Hey folks, herte is the latest Press Release from Carnival about their new ship Miracle having a wedding chapel for use!
NEW CARNIVAL MIRACLE FEATURES WEDDING CHAPEL AND PACKAGES FOR COUPLES TO SAY
MIAMI (12/22/03) - Carnival Cruise Lines will offer a wide variety of
affordable and convenient wedding packages for couples seeking to tie the
knot aboard the new 88,500-ton Carnival Miracle, the line's newest "Fun
Ship" set to enter service from Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 27, 2004. The ship
will also feature an intimate and elegant on-board wedding chapel - an ideal
venue for couples to exchange vows.
Wedding packages offer a ceremony aboard ship during embarkation day or at
various on-island locations, and complement the line's existing fleetwide
wedding program, which is expected to attract some 2,200 couples in 2004.
The Chapel aboard Carnival Miracle will feature stained-glass windows and
Old Testament scenes, along with a central aisle leading to the stage and a
private dressing area for the bride. The Gothic-style facility will serve as
the venue for weddings held during embarkation day while the ship is docked
at Jacksonville. The wedding packages will also be available at the ship's
three other homeports - Baltimore, New York and Tampa.
The "Just for the Bride & Groom" package starts at $750 and includes an
official civil ceremony, a champagne toast with keepsake flutes, flowers for
both bride and groom, a wedding cake with cake topper, pre-recorded wedding
music, a decorated bridal aisle and photographic services.
The "Welcome Aboard" package begins at $1,350 and offers all the amenities
of "Just for the Bride & Groom," as well as a reception with one-hour open
bar and hot-and-cold hors d'oeuvres, a traditional two-tiered wedding cake
and coffee service. Couples may also select the "Deluxe Romance" package,
which starts at $1,450 and includes a one-and-a-half hour reception and an
ice carving, as well as all the features of the other programs.
A wide variety of options such as videography services, live music and
tuxedo rental are also available at additional cost.
Shoreside ceremonies featuring a romantic tropical setting will also be
available in Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
Carnival Miracle is slated to debut from Jacksonville with a series
of 12 three- to six-day voyages through April 17, 2004, marking the first
time that Carnival has ever operated from that port. The ship will also
offer seven-day departures from Baltimore and New York before repositioning
to Tampa for year-round seven-day western Caribbean cruises from that port
beginning Nov. 7, 2004.
For additional information on Carnival's wedding packages, call the
line's Bon Voyage Department at 1-800-933-4968.
Information and reservations on Carnival's "Fun Ship" cruises can be
obtained by contacting any travel agent, calling 1-800-CARNIVAL or visiting
the line's Web site at www.carnival.com.
Carnival Cruise Lines is a proud member of the exclusive World's Leading
Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line,
Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The
Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a
commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.
We got married on the Carnival Victory. The reception and all the food was wonderful. We got the "Deluxe Romance" package. Carnival set us up with a company called A Wedding For You. They were very helpful. You just tell them what you wanted and they did it for you. Just one bit of advice, try to deal with only one person. I made the mistake of dealing with someone at Carnival, someone at A Wedding For You and my travel agent. Dealing with 3 different agencies at a time was rough. Sometimes the plans didn't get relayed to the other agencies.... but that wasn't a huge problem. The reception was 1 and 1/2 hours... which is quick, but then you have the whole cruise as your "reception". Carnival allows 50 non-sailing guests to see the wedding while the ship is still docked. I don't know about you but we we live close to the port of NYC (which is where we left from) so we had approx. 100 people at the wedding and 59 sailed with us on a 4 day cruise... so it was more like a 4 day reception :-) We were able to book a cocktail hour before the wedding so the guests had something to do while they waited, which worked out nicely. Just be aware the the photographer will take you from the- already short-reception to take your pictures around the ship. I would've liked more time in the actual reception, but like I said, we had the rest of the cruise. ALSO, one bit of advice, if you want the Videographer, you need to reserve him early. There is only one per sailing and we, unfortunately, did not get him. There was another wedding at the same time that booked him first..... Here's a pic of my wedding party at the reception.... If you would like to see any more pics to see how the photog. was, just let me know. I have TONS... which you get to purchase the very next day!! No waiting!
You scared me Jim - from reading your topic post I thought you were making a blind proposal!!
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