Kathryn Ann Budda & Daniel Michael Borkowski will say “I DO” in beautiful George Town, Grand Cayman on January 19, 2023
About the couple
Katy and Dan met on January 19th, 2013. Some say you are never supposed to date someone you met in a bar but in their case, they really met outside the bar all is good! Dan, the pool shark, was there practicing for an upcoming pool tournament while Katy was hanging with friends and her brothers for a fish fry. As the night went on, Dan kept the brothers busy with drinks while he and Katy got to know each other. Katy’s brother Tim softened to Dan (maybe the drinks but who knows) and invited him back to the house for dinner. That night led to another date, this time just the two of them, and well the rest is history.
Nine years and 3 months later (but who’s counting), Dan and Katy took a trip to New Hampshire to pick up a new Corvette. On the road trip home, they stopped in Newport Rhode Island and took a walk along the Cliff Walk. At the way point called 40 Steps they walked to the bottom to watch the waves crash against the cliff. It was a sunny and beautiful day, one they’ll both remember because it is here that Dan proposed, and Katy said YES!
Katy and Dan will tie the knot exactly 10 years from that first date. They hope you will join them in their celebration of love.
Katy and Dan have chosen the beautiful Celebrity Reflections as the wedding celebration venue.
The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale on January 15th, returning on January 22nd.
The wedding will take place during the ships port of call George Town, Grand Cayman. Set sail aboard this beautiful Solstice class ship for the time of your life! Celebrity cruise lines has been awarded the best premium cruise line award 13 years in a row, and best onboarding dining the last 8 years so rest assured you will be cared for in luxury.
January 15, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – ship departs at 330pm
January 16, Nassau, Bahamas – Arrival time 800am Departure 500pm
January 17, Day at Sea
January 18, Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Arrival time 800am Departure 500pm
January 19, George Town, Grand Cayman – Arrival time 700am Departure 400pm
January 20, Cozumel, Mexico – Arrival time 1000am Departure 700pm
January 21, Day at Sea
January 22, Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Arrival time 700am
The couple has blocked group space on the ship in the following categories however if you would prefer a category the couple is not holding, we can always book that in individual reservation and then move the booking to the group, so you are included in all the perks that go along with traveling with others.
183 – 200 sq feet, some cabins accommodate up to 4 guests. This will be your least expensive type of accommodation. There are no windows in the cabin, but it is well lit and comfortable. Sometimes families prefer tO book a balcony cabin and an inside cabin directly across the hall for their children.
192 Sq feet with a 54 square foot balcony. This cabin provides you with indoor and outdoor space to create a private sanctuary at sea.
Concierges Class Staterooms
192 sq feet with at 54 sq foot balcony. This cabin is essentially the same as the veranda cabins but comes with added amenities.
– Dedicated concierge to assist with your needs during the cruise
– Destination seminars to help you make the most of every port of call
– Welcome Aboard Concierge Class Lunch in the main dining room with wine
– Plush bedding, pillow menu, cozy bathrobe and slippers
– complimentary shoe shine
– Sparkling wine and daily delectable delights in your stateroom
– priority embarkation and debarkation (pre departure lounge)
Not in the group space but available if desired:
Ocean View Stateroom
– 176 sq feet with picture window
Aqua Class Staterooms – 192 sq feet with 54 sq foot balcony, situated near the spa; premium bath amenities, massaging showerhead, Aqua class private restaurant Blu, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, personal concierge service
Various Suite options
There are several suites in various sizes on the ship from 300 sq feet with a 79 sq foot balcony up to 1636 Sq feet with a 193 sq foot balcony. Please call Sue to discuss which might be available.
No matter what type of cabin you choose, remember, you will all get wonderful food and service and everyone can take part in the entertainment on board.
The ship has multiple dining options available to meet every taste. Some venues are included, others have a supplemental charge and require reservations. For dinner the couple has selected the 600pm dining time and the tables will be near each other to allow for round robin seating so that you can rotate who you sit next to each night.
Main Restaurant – this sophisticated restaurant offers a wide range of globally inspired dishes created by a Michelin starred chef to deliver a fine dining experience. The menu changes nightly and there are always several appetizers, entrees and desserts to choose from. Have a special diet, no worries, just let Sue know at booking and your dietary needs will be sent to the ship. Other than strict Kosher, most diets can be accommodated easily.
– Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
– Dress at breakfast and lunch is casual but no swimsuits; dress in the evenings is business casual or country club casual. You may dress as comfortable or as fancy as you wish but no shorts at dinner. A good rule of thumb, where what you’d wear if you were going out to a nicer restaurant for dinner around home.
Oceanview Café – and international café that takes diners around the world. This is set up buffet style but you do not take your own food, it is served to you for health and safety reasons. Hungry for pizza, you’ll find it here, maybe you are hankering for Asian or Mexican. The oceanview café has something for everyone.
– Open breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Dress is casual, covered swimsuits are fine
Mast Grill- This restaurant is poolside and your place for burger, dogs and the like.
Open daily during lunch to midafternoon. Dress is casual
Spa Café – your fresh, healthy offerings for breakfast and lunch. Dress is casual.
Luminae (for suite guests only) and Blu (for Aqua Class guests only)
The specialty restaurants onboard include:
Tuscan Grille – Italian Steakhouse themed dining for Lunch and Dinner. Homemade pasta, artisanal salumi, Prime dry aged steaks.
Sushi on Five – Japanese favorites, sashimi and sushi. Open for lunch or dinner.
Le Petit Chef at Qsine – a one-of-a-kind dining experience blending entertainment and cuisine. The world renown artists of Skullmapping, presented by TableMation excite you with custom 3D animation art choreographed with an elegant menu. Open for dinner, dress is smart casual.
Murano – Classic French with a contemporary twist, some signature dishes prepared tableside. Open for dinner, dress is smart casual.
The Porch – Inspired by the rural seaside charm of the Hamptons this venue offers the freshest seafood and raw bar. Open air dining for lunch or dinner, dress is casual.
The Lawn Club Grill – experience the thrill of grilling near fresh cut lawn while surrounded by endless view of the sea. Enjoy one on one interaction with the chefs receiving a lesson in proper grilling techniques and other tricks of the trade. Choose from gourmet salad bar, build your own pizza or any of the 12 grill specialties (chicken, beef, seafood and vegetables). Open for lunch and dinner, smart casual attire.
These will have a modest per person surcharge and require reservations. I highly encourage guests to try at least one of the specialty dining venues during the cruise, they are very lovely experiences.
Bars & Lounges
This ship has a bar for everyone! We recommend trying them all.
World Class Bar – expert mixologists use the freshest ingredients and the finest spirits
Martini Bar & Crush – Classic and contemporary martinis served up on an ice top bar
Passport Bar – Relaxing bar with classical music from a string quartet or evenings with jazz, big band and other popular music.
Cellar Masters – For all you wine lovers
Sky Observation Lounge – Quiet refuge by day, lively music venue by night. This is a larger bar thus accommodates groups well.
Pool & Mast Bar – Pool side, lively, food available
Ensemble Lounge – a nice place for a pre-dinner cocktail (or after); live entertainment most evenings
Sunset Bar – Located off the back of the ship, perfect for doing what the name implies. Live pop or folk music some evenings.
Michael’s Club – for Suite guests only
Whether you want activity or relaxation, the ship has a wide variety of offerings for your consideration. There is an excellent fitness center, spa and beauty salon. The spa is open 8am to 8pm. Guests must be 18 years of age to book spa treatments and use the Solarium pool.
For guests aged 13 – 17, there is a special teen menu. The fitness center includes a jogging track, sports court and full suite of state-of-the-art cardio, core and weight training options. Its really something to treadmill or bike your way to fitness while enjoying beautiful ocean views. Daily classes are offered for all levels of fitness and there are personal trainers onboard to help you create a wellness-based cruise experience.
Yes, a full set of gaming options exist onboard. Guests must be 18 to play. Minimum bets are 5 cents (slots); $5 tables, $1 (roulette) and $5 dice. Roulette, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, craps, slots and video poker/backjack are available. The casino closes while ship is in port.
There is so much to do onboard, and the entertainment options vary to fit all guests interest. Each evening you will get a listing of everything the ship is offering throughout the next day starting at about 6am and going until after midnight. Music, games, bingo, special interest meet ups (like chess or backgammon), live demonstrations like how to carve a watermelon to look like a fish (or whatever) or how to mix the perfect martini. Most entertainment if complimentary, however some like wine tasting may have a nominal added charge.
First run movies are shown on your stateroom TV’s day and night.
Celebrity offers 3 Broadway scale productions per night, timed so you may enjoy them no matter what time you dine. Live shows may also include musicians or comedians.
Youth programs are directed and organized by special youth counselors and are divided by age groups. Children from 3 (potty trained) – 17 can participate in youth programs. Shipmates aged 3-5; Cadets aged 6-8; Captains 10 – 12 and Teens 13-17. Teens have a separate teen hangout with xbox gaming consoles and sports activities as well as teens only late-night dances. All activities are hosted and supervised by teen counselors.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What’s included in the cruise?
Your cruise cost includes your accommodations and meals, all taxes and port fees. Celebrity also includes basic wi-fi, the classic beverage package and tips for your stateroom attendants and waiters. Extras would be: specialty dining reservations, gambling, spa services, drinks not included in the classic beverage package, purchases in the shops.
You may opt to upgrade your beverage package to include premium drinks or streaming wifi if you prefer.
Your beverage package will include cocktails, premium coffee, wines by the glass (up to $9 in cost) and endless soda and bottled water.
If you’d like a full list of what is included on the beverage package, please ask Sue when making your reservation
- What documents will I need?
While you can travel on a passport card, we strongly recommend a regular US passport. The reason for this is simple, should you need to leave the ship mid cruise for any reason, you cannot fly home using a passport card as it only covers entry into the US via car or ship.
Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the last day of the cruise. If you do not have a passport, we encourage you to apply asap as we are seeing many delays in completion.
- What about vaccinations?
As you know this is a dynamic topic with requirements changing daily. The current policy may not be the policy in place next year. Sue will keep you posted as the sailing gets closer or as rules change. Right now, the policy is as follows:
- All staff and guests (12 and older) who are eligible for vaccination must be fully vaccinated with all initial doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing.
- Guests 2 and over must present a negative covid 19 test result to board the ship
- Boosters are not currently required
- All individuals entering the US must have a negative covid 19 test
- What if I test positive before boarding the ship?
Currently the policy is to offer you a 100% refund of your cruise fare if you test positive within 10 days of the ships departure. We strongly recommend travel insurance as a back up to this policy. Ask Sue about details.
- What if I test positive during the cruise?
The current policy is, Celebrity will cover the cost of any Covid 19 related medical care, you and your cabin mate(s) will stay onboard the ship for free to complete any required quarantine, Celebrity will help coordinate homebound travel arrangements. Again, we strongly recommend travel insurance to offset costs that may be involved.
- What do I wear to a destination wedding?
Katy and Dan are planning a casually elegant beach wedding. Men will want to wear nice shorts or lightweight slacks and a comfortable shirt. No ties or jackets are necessary. Ladies might want to choose a sun dress or nice capri outfit. For footwear, we recommend sandals. The couple requests no tank tops or swimsuits please.
- Will my cell phone work on and off the ship?
Yes, your phone will work on the ship but please understand that if you are at sea it will connect to the ships network and the fees can be very pricey. We recommend turning the phone off during sea days and while sailing. Use Wi-Fi instead. Your phone may or may not work in ports depending on your cellular provider. Some providers like AT&T and Verison have international plans that are per day and quite reasonable. Please check your options with your cell provider.
- Will I need different money for each stop?
No, it will not be necessary to exchange money unless you plan to do a lot of small market shopping. Most all tourist areas accept US dollars or credit cards. If you feel you would like to exchange some money, the ships purser desk can do this for you.
- Do I need any special plugs for my electronics?
No, the Reflection uses US ports. If you are traveling with a device that needs to be plugged in such as an apnea machine, please let Sue know so that can be set up for you with the needed equipment. Your cabin has a blow dryer so you can leave yours home.
- What if the price drops or promotions are better after I book?
We can always get the current cruise price being offered and/or promotion being offered. Sometimes however, what sounds like it will be a better deal, doesn’t always price out to be. But if you see something that you think is better, just call and ask Sue to check. She can help you decide if you want to change promotions or keep what you have.
Travel insurance is always optional but strongly recommended. Please discuss this with Sue when booking your cabin. Pricing on insurance depends on 4 things: your age, your trip cost, the state you reside in and the length of your trip. Remember, travel insurance is not just for trip cancellation coverage, it is for coverage of many unseen things that could happen during the trip as well. Example: a filling falls out and you need to see a dentist, you drop your camera in the ocean or you miss your flight home. Travel insurance can help with all these and so many more things.
Booking your cabin
Because promotions are changing all the time, we can’t provide you with exact costs. Yes, we have group space and pricing held but it may not always be the best that is offered. So, just give Sue a call and she can go over the various options for you to consider. She is here to help.
We strongly recommend you book your cabin sooner rather than later. Here is why:
- The earlier you book, the better the promotions are, as the ship fills they are less inclined to offer promotions
- The earlier you book, the more choices you will have in your cabin location and type
- We can only hold cabins for 2 guests so if you need a cabin for 3 or 4 it is very important that you do so as soon as you are able. By maritime law, the ship is only allowed a set number of triple/quad cabins and once they are gone there is nothing we can do to get one.
- The couple needs a head count to make wedding plans, how many people will need transportation to the wedding site, how many chairs are needed, and most importantly how many glasses of champagne are needed! So help them out, book early.
Katy and Dan request you make your reservation not later than Aug 25th.
Contact Sue Adams at GetAway Travel via phone or email