A Whole New Season of Group Sailing Opportunities!
New offerings from Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean has recently announced two new features. The first is an
option of two different drink packages that include alcoholic beverages.
The second is a wedding at sea.
New All-Inclusive Beer, Wine and Spirits Drink Packages
Royal Caribbean International offers two convenient, all-inclusive beverage
packages to keep you refreshed throughout your voyage. Pay just one flat
price and enjoy a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits, plus non-alcoholic
beverages, for the duration of your cruise. It's the ultimate in convenience and value.
Click here for more information.
Wedding at Sea
Royal Caribbean's ship captains can now perform weddings at sea! And, for
a limited time, your clients can enjoy a complimentary wedding onboard, just
for sailing with family and friends.
If you're planning a destination wedding in some far-off location, you
already know some of the challenges. First and foremost, the host country's
marriage laws must welcome foreign couples with open arms. You'll scratch
some countries off your list because they require long residency periods
before issuing a marriage license.
What about cruise ships though? Why do some offer weddings at sea and
others don't? That's a good question. The legality of weddings at sea
is determined by what country the ship is registered in. The marriage
laws of that country apply&hyph;even when the ship is in international waters
and nowhere near the host country.
So, a ship has to be flagged in an appropriate country or it must lobby
its resident country to change its marriage laws. That's basically what
happened in the case of Royal Caribbean. Its ships are flagged in the
Bahamas and the Commonwealth just granted authority to the cruise line
to officiate weddings at sea.
Royal Caribbean's weddings at sea will be recognized by the Bahamas
through the newly passed Marriage Act. The act has provisions for
marriages taking place onboard ships while in international waters,
which is defined as outside the 12-mile limit of the territorial waters
of any nation. The actual location of the ship when the marriage takes
place is then recorded in the Marriage Record book of the Bahamas.
This change to Bahamas marriage laws is welcome news for couples that
wish to roll-up their wedding ceremony and honeymoon in one easy-to-plan
Royal Caribbean is no stranger to the wedding business and has been
performing nuptials in port for many years. Now the line will take that
expertise and use it to plan and execute "Royal Romance" weddings and vow
renewals at sea.
The Royal Romance at Sea package starts at $3,995 and includes a wedding
coordinator, music at the ceremony, the Captain of the ship serving as
officiant, a bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere, a bottle of sparkling
wine for the toast, a wedding cake, and photographer as well as extras for
the couple, like in-room Moet & Chandon champagne with chocolate-covered
strawberries and dinner for two at a specialty restaurant during the sailing.
A wedding at sea could actually end up being quite economical. In fact,
couples booking 12 or more staterooms on any 2013 cruise of five nights or
longer will receive a free Sweethearts at Sea wedding package. And, complementing
the line's wedding packages, the Honeymoon Registry allows the couple's friends
and family to contribute to a dinner at a specialty restaurant onboard, spa
services, or shore excursion.
Other Royal Romance programs include:
Vow renewals, proposal packages, and symbolic ceremonies
Land ceremonies, from Alaska to Greece
Give us a call and we will book a Dream Wedding for you!