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HMO: Cherishing Cruise Boat Weddings

HMOffsuite: A wedding just took place on a cruise boat in front of my house. Friday weddings are not so common on them, but there are a few nearly every weekend. They usually come over to Casco Bay where it is normally calmer and quieter than other parts of the North End. They use Duane’s house for a picture backdrop off the back of the cruise boat. When the groom kisses the bride, I get a good feeling knowing how happy they are at that moment. The cruise boats are a pretty logical way to have a wedding, imo. The guests get on, you stop the boat and have a ceremony, and then cruise for the reception. When you hit the dock upon return, the guests leave and you have an easy escape. It is my observation and conclusion that many cruise boat weddings are second or third marriages, btw. One can tell by the number and age of the guests, and people sizes in the wedding party.

Question: When was the last time -- and for what reason -- that you were on a Hagadone Hospitality cruise boat?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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