Weddings at Sea

Elope On a Cruise and Weddings at Sea

Elope on a cruiseThese cruise lines offer a variety of ceremony options and price points for anyone looking to plan a cruise-ship wedding, elopement or vow renewal.

1. Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises provides the best cruise wedding options for couples who want more than the ordinary. The cruises usually have a chapel solely dedicated for wedding or elopement events. The captain of the ship officiates the ceremony. The packages includes a wedding coordinator, live music, floral arrangement, bouquet and boutonniere, photography services, a wedding cake, a sparkling wine, and a well made keepsake wedding certificate. Princess Cruises wedding packages range from $1,700 to $4,900 for their “Tie the Knot Ashore” premium package. The final price all depends on the things that the couple wants to be included in the ceremony.
Phone: 1-855-434-3550

2. Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises put together onboard elopement services and destination weddings. The cruises offer fun and luxury before and after the wedding for the couple and their guests. The shoreside and in-port weddings can be led by another officiant instead of the captain. This package includes the transport of the wedding party to the site and the pricing starts at $2,195 only. The “Nautical Nuptials at Sea” elopement package’s price starts at $2,500. It already includes a captain-led ceremony, an event coordinator’s services, live music, an hour of photography, cake for two, sparkling wine, a bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom, and the use of romantic amenities after the ceremony.
Phone: 1-866-535-2352

3. Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line is the best choice for couples who have children as a venue to tie the knot. Disney’s “Cruise Collection” package is available on all cruises out of Florida for eloping couples to choose from. Packages start at $3,000 and include a Florida marriage license, an officiant, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding coordinator, a pianist, a toast, two-tier wedding cake with memento topper, in-cabin sparkling wine and strawberries, and dinner for two at the line’s adults-only alternative restaurant. This package accommodates up to eight guests and the couple.
Phone: 1-321-939-4610

4. Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line’s elopement packages start at only $1,195. This package includes priority check-in to the cruise, the wedding ceremony with flowers for the bride and the groom, Champagne toast with flutes for keepsake, a keepsake cake topper on top your wedding cake, a recorded wedding music, and a photographer to capture all the good memories. Their other wedding packages include a traditional two-tiered wedding cake and coffee service, a 90-minute open-bar reception and an ice carving. Videography services, live music and tuxedo rental may also be added at an extra cost.
Phone: 1-800-933-4968

5. Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line offers three types of elopement packages. The symbolic on-cruise type is officiated by a ship officer while at sea since captains can’t legally carry out marriage ceremonies on Norwegian vessels. This package already includes wedding coordination, bouquet and boutonniere for the couple, a small cake, recorded wedding music, a bottle of sparkling wine and a certificate for keepsake. The “Harborside” packages add priority embarkation for the bridal entourage if the nuptial celebration is on embarkation day. The “Destination” packages include the basic services offered in the Symbolic packages and a round-trip ride for the bride and groom to the wedding location in port.
Phone: (604) 940-1181

6. Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International offers a wide range of wedding packages, including an option to get married at sea as allowed in the new Bahamas marriage act with your ship’s captain or first officer officiating the nuptial vows. Elopement packages on the Royal Caribbean vessels starts at $2,995. This includes priority check-in for the couple and the entourage, a wedding coordinator, an hour of photography and 20 prints of 8x10 sizes, recorded music, a bouquet and boutonniere for the couple, and a sparkling wine. Other wedding packages may include getting married at a number of exotic locales like on a glacier in Alaska, beside a waterfall in Hawaii or ancient ruins in Greece while their ship is in port. These wedding packages can be upgraded to include: a live soloist, a dozen long-stemmed white roses for the bridal bouquet, fresh flowers for your room, a bottle of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in the cabin on the wedding night and dinner for two at an onboard specialty restaurant.
Phone: 1-888-WED-RCCL

7. P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises have vessels like Adonia, Arcadia, and Oriana that only caters to passengers above eighteen years of age. This is best for couples who would like to have their elopement ceremony and honeymoon strictly for adults and away from the chances of having kids running around to ruin the budding romance. Those couples who want their kids with them on this momentous event can always go for the other vessels like Aurora and Oceana where children are allowed. The P&O Cruises’ Weddings at Sea package begins at £825 with the ceremony conducted by the ship’s captain. Included as basic to the package are the flowers, music, commemorative certificate, Champagne, a photography package, an onboard wedding coordinator, invitations and thank-you notes.
Phone: 0843 373 0353

8. Holland America

Holland America cruise lines cater to a mature clientele fitting for older couple weddings. Majority of its vessels have a chapel solely dedicated for nuptial vows and renewal of vows. The wedding for couples only package starts at $795 and it includes priority check-in for the couple, an on-board ceremony coordinator, an officiant and a souvenir wedding certificate. Other packages includes a bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere, a single-tier wedding cake, a bottle of Champagne, a decorated table for the couple, photography services and a dedicatory wedding album and recorded music.
Phone: (888) 475-5511

9. Cunard Line

Cunard Line is known for its treatment of weddings like royal affairs. The affair takes place in the vessel while on its way to Bermuda from UK and back in a seven day journey. The captain conducts the wedding as the crew pampers the couple with its superb services. Wedding packages starts at $2,500 which already comes with beautifully arranged flowers, an eight inch wedding cake, traditional wedding music and romantically rendered ceremonies. The couple can opt to have breakfast in bed.
Phone: 0843 373 0353

10. Electra Cruises-Newport Beach, California

Dreaming of an elopement at sea? Electra Cruises has a stunning yacht fleet and is a full service Consulting Bridal firm where their creative consultants will plan a beautiful and unique ceremony full of amazing ideas from invitations to receptions designed to fit you to a ‘T’. Nothing is more unforgettable and romantic as an elopement at sea, so set sail under a starry night sky or a California sunset with the Pacific Ocean on all sides while you celebrate with your closest family and friends! Check online to see the wonderful packages they offer.**
3439 Via Oporto
Newport Beach, CA
Phone: (949) 723-1069 or (800) 952-9955
Fax: (949) 723-5156

Planning a Cruise Wedding?

Before you sign on to a wedding at sea, make sure to read this whole article from 9 Things to Know When Planning a Cruise Wedding.