Fancy making your special day a little more adventurous? How about having it at sea on a wonderful cruise ship. Weddings and indeed honeymoons at sea have grown in popularity over the last few years and more and more couples are deciding to splash out and take their nuptials on board a floating resort, with destinations covering all over the globe.
Many cruise lines now offer an on-board wedding coordinator to help everything run smoothly and have a range of packages available that will suit all budgets. Couples can get married on-board some ships, but the regulations require the ship has to be either in port, or less than three miles from land, for the licence to be valid.
Cruise lines can arrange the ‘red-tape’ requirements on behalf of the couple, or the bride and groom can bring their own minister, rabbi or priest to conduct the official ceremony. Some cruise lines, such as the Carnival and Princess, even have chapels on ships where the ceremony can take place. Alternatively, if you prefer, the cruise line can organise a wedding in one of the ports it visits, arranging all the details such as the band and music, cakes, flowers, confetti and even a album of wedding photos and cars and limousines.
So if you haven’t cruised before or are wondering if it’s the perfect choice for your special occasion, check out our best wedding cruise deals which offer everything from health spa’s, sporting facilities, kids clubs, West-End style shows, cinema’s, night-clubs and the chance to visit several different countries en-route.
P&O Cruises Weddings At Sea Package include a romantic ceremony conducted at sea by the Captain, a professional photographer, invitations and thank you notes, special VIP treatment, an attractive wedding ceremony venue, two fresh floral arrangements to adorn the ceremonial location, a commemorative wedding certificate, traditional wedding music (or your choice), an on-board wedding planner, complimentary bottle of champagne, and much more. You can also choose to add extras by booking a wedding cake, bouquets, champagne breakfast in bed, and hair and make up provided by on board professional staff. With destinations including the Caribbean, Canary Islands and The Mediterranean, costs start at around £5000. Also, for a limited period only, P&O Cruises are giving you the opportunity to tour one of our ships and plan your wedding at sea for £20 per adults and £5 for children. To reserve your place, or for further information, simply call the Celebrations Team on 0845 351 0353, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5.30 pm.
For more information about wedding cruises contact pocruises.com and use the online email form to enquire about booking costs.
Royal Caribbean offer a huge range of wedding cruises including honeymoon and anniversary cruises. A Honeymoon cruise is also hassle-free as almost everything is included in the ticket price.
This makes it easier to budget when making your wedding plans, as honeymoons can be increasingly expensive when you have taken flights, accommodation and additional spend into consideration. The Royal Caribbean have beautifully designed mega-ships which appeal to a wide range of people including couples and families with children of all age groups. They offer a wealth of fascinating itineraries to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Alaska. Expect a special VIP welcome on arrival and champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers in your cabin when you enter. For more details go to idealcruising.com.