An elegant wedding in the hills of Tuscany. A birthday blowout on a beach in Bali. A retirement roast at one of Cape Town’s top wineries. A renewal of vows “on top of the world” at sea. With Crystal Cruises’ new Crystal Celebrations soiree service, almost anything is possible just about anywhere Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity sail. Already known for an uber-personalized approach to unforgettable travel experiences, Crystal has teamed with premier global event company Imagine VIP to create a first-of-its-kind bespoke event-planning service – only available with Crystal’s worldwide cruises.
What makes Crystal’s program distinctive?
· Not just for weddings, the comprehensive event program can be created to celebrate any event — from graduation parties to golden wedding anniversaries, and all important milestones in between.
· Celebrations can be organized on board or ashore throughout the world.
· Décor packages are exceptionally elegant, chic and upscale.
· Events are completely customizable.
The process starts before the cruise embarks. Via Imagine VIP, a Crystal Celebrations consultant works with guests to select the perfect location on the ship or an extraordinary venue in or near a port of call. Party elements can be arranged on an a la carte basis or as part of a more elaborate package, as needed, including a personalized website, save-the-date cards, invitations, ceremony, legal documentation, catering, specialty cakes, flowers, photography packages, live music or DJ, and themed event décor options. On board, a Crystal host works with guests to arrange final details and ensure all runs smoothly. Special note: At this time, legal onboard wedding ceremonies can only be held in port; symbolic ceremonies can be arranged at sea.
“Many of our guests sail with us to celebrate special occasions and create ‘bucket list’ travel memories with family and friends. With our new program, we not only make planning destination weddings and other extra-special events easier and more flexible for the traveler, we’re redefining the cruise experience and offerings within our industry,” says Thomas Mazloum, senior vice president, operations. “With our Six-Star service, applauding life’s special moments with loved ones is now elevated to even greater heights.”