MSC Cruises now can organize weddings on the MSC Divina or shoreside in eight tropical destinations, including Barbados, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, San Juan, Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Couples also can get married on embarkation day in Miami.
MSC Cruises partnered with The Wedding Experience, which has event planners to handle all the details of a wedding or vow renewal. Their services include a wedding consultant before the wedding and a ceremony coordinator on the big day.
The weddings are legal when conducted in a port of call. Symbolic ceremonies can be done while the ship is sailing.
Ceremonies and receptions are customizable with options for photography and videography packages, music, flowers, food and beverage packages, specialty items such as favors and aisle runners, transportation for shoreside events, and personalized stationary for announcements and invitations.
Couples booking groups of at least 13 staterooms will receive a complimentary balcony stateroom. Those booking larger groups will receive a complimentary suite for 30-plus rooms or a Yacht Club stateroom for 50-plus rooms in the group.
Popular locations on the ship for wedding photos include the Swarovski crystal staircases and the infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake.
Ceremonies onboard can accommodate up to 150 non-sailing guests. Basic packages — which include a pre-sailing event manager, local non-denominational wedding officiate, wedding day ceremony coordinator, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, cake for two, bottle of sparkling champagne or wine, and one hour of photography — start at $1,600 for a shipboard event and $2,200 for a shoreside event, depending on the location.
Courtesy of Theresa Norton Masek @ Travel Pulse and MSC Cruises, February 5, 2015
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