Married at Sea

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 |
Can you get married on a cruise ship? Yes you can, and with some cruise lines you can even marry at sea rather than at a port.

The first wedding at sea took place on a Princess Ship in 1988, with the captain performing the ceremony. Now, other cruise lines such as Celebrity, P&O and Azamara Club offer at-sea weddings by the captain.

photo by Muha... Flickr Creative Commons

Many other lines, although not licensed for weddings in international waters, can provide weddings aboard at a port or onshore.

Onboard weddings range from just ceremonies to elaborate receptions. Most lines offer packages including various traditional wedding bits and pieces- a cake, a photographer, flowers, etc. Details of these are best found on their websites or by talking to your travel agent.

Cruise ship weddings are very popular, and they have distinct advantages. As destination weddings go, they often work out reasonably cheap, as weddings are a common occurrence aboard, and food is included in cruise fares so only extras are paid for. Also, the honeymoon is readily available!

Author: Ryan Posa+

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