When Liza Garcia and Theodore Herrera, a local San Antonio couple, had their dream wedding in Jamaica cancelled, it was Carnival Cruise Line to the rescue!

The crew aboard Carnival Freedom surprised the couple with an impressive impromptu wedding for them and their guests sailing with them, with Captain La Farina presiding over the ceremony.  To get wedding ready, the bride received complimentary hair and make-up at the ship’s Cloud 9 spa. Following the nuptials, the Carnival Freedom team pulled out all the stops, providing attendees with the full VIP treatment with a reception with lots of delicious food, a three-tiered wedding cake, an ice sculpture and a DJ who got everyone on the dance floor. In addition to providing the shipboard wedding at no charge, Carnival even reimbursed the couple the funds for their wedding in Jamaica, and provided them with couples massages along with an intimate dinner at Farenheit 555 Steakhouse during the voyage.

“All of us on board were heartbroken when we learned that Liza and Theodore weren’t able to go ashore for their wedding we got together as a team and promised to deliver the dream wedding that they deserve,” said Carnival Freedom Hotel Director Nikhil Khanna.  “At Carnival,  we want to make sure our guests are provided the vacation of a lifetime and when these types of unforeseen circumstances come up we take great pride in creating these surprise and delight moments that our guests will remember forever.”