BOARDING PASS and Wedding Ceremony details

Dearest Friends and Family,
We're just a few days away and excited to see you all again soon aboard the Celebrity Infinity. By now, you have received your Cruise Documents (~10 days ago), and should have already completed your Online Check In, per the email and cruise instructions on Page 2 of the PDF / Cruise Docs.
New this year - the Celebrity Cruises APP for your phones. This is still new, but it's probably a good idea to download it at home, as it should have useful offline features, maps, schedules and such, and possibly more
Wedding Ceremony
We're excited to get our first choice venue, the Blue restaurant that is normally only accessible at breakfast and dinner for Aqua Class passengers. This is a rare opportunity to see this lovely location you normally wouldn't be able to, and with its massive rose, floral and navy designs it blends wonderfully with our modern nautical theme and colors!

Details and Location

Location: BLUE Private Restaurant
Deck : Deck 5, Aft (back) Port (left if facing forward)
from aft Elevators, face stairs, use corridor on right, behind stairs

DATE: WED - 11 March 2020
TIME : 2:45 seating,
3pm-3:20 CEREMONY {please arrive early}

Immediately following the ceremony, we will cut the cake (~3:20 PM) and share the cake with all of you. We have ordered No-Sugar-Added cake with a combination of flours so that everyone can eat cake!!!

Please make sure to pick up your wedding favor boxes. Each gift is labeled with the name of the family (first names) on the labels, so please make sure to take yours.

Once we have concluded all activities in Blu, around 4pm, we will all head over to the OceanView Bar, Deck 10, Aft (back of ship) until about 5:30 or 6p. The wedding couple will be hopping around for a few photos outdoors, then meet you there for informal drinks.

We will break around ~6pm to freshen up, then the festivities will continue at our usual pre-dinner beverage location -- the MARTINI BAR deck from ~7pm - 8:30 dinner.

Please plan on arriving early, as we are having a very brief ceremony by the captain. we will be seating 15-20 minutes before 3pm, and the processional is schedule to start promptly at 3pm.
Note: We have exclusive use of Blu from 3pm to 4pm, other activities afterwards are shared with other passengers and you will use your Beverage Package.

101 Days till sailing!

11/29 is not just a Happy Thanksgiving (the day after, anwyas) for those of you in the USA, but also marks exactly 101 days before you will embark on the cruise with us from Miami to celebrate our union.

REMEMBER to plan your flight to arrive one night before (unless you're driving from 2 or less hours away!), as per the Hotel and Air page.

*** THIS update is a brief summary of email sent out 11/29, T -101 days.***
1. 101 Days till the wedding cruise embarks
2. BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW if you havent, see links on the Hotel page on this official site.
3. BOOK YOUR AIRFARE NOW - prices are really cheap.
NOTE - REMEMBER TO ADD 1 DAY BEFORE SAILING - this is a tip that is everywhere, you want to ARRIVE in Miami or Fort Lauderdale airport on Sunday 8th of March 2020, NOT Monday. You will spend one night in the area then board the ship the following day. DO NOT try to arrive same day as there is a great risk of missing the ship (see the Air / Hotel tab that greatly explains this).
4. Wedding Day Attire & Dress. (see the Attire page on this site).
5. Cruise payments are being taken next week, 12/2 - 12/10... please make sure we have your latest information as it is critical payment be made timely and as early as possible to avoid the cruise line taking away all the perks and the pricing protection (meaning the beverage package and discounts!).
6. If you are on a list to get an upgrade or are one of the two families to ask for a cancelation, you requests will be processed closer to 12/10, but may be sooner. you will be emailed individually.

AUGUST 2019 update: 2020 is Just around the corner!

With 2020 just around the corner, stuff "just got real!"

  • Revised confirmations from the cruise lines are going out to everyone soon, and a big email will also be blasted out by MailChimp to everyone already booked with details, logistics, air and flight information, the official pre/post hotel link, and other pertinent information.
  • Note that final payment for the reaming balance of the cruise and any cancelations will be handled in November as the cruise line has "taken away" our extra space and we're stuck now with "prevailing rates".
  • For all of you who booked early and hung in there, congradulations: the current price of the cheapest balcony / veranda cabin is up ~$350 PER PERSON. And no guarantee of a beverage package or credit either.
  • Keep checking this wedding website and your email inboxes for the latest information. Whenever possible, we will post whatever we email on this website as well (either in this section, or in it's own page, so make sure to check the "MORE<" link on the far top right and read through all the pages.

FEBRUARY 2019 update: DATE CHANGE!!! C'est La Vie!

The Bad News: Due to a dramatic and highly unusual Deployment change by the cruise lines (read: they chartered the ENTIRE ship for a pair of disco cruises) the entire sailing on 2/10/2020 when we were scheduled to board has been CANCELLED

The Good News: We've rescheduled for a 3/11/2020 wedding date, with boarding of the ship on 3/9/2020, same ship same itinerary and we will sail on through!

More Bad News: Pricing was not honored by the cruise lines... for various lengthy and technical reasons, Celebrity Cruises was only willing to honor and protect pricing on other February dates, but not in March... Pricing for most wedding guests will increase by ~$70 per person, some a little less.

Even Better Good News: But hold on! This wouldn't be Marc & Nathan if we just let that happen to all of us! For everyone already booked, we negotiated an extra $200 off per PERSON ($400 per cabin ore more) which more than makes up for the price increase. We also got an additional $100 per cabin (some will get $200) in On Board Credits for the inconvenience. These On Board Credits are only for those of you who had booked before 10/15/2018. We hope you'll agree, that this is Even Better Good News, and more than makes up for any pice increase for most of you...

Everyone who was booked on the Feb cruise has already been rebooked on the new March cruise.... You all have the beverage package as well(oh, did I forget to mention we got to keep that too!!), and now you can upgrade (optionally) for a few dollars more to a premium... or book a shore excursion, or just go shopping in the onboard shops and get some swag for free with a few hundred bucks!

***Special Note: All of you who were booked before 2019 started have the best pricing. You do not have all four amenities in the current promotions, you have two (and a half). However your pricing upfront is several hundred dollars lower than the current promotion, and just a few dollars less net/net when everything is figured in***

NEWEST PROMOTIONAL Pricing Through end of MARCH (Apr 1) 2019 ONLY

If you haven't RSVPd and booked your cruise through the official travel agaency, DON'T MISS OUT! These specials are offered a few times a year, and the cruise line just extended the January promotion (but increased prices a bit). There's no guarantee Celebrity will continue to offer such good promotions in 2019 in time for the cruise or before it starts to book up.

Take advantage of :
SPECIAL Promotional pricing with $200 to up to $300 off per person, 50% off the 4rd and 4th in a cabin (so bring the family!), and two amenties:
Classic Alcohol Beverage Package, WIFI, or Onboard Cash Credit

NEWS - check back often!

Any information or additional news will be added here as the planning gets in full gear. We'll also announce any promotions or specials, but the Early Bird gets the best cruise values!
Kelly Schmidt