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This was our third cruise on the Royal since October 2019. I got an email from Princess about the Renew Your Vows and Breaking a Guinness World Record for this 5 day cruise to Cabo San Lucas. Jumped right on. So I won’t repeat comments from those previous reviews from our cruise on the Royal on October and December 2019. All was the same. Great food and service and no complaints. We didn’t know what to anticipate and, as usual, Princess exceeded our expectations for the Vow Renewal. This was an unbelievable time. We had to send in a copy of our marriage license before the cruise for the Guinness Authenticators to validate a legitimate renewal. Upon arrival in our cabin, an itinerary for the ceremony, an ID card and list of gifts greeted us. We gathered in the Wheelhouse Lounge at 11:30 am. Ship staff was in dress blues with white gloves. Classy. We were given corsages and boutonnieres. They had delivered a pair to our room, however we had left early and missed them. They had plenty of extras. We were escorted to dedicated elevators and taken to our station for the ceremony. It was held on deck 16, the pool area. It had been closed to all except Vow Renewal couples. We were on the platform above the pools. The deck area around and behind the pool was full of couples, as well. I estimate 800 people so 400 couples. This ceremony was being synchronized with two other Princess ships; the Regal and the Crown. Both were in the Caribbean. The MUTS had a countdown time and we waited for all ships to begin at the same time. We had to wait over an hour, but the weather was great and there were was a duet singing 1960 and 1970 love songs. A very nice atmosphere. Everyone was excited. Our Vows were led by the Captain and his wife. The intended host was to be the first couple winning the dating game, but she broke her leg and could not travel. Gavin McCloud, the captain on the Love Boat TV show led the ceremony on the Regal. Afterwards there was complimentary Champaign for all. It took about 45 minutes to determine if we broke the World’s Record. Suddenly the ship horn started playing the “Love Boat” theme song. The previous record for the most couples renewing at the same time was 1201 set in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We beat that and totaled 1443 for all three ships. There were almost 3 thousand folks participating. My wife and I wore matching Hawaiian shirts, but there were tuxedos, wedding dresses, veils and fancy duds everywhere. At the end of the ceremony, a man jumped into the pool with his tuxedo on. Princess photography took some good pictures of us. We also were given a chit for two free glasses of rose wine and two free drinks. We had hoped a video would be made for purchase, but alas, it was not. We enjoyed the remaining days of this lovely cruise. We spent two days in Cabo San Lucas with the best weather we have ever had there. Slight wind and not hot. Calm seas on this part of the Pacific ,as usual. We had a couple beers at our favorite cantina, the Tequila Shark located right at the entrance to the tender pier. We shopped at the large arcade just to the left of the pier. On an excursion to Todos Santos we again shopped and had a meal at the Hotel California. The community here is improving buildings and tourist amenities. Our guide was Armando, who is superb. We’ve had him several times over the years. For a special meal we ate at Sabatini’s on board the ship. Lobster Three Ways is wonderful. Service is very good here. Not all ships offer the Lobster in their Sabatini’s. No one I asked seems to know why. Too bad. A very nice surprising cruise. Well do it again if offered. Princess made it special.

Marriage Vow Renewal Cruise

Royal Princess Cruise Review by MikCar

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2020
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
This was our third cruise on the Royal since October 2019. I got an email from Princess about the Renew Your Vows and Breaking a Guinness World Record for this 5 day cruise to Cabo San Lucas. Jumped right on. So I won’t repeat comments from those previous reviews from our cruise on the Royal on October and December 2019. All was the same. Great food and service and no complaints.

We didn’t know what to anticipate and, as usual, Princess exceeded our expectations for the Vow Renewal. This was an unbelievable time. We had to send in a copy of our marriage license before the cruise for the Guinness Authenticators to validate a legitimate renewal. Upon arrival in our cabin, an itinerary for the ceremony, an ID card and list of gifts greeted us. We gathered in the Wheelhouse Lounge at 11:30 am. Ship staff was in dress blues with white gloves. Classy. We were given corsages and boutonnieres. They had delivered a pair to our room, however we had left early and missed them. They had plenty of extras. We were escorted to dedicated elevators and taken to our station for the ceremony. It was held on deck 16, the pool area. It had been closed to all except Vow Renewal couples. We were on the platform above the pools. The deck area around and behind the pool was full of couples, as well. I estimate 800 people so 400 couples.

This ceremony was being synchronized with two other Princess ships; the Regal and the Crown. Both were in the Caribbean. The MUTS had a countdown time and we waited for all ships to begin at the same time. We had to wait over an hour, but the weather was great and there were was a duet singing 1960 and 1970 love songs. A very nice atmosphere. Everyone was excited. Our Vows were led by the Captain and his wife. The intended host was to be the first couple winning the dating game, but she broke her leg and could not travel. Gavin McCloud, the captain on the Love Boat TV show led the ceremony on the Regal.

Afterwards there was complimentary Champaign for all. It took about 45 minutes to determine if we broke the World’s Record. Suddenly the ship horn started playing the “Love Boat” theme song. The previous record for the most couples renewing at the same time was 1201 set in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We beat that and totaled 1443 for all three ships. There were almost 3 thousand folks participating. My wife and I wore matching Hawaiian shirts, but there were tuxedos, wedding dresses, veils and fancy duds everywhere. At the end of the ceremony, a man jumped into the pool with his tuxedo on.

Princess photography took some good pictures of us. We also were given a chit for two free glasses of rose wine and two free drinks. We had hoped a video would be made for purchase, but alas, it was not.

We enjoyed the remaining days of this lovely cruise. We spent two days in Cabo San Lucas with the best weather we have ever had there. Slight wind and not hot. Calm seas on this part of the Pacific ,as usual. We had a couple beers at our favorite cantina, the Tequila Shark located right at the entrance to the tender pier. We shopped at the large arcade just to the left of the pier. On an excursion to Todos Santos we again shopped and had a meal at the Hotel California. The community here is improving buildings and tourist amenities. Our guide was Armando, who is superb. We’ve had him several times over the years.

For a special meal we ate at Sabatini’s on board the ship. Lobster Three Ways is wonderful. Service is very good here. Not all ships offer the Lobster in their Sabatini’s. No one I asked seems to know why. Too bad.

A very nice surprising cruise. Well do it again if offered. Princess made it special.
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