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Old September 2nd, 2013, 05:04 AM
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I have a crazy idea for my wedding which is to book out an entire cruise ship for 4-7days. I have no idea if this is possible or not but I was wondering if anyone knows where I could start to speak to either agents or the actual cruise lines themselves.

I would want a cruise ship of around 200-300 rooms and I want it to be luxury but also with a range of accommodation so that the guests have a choice of cabin prices.

I am thinking of cruising in the Mediterranean, specifically the greek islands and am hoping to plan it for summer of 2015.

Any ideas would be a great help.

Thanks very much
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Now that's a pipe dream. And expect guests to pay for their cabins?
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Dear Cruisemates staff,

I have a crazy idea for my wedding which is to book out an entire cruise ship for 4-7days. I have no idea if this is possible or not but I was wondering if anyone knows where I could start to speak to either agents or the actual cruise lines themselves.

I would want a cruise ship of around 200-300 rooms and I want it to be luxury but also with a range of accommodation so that the guests have a choice of cabin prices.

I am thinking of cruising in the Mediterranean, specifically the greek islands and am hoping to plan it for summer of 2015.

Any ideas would be a great help.

Thanks very much
Regent Seven Seas Cruises does have a ship the size you are looking for each summer in the Med and they do full ship charters

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however, it is a single payer system; you have to pay for the entire ship. If you want to collect money from guests that is on your own.
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises does have a ship the size you are looking for each summer in the Med and they do full ship charters

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however, it is a single payer system; you have to pay for the entire ship. If you want to collect money from guests that is on your own.
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I would imagine whole ship charters likely need a 1 or even 2 year lead time

Maybe look into booking a yacht for the wedding itself if your wanting to do it at sea and rent out a hotel on the beach for the week.
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I had dinner with an executive from a company that specializes in arranging charter cruises a couple years ago. Now, this was on the Liberty Of The Seas and not a smaller ship but he said the deposit to charter the ship was around $1,000,000 for the 4-night cruise and that was non-refundable. This is before the first cabin is sold. The chartering person or company then has to make scheduled payments for the remaining contract amount among many other stipulations.
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That would be an awesome wedding and one that I would actually look forward to going to lol
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