Which Cruise Ships Offer Wedding Packages

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Tying the knot on the seas is growing ever more popular with couples looking for an extra special wedding day. With exceptional dining options, incredible seascape views and exquisite service, cruise lines can provide an incredibly romantic setting for the big day. Here we explore the cruise ships offering wedding packages.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offer three different wedding packages giving guests the chance to marry aboard the fleet, harborside or on any part of the excursions. The ‘Tie the Knot at Sea’ package includes use of the onboard wedding chapel, flower arrangements, rose bouquet, wedding cake and a candlelit ceremony officiated by the captain. The ‘Tie the Knot Harborside’ package includes a ceremony officiated by a nondenomenational officiant, rose bouquet, wedding cake and silk floral arrangements. Finally, the ‘Tie the Know Ashore’ package gives guests the chance to marry in any of the Princess Cruises’ excursion destinations.

Emerald Princess. Flickr Creative Commons: Raging Wire

Furthermore, the cruise company have also started a Honeymoon Wishes Registry programme, allowing friends and family of the happy couple to pay for extras for the newlyweds to enjoy on their honeymoon.

Royal Caribbean

The ‘Royal Romance’ programme from Royal Caribbean offers three different marriage packages. All of the packages give the happy couple the opportunity to marry on board the ship or in one of the hundreds of stunning excursion destinations. The premiere package, Royal Romance at Sea, includes chocolate-covered strawberries in the cabin on the wedding night.

Alaska cruise. Flickr creative commons: Kass Lamb.

The on-shore wedding locations include stunning sites such as atop an Alaskan glacier.

Celebrity Cruises

With the exception of the small-sized Xpedition, all members of the Celebrity Cruises’ fleet cater for wedding packages. Highlights of the wedding packages include music from a live band, one hour of photography and the ‘Nautical Nuptials at Sea’ – romantic extras such as champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, his-and-hers robes and rose petals on the bed.

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Celebrity Cruises also offers a tone-setting wedding reception package which includes a bridesmaid tea party, and a cigar and cognac party.

Carnival Cruises

With five packages which accommodate between eight and 20 guests, Carnival Cruise Line offer a wide range of wedding packages. Champagne toasts and open bars are just two of the features of the different packages. The comprehensive ‘Let Us Serve You’ package incorporates all of the wedding features and amenities offered aboard the Carnival fleet.

Carnival - El Coleccionista de Instante

The Carnival Cruises online gift registry makes it simple for guests to contribute towards the wedding and buy gifts for the happy couple.

P&O Cruises

Starting at £825, the ‘Weddings at Sea’ package includes VIP treatment, starting with a bottle of Champagne and meats, cheeses and fruit platters. P&O Cruises allows the happy couple to personalise the big day with special shore excurions including snorkelling in the Caribbean or a gondola ride in Venice.

P&O Cruise Ship

The cruise line also offers vow renewal services.

Cunard Line

Since changing the vessel registry from United Kingdom to Bermuda, Cunard Line’s captains are permitted to conduct weddings at sea. The sophistication and elegance of the Cunard Line fleet runs throughout all of the wedding packages offered.

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Images sourced via Celebrity Cruises and Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: Raging Wire, Kass Lamb, El Coleccionista de Instante, Yanxin Wang

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Belinda Goodman

Cruise 1st veteran Belinda has a passion for travel, especially cruising. She has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, including a 3-year stint working on cruise ships as a croupier. Belinda regularly writes for the Cruise 1st blog, with a focus on company news and advice for first-time cruise travellers.

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