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    • DeniseA23
      CommentAuthorDeniseA23
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    Hi,

    Has anyone or is anyone planning a wedding on a yaught, abroad or on a cruise. My partner has his heart set on getting married at sea. He's ex military and it's a navy tradition thing and TBH I would marry him in a box and I really don't care where we do it so I've given him freedom with this.

    We've got lots of time but now we're starting to secure and book things I wanted to know if anyone else has done this and could give me some advice.

    Any tips for an anxious lady xoxo




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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    If I was going to look into it I'd start with checking out cruise companies and seeing if it's something available. I'm not sure about legalities. It may be you can't legally marry at sea but could maybe have a registry office here then have a ceremony at sea. Alternatively you may be able to have a wedding on board a ship that is say on the Thames.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    One of the HCA's at work got married on a cruise.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    I've popped a link on your wall to check out a certain company, I am pretty sure it is the one the HCA used.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    we looked at getting married ona cruise liner but wanted to be out at sea .... we found that you have to be in port for the ceremony to take place and you then come under the laws regarding marriage.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    Even though it is believed to be a regular event, weddings at sea are a rarity. A ship's captain generally does NOT have the legal right to perform a wedding at sea. In order for a Captain of a ship to perform a marriage at sea, he must also be a judge, a justice of the peace, a minister, or an officially recognized officiant such as a Notary Public.
    Japanese ships allow Captains to perform a marriage ceremony at sea, but only if the couple has valid Japanese passports.
    Through Bermuda law, and because most of the Princess captains have Bermuda licenses to perform weddings, captains aboard Princess Cruise's Golden Princess, Star Princess, and the Grand Princess may perform weddings aboard ship and at sea. Note that couples in Bermuda must be 21 and have picture identification showing proof of age.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    A romantic alternative is to have your wedding aboard ship while it is docked in a port. You need to follow the port's requirements for such a wedding. All cruise lines offer this option.
    Many cruise lines will require that once in port, you will need to leave the ship, swear before a judge that everything is correct with previous prepared paperwork, then go back to the ship for your ceremony.
    If you want to renew your vows at sea, you need to show proof of a valid marriage.

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    • DeniseA23
      CommentAuthorDeniseA23
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    Thanks so much, yep what I've seen we can have it at sea depending on location due to Bermuda law (probably not real name) with some companies like P&O it is a possibility but as you said most are at port. We have seen an option near Greece which means we could say our vows on board a smaller ship not that far from port and stay in Greece.

    Thanks for all the advice, and help. I'll let you know what progress is made.




 
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