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skittles13neaston12
May 29th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Hello,

Just wondering if there will be any other couples Sept 3rd on the Mariner of the sea's? Also do you know where we could have a wedding ceremony on any of the islands we are visiting? Looking for something small on the beach?

AdamOfCanaveral
May 29th, 2006, 02:18 PM
There's a lovely little wedding chapel on the Mariner. Don't know the details on using it. You ought to call Royal Caribbean and I'm sure they can give you the details as well as info on island facilities.

cruiseman_tx
May 29th, 2006, 02:18 PM
There is a forum for your topic at the link below.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=162

skittles13neaston12
May 29th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.

cruiseman_tx
May 29th, 2006, 02:42 PM
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.

That's ok. I see that you're new to the boards, so just trying to steer you in the direction where you'll likely get more responses. With that in mind, there is a roll call started for your cruise where you can post to folks that will be on the same cruise. The link is below. Happy posting, and welcome to the boards.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=290516

skittles13neaston12
May 29th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Hey thank you for all your info, I am not so new just changed the name I use to be magic12, cruises I have been on are:

Explorer of the sea's
Adventure of the sea's

and soon the Mariner of the sea's...

Thanks again and looking forward to the R&R......

cruiseman_tx
May 29th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Your quite welcome not-so-new poster. :)
DW and I were on Mariner last fall, and really enjoyed it. Captain Johnny and crew are tops in the fleet. Hope y'all have a marvelous cruise.

parrotthead
May 29th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Thank you , but we are looking to meet people for the sailing of this cruise. I think going outside of the direct advertising of gay and lesbian is what I will stick to. Just looking to meet other's and find people who are open to this life style. I am marrying my life long partner and am looking for a joyful time w/ her.
Hi..Good luck finding a place that will 'marry' you...
My G/F and I are on a Sailing out of Vancouver this summer (where gay marriage is legal)...:eek:
we did have a 'private' cermony on a lovely beach a few years ago...so that is always a nice option, but again, its usually something that you kinda have to do on your own...or you might be able to find some clergy to 'officate' it, however in these here United States, as you know...thats our only option...civil commentment service..:rolleyes: (sheesh). And (as far as I know) this is the way it is on many islands also...nothing too official to offer.
This is one reason we chose an itinerary out of Canada...and they will issue marriage liscens to US citizens :D (not really worth much legaly once you reenter the US, but a step in the right direction).
Just some info...and what we did/ are doing in our situation...
Best Wishes...and may you have much happiness:)
Let us know what you decied on...
-Kandy(& Alsion):cool:

Host Karen
May 29th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Welcome to CruiseCritic.com! You'll find lots of great information on these boards. Be sure to check out the Port of Call section for information on the islands you'll be visiting on during your cruise.

If you are looking for other CruiseCritic folks on your sailing, please visit the roll call for your sailing. cruiseman_tx was kind enough to post a link for the roll call, and I moved your other thread over there.

Have a great cruise!

skittles13neaston12
May 29th, 2006, 05:02 PM
I can't thank all of you enough for the replies. My first cruise the Explorer I met a gentleman and his other half. I recieved a cruise critic t-shirt from them and cannot remember their names, John and Howard maybe? NO I don't remember, anyways they wanted us to sail out of NY 2yrs ago and timing was just not right. Anyways I had my best experience on this cruise w/ open people and cannot wait to sail again. I am dying for the chilled peach soup and just seeing who is the cruise director, Ken was our first and he made it a wonderful experience. Well off to fish for the holiday and spend time w/ the other half....Mango tango's to all!!!

skittles13neaston12
June 10th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Well it is getting closer and closer everyday. I never thought I would find my partner and now I have. Planning this wedding is a full-time job and I now know why wedding planners are a must. I just look forward to a wonderful cruise and a wonderful commitment ceremony on our cruise.

Hope to see all of you!



Lisa
&
Sam

KatWag
June 10th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Lisa and Sam -

We won't be on your sailing but just wanted to wish you a beautiful wedding and many happy years together. Sept 3 will be here before you know it.

LivnLife
June 10th, 2006, 10:42 PM
Hi Lisa and Sam! I just wanted to say I hope you both have a fabulous wedding on your ship :) You'll have to post a review when you get back and let us all know how it was!

Many Congratulations,
~Steph

skittles13neaston12
June 11th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Today I planted alot of flower's since no rain today in Ohio, go figure! Anyways I did alot of thinking and I really think that planning a wedding should be easier than this, there seems to be endless things that keep coming up. I hope it gets easier and I pray all people going thru this make it to their wonderful day they have searched for all their lives. How many more days? Can't get here quick enough...

Lisa & Sam

hawkfish
June 11th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Skittles --

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! All the work will have been worth it when the day finally arrives -- just keep in mind why you are doing this, and everything else will just fall into place.

I just realized that you are in Dublin -- we are in Hilliard, neighbor! :)

What tipped me off was the 'no rain in OH today' -- seriously, I should have done some yardwork, but housework called instead. And obsessively reading CC -- my DH and are leaving for vacation in less than 3 weeks, and it's pretty much all I can think about.

terri23
June 11th, 2006, 07:37 PM
Well off to fish for the holiday and spend time w/ the other half....Mango tango's to all!!!

Hey I like mango tangos, romance, weddings, cruising - sounds like we have lots in common! don't worry about the naysayers here and have a wonderful time :)

rfoust
June 11th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Lisa & Sam - Congrats! My wife and I had our honeymoon on a cruise ship and it was amazing! We were married on land, but when we got on the ship we wished we had been married there instead! :)

HighlandCruzer
June 11th, 2006, 07:46 PM
I am certainly not trying to rain on her parade. If no one is coming they can just say a few words to each other on the beach, while they hold flowers. How much planning does that take?

Sally,

It's their special time, so why not let them indulge in whatever ceremony they like?

Me and my SO are both 26. We had our commitment ceremony last year in France on the Cote d'Azur and spent over $100,000 to fly 60 friends and family to Europe and put them up in hotels. Our ceremony may not be legal where we live, but in our hearts, it was close enough and well worth every penny to share our happiness with our loved ones.

Skittles,

I own an event planning business and handle dozens of weddings a year, so I know how busy you are right now.

Congratulations on your upcoming ceremony! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. :)

BearySweet2Cruise
June 11th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Lisa and Sam:
I am excited for you. I am sure you know that rccl has wedding planners that can handle everything for you . (I hear they are a bit of a hassle for some and great for others, but the number is 1-888-wed-rccl
they could arrange the officiant and the ceremony. There is alot of info on their website, maybe it would be worthwhile checking it out?
Happy planning :)

HurricaneSally
June 11th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Let me just clear the air here. I dont' care what kind of ceremony they have. i don't care whether it's legal or not. I dont' care if they bring 1800 lesbian and gay couples with them on their cruise. I just don't get the fuss and worry about what they do, if there is no one coming to the event.

You make your intimacy, you don't seek help from others. Nobody on your cruise will care whether you are straight or gay.

cruisinMike
June 11th, 2006, 08:22 PM
Let me just clear the air here. I dont' care what kind of ceremony they have. i don't care whether it's legal or not. I dont' care if they bring 1800 lesbian and gay couples with them on their cruise. I just don't get the fuss and worry about what they do, if there is no one coming to the event.

You make your intimacy, you don't seek help from others. Nobody on your cruise will care whether you are straight or gay.

Wellllll, I'm not getting in the middle of opinions on this but I can relate my DW's and my experience when we were married in Maui while doing an 11 day cruise. Even though it was only us and her elderly parents, it didn't lesson the apprehension of the planning and hoping that all went well. It was wonderful when it was over and we could reflect how it went as planned, but events leading up to the big day were quite hectic, regardless of how large or small the event was. The fact was, it was our big day, and we wanted it to go right.

Justagirl
June 11th, 2006, 08:28 PM
I was so busy getting on my soapbox I missed that you guys have already planned for the Sept. 3rd Mariner sailing. :) (just a week after ours!)

You can get married on board in Port Canaveral, or if you really want a beach ceremony, (as you stated) I know that a lot of brides have had great things to say about the shore-side weddings on the beach in St. Thomas. You can go thru Royal Romance, (rccl's wedding dept) or you can arrange it thru vendors in St. Thomas. I've seen a few sets of photos and it is breathtaking! Fantasia weddings is the only local vendor I can think of offhand. I know they do Emerald Beach exclusively and it is gorgeous. :)

teajak
June 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
My husband and I send you our very best, wish we could be on your cruise but our children are giving us a 60th anniversary party that week. May your life together be as long. Thelma and Jerry Jackson

ksrgatorfn
June 11th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Ladies, All the best! I have a friend who is wishing he and his SO could have a nice romantic ceremony someplace exotic where they can pledge their lives to each other. Let me know how yours works out so I can let them know! :D

Good luck, and most of all, a life full of love to you both.

skittles13neaston12
June 12th, 2006, 08:54 AM
First off let me say Thank you for all the KIND replies, this just goes to show you how a day in my life goes. We are stressed because we are taping our special time together while on our cruise, then showing it on a big screen at our reception of 250 people. So the stress involves the food, the decor, the D.J and music, making sure all guests remember this wonderful time and experience and over all "Sally" just have the best damn time with my other half. You give people like myself and Sam a bad taste when it comes to people like you, so as usual I will go on w/ MY life and say to you, I have nobody to answer to each day but the person who looks me back in the mirror.
As far as the people who have posted kind replies Thank you a million and if you see us please introduce yourself. I am thinking that St. Thomas will be the place.

How many more days? Please pray for us.........

hawkfish
June 12th, 2006, 09:00 AM
My DH and I got married in town in October 2004, so if you need any ideas for flowers, DJ, etc., drop me a line. I'd be happy to help out.

Where are you doing the reception? Some friends of our had a lovely ceremony/reception at the Atheneum 3 years ago. They were more than accomodating, if you get my drift.

Have fun -- it all does come together. One thing to keep in mind -- the average attendee is not going to be aware if something doesn't go exactly as planned. Stay focused on what's important, and everything will go great!

stillababe
June 12th, 2006, 09:58 AM
I think it was rude of whoever moved my posting!

I think it was rude too, and I see absolutely no need for having it moved. I just wanted to post and say that I hope you have a wonderful, special and very memorable ceremony. Don't sweat the small stuff or things can get very stressful! Just enjoy yourselves - and I'm sure it will be special. I think it's wonderful that you will be videotaping and sharing at a reception afterwards with your loved ones. Good luck and best wishes to you both.

skittles13neaston12
June 14th, 2006, 02:14 AM
I was just so upset when I found out it had been moved. Your right all will fall into place sometime or another.

jane02
June 14th, 2006, 06:02 AM
I hope your day is truly beautiful. We were married in October in Santorini, Greece whilst on the Brilliance of the Seas. There were just the two of us as well but you still want it to be special and have everything just right so there was still a lot to organise. Don't stress too much - I am sure everything will fall into place.
Have a great time.
Jane;)

skittles13neaston12
June 18th, 2006, 06:27 PM
I am still mad about moving my post, but all is ok. Stress kinda took a toll on both of us the past week and found out that it is not about other's it is about our day and what we will be happy with. I love her so much and see so much good in her and just hopes she know's that I have her back no matter what happens in life. When you have searched all your life and that one person comes before you, you just have to thank the lord for that moment in time.

See all of you soon,

Lisa & Sam

Cheubaca
June 18th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Lisa and Sam -

were you on Monarch on June 15 - 20/2002. Just curious that was my first cruise.

skittles13neaston12
June 23rd, 2006, 01:24 PM
No sorry this is her first cruise......

skittles13neaston12
August 2nd, 2006, 07:50 PM
I am getting excited as we come closer to the day of sailing, all seems great as of today and right now just trying to plan all of the excursions on the diffrent island. Look forward to all of you.......
Lisa & Sam:)

skittles13neaston12
August 21st, 2006, 08:59 AM
It is close and the time is almost here, I cannot believe it is almost time. I am so excited, for one to be with my other half, and another to share time with my Mother and her bestfriend. Left Dad and Kathy's husband home it is the girl's time to play in the sun.
I hope to meet each and every one of you and look forward to creating many memories.

See all of you in 12days, Staying at the doubletree before hand.

Lisa & Samanth