Check-in: Priority Boarding is provided for couples being married the day
of embarkation, once ship is cleared by U.S. Customs. All
wedding ceremonies are timed, priced and coordinated for the time allotted
for your specific package. Please be prompt. Couples being married
later in the cruise will follow general boarding procedures.
Wedding Guests: The remainder of the
Bridal Party and all wedding attendees will follow regular embarkation
procedures. Non-sailing guests
will need to disembark the ship one hour prior to sailing in Miami, Pt.
Canaveral & Los Angeles. Guests are required to disembark immediately
following the ceremony/reception in the embarkation ports of Tampa, New
Orleans, San Juan and all out ports. Your final guest list along with
payment is due to Carnival no later than 3 weeks prior to sailing. Guest
cancellations within the week of sailing will be considered no-shows and
ceremonies are performed in English by a Notary Public. (St. Thomas
ceremonies are Non-Denominational and performed by a Minister.) Ceremonies
in ports of St Thomas, New Orleans, California, Barbados, Nassau, Jamaica
and Grand Cayman are non- denominational and performed by a minister. Weddings
are not performed on deck, at sea or by the Ship’s Captain. A
witness can be provided if necessary. For those who purchased a Florida,
California, New Orleans, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Nassau or San Juan
Package, you will find an outline of ceremony with the packet Carnival
will send you. ( Carnival's local representative in St Thomas will mail
ceremony information to you directly.) Please complete information
in its entirety and return information it to the address provided on the
forms. Carnival's local representative performing your ceremony will
answer additional questions and explain the days events from the time you
arrive to the completion of your ceremony. Sorry do to time constraints
ceremony changes cannot be permitted the day of the wedding.
Renewal of Vows: Proof
of valid marriage is required prior to performing your vows renewal. Same
wedding packages apply, exempt License fees.
Times & Locations: All
ceremonies are performed in port before the ship sails. Carnival has
chosen several locations on board at which to have your Wedding
Ceremony/Reception. Locations are determined based on the number of guests
attending, length of reception and entertainment requests. Carnival will
make every effort to honor specific "requests" for locations and
times, however in the event there are multiple weddings on that day,
requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Ceremonies
are scheduled and confirmed within two weeks of sailing, all times are
approximate and can be delayed due to unforeseen events.
packages include one Bridal Bouquet with matching boutonniere for the
Groom. Bouquets for attendants and other floral upgrades can only be
ordered through a Carnival "Fun Ship" Wedding Coordinator. If
you would like to bring your own flowers they must be silk due to U.S.
Photographs: Packages come with a
Wedding Photo Album. You may purchase additional
photographs at no obligation as follows: 5x7 photographs at $5.00 each and
8x10 photographs at $15.00 each.
Additional Information: Due to time
restraints Beauty Salon appointments are not available the day of
embarkation. It is suggested if
coming in the day prior to consult with your hotel’s salon. Additional
Wedding Package enhancements are available and will be mailed to you at
time of booking including Video Packages and Tuxedo Rentals. Additional
Food & Beverage Service and Live Entertainment options are also
available for those couples who have purchased a reception package.
Written confirmation must be received in our office by the
date specified below if you wish to cancel your wedding. Weddings must
be canceled separately from your cruise. Cancellation policy is as
3,4 & 5 Day Cruises:
Full refund if cancelled 46 days prior to sailing, $50.00 cancellation
charge 45 – 30 days, $100.00 cancellation charge 29 – 4 days, no
refund if cancelled within 3 days of sailing date.
7 Day Cruises:
Full refund if cancelled 71 days prior to sailing, $100.00 cancellation
charge 70 – 30 days, $200.00 cancellation charge 29 – 4 days, no
refund if cancelled within 3 days of sailing.10 Day or Longer Cruises: Full
refund if cancelled 61 days prior to sailing, $150.00 cancellation charge
60 – 30 days, 50% of total wedding charges 29 – 15 days, no refund if
cancelled within 3 days of sailing date.
Sales Tax: All
Weddings taking place at any of our US ports are subject to sales tax.
Hurricane Season: June
10th through November 10th is hurricane season. In the event any of
our regular Home Ports or Out Ports is under Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Watch or Warnings and your wedding cannot take place Carnival will
reschedule your wedding to another port, or cancel your wedding. In
the event that your wedding cannot take place you will be fully refunded.
It is understood and agreed that
Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., Flower Show Inc. & Island Cruises, The
Wedding Experience, Wedding Specialties by Mary, Fantasia Occasions and/or
Island Dream Weddings shall not
be liable and denies responsibility in the even a scheduled wedding cannot
take place or is delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. In the
event of cancellation Carnival Cruise Lines Inc, Flower Show Inc &
Island Cruises, The Wedding Experience, Wedding Specialties by Mary,
Fantasia Occasions and/or Island Dream Weddings will not be held liable for any loss incurred on the part of
wedding guest accommodations and their transportation prior to the
ceremony. All package terms and prices are subject to change without
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