The More, The Merrier!On this momentous occasion, most of the guests aboard our cruise ship were Latin-American. The couple in question happened to be two Uruguayans that were travelling with a group of friends from various parts of the world: two Italian men, one Spanish girl, and one Colombian man. The small group had become friends as a result of their vested interest in several hostels which they now owned jointly over in Colombia. Apparently, once a year, this close-knit group of hostel owners would convene and hit the road together. As a group, they brought a lot of great energy and excitement with them onto La Pinta, with plenty of joking around and positive vibes emanating from their small crew. Little did we know that there was more to the source of this excited energy than their simply being Latin-American…. because it turns out that a certain someone in the group had something special planned for his partner!
A Marriage Proposal at Sea: The Magical Plan is Afoot!The Uruguayan bachelorette in question happened to be a big fan of Daddy Yankee (a famous Puerto Rican songwriter and rapper). She was particularly fond of his music video “Andas en mi cabeza” (You’re on my mind) which portrays a montage of scenes depicting couples proposing to each other in different ways. One scene in particular shows a bachelor proposing to his partner by holding up a sign asking her if she’ll marry him.
Video courtesy of: ChinoNachoVEVOThrough careful planning and coordination with the La Pinta crew, the Uruguayan bachelor had us insert this specific clip from the music video right after our daily, post-expedition slideshow. His plan was to enter with his own sign asking her to marry him right as the clip in the music video showed the proposal. And everything went according to plan! He came out from behind the projection screen holding up the sign, at which point she immediately connected the dots and started crying tears of joy and surprise. He promptly pulled out the engagement ring and verbally proposed to her, to which she replied yes. The crew threw confetti, music began playing, and everyone present took part in the toast. Their friends, the Captain of La Pinta, and witnesses of the spectacle were all equally awestruck by how charming the whole scene was. It truly was an exciting sight to behold, with even strangers (that had never met the couple before) starting to cry. The group of friends were incredibly grateful for how well the crew of La Pinta had collaborated and helped out with arranging the whole event. It was an unforgettable experience for all those present, and managed to make the enchanted isles even more magical than we could have ever thought. We congratulate the newly engaged couple, and wish them a happy future together!