Cunard has just announced that from 2012 it will be possible to get married on board the QM2, Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth. Details are not yet available.
Many cruise lines already offer this service.
Whether you can get married at sea depends on where the ship is registered and also on the laws in your country – however you can usually get round this by getting married on board, but in port – and then sailing.
For those who love to cruise this could be the answer to wedding woes. In March 2011 a South Australian couple were the first to marry on board a P&O Cruise Ship when they tied the knot on the Pacific Jewel then sailed with their guests for 10 days of celebration and holiday.
P&O has a Ceremony at Sea package which is available on all their ships. There are of course a number of legalities that need to be taken into account – just as there would be for a shore wedding – but if the couple and their wedding party are all able to cruise, this could be perfect. P&O’s package includes priority check-in, the bouquet, a photographer, the wedding cake and dinner on board in a speciality restaurant for the couple.
Other cruise lines that can offer weddings include: Princess, Celebrity/Azamara, Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Holland America.
If you like the idea of a wedding on board (and the idea of reducing some of the angst that planning a wedding can bring) then wedding cruise (02-99681600) and we will look into what is available to suit your schedule.