Our guests Sharon and Joe were married aboard the Showboat on July 3, 2015. A year later Mariposa Cruises is happy to welcome them on board again to share their wedding experience and celebrate their First Anniversary.
By the time Joe and I were married, we had been together for 26 years! Although we often talked about ‘tying the knot‘, we could not decide on ‘the how’, traditional or non-traditional. The pivotal event that helped in our decision came when we attended a fundraiser aboard the Northern Spirit. We later discovered that good friends had been married, years earlier, aboard the same ship. We were ‘hooked’! With Mariposa Cruises we had our traditional ceremony with a very unique venue!
We made inquiries with Mariposa Cruises and met with Daryl, one of the sales staff. He answered all of our questions and addressed our concerns. Daryl turned out to be the perfect person to talk to, as he had married his wife aboard the Showboat the previous year. His many ideas, suggestions and advice were so helpful. Daryl left Mariposa Cruises shortly after our meeting, but there was a seamless transition to Sophie, their senior sales manager. Sophie was very friendly and accommodating. She was always available to chat about whatever we needed to know – a lovely lady. The person whom we dealt with the most, face to face, would be Lauren, our event manager. Following our walkabout aboard the Showboat with our photographers, we had many discussions about the set-up. Lauren was always patient and understanding in dealing with the many details.
THE WEDDING DAY WAS PERFECT! We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Everything went according to plan thanks to our cruise manager, Amar, who did everything in his power to ensure that we had the best experience possible. We cannot say enough about the food! Our guests still rave about it!
One of the best compliments we received was from one of our 30ish year old nephews who asked, “Auntie Sharon can you get married again?” The only complaint was that it was too short! Everyone had such a wonderful time! The entire Mariposa Cruises team was committed to making our wedding day special, and they exceeded our expectations!We have not ended our relationship with Mariposa Cruises just yet. We celebrated our 1st anniversary with a dinner cruise on board the Showboat and possibly many more after that!
Hats off to the fabulous staff at Mariposa Cruises!