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Our wedding date: May 3, 2019

“Destiny”

I just want to give you feedback on what an amazing experience we had having our wedding at Electra Cruises.

Planning the wedding:

Susan helped me from the first time I walked into Electra Cruises last September. She was welcoming and friendly. I felt like we were old friends! For the next 8 months she was patient, fun, and prompt with responses. When we had face to face meetings, I always felt better when I left Electra Cruises than when I went in. Jessica filled in when Susan was busy and I she also is wonderful and always made sure my questions were answered. They went above and beyond by being interested in my bridesmaids’ dresses, invitations, and other details that weren’t related to Electra Cruises. I always felt like I was working with friends.

Day of wedding:

Jean at LaVonne’s Florist did an excellent job. She worked with me to make sure I got the most for my money. On my wedding day, the flowers were fresh and gorgeous!

I worked with Shelby at Cinderella Cakes and she did a fantastic job. I dropped off silk flowers at their Laguna Niguel location, texted her a photo for flower placement, and was apprehensive that my order would turn out right. It all went without a hitch. The cake was not only beautiful, but delicious as well!

JR (the DJ) was easy to work with. We didn’t get our song list to him until two days before the wedding, and he played everything we asked. I really enjoyed his piano and sax playing as well, which in my opinion was a very classy touch. The groom plays saxophone and wanted to play a song for me during the ceremony. JR got all the background music queued up for him and it went beautifully.

While I’ve only seen a few photos so far, Nico from Nico Photo Studio was friendly and professional. He took charge and made the photos go quickly. He has been easy to work with from the beginning, and always prompt with a response when I have texted him a question. The few photos I’ve seen are gorgeous.

The staff on Destiny was INCREDIBLE! The food was excellent, the yacht was clean, dirty dishes were swiftly taken away, and the staff smiled and was friendly to all our guests.

I saved the best for last… Jen, my day of coordinator. I could write 10 pages about how awesome she is, but I’ll try to just give the highlights! She sat everything up perfectly: tent cards, table #’s, centerpieces, fresh olive leaves on the cake, EVERYTHING! When my bridesmaids and I hid before walking down the aisle, she brought us a plate with grapes, cheese and crackers, and glasses of champagne. When she brought the groom and I salads during dinner and I told her we were both allergic to walnuts, she quickly took them away and brought fresh ones. We had some elderly guests who mostly stayed on the first floor. I was told the next day how she kept checking on them and brought cake downstairs for them. It means so much to me knowing they were taken care of and felt special. When the night was over, she had all of my belongings taken to Lido House, where we were staying. The next day I saw that she had meticulously repacked everything (including 9 large blue and white vases) exactly as I had brought them. Then later in the day, she texted me a Congratulations! I hit the jackpot with her being assigned to our wedding.

Annette & Craig

Electra Cruises is an amazing venue if you are looking for a place to have your wedding. My husband and I had our fairytale dream wedding here. Thank you Angelica, our wedding day coordinator who was very hard working. She helped make our day stress free. She even brought my husband and I our plates of food and she bustled my wedding dress. She made sure everything went according to schedule. The florist, Lavonnes Florist did an amazing job with the flower decor. When I walked in to Athena Yacht the place looked beautiful and everything looked like a fairytale dream come true. I wish I could re-live the whole day all over again. Thank you Electra Cruises for giving us our dream wedding!

Michelle & Mike

Hi Susan,

Our event went spectacularly! Thank you so much for coordinating all of the details.  Juan was fantastic and everything went smoothly. Thanks again!

Maura Trujillo

Western Center Academy HS

Get married here!
Most amazing experience of my life! Electra Cruises helped us to put together the wedding of our dreams! Everyone knows we one get engaged stars a the search for the wedding venue, which will lead to all the other wedding details. I found Electra searching for venues on the Knot website. We instantly fell in love with the idea of getting married on a yacht, and what a yacht!  the website classified the prices on the moderate side so that was perfect and I went ahead to make an appointment. Kim was the one to responded our call and gave us the quote. When we went to see the yacht we definitely knew we were getting on Destiny yacht  so that same day we decided to book the date for our wedding, one year before our wedding  we thought it was going to be a long wait but time went flying! Then we got to meet the amazing vendors the work with. We went with Jared Sislin for the photography, we went to his website and we saw his work and loved it so much, we were so lucky to have him, the best photographer one can ask for, amazingly talented, can't say enough good things about Jared  he is simply the best of the best. For the cake we went with Cinderella's Cakes, we went for the testing to their Costa Mesa location, the samples were delicious, just like final results. We had 3 levels the largest was lemon (so good, the best ,and I don't normally like lemon cake) marble and chocolate. The cake looked beautiful as well, I am very happy with their service! For the DJ we went with Raul DJ, he was amazing! We gave him a playlist as a guide to what we wanted him to play at the wedding and we did the rest, it is a huge plus that he speaks Spanish because we are Latinos and some people in my family do not speak English, so he talking in both languages made it a lot more easy for everyone, he did a great job putting everyone to dance but also animating and entertaining the people. Our boat left a little late because we were waiting for some people invited to arrive so in that time he made everyone laugh with his jokes. He is great and I'm so thankful for his work! For the florist we went with Lavonne's! She is so nice! We gave her pictures of how we wanted everything to look and she made everything look so perfect the arrangements were beautiful! My bouquet was stunning, just like I wanted, the altar looked very romantic! Very glad I had her help for our big day. Everyone absolutely loved our centerpieces. We are very happy with all the flowers and decorations! For the officiant we went with Captain Torre Niles. He was great! He sent us the a few different ceremonies for us to choose from and that made everything a lot easier, we made some changes to the one we picked and and he followed our request with any problems. He made us feel in good hands all the time. We are very thankful to have him for our wedding. Electra Cruises was in charge of the food and it was delicious!!! Portions were big enough and everyone was satisfied with the quantity and quality of the food. We decided to do a plated dinner and I'm so glad I did, the service was amazing and that gave a little touch of elegance to the dinner. Also we got open bar and everyone liked their drinks! Everything came out perfect!
Kim!!! Our coordinator through all the process, a long process of 1 year!!  She is the best!!  She knows what she's doing, she's very sweet and patient and she helped us super quickly every time we had a question. She made everything go so smoothly the day of the wedding! Terrific organization skills!! I'm am so thankful she was with us through the planning and then the big day. There's no way my wedding would have been so perfect without her. She is amazing!
I would definitely recommend Electra Cruises to everyone! They have the best vendor selection and they offer great quality service at a super good price.

Thank you to all of you who contributed for our wedding to be so beautiful!

Xioyaris & Joel

Susan!!!!!

It was AMAZING!!! The kids LOVED it!! The staff LOVED it!!! Everything went so well. Everyone raved about the food and how delicious it was. I want to let you know Juan and his staff were EXCELLENT!! He was so helpful and on top of everything. Your staff was great at helping me set up as well. Thank you SOOOO MUCH for making this THE BEST PROM by far!!!! We are looking forward to planning with you again.

Blessings,

Calvary Chapel Christian School Downey

Hi Susan,

Thanks for all your help with the wedding! It was amazing. Everything was perfect. Everyone did a great job. Will send you a nice pic once we get them from the photographer!

Neda Thomas

Dear Lorraine,

I can’t wait another day, to tell you how absolutely wonderful our 70th Anniversary Cruise turned out. From us - nothing but accolades in EVERY respect!

Lest I forget it, thanks for coming aboard to express your kindness before our sailing.

Frankly, I can’t thing of a single thing which I’d want to change. It was the perfect climax to nine or ten months of planning, thanks to your impeccable guidance along the way.

“Star” was a great touch point, and Michael behind the lens was excellent. The food was exceptional, and the cake spectacular.

I don’t think we’ll start planning for our 75th at this point. But, just in case, Lorraine, you can count on our wanting you to take charge.

Sincerely,
Al Sanders

Hi Lorraine,

The wedding was great, both us and all of our guests had a great time!!! Thank you so much for all the coordination and help, love you and Electra Cruises! 

Best

Ling

Hello Allison,

 

We just wanted to say thank you so much. We could not have asked for a better evening. Everything went smoothly and perfectly. Everyone had a wonderful time and we could not be happier. We appreciate all of your help through this journey.

Our coordinator Gina was absolutely wonderful and incredibly helpful. She made sure everything ran smoothly. Our night was wonderful and we really appreciate it. Again, thank you so much.

Sincerely

Alyssa Alvarez & Brett Horton

Mary 

I wanted to send you this thanking you for everything.... IT WAS AWESOME!!!!! Absolutely perfect!!! From ceremony to the end .... Britney did a great job making sure our day was effortless and absolutely perfect .... she was so sweet and helpful, we can't thank her enough...I also want to give a special thanks to Jared our photographer, he was fantastic... I would highly recommend him for any event...  the pictures were awesome, his personality and the way he did his thing was fantastic. He was fun and did a beautiful job capturing our day! Thank you to Gary our minister who organized a great ceremony merging of our families, JR our DJ who also went above and beyond and everyone at Electra Cruises that made our day so perfect. We are still getting compliments from friends and family on the wedding.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Ambers and Shaun Paysen

Good morning Lorraine,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help during the wedding planning process. You were always so quick with emails and so friendly with us even through our million questions haha can you please tell Angelica thank you for the day of coordination everything went so smoothly I had nothing to worry about at all the day of.
Everyone loved the wedding and said it was so beautiful.

Thank you so much

Jess & Karlo

Hi Lorraine!
We cannot thank you enough for your awesome service during the whole process and your personality that is so fitting for the job!
You have been very accommodating, reassuring, and positive throughout the whole process! 

I don't wish to go through this type of planning ever again, but if we ever plan another big event, we would be so happy to go back to you.

All in all Lorraine- you've been wonderful and we were so lucky to have you help us along the way! You are so amazing at being understanding and making us happy!!! We love you.

Star- our coordinator was great! I had confidence in her guidance since I met her. I was so nervous when it was time to come out and her demeanor helped me so much! She rocks!

Michael- our photographer was the most memorable to our families and our guests; many people actually remembered his name! His personality just shines and our guests really enjoyed taking pictures! He is so fun!
Having him taking pictures before the event, also helped distract me from getting worked up! We also love his personality.

DJ Raul- he was very accommodating in meeting us a couple of times and we appreciate him and his easy-going, fun character. We were surprised to actually have a crowd of dancers for line dancing! He is so cool. Go DJ Raul!!

We were all very happy with how the day went.
Your whole team have helped us create a very memorable time with all our loved ones, and you have made a great difference in Don and I's combined lives.
Thank you so much for taking care of us! You guys rock!!!

Your services really stand out positively throughout the entire process- from planning to the day of event!

Wishing you and the whole crew at Electra Cruises continued success in your business!

Take care!

 

 

Dieu-Hoa & Don

Hi Lorraine!

 

I meant to write you sooner - we had SO MUCH FUN at our wedding.

Everything turned out perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better day to get married.

All of our guests are still talking about how it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. 

Thanks again for everything!

Annie & Max

Hi Allison,

The sweet 16th party was a big hit! Everything turned out great.

I'm now in the mood for a boat party for adults!

Thank you

Shelly

Lorraine, we went to the food tasting tonight and appreciated the professionalism and quality of the event and especially the team. Brittany was a fabulous representative for Electra. She was warm, welcoming, fun, knowledgeable, and did a great job spending time with couples to answer questions. We were very impressed. Alexander, one of the servers, was so friendly and professional. We told him we hope he's on our wedding cruise to greet our guests. Same with Elliott, a bartender aboard the Destiny, we slipped aboard to take a few dining room pics to work on our seating arrangements and he was so nice answering our questions about where guests congregate when they want to relax and not be in the midst of the music and noise. The food was delicious and I think we know what we want for our appetizers and dinner. Congrats on such a great team and wonderful event; it's quite impressive. 

Nancy

Dear Mary

Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful wedding for us! Brittany was very helpful on our special day. Every guest enjoyed our wedding. The food is great, the service is warm, I can go on and on......My best man loved so much and wants to have his wedding with Electra also on the same boat in the future.

Kevin Zhu

The Make-a-Wish Foundation children and their families were treated to a very special night, where they were able to set aside the burden of their medical issues for a while. The laughter and excitement that resonated throughout the yacht was magical.

Orange County Sheriff's Department

Thank you for the perfect arrangements…
Is it appropriate to thank you for the weather, too?
You certainly did everything else!!

Barbara DeBato

If I could write this letter in fourteen carat gold I would!
Your staff was outstanding in putting forth what has been termed
a 'class act' by the customers who attended our fantastic appreciation event. I recommend your services without reservation to anyone!

Jude Draper

An outstanding job! From the very beginning, our experience with Electra Cruises® was unlike any other we have had in planning past parties…we want to thank you for our first 'no-hitch' Christmas Party. Plan on hearing from us again soon!

Anita Sniezko

Our cruise gave everyone a welcome break from the rigors of the conference.
We are still receiving 'thank-yous' from around the world!

Janice Daniello

…Your crew was like watching a fine piece of machinery running without skipping a beat. I could go on for pages saying 'thank you' and it still would not be enough

Diana Ramsey

We believe Electra Cruises® has a corner on the market on customer service…

Burley & Sadia

I truly enjoyed every moment and I never had a minute of worry… thank you for all your special efforts.

Mark

… it was a privilege and pleasure working with your entire staff.

Deni

Thank you for an outstanding job. Our guests are still raving about it ……. it was truly beyond our expectations!

Angelita

We 'wow-ed' everyone…everything exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

Michael

I don't know where to start… our wedding was perfect and it was all thanks to you!

Shane & Amy

This is how we will remember our wedding day… IT WAS AWESOME.

Fred & Carole

We couldn't have been happier with the attention we received… people say there is always something that doesn't go right with a wedding day… but we couldn't find a thing!

Oscar & Lori

How can we thank you enough for such an extraordinary wedding… we wish we could do it once a year!

Della & Berni

It was a dream come true and we will cherish these memories our entire life…

Cindy & Danny

It's been over a year since our wedding and people are still talking about it!

Jan

It was absolutely magical… our coordinator went above and beyond the call of duty. We could not have asked for a more perfect day…

Rick & Twyla

Worry free and 'smooth sailing'… we will remember our wedding night forever!

Danny & Tanya

We truly appreciate all our efforts in staring our lives together in such a beautiful way...

Rob & Naoko

You made the planning process so easy. My coordinator was a godsend and from the moment I walked on board, I felt like a Queen.

Jeff & Terri

Thank you for all your help in making our wedding 'stress-free'. We always leave your office with a huge smile on our face - knowing that everything is being taken care of.

Julie & Eliott

It was absolutely beautiful

We got married on Eternity, 03/19/2017 and it was absolutely beautiful. Everything was perfect! Lorraine was my wedding planner and Star was the wedding coordinator. Thank you, for all your hard work. I highly recommend Austin for DJ. He was able to cater to Persian and Latin people with this great music. The food was delicious! Marina did a beautiful job with the flowers. I highly recommend Electra Cruise they took care of all my needs and went above and beyond.

Erica & Adam

Our wedding was the perfect day

Words could never express how beautiful Saturday was!! We had a very meaningful and special ceremony at our temple with family and close friends, and then what a party we had!! It was amazing and everything went EXACTLY how it was planned!

Your crew were the nicest and most professional and experienced people!!

Star was so kind and so efficient and Von was the best!! He had every piece of music down to the exact second and our special presentations that included music were perfect!!! We received so many compliments about how fun that party was from so many of our guests! Even my husband and I, being the “hosts” had the greatest time because we didn’t have to worry about a thing! We were relaxed and completely enjoyed ourselves, and our guests because Star and your crew were so amazing and helpful!! Before Tiffany and Chase took off they expressed to me how happy they were about such a memorable and fun wedding day! I cannot thank you and your crew, Star and Von in particular, enough for making this day memorable for all who were there and one that we will re-live over and over in our memories, but really wish we could live it over and over in reality!! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Denise

Thanks to Electra Cruises,

Our wedding day was literally the best day of our life. I spent months worrying that something that something was going to go wrong (like every bride does), and the whole thing went without a hitch – it was an absolutely perfect night.

What we loved most about Electra Cruises was that they make planning your wedding easier than I could’ve imagined possible. Everything we were looking for was already so cleverly consolidated. All of the chairs, tables, linens, and furniture were already on the boat.

Each boat has a kitchen, so you don’t need to look for a caterer. They often hold events where couples who’ve booked with them can meet all of their vendors all in one place, and taste test potential menu items for your wedding day. During this event, we found our officiant, cake people, and photographer, and couldn’t have been happier with our decision.

Boat – The Newport Princess
Day of coordinator – Star
Wedding Planner – Susan P
Officiant – Phillip
Photographer – C9 Photography (Roy)
Cake – Cinderella Cakes
Florist – No florist, we kept it simple and it was still so beautiful!
DJ – No DJ! We had a live band, and it sounded great on the boat.

Susan kept us organized, and Star kept the night running smoothly. They let us visit our boat multiple times prior to the wedding so that we could measure and plan our decorations easily. They gave us enough time prior to our wedding to set up our decorations, and it seemed the whole wedding was cleaned up with magic at the end.

To top it all off, the boats are all so, so beautiful. We had a wedding themed after Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, and the New Port Princess seemed to come right out of the movie. Speaking of which, the business was named after the Electra boat, which was featured in Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like It Hot. (fun fact ? )

I would easily recommend Electra Cruises to any couple planning their wedding – it was a fun, easy, unique, and personal experience for us – and I hope it will be for you too!

Susan,

We wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful staff and time at our wedding Friday November 4, 2016. As you stated the weather and sunset would be beautiful. Everyone from the staff on the boat to the photographer, to the DJ, were amazing and remembered every item that we requested. Angelica was fantastic in assisting Kim in getting her dress on, helping with her shoes, and necklace. She made sure we were on time, had our dinner at our sweetheart table (it was even hot), kept our glasses full and made sure we knew that was going on.

As the grand finale she made sure we had a piece of wedding cake from all three layers. She worked with us all evening to make sure everything was going smoothly, all with a smile on her face. She even helped Kim make sure her bustle was pulled up so no one would step on it.
The staff kept everyone’s glasses full, helped people with their plates, served coffee, and made sure everyone had their needs met. All of our guests have commented on how wonderful the food was and that it was cooked, hot, and made sure everyone had enough to eat. Angelica made sure our special food guests had their items and somehow even knew who these people were. The bartenders we heard were great guys and made sure everyone had the beverages of their choice. We heard from all our guests the staff were super and pleasant. All of the staff had smiles on their faces.

At the end of the evening all of our items were packed up nicely and we were allowed to say goodbye to our guests without feeling rushed and the staff was able to get their clean up done without being obtrusive. Again, we both want to thank you and your staff for making our day so wonderful. Too bad traffic was so bad that a few of our guests missed the boat. This cannot be emphasized enough that Friday traffic was awful…

We will recommend your services to everyone and your staff should be commended for their kindness, patience and professionalism.

Dear Susan,

We never imagined we could have our dream wedding (especially with only two months to plan!) until we met you. You made the impossible a reality for us and gave us the best wedding we could have imagined. Thank you so much for being our planner, friend, sometimes our therapist (haha), always our advocate, and often our older sister, making sure everything goes our way.

Setting up a wedding is so complicated! We had tried so many venues and so many other companies when we started planning, we thought a yacht in Newport Beach would break our budget. We were shocked when we ran the numbers to find that Electra would be a better place for a much more beautiful wedding! Now, we still have our savings for our marriage without compromising at all on our gorgeous wedding. One thing that no other venue could offer, though, was you.

We feel so blessed to have walked into your office. Ever since the day we met you, our wedding stress dropped and we were finally excited. Thank you so much.

Love,

Chiryze and Mike

Hi Susan,

We just wanted to email you a big THANK YOU on helping us with our wedding planning on the Eternity April 16th, 2016. You are the best! We just left a review on Yelp and Wedding Wire. We wanted to share some pictures and our wedding video with you and anyone who wants to see it over there. We want to say thanks to all of you including Erica, Dan, Darrian, Trevor, and the amazing crew we had! Thank you for helping us have our dream come true wedding!!!

Genuinely,

Robert and Rachelle Avila

Susan,

Where do I even begin–Thank you so much! Our wedding was amazing all because of you and your daughter!

Marcio and I wish we could do it all over again. The night was perfect. Thank you so much for your guidance, patience, and love. You were so organized and made the wedding process fun & not stressful.

Thank you! Hope all is well.

P.S. I am so sorry that is so delayed–We have been in Brazil!

XO,

Sydney & Marcio

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