Weddings Cruise Information

Weddings at Sea

So you want to get married and, as you are looking here you want to get married on a cruise.

Do you want the Captain to marry you while you cruise blissfully on a sea day, or have a wedding on the day of departure (usual in a USA port), or on some exotic beach-side location?

Then there are all the extras that you could add to the basic package cost; varying from different music at the ceremony, different floral arrangements, to a lavish wedding reception on a ship, or even chartering a ship for just you and your friends to take in your special day.

Preparation is the key – there are only a limited number of 'Wedding Spaces' available on each cruise and you need to arrange your licence with the appropriate authorities in advance. The planning process may well take a year or so.
Don't forget, if you want a Blessing or Vows renewal, your cruise line may also offer these.

Here is a guide to get you started, and don't forget call us if you need more information.

Cruise LineWedding Package CostLicence FeeCeremony at SeaIncludesOther Information
Azamara Club Cruises

$2500

Varies

No

  • Priority check-in for the bridal couple and guests
  • Escort for the bride and groom by their Wedding Coordinator from the pier to their state room
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Indoor Wedding Location
  • Wedding Officiant from the Wedding Destination
  • Special Destination Vows
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Recorded Traditional Ceremony Music
  • Wedding Cake for Two
  • Bottle of Celebrity's Signature Sparkling Champagne
  • Keepsake Wedding Certificate
  • Photography Service

Flowers

  • Sailing Port: Modern Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere to Complement the Bouquet
  • Island Locations: A tropical or wild flower bridal bouquet created with floral designer's choice of flowers and a matching boutonniere
Carnival Cruises

$1195

Varies

No

  • Priority VIP check-in & boarding for the bridal couple and guests
  • Secluded waiting area at check-in
  • Wedding Coordinator to escort wedding couple to their stateroom upon clearance, and oversee guest needs during their day
  • Ceremony performed by a non-denominational official/minister or Notary Public
  • Suitable wedding locations
  • Bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere for the groom
  • Traditional wedding set-up with wedding aisle runner
  • Sparkling wine & keepsake etched Carnival champagne flutes
  • Tiered wedding cake with keepsake topper
  • Cake-cutting service and champagne toast
  • A bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries for the bride & groom's stateroom after the celebration
  • Photography service at ceremony and reception
  • Marriage Licence will need to be arranged prior to the cruise, at the passengers cost. (A co-ordinator will help)
Celebrity Cruises

$2500

$700

No

  • Pre-Sailing wedding coordinator
  • Priority check-in for the couple and their sailing guests
  • Escort for the bridal couple by their wedding coordinator from the pier to their state room
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Indoor wedding location
  • Wedding Officiant from the wedding destination
  • Special destination vows
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Recorded traditional ceremony music
  • Wedding cake for two
  • Bottle of Celebrity's signature sparkling champagne
  • Keepsake wedding certificate
  • Photography service

Flowers

  • Sailing Port: modern bridal bouquet and boutonniere to complement the bouquet
  • Destination Locations: A local / seasonal flower bridal bouquet created with floral designer's choice of flowers and a matching boutonniere
Costa Cruises

Don't offer weddings on-board ship

Cruise & Maritime

Don't offer weddings on-board, but can do blessings or vows renewal

Crystal

Don't offer weddings on-board

Wedding Images
Cunard

License fee is included in the price, on QM2 the cost is $3,400. On Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth the cost is $2,800. An additional marriage certificate is $50 pre-voyage and $65 post voyage

$575

Yes

  • Wedding Ceremony Venue
  • Ceremony at Sea conducted by the Captain
  • Two fresh floral arrangements for the ceremonial room
  • Bridal Posy
  • Bridegrooms
  • One tier 8” Wedding Cake
  • Traditional wedding music
  • Commemorative Wedding Certificate
  • Commemorative Printed Wedding Menu
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  • Bride & Groom's Champagne Breakfast in Bed
  • Wedding Invitations and Thank You Cards
  • On Board Wedding Coordinator
  • White Star Bellmen to escort Bride to ceremonial room
  • Pressing Service for Bridal outfits
  • Priority Check-In and Luggage Delivery
  • Priority Embarkation and Disembarkation for the bridal couple
  • Additional Marriage Certificates $50 (pre-Voyage Certificate)/ $65 (Post-Voyage Certificate)
  • Flowers choice, Bridal Posy of roses, lilies or an exotic arrangement, Boutonniere of rose, lily or exotic arrangement
  • Cake choice of vanilla or chocolate sponge
Disney

On-board Ceremony Price: $3,000

Castaway Cay Ceremony Price (inclusive of on-board)celebration): $4,000

Varies

No

  • Wedding coordinator
  • Choice of fresh floral for the couple
  • Solo musician (pianist) for the Ceremony
  • Officiant to perform the ceremony
  • Cake & Champagne Celebration on-board the ship which includes an elegant 2-tier wedding cake, keepsake Mickey & Minnie figurine, one bottle of champagne and one bottle of sparkling cider (non-alcoholic) for the toast, served by host or hostess Solo musician (pianist)
  • Dinner for the couple at Palo on night of ceremony One bottle of Fairy Tale Cuvee champagne for the toast, distributed by servers
  • Commemorative Ceremony Certificate
  • Steaming for the couple's ceremony outfits
  • $100.00 on-board stateroom credit
  • On Caribbean/Bahamian Sailings, there is the option of having the ceremony on Disney Cruise Line's exclusive island getaway, Castaway Cay, this includes:
  • Includes everything from the on-board ceremony package
  • Transportation to the ceremony location for the couple and their Guests
  • Return transportation back to the ship for the couple and their Guests
  • Cake & Champagne Celebration on-board after the ceremony
  • Photography packages with Event Photographer, available for an additional cost.
  • The legalities of the wedding license must be taken care of before the ship leaves her home port.
Fred Olsen

Don't offer weddings on-board, but offer Vows renewal

Hebridean

Don't offer weddings on-board ship

Holland America Line

$795

Varies

No

  • Wedding planning service
  • Assistance with marriage license in Ft. Lauderdale or Tampa
  • Priority check-in for the bridal couple and sailing guests
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Ideal on-board Wedding Romantic Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding Officiant
  • Keepsake wedding certificate

For Couples ONLY – No guests to attend, other packages available

  • Available only in:
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, San Diego, Seattle and Vancouver
Hurtigruten

Don't offer weddings on-board ship

Island Cruises

Don't offer weddings on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings

MSC

Don't offer weddings on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings

NCL

$1650

Varies

No

  • Ideal on-board ceremony locations
  • Flower bouquets and boutonnieres
  • Enhancements and décor
  • Officiants and Wedding Coordinators
  • Vows
  • Norwegians private selection sparkling wine
  • Wedding cake choices
  • Keepsake Wedding Certificate
  • Romantic dinner for two
  • Wedding Photography packages available
Wedding Images
Oceania

Don't offer weddings on-board, but can do blessings or Vows renewal

P&O Cruises

£825

£375

Yes

  • Wedding planning service
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Invitations delivered to your home address prior to cruise departure
  • Pressing of bridal outfits prior to ceremony (service dependent on nature of garment)
  • Ceremony venue on board
  • Wedding ceremony at sea conducted by the Captain
  • Two fresh floral arrangements
  • Classical wedding music (or your choice of music)
  • Commemorative wedding certificate
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Thank You notes for those guests attending your wedding at sea
  • An additional 5kg luggage allowance for both bride and groom if travelling to the ship on a P&O Cruises charter flight
  • 5% discount for parties of 16 or more
Princess Cruises

$2300

$455

Yes

  • Tie The Knot at Sea
  • Wedding Chapel or Ideal on-board location
  • Candlelit ceremony
  • Captain to perform ceremony when at Sea
  • Special vows at sea
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Ceremony music (pre-recorded)
  • Two fresh floral arrangements
  • Rose bouquet (one dozen)
  • Boutonniere
  • Photographer & Videographer
  • 9" Wedding cake
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Two Princess keepsake champagne flutes
  • Keepsake wedding certificate
  • Can even have friends at home see your wedding live on webcam from the ship!
  • Photo included is, One (1) 16x20 canvas wall portrait (unframed)
Regent

Don't offer wedding on-board, but have arrangements with http://www.royalwed.com/regent-weddings/ who can arrange a wedding ashore at some of the ports of call.

Royal Caribbean

$3995

Varies

Yes

  • 3 hours pre planning with Wedding consultant
  • Priority check-in for bridal couple and their guests
  • Escort for couple by Wedding Coordinator from pier to their stateroom
  • Wedding location on-board
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Royal Romance Wedding Officiant
  • Wedding Coordinator in attendance during the ceremony
  • Recorded ceremony music
  • Bridal bouquet created with designers
  • Groom boutonniere with single matching bloom
  • Keepsake marriage certificate
  • Chocolate covered toasting strawberries for couple
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • 1 hour photography service (photos not included)
  • Weddings can now be conducted at sea
Seabourn

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings

Seadream

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings

Silversea

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Vows Renewal

Star Clipper

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings

Swan Hellenic

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship

Thomson

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Marriage Blessings, Blessings cost from £189 dependant on cruise

Voyages of Discovery

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship

Voyages to Antiquity

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship

Windstar

Don't offer wedding packages on-board ship, but can do Vows Renewal

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your cruise consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which www.CRUISE.co.uk cannot be held responsible. The information is compiled and calculated by www.CRUISE.co.uk - this information is not to be reproduced without prior permission.

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