in-cabin bottle of champagne and an exclusive pillow gift. Fifty percent of Paul Gauguin’s cabins include private balconies, and romantic breakfasts at dawn or candlelight desserts with views of French Polynesia are par for the course. The line also offers all-balcony suite accommodations aboard Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager, and 90% balconies aboard Seven Seas Navigator.



ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
The line’s Royal Romance package is a full-service wedding and vow renewal program that enables guests to create unique and romantic ceremonies onboard its ships and in a range of ports of calls. All weddings are approximately one hour in length and include the ceremony, cake cutting, champagne toast and photography shoot. .Other romantic elements aboard Royal Caribbean ships include couples massages. Guests can also retreat to cozy bars such as the Champagne Bar and Wine Bar. Private dining experiences in Chop’s Grille and Portofino enable couples to reserve tables for two that overlook the ocean and sunset.



SILVERSEA CRUISES
Silversea has created an innovative option for its guests, a program called Personalized Voyages. In this era of highly personalized weddings, couples can now tailor their honeymoon cruise to suit their own tastes. With Silversea’s Personalized Voyages, guests can now enjoy the flexibility and convenience of deciding when they want to embark and disembark in order to create their own personal version of the ultimate luxury honeymoon vacation. Guests are able to determine the length of their voyage based on their own travel desires – embarking and disembarking by choice from a selection of over 200 ports.



WINDSTAR CRUISES

With Windstar, couples can arrange weddings and vow renewals at sea and ashore on itineraries throughout the Caribbean, Americas and Europe. A Windstar personal wedding planner is available to assist guests in advance and onsite, attending to extraordinary personal touches from the simple – fresh flowers adorning the aisle as a violinist plays Canon in D – to the grand – a fireworks display sailing out of Venice. Guests may also purchase special packages that celebrate all things romantic – an extensive menu of wines and champagnes, intimate shore excursions, scuba diving adventures, spa treatments and special in-suite commemorative amenities and services.

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