The best way to avoid many months of hectic wedding planning is to take the party to a cruise! Pick the food that is the most palatable to you, order your drinks and leave the rest to the experts. By Shubhanjana Das
With multiple quirky packages (one includes getting your wedding officiated by the ship’s captain through some special nautical vows), the Royal Caribbean International is making waves among couples. Look out for packages like ‘Embark on Romance,’ ‘Intimately Yours,’ and ‘Vows at Sea.’ The latter is the most inclusive of them all and comes with a private onboard wedding venue, your very own wedding planner and coordinator, a ceremony with a non-denominational officiant, a photographer and a three-tier wedding cake!
There aren’t many cruises that can boast of an on-board wedding chapel. That’s where Princess Cruises comes in. With packages that are holistic and comprehensive, nothing is left unplanned. The services offered on-board are off the charts and guests will be talking about the wedding for months after. If getting wed onboard while the ship is on the sail isn’t something you and your beau want, they also organise weddings on the beach, in gardens, and even at a glacier in Alaska as a part of their ‘Tie The Knot Ashore’ package.
This is for the couple that doesn’t believe in minimalism. For them, it’s either all in or nothing. It is only with Disney Cruises that you can plan your wedding ceremony on Castaway Cay, Disney’s private Bahamian island. As for the packages, they come with a wedding cake, a Disney wedding certificate, Champagne toasts and everything a celebratory moment like this calls for.
To all the LGBTQIA+ couples out there, the Norwegian Cruise Line is what you should be eyeing as it officiates same-sex marriages (in regions where they are recognised by law). They have packages like ‘Wedding at Sea,’ ‘Harborside’ and ‘Destination Weddings.’ While the services they offer may vary with each package, each Norwegian cruise always makes it a point to include ‘extravagance’ in their list of wedding planning priorities for their clients.