Always in the vanguard of innovative seafaring options, Crystal Cruises announced today (via press release) the addition of party planning on its two ship luxury fleet (Symphony and Serenity). Couples seeking to tie the knot or passengers celebrating special occasions now have a world of venues from which to to choose.
Some of Crystal’s examples are a wedding in the hills of Tuscany, a birthday bash on a beach in Bali, a retirement roast in Cape Town and a vows renewal at sea on one of the two swank ships.
The newly created Crystal Celebrations soiree service has a sea of possibilities for passengers wanting to amp up special occasions. Of course a cruise on either ship is a special occasion in itself with the seamless service, excellent cuisine served in the dining room and alternative options and the “never say no” crew who really do cater to and pamper passengers (this from onboard experience).
Celebrations can take place on ship or shore. They are arranged in advance prior to your cruise through an Imagine VIP consultant who works with you to create memorable moments. According to the press release, “Party eelements can be arranged on an a la carte basis or as part of a more elaborate package, as needed, including a personalized website, save-the-date cards, invitations, ceremony, legal documentation, catering, specialty cakes, flowers, photography packages, live music or DJ, and themed event décor options. On board, a Crystal host works with guests to arrange final details and ensure all runs smoothly. “ FYI: As of now, legal onboard wedding ceremonies can only be held in port; symbolic ceremonies can be arranged at sea.
“Many of our guests sail with us to celebrate special occasions and create ‘bucket list’ travel memories with family and friends. With our new program, we not only make planning destination weddings and other extra-special events easier and more flexible for the traveler, we’re redefining the cruise experience and offerings within our industry,” says Thomas Mazloum, senior vice president, operations. “With our Six-Star service, applauding life’s special moments with loved ones is now elevated to even greater heights.”
You can see a veritable smorgasbord of celebration packages at www.crystalcruises.com/crystalcelebrations. Prices start at $2,095 for a Crystal Vow Renewal Celebration and $3,795 for a Crystal Celebration Ashore, in addition to cruise fares. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.