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Get married and honeymoon on the MSC Sinfonia

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There is something uniquely romantic about cruise ships. Perhaps it’s their sheer luxury or the sense of adventure on an endless ocean under sunny skies or on starry nights; whatever it is, these magnificent vessels inspire your body, mind and soul to live and love.

Talking about love, since the most romantic day on anybody’s calendar is their wedding day - closely followed by their honeymoon, literally and figuratively, getting married on a cruise ship is a wonderfully unique way to start your new voyage as Mr and Mrs.

You probably already knew how finding the perfect wedding venue and honeymoon spot is no easy matter while balancing the wedding budget against food, flowers, music and all the other expenses incurred in realising the dream day often takes its toll on brides and grooms-to-be. It need not be so...

That is because MSC Cruises, who have been operating cruise ships off the South African coastline for many years, offer the best in terms of ease and convenience. Their choice wedding-at-sea packages are guaranteed to deliver special experiences, whether you are exchanging vows, honeymooning or celebrating your anniversary.

MSC’s very competent and efficient events crew go out of their way to ensure that every bride-to-be’s whim is catered for – even to all the little details, whether it’s a small intimate wedding or a big lavish celebration.

Having personally experienced MSC’s organisational ability and their enthusiasm for creating fun-filled events, I would recommend them to every bridal couple wanting a special and memorable wedding day.

 Bridal couples have three packages to choose from, including Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each package includes priority boarding, wedding planning services, venue selection, ceremony booklets, an on-board ceremony, a symbolic wedding certificate**, a bouquet, a wedding cake and a bottle of bubbly.

The Gold and Platinum packages also include a bottle of bubbly and canapés to be enjoyed in your private cabin on the evening of arrival, the services of a professional photographer, printed photographs and a deluxe in-cabin breakfast on the morning after the ceremony.

Your wedding guests are hosted on-board and the package is inclusive of their meals and entertainment.

There are also plenty of extras including live entertainment - there are always several world-class performers on board, and various beauty packages from the spa. The spa, ah the spa, is one of the best I have visited. The facilities, service and therapists are all one would expect from an Italian cruise liner.

I recently took the Portuguese Island cruise on the MSC Sinfonia and was blown away by the facilities, service, activities and sheer pleasure of being on this magnificent vessel.  From the comfort of the cabin to the magnificence of the theatre, from the real Italian pizza prepared by real Italians, to the glamourous Captain’s Dinner, from the beautiful beaches to the buzz of the beach bar, I participated, experienced and experimented and came home tired, very tired.  I was just too afraid to miss out!

For honeymooners, this is it. From the privacy of your balconied cabin to the late night dance floor, I could not wish a better destination for newly-weds.

Make your wedding day, honeymoon or anniversary stress-free, fun-filled and luxurious. Book the MSC today at 087 075 0850 or visit www.msccruises.co.za

**Note: According to the Marriage Act, the signing of the marriage register must be done on South African soil; hence the MSC Captain will not officially wed you on the cruise. He will be on hand to congratulate you provided that duty does not call him elsewhere.