Princess Cruises set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS this week on three cruise ships with the largest multi-location vow renewal. 1,443 couples renewed their vows during simultaneous ceremonies on Regal Princess, Crown Princess, and Royal Princess.
The record-breaking mass renewal of vows ceremonies took place on the top decks of the cruise ships on February 11, 2020. There were three official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicators on each cruise ship to verify the record. The previous record was 1,201 couples, set in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Celebrity officiants onboard Regal Princess sailing in the Caribbean included Gavin MacLeod, who portrayed the endearing Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat” with his television daughter, Jill Whelan, who played Vicki, serving as matron of honor. For those couples sailing onboard Royal Princess to Cabo San Lucas and Crown Princess, also in the Caribbean, the Captains of each ship officiated the ceremony.
“A record-setting accomplishment has to be measurable, verifiable and have a single superlative,” explained Michael Empric, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator onboard Regal Princess. “It’s always exciting being a part of a new official record, especially when it’s aboard ‘The Love Boat.’ You could feel the excitement and love in the air from all of the couples participating in this monumental moment with Princess.”
Princess Cruises has long been synonymous with romance, from being the first cruise line to have a wedding chapel with the unique option to have the ship’s Captain marry couples at sea to more recent awards for being the world’s “most romantic cruise line.”
Each year on Valentine’s Day, Princess ships hold mass renewal of vows ceremonies so couples can reaffirm their love to one another.