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The Ultimate Cruise Wedding

The Ultimate Cruise Wedding


For the first time in the history of Costa Cruises an Indian businessman, Rizwan Sajan, has chartered the Costa Fascinosa for a four-day Mediterranean cruise. Sajan chartered the luxury cruise liner for the wedding ceremony of his son, Adel Sajan and Sara Khan who tied the knot in the first week of April, aboard the luxury cruise liner.


Costa Fascinosa is among the most beautiful cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean at 114,500 tons, with over 300 original works of art by well-known and emerging artists. The ship was transformed into a floating palace in true Bollywood style for Adel and Sara. The guest list for this unique wedding exceeded 1,000 and understandably comprised many of the famous celebrities from Bollywood together with business people from around the globe.


All of the guests boarded Costa Fascinosa in Barcelona and the 4-day voyage took them through Marseilles and Cannes before they disembarked on 9th April. Sailing from Genova, the ship called on Barcelona, Cannes and Marseilles en-route to Savona, as part of the 4-day charter. The entire wedding ceremony followed Hindu traditions with an evening party which took place off the Cannes coast, on the still waters, away from all the hustle-bustle of metropolitan life. Some of the best names in wedding planning from India had drawn out a Bollywood style wedding for the event. Themed parties, onboard events and much more were part of the 4-day sailing aboard the luxury liner. Among the celebrities who attended the wedding were Shamita Shetty, Gauhar Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Malika Arora and Dia Mizra


As many as 60 chefs were handpicked by the Sajan family to cater for the guests and guide the galley team in preparing a wide array of dishes from the Indian as well as Asian tradition. However, Fabio Cucchelli, the corporate chef of Costa Cruises had the honor of preparing the wedding cake. Traditionally the Indian weddings pay great attention to food service, and therefore we can safely bet that the guests had one of the best experiences of their lifetime onboard the luxury liner.


Neil Palomba, the president of Costa Cruises, stated that in recent history, this was the first time that a private individual had booked the whole ship for a wedding celebration. He added that everyone at Costa Cruises was truly honored and delighted that Costa Cruises was the choice of the Sajan family. Neil Palomba also stated that the Sajan family's choice was further confirmation that the global community is appreciating the Italian quality and style. Costa Cruises were also at the forefront to introducing cruises in markets like the Emirates, India, and China having introduced an all new itinerary allowing guests from many of these countries to discover the best of what Italy has on offer.


Rizwan Sajan is the chairman and founder of Danube Group; a Building Materials Company headquartered in Dubai and is one of the largest suppliers in the region.


Photo By René Grob - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

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