Where else should suitors turn for help in creating a "stellar" marriage proposal than Princess Cruises, famous as the romantic setting of "The Love Boat" television series? Whether in the Bahamas, Mexico, or Christmas Island, outdoor movies will become the engagement event everyone will be talking about. Beginning in June 2006, with the launch of the line's newest ship, Crown Princess, a new "Engagement Under the Stars" package will offer the opportunity for a couple to enjoy movie-star status when they agree to tie the knot. Men can pop the question to their unsuspecting betrothed with a personal video proposal shown on the ship's giant outdoor Movies Under the Stars movie screen and, after she says "yes," Princess will continue to keep the stars in their eyes throughout the sailing with a special romantic dinner, amenities, and the creation of keepsake items to remember the occasion long after they return home.
"Engagement Under the Stars" proposals will take place just prior to one of the evening's outdoor movies at a time prearranged with the proposer, who will bring his unsuspecting fiancГ©-to-be to the scene under the guise of seeing the evening's show. Priced at $695, the package includes:
-- A secret session for the proposer with the ship's videographer to create a personalized on-screen proposal
-- Two glasses of champagne and a red rose presented to the couple immediately following the proposal
-- A bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the couple's stateroom the evening of the proposal
-- An engagement portrait session with 8x10 engagement photo
-- Four candid 8x6 photos of the surprise proposal
-- A Princess Cruises romantic, in-room breakfast
-- A dinner for two at one of the ship's sophisticated alternative dining
venues, such as Sabatini's Trattoria or Crown Grill
-- A couple's massage in the Lotus Spa
-- A complimentary pottery class offered through the ship's signature
learning program, ScholarShip@Sea, at which the couple will design a
commemorative "engagement plate" souvenir
-- A 10 percent discount off of fine jewelry in the shipboard boutiques,
just in case the groom didn't bring a ring
-- A $100 credit towards a wedding-at-sea package on a future voyage
The "Engagement Under the Stars" package enables any "Regular Joe" to provide his bride-to-be with a highly romantic and attention-getting proposal ... without him having to do any of the planning. "All the gentleman has to bring is the ring and the question," says Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service and sales. "We've tapped into many of the ship's fabulous amenitiesfrom dining, to spa, to our ScholarShip@Sea program, and of course, our signature Movies Under the Stars screen for outdoor moviesto combine the most romantic and memorable experiences for newly engaged couples, and we're very happy to offer this package to grooms-to-be who want to create a lasting impression on their partners."
Movies Under the Stars, an industry first when Princess launched it in 2004, offers passengers the opportunity to enjoy drive-in style outdoor movies on the 300-square-foot LED movie screen day and night on the top deck of the ship while relaxing in comfortable chaise lounges, the swimming pool, or the hot tub. After debuting on Crown Princess, the "Engagement Under the Stars" package will be rolled out to all Princess ships that feature Movies Under the Stars, including Caribbean Princess, Grand Princess, and Sea Princess.
More information about the "Engagement Under the Stars" package is available by calling The Wedding Experience at 1-866-444-8820. Additional information about Crown Princess is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.