Im new to cruise critic, but everytime i search on google about Royal Caribbean cruise wedding or Royal Romance this site always comes up so decided to join. I just got engaged on new years 2013 and decided i wanted a cruise wedding. I have been on 4 royal caribbean cruises and ofcourse my favorite was oasis or the allure. My wedding will be in august 2014..hopefully! I like doing everything in advance just in case anything goes wrong.
I have read a lot of reviews and im starting to get a little worried. I have noticed that most of the bad reviews are old posts from past years and i have noticed better ones from resent years i hope RC is getting it together and putting more effort in their weddings since its not the cheapest! I found out that royal romance is a seperate company. can any confirm this for me please! That scares me a little, RC is awesome but when you are dealing with a third party it starts turning into a hassle, specially since i have read so many bad reviews.
I have called several times and yes it does take a while for them to answer but its not so bad. Last time i called, 2 days ago, i wanted to find out the final price more or less for a ceremony and reception onboard on the first day or on one of the sailing days, since the sweethearts package is not available anymore i wanted to have an overview on how much it will all come out to. We are a young couple (in our 20's) and need to manage well our money. The lady told me the samething that i was looking at on my computer screen, and some items like the flowers dont have price, which she couldnt give me an answer to. She then told me that i will need to book the cruise, then call them back to reserve a day and make sure that day is available for my wedding, they will after send me paper work and i have to send it back to them, and lastly another coordinator will call me and give me the final price for everything and when i need to pay it by (which in other words for it to be officially reserved it needs to be paid in full)
Has anyone gone through this? How long does it take for them to call you and confirm everything? Please share any good or bad experience! and pictures if possible!!
Im new to this and a little scared even though im doing everything with enough time ahead! Im open to anything and fully concerned that is on a cruise ship it will not exactly it how i want it but i do have a vision in mind and hope it will at least turn out close to what i desire.