Carnival Cruise Line celebrated two vow renewal firsts in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The company set a record for the largest vow renewal at sea with nearly 2,000 couples saying “I do” all over again across its fleet of ships. Carnival cruise directors hosted the heart-warming ceremonies in the ships’ atrium lobbies encouraging their vacation goers to embrace love and happiness. A festive balloon drop and celebratory toast followed the fleet wide ceremonies.

In conjunction with the record-breaking vow renewals at sea, Carnival’s #ChooseFun AirShip hosted its first-ever vow renewal ceremony in the skies celebrating the 15-year marriage of Carnival fans and clients of Expedia CruiseShipCenters Cathy and Jim Skoglund during a special Phoenix flyover. The AirShip’s Chief Pilot Terry Dillard performed the ceremony as the couple shared a memorable moment high in the skies – love was definitely in the air! The couple met 25 years ago and have sailed on 14 Carnival cruises, including their honeymoon on Carnival Elation, with two more booked for this year – a total of 92 days at sea.

“We’ve always dreamed of having a memorable vow renewal, but this day was far beyond what we could’ve imagined,” said Cathy. “We love sailing with Carnival, so when we heard about the opportunity to fly with them on the AirShip, we jumped on it! We knew this was the perfect way to celebrate our day.”

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