Perhaps you had a glimpse of the newest Cunard ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, when she made her only U.S. stop in San Francisco on an inaugural round-the-world voyage in February 2012. What a stunning sight.
The Queen Elizabeth is the newest in the Cunard line, entering service in late 2010, having joined her sisters, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. She weighs in at 90,900 gross tonnage and measures 964.5 feet in length with a capacity of just over 2,000 guests plus 1,000 crew and staff.
Naturally, there are personal butlers attending the staterooms to unpack for the passengers, dinner and ballroom dancing to a 13-piece band, chef creations to delight day and night, lavish musical productions, piano bars, casinos, spa indulgences, pre-dinner canapés served in the suites, white glove attention to detail throughout, fabulous ports-of-call in destinations around the world.
Weddings at sea are new on offer beginning in Spring 2012 for the first time in the 171-year history of Cunard. Wedding packages went on sale in December 2011 and ceremonies can begin from Spring 2012, as a minimum three-month planning period is required. A 24-page description to answer every question a couple could have and to describe all the finishing touches imaginable is found online.
Now all the wanderlust bride needs is something old, something borrowed, something blue, two tickets, a bikini and a smile.