What better way for "the most romantic cruise line" to celebrate the launch of its new Ruby Princess than by incorporating an actual wedding in the naming ceremony? In a first, a California couple will be married during the ship's christening festivities on Nov 6. Ruby Princess godparents, Trista and Ryan Sutter, who met and married on the television show The Bachelorette, will christen the ship and also serve as attendants for the lucky couple. Former Love Boat captain, Gavin MacLeod, will be on hand to give away the bride.
The couple, Danielle Vurpillat and Kip Hickman from Dunsmuir, CA, were invited to share their nuptials with guests onboard after entering the Princess Cruises "Romance on the Ruby" contest. In their submission they shared that it was their dream to create their own romantic milestone by getting married onboard the new Ruby Princess and in the spirit of the Love Boat, Princess Cruises is making their dream come true.
The wedding will take place during the ship's naming ceremony on Thursday, Nov 6 at 5:00 pm while Ruby Princess is berthed in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The couple will then enjoy the festivities during the subsequent 2-night inaugural preview cruise for VIPs. The wedding and entire Ruby Princess naming ceremony will be available for viewing on line at www.princess.com beginning Nov 7; however, Cruise Diva will be blogging live from the ship and plans to share her first-hand impressions right here. Mark your calendar and save the date!