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Can I get married on board?

Yes, It is possible to be married on board our ships by the Captain or one of his representatives. Please visit our dedicated Cunard weddings page for more information and to download a weddings brochure, or contact the Wedding Planners on 0344 338 8004. (calls are charged at local rate plus your telephone company's network access charge).


Weddings will take place on a sea day when the ship is at least 12 miles from shore. Please note we require 3 months notice in order to arrange a wedding service. 

To enable us time to apply for your marriage licence and make all the necessary arrangements, we require a minimum of 3 months notice.

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 & Conditions in our Brochure for further information or visit our website (https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/activity-types/Ceremonies/cunard-weddings) for more information. 


The cruise must be a minimum of 7 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. 

 

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