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Love Is In The Air… And Sea! Carnival Cruise Line To Host Biggest Vow Renewal At Sea With More Than 1,000 Couples Expected To Say ‘I Do’ Across The Fleet

First-Ever Wedding and Vow Renewal Ceremony Also Hosted in the Skies to Conclude Carnival #ChooseFun AirShip's West Coast Journey


MIAMI (Feb. 14, 2019) – In celebration of Valentine's Day, Carnival Cruise Line is hosting the biggest Vow Renewal At Sea, with more than 1,000 couples expected to say "I do" in evening festivities across its fleet. 

Carnival's cruise directors aboard ships in the Caribbean, Mexico and Australia will host ceremonies in the ships' atrium lobbies followed by a celebratory balloon drop and special toasts to matrimonial happiness and love. Photos of the festivities will be posted through Friday on Carnival's social media feeds.

Participating couples will be eligible for a variety of prizes on board, including spa gift packages, steakhouse dinners, bottles of wine, and chocolates and other confections from Cherry on Top sweets shop.  

During the cruises, couples can enjoy some "we" time with fun activities like Valentine's Day-themed trivia and arts and crafts from the new "Make it With Michael's" program, romantic DiveIn Movies and, of course, the ever-popular Love & Marriage Show.  A just-for-couples sunset celebration will be held at the Serenity adults-only retreat, and ships will have their very own Kiss Cam displaying happy couples kissing on the poolside LED screens for all to see.

Love is in the air as well! As the Carnival AirShip completes its West Coast tour, longtime Carnival fans and loyal clients of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Catherine and Jim Skoglund of Queen Creek, Ariz., will renew their vows high in the sky aboard the line's #ChooseFun AirShip during a special Phoenix flyover on Friday.

Catherine and Jim met 25 years ago in an Arizona restaurant where Jim was a kitchen manager and Cathy was a server – and it was love at first bite. Since then, the couple has sailed on 14 cruises, including their honeymoon on Carnival Elation, with two more booked for this year – a total of 92 days at sea.

The AirShip also hosted its first-ever wedding earlier this month when Las Vegas couple, Amanda Robertson and Jason Gerken, tied the knot aside the colorful 128-foot-long blimp.

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About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ in 2019, Mardi Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.



Vance Gulliksen