About 2200 couples will tie the knot aboard a Carnival cruise ship this year–up about 60% from just five years ago.
Prices & Packages: Prices for Carnival’s “Just for the Bride & Groom” package start 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 costs $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 for $1,450, which 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.
Where You Can Marry: Shipboard ceremonies are available on embarkation day in any of Carnival’s continental U.S. ports, as well as in Vancouver during the line’s summer Alaska season. On-island ceremonies combining a variety of all-inclusive amenities with a romantic tropical setting are available, as well.
For additional information on Carnival’s wedding packages:
• call the line’s Bon Voyage Department at 1-800-933-4968