Carnival Cruise Lines Launches Brand New Wedding Program



While some couples opt for a long, exotic cruise as a super cool on-the-go honeymoon, there are some couples who kick off this kind of roving vacation with the very event they’re celebrating: their wedding!

Not a bad idea, really—by getting hitched on the very ship you’ll be vacationing on for the next week or two, you essentially make that little piece of paradise a one-stop wedding/honeymoon shop. And, you can arrange it so you get the best of both worlds: a celebration with your family and friends that lasts days after your wedding—and then you could plan to stay for a bit at the cruise’s last tropical destination, to get in some time for the two of you.

If you and your to-be have been considering this type of nuptial celebration, then you should know: Carnival Cruises has just completely revamped its wedding program to offer a ton of new upgrades and option—including a few that allow you to actually hold your ceremony on the beach of one of your island stops on Grand Turk or Freeport in the Bahamas.

Take a look:

  • The Just You & Me package, starting at $1,355, gets you a wedding celebration for up to eight people and includes the ceremony, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake and keepsake topper, champagne toast with keepsake flutes, a photographer, decorated wedding aisle, pre-recorded music and an officiant, though you are also welcome to use one of your eight peeps as your own officiant.
  • The Time to Celebrate package, starting at $1,795, gets you a wedding celebration for up to 20 people, and includes everything in the first package as well as a one-hour reception, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and hot beverage service.
  • The Time to Celebrate … Big! package, starting at $1,975, gets you a wedding celebration for up to 20 people with a one-and-a-half-hour reception, everything from the above packages, and a custom-designed ice sculpture.

With any of those packages, you also get a wedding planner who will help pull everything together, and you and all your guests get priority check-in and boarding.

Would any of you opt for combing your I Dos with bon voyage

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