Cunard’s First Ever “Weddings at Sea” Program

Cunard announces new weddings at sea programCunard Line, one of the oldest names in passenger shipping operating┬áthe youngest fleet at sea, will offer its guests onboard weddings. This is the first time in its 171-year history that the cruise line will allow its guests to say “I Do” during a voyage. Beginning in December, couples will be able book cruise marriages for sailing dates in the Spring of 2012 and later.

The new program requires that Cunard’s three ships be re-flagged – moving the registration from Southhampton, UK to Bermuda. English law does not permit marriages to take place at sea. Bermuda has no such restriction. Consequently, the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Victoria will all be re-registered in Bermuda by the end of November.

Cunard is joining Princess, P&O Cruises, and Celebrity Cruises – other lines offering weddings at sea. For more information about cruise weddings or destination weddings, contact AREA Vacations at 888-883-9720 or

World’s Largest Cruise Sale – October 17 – 23

Coinciding with National Cruise Vacation Week, travel agents across America will hold the “World’s Largest Cruise Sale” during the week of October 17-23. Member agencies of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and 25 cruise lines support the event with major incentives for travelers.

For the public this means potential savings of $100 to $5,000 or more in some cases, credits for shipboard spending valued at $50 to over $300, upgrades to suite accommodations, or other incentives such as complimentary shore excursions, reduced deposits, and more. Among the outstanding offers: Three to five day Caribbean cruises starting at $249; six to eight day sailings starting at $429; $2,000 savings per couple on a river cruise through Burgundy and Provence; and two-for-one fares with free airfare plus up to $5000 in bonus savings on sailings in Europe or the Pacific.

Additional cruise deals are expected to be announced in the days leading up to the event so contact your local travel agent for details. If you are planning to cruise in 2012 or 2013, book it during National Cruse Vacation Week.

ABBA Fans – Don’t miss “adbacadabra”

adbacadabra - the ultimate ABBA ConcertIf you have enjoyed the music of ABBA, you must experience the “ultimate ABBA concert” by┬áadbacadabra. This amazing group performed all of the ABBA favorites to perfection while role-playing each of the original four members of ABBA. Amazingly, the concert took place on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. It may have been the best cruise show ever.

This group is worth seeing and worth scheduling your vacation around. Adbacadabra is scheduled to perform in 2020 on the following Royal Caribbean cruises:

  • 2/9/2020 – Mariner of the Seas
  • 2/14/2020 – Mariner of the Seas
  • 4/24/2020 – Serenade of the Seas
  • 5/5/2020 – Serenade of the Seas
  • 5/29/2020 – Radiance of the Seas
  • 6/5/2020 – Radiance of the Seas

AREA Vacations promotes Adbacadabra cruises so contact AREA Vacations today about reserving your cruise to see this amazing shipboard concert. Call 770-591-5552 or email