Cruze - Answered a Question by Powell (28 Jan 09 11:44)

P&O have a Weddings at Sea package. We were on the Aurora last December - sailed from Southampton to Canaries and there were two weddings on board. Have a look at their website for info.

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warner - replied to Cruze (29 Jan 09 18:01)

We are cruising the canaries december 09. starting in tenerife. can you tell me about the weather and the sea conditions, also did you dock close to the towns. thanks.

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Cruze - replied to warner (30 Jan 09 08:55)

The weather was not particulary good and sailing across the Bay of Biscay was rough - 20 foot waves and high winds. In a 2 week cruise we probably had 2/3 days of sunshine the rest was cloudy but about 18 deg most of the time. Several days it rained. All of the ports we called at were reasonably close to the town centres but P&O have free shuttle buses if the distance is too far to walk. We only did one excursion from Cadiz to Seville which was a long way.

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Hamnett - Answered a Question by Powell (28 Jan 09 11:21)

Fred.Olsen are the major operator in this area and they have a very good web site. I don't know if you can get married on a cruise ship,but you will probably be able to get your marriage blessed. Have a geat time and best wishes for your marriage.

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Ingle - Answered a Question by Powell (28 Jan 09 14:30)

A good report of a wedding on P&O Aurora here.....http://www.crowsnestforum.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3862 .

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Taylor - Answered a Question by Powell (28 Jan 09 18:10)

It's a common misconception that sea captains can perform marriage ceremonies at sea. My advice to anyone is that you should make absolutely sure that any marriage contacted on or during a cruise will be recognised as legal in this country. Ask the specific question and get an affirmative answer before you even consider it.

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Emmott - replied to Taylor (27 Feb 09 19:01)

It is perfectly legal to be married at sea by the Captain. It was not always so, but is fine now. The marriage is registered in Bermuda, and the marriage certificate takes approximately 6 weeks to come through.

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Taylor - replied to Emmott (28 Feb 09 20:00)

It may well be legal, but is it recognised as legal in this country? That is vital, and it simply is not worth the risk unless you are 100% sure. Just remember that Mick Jagger claimed his marriage in Bali was not legal in this country.And not all captains can perform ceremonies, not all ships are registered in Bermuda.

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Taylor - replied to Emmott (28 Feb 09 20:00)

It may well be legal, but is it recognised as legal in this country? That is vital, and it simply is not worth the risk unless you are 100% sure. Just remember that Mick Jagger claimed his marriage in Bali was not legal in this country.And not all captains can perform ceremonies, not all ships are registered in Bermuda.

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Emmott - replied to Taylor (01 Mar 09 08:15)

It is certainly legal in this country, remember, not all ships marry people on board, but P & O offer a comprehensive service, after all we are not talking about getting hitched on a remote beach in Bali!!!

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