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Cruising Article – 2012-06-07

Say "I Do" on a cruise

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Cruises are notorious for serving as romantic getaways - why not say "I Do" while sailing the high seas? With enough room for an entire troupe of guests, bridesmaids and groomsmen, cruise ships can offer a destination wedding, accommodations, grand ballrooms and reception areas all rolled into one. Whether on a world cruise or taking a trip to the far reaches of southeast Asia, celebratory amenities are limitless. Princess Cruises makes it easy to plan your wedding or honeymoon.

Book in advance

Travelers thinking about exchanging vows on a cruise ship should plan their vacation in advance to guarantee their romantic getaway will be nothing short of the best time of their lives. With the help of experienced wedding coordinators, soon-to-be betrothed cruisers can rest assured their every whim will be taken care of, down to the very last rose petal.

Gentlemen can arrange a special bottle of champagne to set the mood for their stateroom or request a bouquet of flowers to be delivered at the moment of his proposal. During a European cruise, romantics can hide their wedding ring inside a decadent pastry or slip it into a glass of bubbly - the options are endless on a trip across the ocean.

After tying the knot, newlyweds may want to reserve a room with a balcony so they can enjoy romantic moments while gazing across the blue waters surrounding them.

Cruises cover it all

Whether a bride wants to leave everything to her wedding planner or would rather be involved in the process, Princess Cruises can cover everything from photographers to chocolate-covered strawberries. Receptions can take place on land or on board, and with gourmet meal options, spouses can mingle with their closest friends and family members while nibbling on foie gras, crab cakes or even petite bouche.

Musical performers such as live bands, string quartets and DJs are only some of the entertainment options available for weddings and receptions. Already have a singer in mind? Cruisers can also rent sound equipment if they want to bring along their own performers.

Destination weddings are all the rage, so why not take guests and loved ones on a trip of a lifetime at the same time? Caribbean cruises are a perfect way to enjoy a tropical-themed matrimonial ceremony, or, for a truly romantic getaway, Mediterranean cruises give Romeo and Juliet a run for their money.

Princess Cruises is one of the only liners to offer the ship's captain as a marriage officiant - there's simply no better way to celebrate nautical nuptials.

Don't stop at "I Do"

Cruises also provide countless other celebratory packages, whether passengers are celebrating an anniversary or birthday. Enjoying life milestones on the decks of a cruise ship is an exhilarating way to mark unforgettable occasions. Amenities include custom cakes, timeless photographic opportunities and professional decorations.