Shaquille O’Neal Officiates Biggest Vow Renewal At Sea On Valentine’s Day


Shaquille O’Neal celebrated Valentine’s Day by officiating the largest at-sea vow renewal for several couples on two Carnival Cruise Line ships. The basketball legend virtually officiated the ceremony as Chief Fun Officer for the event, followed by a reception with a DJ and champagne toast. There was also an onboard kiss cam highlighting the couples on the big screen of the Seaside Theater. 

 “People meet, get engaged, and get married on Carnival cruise ships and our Valentine’s  Day vow renewals are an extension of how couples love to cruise with Carnival, and we’re delighted to offer this ceremony to more guests than ever before,” said Christine Duffy,  president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Love and fun go hand in hand, so a vow renewal or wedding ceremony is even more special when it’s part of a Carnival cruise. We have a team of  experienced planners who make it their mission to ensure unforgettable celebrations between  loved ones and their friends and families.” 

Carnival Cruise Line regularly offers matrimony options on their ships and at beautiful destinations through their Weddings By Carnival program. In 2023, more than 1,220 weddings and vow renewals took place. Couples can plan engagements, weddings, vow renewals, and honeymoons with them. Interested guests can go to the official website to check out the different packages.  Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that its upcoming exclusive destination Celebration Key will have a pavilion dedicated to hosting weddings, vow renewals, and special events. Travelers can find out more on their website, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, or check with their preferred travel website.