Carnival Cruise Lines has totally revamped its popular wedding program – upgrading everything from floral arrangements, decorations and photography to delicious new culinary selections and an even greater variety of romantic on-island ceremonies – allowing couples to make their “big day” even more special and memorable.

Available both aboard ship on embarkation day or in tropical ports of call, Carnival’s wedding packages are already immensely popular – with more than 2,600 ceremonies performed each year.

Couples can say “I do” during unforgettable shipboard celebrations which now include a diverse array of lavishly presented culinary options and upgraded beverage service, along with new multi-tiered wedding cake choices like chocolate ganache, coconut cream, and red velvet, all baked on board.  Enhanced amenities such as a decorated wedding aisle and other traditional touches, along with upgraded champagne flutes and other keepsake items, are also included.

For those who want to tie the knot in paradise, Carnival offers a variety of beachside ceremonies with recently added choices such as Grand Turk and Freeport complementing Barbados, Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and other beautiful and exotic locales.

“These new wedding upgrades offer travel professionals an excellent opportunity to build lucrative group business that is rich in value for their clients," said Joni Rein, Carnival’s vice president of worldwide sales. "In addition, we've taken the extra work out of marketing these packages with the new wedding brochure and web site that are also part of the upgrades.”

Carnival’s enhanced wedding packages include:

    Just You & Me (maximum of eight people) – starting at $1,355 and includes

-          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

-          Officiant (couples are also welcome to bring their own clergy)

    Time to Celebrate (based on 20 guests) – starting at $1,795 and includes

-          All of the amenities of Just You & Me plus:

-          One-hour reception

-          Open bar

-          Selection of hot & cold hors d’ oeuvres

-          Coffee/tea service

    Time to Celebrate…Big! (based on 20 guests) – starting at $1,975 and includes

-          All of the amenities of Just You & Me plus:

-          One-and-one-half-hour reception

-          Open bar

-          Selection of hot & cold hors d’ oeuvres

-          Custom-designed ice carving

    Let Us Serve You (minimum 8 guests) – starting at $1,595 and includes

-          All of the amenities of Just You & Me plus:

-          Full-service dining room luncheon  with four-course menu

-          Open-pour wine

    Island Breeze – starting at $1,395 and includes

-          Romantic ceremony performed at exotic island location

-          Complimentary round-trip transportation to island venue

Wedding packages include the services of a personal wedding planner to assist the couple on their special day, as well as priority check-in and boarding for all wedding guests.  Wedding packages can be customized with music and videography services at an additional cost.

Couples can also reaffirm their marriage vows with Carnival’s Renewal of Vows ceremonies which are performed by the ship’s captain.