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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:30 PM
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So this summer is my first time on a cruise,we booked Royal Caribbean Navigator of the sea on an eastern med cruise,just wondering on suggestions to pop the question to the girlfriend on this ship,it will be in july,all ideas welcome..thanks...
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Congrats! If I were you, I would have a chat with the cruise director, to advise you, where the best, or most fun or most romantic,or less crowded place to pop the question should be. I bet he even might have a few ideas up his sleeve, to even make this wonderful moment even "more" memorable. You're not the first to do this, so his imput could really be helpful!

I'll say, get a table for two, in a special dining venue, get on one knee,and pull out the bling.
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That is some really solid advice. Mine is less so, but what the heck.

Usually on cruises there is a formal night where everyone dresses up and often photographs are taken etc. This is the perfect night for a proposal (in my humble opinion). In fact, if it can be accommodated, I would have a photo taken with a chair or bench and pop the question right in front of the camera. Maybe the photographer can even get the look on her face as you propose.

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Or talk to the Cruise Director and see if there's someway they can work the proposal into one of their shows. Maybe even during the ice show or in the main show lounge. They'll even schedule the photographer to be there to record the event. They love doing stuff like this as it involves the passengers and makes their cruise more memorable - not to mention it'll be something neither of you will ever forget.

Your agent can get in touch with the people on the ship so you can begin the planning ahead of time.

Sounds very exciting and romantic!

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Thanks guys for replies,will have a chat with cruise director once im onboard so,im thinking of just getting a promise ring and let her pick the real ring when we get back?,what do yous think,so not too sure on a very public display but sure it wouldnt really matter i suppose,the ice show proposal sounds like fun ...looking forward to the cruise,have heard portifino restaurant would also be a good spot,i take it theres no where outside on deck that would be interesting ?
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Thanks guys for replies,will have a chat with cruise director once im onboard so,im thinking of just getting a promise ring and let her pick the real ring when we get back?,what do yous think,so not too sure on a very public display but sure it wouldnt really matter i suppose,the ice show proposal sounds like fun ...looking forward to the cruise,have heard portifino restaurant would also be a good spot,i take it theres no where outside on deck that would be interesting ?
Sounds like a plan....(portifinos).....good luck.
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I would book a special dinner - the best the ship has, so she is already happily fed and has had a little wine - and do it then. And be sure to get down on one knee!
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I like the idea of doing it during dinner, as others have suggested, but if you really want to make it a big deal in public, I still think doing it during one of the shows would be great.

As for the promise ring, call me old fashion or perhaps an idealist, but my personal feeling on the matter is don't do it. Take it from an old romantic when I say she will absolutely love anything you put on her finger. My best advice is to go shopping for a ring. Take a friend with you if you want a second opinion. But shop around and look at all the options available, and then select what you feel in your heart is the right one. And trust me when I say it'll be the right one.

When my son came to me and said he wanted to propose to his girlfriend of many years, I couldn't have been happier and more excited for him. He kind of felt the same way you do about the ring. He went shopping for rings and wasn't sure what to do. As another option, my wife and I showed him his great-grandmother's ring. It was a simple white gold ring with one 3/4 carat diamond in the middle with 4 small diamonds on either side going down the ring. It didn't look really nice, but I told him he could get it cleaned, polished, and have one of the diamonds that was chipped replaced. He decided to give it a try and when we got it back from the jewelers, it looked brand new and was absolutely beautiful. She loved it! And when she found out it belonged to his great-grandmother (who died when she was 103!), his fiance loved it even more because it was not only a ring, but it was something very special to the whole family.

Keep in mind it doesn't have to be traditional, unless that's what you want. It could be yellow gold, white gold, platinum, etc. It could be a diamond, ruby, emerald, etc. Don't listen to what others want you to give - give what you want to give.

And while others may disagree with me, a promise ring is not for a such an occasion. Give her an engagement ring - something from your heart, and she'll love it forever.

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