Posted February 8th, 2006, 07:56 PM
Hi Mike! You sound like a prince of a guy to be looking into this. Which makes your wife a princess, so don't forget to treat her as such.
DH and I have renewed our vows on six of our seven NCL cruises. We haven't sailed NCL since 2000, so I don't know if anything has changed. On NCL the organized renewal of vows was a group event, and you were presented with a renewal certificate signed by the Captain.
The ceremonies were held in lounges and once in a conference room. That was actually the most touching ceremony, and the chaplain had me in tears. Once we were treated to champagne. Once the seas were so rough we had to renew our vows sitting. Naturally that was the time we had champagne.
We're sailing in five weeks to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We've got family and friends joining us, and will have a renewal of vows ceremony on the beach in Ste. Maarten on our actual anniversary. I'm really excited. When we were in Ste. Maarten in December we selected Mullet Bay as the location.
We'll be renewing our vows first thing in the morning so everyone can then play. One of our friends is a pastor, otherwise we would probably just write and recite our own vows. That night we'll take everyone to LeBistro for dinner, and I'll arrange a cake and champagne "reception" afterward in our suite.
Our wedding was very small and low key, so we're pulling out all the stops for our anniversary.
I've looked at the NCL packages, and they don't seem to offer what we're looking for, but everyone's needs and wants are different.
Happy renewing, Carla