Cruise giant Carnival today announced a major revamp of its wedding program, touting upgrades to everything from floral arrangements to wedding cake choices.
The Caribbean-focused line says enhancements to the program include new culinary offerings and upgraded beverage service; new multi-tiered chocolate ganache, coconut cream and red velvet wedding cakes; new wedding aisle decoration services; and upgraded champagne flutes and other keepsake items.
The revamped program also includes new options for beachside wedding services in Grand Turk and Freeport, Bahamas.
Carnival says it arranged more than 2,500 weddings a year for passengers that take place on its ships (on embarkation days) and on land during port calls.
A sampling of the line's new wedding packages:
-- Just You & Me. Designed for a maximum of eight people and starting at $1,355, this includes a wedding ceremony, bouquet and boutonniere, tiered wedding cake with keepsake wedding topper, champagne toast with keepsake flutes, photography services, decorated wedding aisle, pre-recorded music and officiant (couples are also welcome to bring their own clergy).
-- Time to Celebrate. Designed for up to 20 people and starting at $1,795, this includes everything in the Just You & Me package along with a one-hour reception, open bar, hors d' oeuvres, coffee and tea.
-- Time to Celebrate…Big! Also designed for 20 people and starting at $1,975, this includes everything in the Just You & Me package along with a 90-minute reception, open bar, hors d' oeuvres and a custom-designed ice carving.
All Carnival wedding packages include the services of a personal wedding planner and priority check-in and boarding for all wedding guests.
Carnival also offers a Renewal of Vows ceremony package for couples who want to reaffirm their marriage vows.