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Couples can relax at The Sanctuary on board Princess Cruises ships. Cruise "I Do"-Today & Tomorrow Whether your clients are honeymooning, celebrating a 20-year marriage, or renewing their vows, it doesn't get more romantic, decadent and unique than these onboard and onshore cruise offerings. Melissa Bryant Celebrity Cruises Alaska, Venice, Paris and beach parties in the Caribbean are just a few of the destinations Celebrity Cruises is offering through its custom-tailored vow renewal packages. In Venice, vow renewals can include a romantic gondola ride with Italian music, wine and cheese tasting, while in Paris, there's an option for a setting right in front of the Eiffel Tower, with a limousine tour around the city that includes a photo shoot. For clients looking to make their special day a family affair, Celebrity's All Ashore Beach Bash ($2,595) in the Caribbean, meanwhile, has something for all ages. Before the party begins, couples are able to have a pre-cruise party planning session with event coordinators. Once preparations are in place, guests receive roundtrip transportation to their Caribbean beach location of choice for a tropical ceremony complete with flowers for the couple; one white bride or party girl beach hat; colorful party beach hats; sunglasses; exotic; silk flower leis; sunscreen party favors; one assorted package of noise makers; and party beads. Following the ceremony, the entire family can enjoy a 1-hour signature drink party with assorted appetizers, wedding treats, plus steel pan player, flowers, a rum punch station and kids party activities, and a 4-hour beach chair rental. Celebrity's vow renewal packages are available at different locations across the globe and are personalized to guests' preferences. Costa Cruises Newly married couples can experience intimate, spa-centric festivities made for two aboard Costa Cruises' 4,947-passenger, Costa Diadema. The ship's Samsara Spa features two private Villas with jacuzzis for guests to luxuriate in for 25 minutes before receiving a 50-minute couple's massage ($258 per couple) or 75-minute Stone, Bamboo, or Thai poultice massage ($381 per couple). Make sure your clients spoil themselves (this is their honeymoon after all) and order chocolatecovered strawberries and champagne for a more indulgent experience. In the spa's Rasul chamber ($75 per couple), things are going to get a little steamy as couples are able to apply products, such as a body scrub, body mask, facial scrub and facial mask, to each other, then use a private steam room and tropical rainshower to rinse it off. Private Villas and the Rasul chamber must be booked in advance at the reception desk or by calling the spa from guests' cabin. Guests sailing on the Costa Diadema can round out their wellness honeymoon by booking a Samsara cabin or suite. Samsara cabins feature bathrobes, slippers, and a special Elemis amenities kit for guests, plus unlimited access to the spa's thermal areas and access to the Solarium, while Samsara ➤ june 2016 47

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend June 2016

Editor’s Notes
Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers
Out-of-the-Box Weddings
Travel Advisor Corner: Weddings Away From Home
Honeymoon Adventures
Onsite Review: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa: Weddings & Romance By the Sea
New Ways to Get Married
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Delivers on Destination Weddings
4 Very Different Honeymoons
Onsite Review: CHIC Punta Cana & Club Med Zen Oasis
Wedded Bliss in Paradise
A Honeymoon for Every Taste
Adventure-Filled Honeymoons
Wildest Dreams
“I Do”– Today and Tomorrow
Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons
Eco-Friendly Honeymoons

Recommend June 2016