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Princess Weddings

Princess offers a comprehensive wedding service called The Tie the Knot program. In order to use their services, you must first make a booking through a Vacations To Go cruise counselor who will then act as your liaison to Princess' wedding coordinator. For more information on Princess cruises, click here. To read more about Princess' wedding services, see below.

Onboard or Ashore Whether you prefer to have your wedding on a Princess ship while in port or at sea, or on the stunning shores of a far off land, Princess offers packages that will be all you imagined and more. Choose from an array of inspiring destinations, a magnificent fleet of elegant ships, and a host of options onboard and ashore that will make your wedding exceptional in every way.

Nautical Nuptials From the moment you catch the first glimpse of your sensational Princess ship, the magic begins. The wedding, reception and honeymoon vacation-all part of your incredible cruise package, all blending seamlessly to create a truly unforgettable event.

History on the High SeasImagine the thrill of having the Captain of your magnificent Princess ship officiate your ceremony. Princess can offer the unique experience of a legal wedding at sea while sailing majestically across international waters.

A Wedding Party Like No Other What better way to share your momentous occasion with loved ones than to invite them along? A Princess Tie the Knot wedding is a wonderful opportunity for family and friends to join you on your glorious cruise escape-complete with an amazing array of onboard amenities, dazzling horizons and captivating ports of call.

Guiding You On Your Journey Princess' experienced wedding coordinators will design a wedding that is truly extraordinary. Whether your wedding is an intimate ceremony for two or a grand event with many guests, Princess will guide you in every way-from destination to dining to decor and down to the smallest detail.

Wedding Packages:
Princess' Tie the Knot wedding program offers three wonderful wedding packages to choose from, plus an extensive list of extra touches to create the perfect day for your wedding.
 
Seasonal Price Surcharges
These surcharges are in addition to the package prices.
 
December 24th– January 4th………………$150
February 11th– February 18th……………..$150
The entire month of May and June……….$100
Weddings taking place on the following holidays*:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Easter are subject to a $200 surcharge.
 
*Ceremonies on these dates are not available in all ports. Holidays, in our vacation ports, differ by countries and islands. Some restrictions may apply and additional court fees could apply.

Tie the Knot at Sea* --$2,985
If you've always dreamed of being married at sea and by the ship's Captain, this is the package for you.
  • Wedding chapel** or Library, depending on the ship
  • Candlelit ceremony
  • Captain to perform ceremony
  • Special vows at sea
  • Wedding coordinator onboard††
  • Ceremony music (pre-recorded)
  • Two fresh floral arrangements to adorn the ceremony location
  • Rose bouquet (one dozen)
  • Boutonniere
  • Photographer services^^
  • Four (4) – 8” x 10” Photographs
  • 9” single-layer cake
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Two Princess keepsake champagne flutes
  • Keepsake wedding certificate
  • Bottle of wine
  • Four (4) Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Deluxe breakfast for two
  • Dinner for two at Specialty Restaurant
  • Rose petals on bed at turn down
Package price: $2,500
License fees (witness fee may apply): $485

* Available on "at sea" days listed on your itinerary.
** Chapel is not available on the Dawn, Sun, Sea, Tahitian, Royal or Pacific. Chapels have limited seating capacity.
†† An additional wedding coordinator is required for additional guests in increments of 25.
^^ Basic Photography services are included in the Tie the Knot package for your ceremony at no additional cost. Photo packages & add-on services are available for purchase onboard.

Tie the Knot Harborside
If you have non-sailing guests, this is the package for you.
  • Priority check-in and boarding for couple and guests.†
  • Wedding Chapel or Library, depending on the ship
  • Non-denominational officiantà
  • Wedding coordinator onboard††
  • Ceremony music (pre-recorded)
  • Romantic vows
  • Two silk floral arrangements atop two pillars
  • Rose bouquet (one half dozen)
  • Boutonniere
  • Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, and Reception Photography Services^^
  • 9” single-layer cake
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Keepsake wedding certificate
See the "Wedding Destination Options" section for pricing information.

†† An additional wedding coordinator is required for additional guests in increments of 25. 
à A local officiant will perform the ceremony.
†Available for weddings on embarkation day only.
^^ Basic Photography services are included in the Tie the Knot package for your ceremony at no additional cost. Photo packages & add-on services are available for purchase onboard.

Tie the Knot Ashore
If you would like to be married ashore at one of Princess' exotic destinations, this is the package for you.
  • Beautiful beachor, garden, or glacier ceremony location
  • Non-denominational officiantà
  • Wedding coordinator††
  • Exotic island vows
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Photographer
  • Transportation for bridal couple^
  • Specialty cake for two
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Keepsake wedding certificate
  • Additional roundtrip transportation service for guests from $20 per person^
  • Cake and sparkling wine service for guests from $15 per person
See the "Wedding Destination Options" section for pricing information.

††An additional wedding coordinator is required for additional guests in increments of 25. 
àA local officiant will perform the ceremony.
^ Usually taxis

Note: prices and license fees vary by port of call. Prices quoted are in U.S. dollars, are subject to change and do not include applicable sales tax.

Extra Touches
Unique to Princess-extraordinary in every way

If you can dream it, Princess will be happy to make it come true. They offer an array of extra special touches through their Tie the Knot wedding program. If you have something in mind that's not listed here, call your wedding coordinator to see if Princess can arrange and obtain a quote.

Fresh flowers and decorations**
Princess' exquisite flower bouquets, arrangements and decorations will add color and a festive ambiance.
  • Bride's deluxe tropical or mixed flower bouquet - $95 and up
  • Upgrade Bride’s package bouquet with 6 additional roses (White, Red, Pink, or Peach) - $30
  • Bridesmaid’s 6 rose bouquet (Ivory, Red, Pink, or Peach) - $30
  • Bridesmaid's tropical or mixed flower bouquet - $80 and up
  • Tropical or mixed flower corsage - $25 and up
  • Tropical or mixed flower boutonniere - $15 and up
  • Single stem tropical or mixed flower - $15 and up
  • Arch with fresh tropical or mixed flowers* - $500 and up
  • Conch shell and green palm aisle (available in select destinations only) - $250 and up
  • Candlelit ceremony (available for Harborside upgrade) - $50
Note: flowers are subject to availability. All prices are in US dollars.

*Only available on select ships and itineraries. Prices do not include applicable sales tax.
**Fresh flowers and cakes are not permitted to be taken on or off the ship per customs.

Wedding Cakes†
Princess' pastry chef creates wedding cakes that are remarkably intricate or elegantly simple-and always delectable. Three sizes are offered and they may be combined for a multiple tier creation.

At Sea and Harborside Cakes†
The 9-inch cake included in all wedding packages features a classic, standard design. The single-tier vanilla or chocolate sponge cake is covered in fondant or butter cream frosting.
 
Ashore Cakes
Cake pricing will vary by location. Please contact your wedding coordinator for pricing and details.
 
Custom Cakes
Special design cakes are available onboard; all wedding cake requests that deviate from the 9” single tier cake described above are considered custom cakes. The custom cake quote will not deduct the value of the package 9” single tier cake, nor is the 9” single tier cake combinable into the custom cake. Please let your Tie the Knot wedding coordinator know you would like a quote. All designs will be considered, but not all will be able to be accomplished.

† 15% gratuity and applicable sales tax will be added to all food and beverage charges. All prices and selections are subject to change.

Music and technology**
Your wedding coordinator can arrange for traditional wedding music at your ceremony. Princess suggests adding live musicians to your ceremony or reception to create the perfect atmosphere.
  • Pianist - $100 per hr.
  • Guitarist* - $100 per hr.
  • String quartet* - $300 per hr.
  • Band for reception $300 per hr.
  • DJ - $200 per hr.
  • Vocalist and accompaniment - $300 per hr.
  • Sound and lighting technician - $50 per hr., per person
  • Microphone set-up - $25 per microphone
  • Piano rental - $50 per hr.
  • Portable Keyboard - $40 per hr.
  • DJ equipment with staff member- $150 per hr.
*Available on select ships and itineraries. Prices do not include applicable tax and are subject to change. All prices in US dollars.
**Please note: prices listed are for "At Sea & Harborside" wedding packages only. Ask your wedding coordinator for pricing on Ashore entertainment.
 
Favors
Your wedding favors and notes can be delivered to your sailing guests staterooms.
  • Cabin Delivery – small items or notecards (placed in mailbox) - $0.20 per item/cabin
  • Cabin Delivery – large items placed in cabin - $0.50 per item/cabin
Photography At Sea & Harborside*^^
Allow onboard photographers to capture the magic of your wedding. Princess' professional staff uses state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and offers the same wide array of high quality products and services you would find at any shore-side photography studio. Your onboard photographer will meet with you to present your wedding images and give you the opportunity to choose from an assortment of beautiful photo packages and products.

Photography Ashore
Please contact your Wedding coordinator for current pricing in each port destination.

* Due to customs and immigration regulations, shipboard photographers and videographers are not allowed to disembark the ship in US ports of call. Local services may be contacted. Please contact your wedding coordinator for pricing packages.
^^ Basic photography and video services are included in the Tie the Knot package for your shipboard ceremony at no additional cost. Photo and video packages and add-on services are available for purchase onboard.

Lotus Spa® Wedding Appointments
Princess has one of the premier salons afloat. The experienced spa staff is waiting to pamper and rejuvenate you and your bridal party for your wedding day. Please let your Tie the Knot wedding coordinator know which services you are interested in.**
 
Services for Her
  • Shampoo and blow dry - $35 and up
  • Shampoo, cut, and style dry - $59 and up
  • Manicures† - $29 and up
  • Pedicures† - $45 and up
 Services for Him
  • Elemis Express Shave† – 30 min. $45
  • Elemis Deep-Cleanse Grooming treatment with Shave† – 55 min. $95
  • Men’s wet cut and dry - $35
  • Men’s wet cut - $25
  • Manicures† - $29 and up
  • Pedicures† - $45 and up
Tuxedos
Tie the Knot specializes in providing formalwear for your wedding guests. Dress yourself in the elegance and style that is perfect for your wedding day. Cruiseline Formalwear, Princess' tuxedo vendor will deliver a beautifully tailored tuxedo directly to your ship. Perfect fit, perfectly elegant.
You can view the tuxedo choices at www.cruiselineformal.com; order directly online, by phone, or fax.
 
Toll free: (800) 551-5091
Direct Line: (305) 506-1428
Fax: (305) 252-6855
 
(Please let your coordinator know you have booked a tuxedo rental. Note: not available on the Sun, Sea, Or Dawn Princess)

Bridal Gowns
Princess also offers onboard steam cleaning and pressing services
  • Gown & tuxedo pressing - $35 (48 hr. notice is required; not available for Embarkation day Weddings)
Transportation
Whether you arrive by limousine, town car, or taxi, Tie the Knot weddings can arrange additional transportation for you and your wedding party. Please call a wedding coordinator for availability and quotes for your port of call.
 
Please note: All prices are in US dollars.
* Pricing determined onboard.
** If you need to cancel your appointment, please provide 24 hr. notice to avoid cancellation fees. For your convenience 15% gratuity will automatically be added to your treatment cost.
†Available for booking via Cruise Personalizer

Gourmet Selections
Culinary delights in an unforgettable setting

A Culinary Heritage of Excellence in Food (C.H.E.F.) is the foundation upon which Princess' passion for Modern Classical Cuisine is realized. Exceeding individual expectations commemorates a pinnacle of distinction achieved through Culinary and Service Arts. 

Hold your joyous reception in one of the ship's beautiful lounges. Princess' culinary staff can design special cakes and gourmet menus to suit your tastes. Contact your Tie the Knot wedding coordinator to book your reception.

Hors d'oeuvres with open bar*:

One-hour reception ($28 per person, per hour – includes 15% gratuity). Minimum of 10 guests, with your choice of 4 hot and 4 cold selections. Each selected item will consist of 1.5 pieces per guest. Upgrade to premium bar ($3 per person, per hour)

Cold hors d'oeuvres – 1.5 pieces of each item selected per guest
  • Smoked salmon on pumpernickel
  • Cold poached prawns
  • Prosciutto and melon
  • Vegetable cheese mousse
Hot hors d'oeuvres – 1.5 pieces of each item selected per guest
  • Chicken teriyaki skewers
  • Mini crab cakes with mustard sauce
  • Risotto and cheese croquettes
  • Vegetable spring rolls
Art sculptures
  • Ice sculptures - $125 and up
  • Butter sculptures - $80 and up
  • Vegetable sculptures - $45 and up
Receptions
Should you decide to purchase a reception, additional time for the wedding coordinator(s) is require in increments of $150 and up for each coordinator.

*15% gratuity and applicable sales tax will be added to all food and beverage charges. All prices and selections are subject to change. Reception options must be placed more than 60 days in advance to ensure availability.
**Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available.

All prices are in US dollars.

Savor the moment with the finest dining at sea.
Your reception should be a true celebration of family, friends and great memories. Choose from three award-winning  Luncheon menus, featuring gourmet dishes carefully crafted to deliver an extraordinary experience for the senses. Ask your Tie the Knot wedding coordinator for details.

Toast a magical occasion in magnificent style
Princess features a wide range of beverage options, including wine packages (available with a Gourmet Luncheon) starting at just $8 per guest and open bar hour starting at $13 per guest. And what wedding celebration would be complete without some bubbly? Princess has an array of champagne packages, plus non-alcoholic beverage selections and more.

Wine Package A*
$8 per person, per hour
This package features Californian white and red wines.

Wine Package B*
$10 per person, per hour
This package features Italian white and red wines.

Wine Package C
$13 per person, per hour
This package features premium Californian white and red wines

Wine Package D
$17 per person, per hour
This package features premium Italian white and red wines.

Sparkling Wine Toast
$5 per person, per hour
 Features premium sparkling wine.

French Champagne Toast
$8 per person
Features French Champagne.

Non-alcoholic Toast
$4.50 per person
 Includes soft drinks and juice.

Open Bar Service
$13 per person, per hour
Available in addition to any other package.

Premium Bar Service
$16 per person, per hour
Available in addition to any other package.

Champagne Waterfall**
$100 set-up fee in addition to the per person price.
Any of the champagne toast packages can be presented in a waterfall over a pyramid of glasses.

Chocolate Bride and Groom Strawberries
$3 per person
This duet of a dark chocolate tuxedo and white chocolate gown makes an elegant addition to your reception, toast or meal.

Coffee, Tea, Juice and Cookies or Pastries**
$6.50 per person
Available in addition to any other package.

* Not available in specialty dining venues.
** Not available in all venues.

Note: Prices do not include applicable sales tax. Cruise ship weddings are not traditional weddings and all packages, pricing and selections are subject to change, based on ship availability and itinerary. Substitutions will be made at the chef's discretion. 15% gratuity will be added to all food and beverage charges. A $15 per bottle corkage fee applies to all passenger-supplied bottles. Passengers or guests may not bring their own bottles for a function held in port.

All prices are in US dollars.

Wedding Destination Options**

Aruba
Harborside^: $2,750
Ashore^: $3,250
Marriage License Guide: Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Auckland, New Zealand
Harborside^: Inquire for pricing
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Boston
Harborside^: $2,250
Ashore^: $3,500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Harborside^: $2,000
Ashore^: $3,000
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship

Grand Cayman
Harborside^: $2750
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Halifax
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3000
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Garden/Park
 
Honolulu, Hawaii
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Houston, Texas
Harborside^: $2500
Ashore^: $3500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Park
 
Jamaica
Harborside^: $2500
Ashore^: $3500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach

Juneau, Alaska
Harborside^: $2500
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Garden/Glacier

Kauai, Hawaii
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Kona, Hawaii
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Los Angeles, California
Harborside^: $2000
Ashore^: $3500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Lucca, Italy
Harborside^: N/A
Ashore^: $5000
Marriage License Guide: Symbolic Only (Unless Resident)
Location(s): Castle
 
Malta
Harborside^: Inquire for pricing
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Garden; Villa
 
Maui, Hawaii
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Melbourne, Australia
Harborside^: Inquire for pricing
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach

New York, New York
Harborside^: $3000
Ashore^: $4500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Park
 
Pisa, Italy
Harborside^: N/A
Ashore^: $5000
Marriage License Guide: Symbolic Only (Unless Resident)
Location(s): Hotel Terrace
 
San Diego, California
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3500
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Beach

San Francisco, California
Harborside^: $2500
Ashore^: $4000
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Park
 
Santorini, Greece
Harborside^: Inquire for pricing
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Courtyard

Seattle, Washington 
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Park

St. Lucia
Harborside^: N/A
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Beach

St. Thomas, USVI
Harborside^: $2500
Ashore^: $3000
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach
 
Sydney, Australia
Harborside^: Inquire for pricing
Ashore^: Inquire for pricing
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Beach; Pavillion; Garden

Vancouver, Canada
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3000
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic (Additional Cost for License)
Location(s): Ship; Park; Garden
 
Victoria, Canada
Harborside^: $2250
Ashore^: $3250
Marriage License Guide: Legal and Symbolic
Location(s): Ship; Park
 
* Pricing is accurate at time of printing, but is subject to change.
^^ Please note: all beaches are public.
† Couple is responsible for any increase in marriage license fees from their wedding port.

All prices are in US dollars.

Wedding Guide 

Navigating your way toward your magic day

12 Months to 90 Days Prior:

Decide on a cruise destination and wedding date.
In addition to At Sea and Harborside weddings, Princess also has a variety of Ashore destination wedding options. Contact your Vacations To Go cruise counselor for a cruise quote on your preferred wedding date, to request destination brochures, or to make contact with your Princess wedding coordinator.

Start planning the big day.
Your coordinator will be happy to share their expertise, answer questions and offer helpful suggestions during your planning stage.

Check wedding date and location availability.
  • If you are planning a wedding, your wedding coordinator can place your preferred wedding date on a courtesy hold for three (3) days. Your reservation will automatically cancel if payment has not been received within three (3) days of placing your reservation.
  • If you are choosing a Harborside or Ashore package, confirm with your wedding coordinator that the courthouse or wedding venue is open on your preferred wedding day as some courts are closed on local and national holidays and some weekends.
Place a deposit on your cruise.
  • Contact your Vacations To Go cruise counselor to book your cruise and obtain a reservation number. Remember to book any wedding guests who may be joining you on your cruise.
  • Also, discuss flight, hotel and transfer options with your agent. If you are being married on the day of your sailing, Princess strongly encourages you and your guests to arrive at least one day prior to your wedding.
  • The wedding couple and guests attending a Harborside wedding on the day of the sailing are requested to be at the pier by 10:30 a.m. Please note: The Princess transfer program may not be available for wedding parties from the hotel/airport to the ship due to the time constraints.
  • Ask about Princess' convenient Cruise Plus® Hotel Packages for your pre- and post-cruise vacation accommodations.
Book your Tie the Knot Wedding.
Contact your wedding coordinator to reserve your Tie the Knot wedding package. When booking your wedding, you'll need your cruise reservation number and full payment is required at that time for the selected wedding packages and marriage license. Optional wedding extras can be paid up to 60 days prior to the sailing date.

Complete the wedding contract.
  • After you book your wedding, your wedding coordinator will send you a wedding contract and guidelines for your selected wedding destination.
  • Fill out and return your wedding contract to the Tie the Knot wedding coordinator within 30 days.
  • Once your signed contract, guideline documents and payment have been received, your wedding will be officially booked.
Review your wedding options.
  • Wedding and reception extras-music, photography, hors d'oeuvres and more-are not required to be booked and paid for until 60 days prior to your cruise date.
  • All wedding extras are booked based on availability and are not confirmed until paid in full. So Princess recommends you reserve early.
  • Privately contracted shoreside wedding photographers, videographers, entertainment, food and beverage, cakes, fresh flowers, etc. are not permitted onboard the ship. Princess arranges for these extras separately.
Decide on your wedding attire.
Should you need assistance, Princess' Tie the Knot program offers a wide selection of formal tuxedos for rent as well as an array of bridal accessories for purchase.

Start your guest list.
Send out a "Save the Date" letter and be sure to include cruise details for guests that will be sailing or traveling to the wedding.

Safety and security.
Because Princess takes the safety and security of its guests very seriously, it is necessary to have the following information and documentation in order to attend a wedding at the pier or to board a Princess vessel:
  • Sailing guests: You will need their names and stateroom numbers.
  • Non-sailing guests: You will need their names, dates of birth, nationalities and driver licenses or passport numbers. A birth certificate is required for children under 16 years of age.
Place your order for invitations and announcements with your wedding coordinator.
Princess has an extensive selection of invitations, announcements, thank you notes and gifts for your wedding. The Tie the Knot wedding coordinators can also print your wedding stationary and ship it home for you to mail to your family and friends. Favors and gifts will be delivered directly to your Princess ship.

Apply for your marriage license.
 
Harborside or Ashore
It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid marriage license. Upon request, your Tie the Knot wedding coordinator can assist you in obtaining your marriage license in most ports. Remember, some ports have unique requirements.
 
At Sea
Your Tie the Knot coordinator will assist you with obtaining all the necessary documentation required by Bermuda and process your marriage license application on your behalf. You will be provided with marriage license guidelines and an application form. Please review, complete and return documents to your wedding coordinator no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

90 to 45 Days Prior:

Review your pre-cruise information packet.
  • Your Vacations To Go cruise counselor will send your pre-cruise documents approximately 60 days prior to your departure.
  • Carefully check all documents for accuracy.
  • Refer to the Cruise Answerbook included with your pre-cruise documents to help you prepare fully for your cruise.
Schedule your wedding time and location.
Your wedding coordinator will set your wedding time and location based on your final requests, submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

Finalize your extra touches.
As your wedding date grows near, contact your wedding coordinator to confirm the optional extra touches to make your wedding truly special.
  • Select your wedding flowers.
  • Decide on your wedding and reception music.
  • Reserve Princess' wedding photography and video services.
  • Discuss wedding vows with your wedding coordinator.
  • Book your Lotus Spa® Salon appointments.*
  • Book your special wedding transportation through your wedding coordinator.
  • Finalize formal rentals. Submit all measurements to Cruiseline formalwear so final orders can be placed.
  • Make your final food and beverage selections (you will need your final guest count at this time).
  • Purchase reception items such as favors, guest book and decor.
  • Site fees and special orders are non-refundable and due at the time of order.
*Lotus Spa pre-reservations are only available to the wedding party, and cannot be made in advance for general passengers. All others need to be made through Princess.

Send in your final typed and alphabetized guest list.
Guest list changes will not be permitted within 60 days prior to your cruise.

Submit final payments.
  • Your final wedding payment must be made at least 60 days prior to your cruise.
  • All wedding extra touches must be paid in full 60 days prior to your cruise.
  • Additions or changes are accepted up to 60 days prior to your cruise.
Submit any special requests.
Any special requests such as customized vows, special music selections, announcements, photography and video requests, bridal party lists, toasts and bouquet toss must be submitted in writing to your wedding coordinator no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

30 days prior:

Sign and return your final confirmation letter.
  • Your wedding coordinator will send you a final confirmation letter detailing everything you've purchased for your wedding.
  • Carefully review the letter to confirm everything is correct by initialing each page and returning the signed letter to your wedding coordinator to secure all your wedding arrangements.
  • Inform your wedding coordinator when you will be arriving for the cruise and where you will be staying prior to your cruise
Inform your guests of cruise and wedding details.
  • Princess will provide a letter that you may send to them summarizing your wedding day guidelines.
  • Please pass on all the information regarding your cruise and wedding to your guests.
  • Encourage your guests to arrive early as the length of security check-in at the pier may vary.
14 Days Prior:

Review final details and double check your travel documents.
  • Your final travel documents will arrive approximately 14 days prior to your departure. 
  • Make sure you have your marriage license, a valid passport and any required visas, an original vaccination certificate (if required), airline tickets, your travel summary and boarding pass, medical insurance cards, travel insurance (if purchased) and completed Princess luggage tags.
  • Call ahead to your airline to inquire about hand-carrying your wedding attire on the plane.
Your Wedding Day:

To ensure that your big day is simply perfect:
  • Arrive at your wedding location early.
  • Contact your wedding coordinator upon arrival.
  • Designate a family member or friend to be the liaison with your wedding coordinator, so you can focus on getting ready for your wedding.
When You Return Home:
  • Keep an eye out for your marriage certificate.
  • Most marriage certificates will be mailed directly from the court. Please allow 8-10 weeks to receive your certified copy (10-12 weeks for international mailings).
Before You Wed - General Information

Reservations and payment
All ceremonies and receptions are booked based on availability. All weddings must be booked and paid in full at least 60 days prior to your cruise. If possible, weddings may be booked within 60 days at an additional late booking fee of $250 USD.

All wedding packages may be paid by check, money order or credit card. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. All pricing and payments are in US dollars. All pricing and sales tax is subject to change without notice. Tie the Knot reserves the right to substitute items of equal or greater value.

Tie the Knot wedding coordinators can arrange most of the services offered at a land wedding, however, there are limitations onboard a cruise ship and at some of the ports of call. Extra touches must be booked no later than 60 days prior to sailing.

Tie the Knot reserves the right at any time not to book or to cancel a wedding onboard one of the ships if the wedding coordinators feel they will not be able to accommodate the couple's needs or meet their wedding expectations.

Ceremony and reception
Times and locations are set based on the requirements of each event and will not be confirmed until 30 days prior to sailing. Onboard weddings are normally performed in the chapel (if applicable) or in one of the onboard lounges. Land weddings are normally performed at a public beach, garden or gazebo. All times are approximate and may be delayed, and land locations may be substituted due to unforeseen events.

Please note that some ports of call or the "At Sea" weddings require certain vows to be read by law. Please ask your wedding coordinator for details

Wedding guests
All wedding packages are designed to accommodate the bride and groom. Tie the Knot will allow up to 10 non-sailing guests to board the ship for the ceremony at no additional charge. Princess will allow additional non-sailing guests if you purchase a wedding reception; see the reception sections for more details. If you do decide to purchase a reception or have more than 25 guests, an additional wedding coordinator is required. Due to security issues, some ports of call do not allow non-sailing guests. All non-sailing guests will need to present a government-approved picture ID when boarding the ship, and they will need to depart the ship as per customs port regulations.

Your-choice boarding
If you are being married on embarkation day, Tie the Knot coordinators will meet you at the ship's terminal at 10:30 a.m. and escort you onboard once US Customs clears the ship. You and your guests must carry onboard all of you wedding items in an airline approved carry-on (one per person) since luggage checked curbside may not arrive in your stateroom until after the wedding.

Cancellations and refunds
Prior to 60 days: For a full refund of a wedding package or any extra touches, written notice of cancellation must be sent to Tie the Knot no later than sixty (60) days prior to sailing date. A full refund minus a $250 US booking fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for the marriage license or for the license processing. Within 60 days: No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than sixty (60) days prior to cruising.
 

Important Note: Wedding package details and pricing are subject to change by cruise lines without notice.


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