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Cruise Planners Is Dedicated to Marriage Equality

Host Agency & Consortia | Cruise Planners | Janeen Christoff | October 07, 2015

Cruise Planners Is Dedicated to Marriage Equality

Cruise Planners is passionate about supporting the LGBT community and for those looking to plan a same-sex wedding, they have an abundance of resources for their travel agents.

One of the best things is that for those seeking a life-long union, Cruise Planners has the ability to do all of the work for you. Their offerings are robust and extend far beyond just wedding planning. They offer resources for those looking to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, vow renewals and more.

They have been dedicated to providing these services to the LGBT community for a while and were excited to continue working with same-sex couples when the Supreme Court announced its landmark decision on marriage equality.

“We’ve been focused on serving the LGBT community for the last two years by investing in our marketing and education programs so that our travel advisors could properly service the LGBT audience in their local communities,” Garcia said. “This announcement is simply incredible, and we can’t wait to continue to serve all types of love. With more couples tying the knot, there will be a surge in revenue from more weddings, celebrations, wedding services, honeymoons and then steps such as family and estate planning.”

Cruise Planners travel advisors are destination experts. They work directly with event managers and you to decide what option is best for a particular celebration.

Shoreside destination event packages start at $795 and wedding packages start at $995.

Cruise Planners travel advisors have the ability to provide a number of services for couples, beginning with determining the best wedding package and destination. They can they assist in arranging the accommodation for both the couple and their guests as well as travel to and from the destination.

Remember, your travel advisor is your advocate and they are there to assist with just about every question or problem that you have. They are a great resource because they have a direct connection with the destination and the resort and there are an expert on both. If there is a question that your advisor can’t answer, they most likely know who to ask to get it.

Pre-wedding services include a consultation with a n event planner, assistance with the marriage license, a complimentary celebration website and a complimentary travel gift registry. Travel gift registries work just like a registry at a department store, but instead, you register for the travel that you want. You can register for dining, room upgrades, flights, spa treatments, excursions and more. The options are pretty endless.

At the resort, you will be able to choose a minister or a non-denominational officiate who will perform and coordinate your ceremony. You will also be able to select your location. If you choose a public beach or garden event, there will be someone to help with permits, if necessary. You are able to create your own vows and will receive a decorative keepsake certificate. You also have the choice of  a bouquet and a matching boutonniere, two bouquets or matching boutonnieres.

All in all, there are about 20 countries that have approved the freedom to marry. Some countries provide same-sex couples the freedom to marry in select counties or cities and in other countries, there are bills awaiting government approval.

For more information on wedding planning, visit Cruise Planners and for an updated list of countries that provide the freedom to marry, visit

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