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Can I get married on board?

It is possible to be married on-board by the Captain or one of his representatives. Please see our dedicated Ceremonies at Sea page or contact the Ceremonies team on 0344 3388595 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge) for further information.


  • As Arvia, Britannia and Iona are registered in the UK, it will not be possible to conduct Weddings At Sea on these ships.
  • Weddings will take place on a sea day when the ship is at least 12 miles from shore.
  • To enable us time to apply for your marriage licence and make all the necessary arrangements, we require a minimum of three months notice.
  • Ceremonies must take place on sailings with a minimum of seven nights.
  • The wedding ceremony is a civil service conducted under Bermudian law.
  • For your marriage to be recognised in your home country, there are a number of formalities to be complied with. Please check our terms and conditions in our Brochure for further information or visit our website ( for more information. 
  • The cruise must be a minimum of seven nights in order to get married on-board.

Same-sex marriages

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer Same-sex marriage ceremonies. The Bermuda Government is appealing the decision of the Bermuda Court of Appeal that same sex marriage should be legal in Bermuda. Until this final appeal is heard, we are unable to offer same sex marriages. We are, however, actively supporting those challenging the stance of the Bermuda Government on this issue, led by local Bermuda action group OutBermuda, as we firmly believe same sex marriage should be permitted. Until this issue is determined, we are able to offer same sex couples a "Commitment Ceremony" on board - this is a non-legal service conducted by the Captain or Senior Officer. 

Additional Information

For any Ceremonies bookings, only the Ceremonies team can take the payments. 

Your customers can be in the branch with you during the phone call to Ceremonies, or you may give them the contact details of the Ceremonies team.

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