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Ceremonies at Sea


Where in the world would you most like to declare your love and commitment to each other? Because, the true magic of a P&O Cruises Ceremony at Sea is that it can be pretty well wherever you dream of. From the magical Mediterranean to the sun-drenched Caribbean - and all points north, south, east and west - the world is your oyster.

As well as your choice of the world's most romantic destinations, with a P&O Cruises Ceremony at Sea, relaxation, love and laughter are all part of the package. P&O Cruises go out of their way to make your big day sail smoothly along in blissful moments of happiness; glorious music, delicious food, champagne and wine, surrounded by the people you love.

Your celebration



Wedding Packages

P&O Cruises will help you create a wedding day as fluid as the ocean; as beautiful as the scenery, as romantic as the sunset

The P&O Cruises Weddings at Sea package means a heavenly day of love and laughter for you. We're sure you have a picture in your head of how you'd like your wedding day to be. P&O Cruises are here to help ensure the dream in your head becomes a reality. They understand it can all feel a bit daunting to arrange too, but you can rely on their knowledge and attention to detail to make it all as stress-free as possible.

Choose your perfect venue

Weddings at Sea are available on many of the ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Whether you're seeking a sense of tradition or the contemporary, a family-friendly atmosphere or a ship that's exclusively for adults, P&O Cruises can help!

Your own personal on board wedding coordinator

The moment you step on board, P&O Cruises professional Wedding Coordinator will help you organise all the details that'll make your day really special and memorable.

The days before

You want to feel special during every day of your wedding cruise, not just on the day itself. So, a bottle of champagne and flowers will be waiting in your cabin to celebrate the start of your special cruise. You can treat yourself to all sorts of indulgences on board in the days leading up to your wedding, too. Then, when it arrives, P&O Cruises staff will take care of all the little details. As everything you could possibly want or need is a short stroll from your cabin, you can enjoy your day without any of the usual worries about getting from the ceremony to the reception either. Even better, your honeymoon can begin from the moment you say 'I do'.

The main event

Your wedding ceremony should be everything you wish for, so P&O Cruises provide the heart of this within the package and let you add extra that make the day truly yours; from bouquets to buttonholes and cakes to photography. Held in a private venue, with the scent of fresh flowers and soft music drifting through the air, your Captain* will conduct your ceremony. When you sign the register, there'll be a champagne toast (the first of many, no doubt). Your wtinesses can be your choice of any two adults aged 18 and over. However, if your wedding is to be more intimate, with just the two of you, two of the ship's company will be honoured to act as your witnesses.

Invitations and thank you notes

Before you set sail, P&O Cruises can send you wedding invitatiosn so you can send personal invitations to join your celebration. Your Wedding Coordinator can also arrange for Thank You noted to be delivered to your cabin once you're on board.

Pressing services

If your outfits need pressing before your wedding, as the wedding couple you enjoy this service free of charge. Please ask your Onboard Wedding Coordinator to arrange this service for you. (Just do be aware, P&O Cruises may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.)

The finer details

Discuss your planned wedding party size and venue seating with your Personal Cruise Expert when you book. Then, it's all in the detail on the day. So talk through every tiny aspect with your Wedding Coordinator once you're on board. Got a favourite song which holds a special meaning to you? You are welcome to bring your own wedding music or we can provide a traditional selection for you. Or, perhaps you'd like a member of your wedding party to read of piece of poetry or prose during your ceremony? Just let us know. Finally, if you'd like to have commemorative items engraved, P&O Cruises advise doing it when you get back, as itinerary changes are possible.

Weddings at sea package

Once you've booked, the cost of your Weddings at Sea package will not change. Included within the package price are the following:

• A romantic ceremony at sea conducted by the Captain*
• Wedding ceremony venue with floral arrangements
• Traditional wedding music
• Services of the on board Wedding Coordinator
• The attendance of a professional photographer at the ceremony
• Commemorative wedding certificate
• An official copy of your Marriage Certificate (You can, of course, order additional copies.)
• The cost of the license fees
• A bottle of champagne in your cabin on arrival
• Champagne for a toast after the ceremony
• Invitations and thank you notes
• An additional luggage allowance of 5kg each for the wedding couple if travelling on a P&O Cruises fly-cruise holiday**
• Pressing services of the wedding couple outfits***

Weddings At Sea Package Cruises Departing 2018 - 2019
Caribbean and Dubai & Arabian Gulf £1,950†
British Isles, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Iberia, Baltic, Black Sea & Fjords £1,650†
World Cruises and Exotic Fly-Cruises £1,400†
Additional Marriage Certificates ordered at time of booking £30 (per copy)
Additional Marriage Certificates ordered afterwards £40 (per copy)

*If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Deputy Captain will be asked to perform the role on their behalf.
**The additional luggage allowance is only available on selected charter flights, and must be in the form on an additional item of luggage as the maximum weight for each piece of luggage is 23kg. This additional allowance will not show on your E-ticket.
***P&O Cruises may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.


Commitment Ceremony Packages

We'll help you create a ceremony day as fluid as the ocean; as beautiful as the scenery and as romantic as the sunset

The P&O Cruises Commitment Ceremony package means a heavenly day of love and laughter for you. We're sure you have a picture in your head of how you'd like your special day to be. We're here to help ensure the dream in your head comes true. We understand it can all feel a bit daunting to arrange too, but you can rely on our knowledge and attention to detail to make it all as stress-free as possible.

Choose your perfect venue

Commitment ceremonies are available across the fleet. Whether you're seeking a sense of tradition or the contemporary, a family-friendly atmosphere or a ship that's exclusively for adults, we can help.

Your own personal onboard ceremony coordinator

the moment you step on board, P&O Cruises professional Ceremony Coordinator will help you organise all the details that'll make your day really special and memorable.

The days before

You want to feel special during every day of your wedding cruise, not just on the day itself. So, a bottle of champagne and flowers will be waiting in your cabin to celebrate the start of your special cruise. You can treat yourself to all sorts of indulgences on board in the days leading up to your wedding, too. Then, when it arrives, P&O Cruises staff will take care of all the little details. As everything you could possibly want or need is a short stroll from your cabin, you can enjoy your day without any of the usual worries about getting from the ceremony to the reception either.

The main event

Your commitment ceremony should be everything you wish for, so P&O Cruises provide the heart of this within the package and let you add the extras that make the day truly yours; from bouquets to buttonholes and cakes to photography. Held in a private venue, with the scent of fresh flowers and soft music drifting through the air, your Captain* will conduct your ceremony. When you sign the register, there'll be a champagne toast (the first of many, no doubt).
* If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Senior Representative will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.

Invitations and thank you notes

Before you set sail, we can send you invitations so you can send personal invitations to join your celebration. Your Ceremony Coordinator can also arrange for Thank You notes to be delivered to your cabin once on board.

Pressing services

If your outfits need pressing before your ceremony, you enjoy this service free of charge. Please ask your on board Ceremony Coordinator to arrange this service for you. (Just be aware, P&O Cruises may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.)

The finer details

Discuss your planned party size and venue seating with your Personal Cruise Expert when you book. Then, it's all in the detail on the day. So talk through every tiny aspect with your Ceremony Coordinator once you're on board. Got a favourite song which holds a special meaning to you? You are welcome to bring your own wedding music or we can provide a traditional selection for you. Or, perhaps you'd like a member of your wedding party to read of piece of poetry or prose during your ceremony? Just let us know. Finally, if you'd like to have commemorative items engraved, P&O Cruises advise doing it when you get back, as itinerary changes are possible.

Commitment ceremony package

Once you've booked, the cost of your Commitment Ceremony Package will not change. Included within the package price are the following:

• A romantic ceremony conducted by the Captain*
• An elegant ceremony venue with floral arrangements
• Traditional ceremony music
• Services of the on board Ceremony Coordinator
• The attendance of a professional photographer at the ceremony
• Commemorative ceremony certificate
• A bottle of Champagne in your cabin on arrival
• Champagne for a toast after the ceremony
• Invitations and thank you notes
• An additional 5kg luggage allowance for the happy couple if travelling on a P&O Cruises Fly-Cruise holiday**
• Pressing services of the ceremonial outfits***

Commitment Ceremony Package Cruises Departing 2018 - 2019
Caribbean £1,200†
British Isles, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Iberia, Baltic, Black Sea & Fjords £1,000†
World Cruises and Exotic Fly-Cruises £800†

* If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Deputy Captain will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.
** The additional luggage allowance must be in the form of an additional item of luggage as the maximum weight for each piece of luggage on our charter flights is 23 kg. This additional allowance will not show on your ticket.
*** We may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.
† Prices shown are excluding cruise fare.


The P&O Cruises Renewal of Vows package means a heavenly day of love and laughter for you. We're sure you have a picture in your head of how you'd like your special day to be. P&O Cruises are here to help ensure the dream in your head becomes reality! They understand it can feel a bit daunting to arrange too, but you can rely on their knowledge and attention to detail to make it all as stress-free as possible.

Choose your perfect venue

You can have your ceremony on any of the ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. From family-friendly ships to others designed exclusively for adults, each ship has its own unique personality. Traditional or contemporary, you can choose the perfect celebration for you. The ceremony will take place in one of our elegant function rooms such as the Captain's Lounge on Oceana and Oriana (both with panoramic sea views), or the modern and contemporary Ivory Suite on Azura, Britannia and Ventura.

Your own personal onboard ceremony coordinator

The moment you step on board, your Ceremony Coordinator will help you organise all the details that'll make your day really special and memorable. They will be available throughout your cruise to answer your questions and help with any additional requirements you may have.

Your ceremony will most likely take place on a sea day, but if you have a particular preference for a date or time, add it to the booking form and P&O Cruises will see what they can do. To ensure they're aware of everything from the weather to any last minute changes to itinerary, P&O Cruises prefer to agree the date of the ceremony between yourselves and the captain once you're on board with them.

P&O Cruises offer a choice of two traditional Renewal of Vows services - one with religious content{Service A) and one without(Service B). For civil partnerships, we offer a traditional civil ceremony(Service C). The ceremony normally last approximately 30 minutes.

It's as easy as that - you don't need to bring any documents with you as renewing your vows is not a legally-binding ceremony. You'll simply reaffirm the vows you made to your partner on the day of your wedding or civil partnership.

The days before

You can treat yourself to all sorts of indulgences on board in the days leading up to your ceremony day, too. Then, when it arrives, the staff will take care of all the little details. As everything you could possibly want or need is a short stroll from your cabin, you can enjoy your day without any of the usual worries about getting from the ceremony to the reception either.

The main event

Your Renewal of vows ceremony should be everything you wish for, so P&O Cruises provide a lovely package which includes bouquets, buttonholes, a cake and photographer. Held in a private venue, your Captain* will conduct your ceremony and present you with a certificate. Afterwards, they'll be cake and a Champagne toast.
*IF the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Senior Representative will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.

Renewal of Vows package

Once you've booked, the cost of your Renewal of Vows Package will not change. Included within the package price are the following:

• A romantic ceremony conducted by the Captian*
• An elegant ceremony venue with floral arrangements
• Traditional ceremony music
• Services of the on board Ceremony Coordinator
• Commemorative ceremony certificate
• A bouquet and matching buttonhole (or two of either upon request)
• A single-tier iced celebration cake
• Your chosen portrait photograph of the ceremony

Renewal Of Vows Package Cruises Departing 2018 - 2019
All destinations £350†

*If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Deputy Captain will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.
†Prices shown are excluding cruise fare.

Finishing touches





We'll help you make everything just the way you dream it should be

Now, for those finishing touches

Cakes

One of the most symbolic moments - and major photo opps - of your special day is when you cut the cake.

P&O Cruises skilled pastry chefs can create your perfect cake, whether it's an elegantly simple one-tier cake, or a more elaborate three-tier cake in vanilla sponge or traditional fruit. Alternatively, if you're a bit of a chocoholic, opt for P&O Cruises wickedly divine chocolate sponge. It will be delicately and beautifully decorated with traditional white icing, topped with sugar flowers, giving it a contemporary and elegant look. Cake boxes are also available, if you are saving the top tier for a second celebration when you return home (of if you just want to enjoy more later!)*.

Cakes Sponge Cake (Vanilla or Chocolate) Fruit Cake
One tier 6" £40 £50
One tier 8" £55 £75
One Tier 10" £65 £85
Two Tiers 8" & 10" £120 £160
Three Tiers 6", 8" & 10" £160 £210

 

*If you are embarking/disembarking in a foreign port, please be aware that not all countries permit the importing/exporting of flowers and/or food, and some airlines do not permit guests to carry such items on board.

Cakes must be pre-booked and paid for no later than 56 days before departure.


We'll help you make everything just the way you dream it should be

Now, for those finishing touches

Flowers

Do you see yourself with a pretty traditional posy or a modern exotic bouquet? P&O Cruises on board florists can bring your vision to life. From romantic roses, elegant lilies or colourful gerberas, to hand-tied or teardrop bouquets, your flowers will be beautiful quality blooms. As well as buttonholes, corsages, pedestal, table and aisle arrangements*. Available in a range of colours and styles, our blooms will add liveliness and fragrance to the happiness and laughter of your day.

Traditional Flowers Colour Hand Tied Posy Teardrop Bridesmaid Posy Corsage Button Hole
Lillies** White £42 £48 £53 £21 £11 £9
Roses Red, Pink, White & Cream £47 £51 £58 £27 £11 £9
Tropical White £53 N/A £63 £32 £11 £9

 

Contemporary Flowers Colour Hand Tied Bridesmaid Posy Corsage Button Hole
Gerberas** White, Red & Cerise £48 £21 £11 £9
Cala Lilies White £58 £27 £11 £9
Exotic Bright £74 £32 £11 £9

 

Room Flowers Colour Pedestal Arrangements Aisle / Table Arrangements
Lilies** White £58 £37
Roses Red, Pink, White & Cream £63 £42
Tropical White £N/A £48
Exotic Bright £74 £53

* If you are embarking/disembarking in a foreign port, please be aware that not all countries permit the importing/exporting of flowers, and some airlines do not permit guests to carry such items on board.
** Only available on sailings from Southampton.

Flowers must be pre-booked and paid for no later than 56 days before departure.


We'll help you make everything just the way you dream it should be

Now, for those finishing touches

Photography and videography services*

Wistfully remembering and reliving your amazing day is all part of the magic. That's why it's so important to have an experienced and talented photographer to capture those memories for your. Cue P&O Cruises talented team!

As their professionals work on board, they have all the insider knowledge of the most stunning, unique backdrops to your pictures. First, they'll take time to find out exactly how you dream your photographs or film will look. Do you want to capture anticipation of your party getting ready? Or something a little more traditional, like formal shots of the ceremony and reception? Or a mixture of both? Photographs or video* or both? P&O Cruises photographers will create the bespoke album and DVD you plan together, to carry home at the end of your cruise and share with friends and family.

The P&O Cruises photography deposit helps you spread the cost of your wedding photography. Pay £300 before your cruise then simply settle the difference on board, ask at the time of booking for more details.

Videography services are not available on board Oriana.


Feel special and pampered

Looking and feeling amazing on the day

If there is one day when you want to look at your absolute and utter best, the day of your commitment ceremony is it! And our blissful Oasis Spa has a whole range of ways to make you look and feel fab-u-lous.

Bridal top to toe

Soothe away all your pre-ceremony stresses with spa time. Give yourself a sultry sheen so you glow on your big day. Be pampered and de-stressed as we take exquisite care of you.

• Exotic Hand Ritual with Manicure

• Sole Delight with Pedicure

• Elemis Skin Specific facial

• Make-up application on the day (excluding full make-up trial)*

• Blow dry/hair up on the big day (excluding full hair trial)*

300MIN - £270.00PP

Big day hair

The perfect hair design for you and your party is in the safe hands of the P&O Cruises team or professionals hair stylists. Want to chat through the look you would like beforehand? P&O Cruises can arrange a 15-minute personal consultation for you on embarkation day. (This does not included full hairstyling)

On the Big Day Hair | 30MIN - £35.00pp
Full Hair Trial* | 30MIN - £35.00pp

Big day make-up

Look at your most beautiful on the day. The make-up artists know all there is to know about making sure your make-up enhances your natural features, is camera-friendly and long-lasting. Again, they can arrange a 15 minute personal consultation on embarkation day to talk with your make-up artist about the look you'd love. (This does not included make-up application)

On the Big Day Make-up | 45MIN - £49.00pp
Full Make-up trial* | 45MIN - £49.00pp

Ultimate brilliance

Add the finishing touches to your look and utterly relax while you're polished to perfection with the Elemis Exotic Lime and Ginger Glow. Luxurious salts are applied and gently massaged into your skin. After rinsing them away, a traditional 50 minuted massage will melt your muscles and ease away any last traces of tension. Then, choose nail varnish for an immaculate 14 day wear manicure and pedicure to see you right through to your honeymoon.

Ultimate Brilliance | 145MIN - £159.00pp

Groom the Groom

Grooms get stressed too! So this treatment is all about manly grooming (of course) and relaxation. It starts with a professional shave and preceeds with an Elemis Pro-collagen grooming treatment. This shave to end all shaves included P&O Cruises anti-ageing mini facial and luxurious face, scalp, hand and arm massage which leaves grooms looking and feeling revived for the big day. A Gentleman's manicure adds a classic touch.

Groom the Groom | 95MIN - £78.00pp

Book early for peace of mind

You can choose these treatments, or create your very own pre-ceremony pamper package, by blending your own personal choice of selected spa indulgences from P&O Cruises full menu. A word to the wise: as the Oasis Spa is exceptionally popular with their passengers, they recommend booking in advance of departure - this can be done when you book your ceremony or within 3 months of embarkation date. Additional treatments can also be booked in advance through your Cruise Personaliser. then, all spa services will be charged to your on-board account.

To choose and book your Oasis Spa Ceremony Treatments, please speak to your Personalised Cruise Specialist at the time of booking your ceremony. Additional services and treatments are available in the spa.

*A full trial with make-up application/hair styling is one additional appointment before the big day. Full trials for hair and make-up can be booked in addition to the Bridal Top to Toe package.

The reception



Choosing your mouth-watering reception food.

amazing food helps make an amazing celebration - especially when complemented with divine sea views.

Ceremony buffet*

If you'd prefer a more informational reception, choose from one of P&O Cruises sumptuous buffet menus, served in one of their function rooms.

Wedding Reception Finger Buffet 10 or more guests | £10.00 per person

Cold Selection
Selection of open sandwiches, cold meats, charcuterie, terrines and pates, assortment of mixed and leaf salads, crudites and dips (v)

Hot Selection
Selection of hot canapes | e.g Tempura prawns, Thai fishcakes, Tandoori chicken and mini lamb wellington

Desserts
Selection of miniature and taster desserts

 

Deluxe Wedding Reception Buffet 30 or more guests | £15.00 per person

Cold Selection
Selection of seafood & salads including smoked salmon cornets, king prawns, Maine lobster with Russian salad

Hot Selection
Carved rib of English beef, carved poached salmon

Desserts
Summer berry cheesecake, Croque en Bouche and a selection of fruit tartlets

*Unfortunately Ceremony Buffet's are not available for weddings performed at 15:30


Choosing your mouth-watering reception food.

Amazing food helps makes an amazing celebration - especially when complemented with divine sea views.

Canapes

You can select from a range of canapes that can be served in the privacy of your cabin or function room, which where possible, will be for your exclusive use.

Occasion Canape Selection | £10.00 per platter
Selection of finger sandwiches
Mini Thai spring rolls
Cottage loaf with cocktail sausages and dips

Gourmet Canape Selection | £11.00 per platter
Tiger prawns with cream cheese in cucumber cups
Beef and asparagus rolls with horseradish
Barquettes of chicken and mango with honey creme fraiche
Avocado, tomato and chilli salsa (v)

Deluxe Canape Selection | £12.00 per platter
Smoked salmon roses
Rillette of ham and pork on a garlic crouton
Prawn and crab tartlet with piquant dip
Blue cheese and fresh fig brioche croutes

Exotic Canape Selection | £13.00 per platter
Tempura fried king prawns wrapped in spinach and bacon
Chicken Koftas with minted yoghurt
Mini fish burgers with tartar sauce
Vegetable samosas (v)

Each platter is made up of approximately 16 canapes.


Choosing your mouth-watering reception food.

Amazing food helps make an amazing celebration - expecially when complemented with divine sea views.

Celebrations and receptions

The food should be something you savour as much as the day itself. P&O Cruises has all the ingredients to ensure it is. The pride and passion of their chefs is clear to see (and taste) on each and every plate. The dedicated and experienced team - from inspiring Executive Chefs (all ordained into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs gastronomic society), through the highly skilled galley team of chefs, bakers and patissiers, to the knowledgeable and attentive waiters - is simply the very best in the business. And P&O Cruises wine experts have selected and paired some of the world's best wines with your dining choices.

Sample Dishes

Assiette of Salmon Specialities smoked salmon rose, salmon terrine, salmon rilette and gravadlax served with brown bread and butter

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Basil Cream (v)

Roast Fillet of beef with Mini Oxtail Steamed Pudding served with potato & green cabbage gateau, baby carrots and wild mushrooms jus-lie

Summer Pudding with Clotted Cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee and Homemade Sweets

Traditional Luncheon available on all ships

Private Wedding luncheon available on board Arcadia | Azura | Oriana | Ventura

After your morning ceremony, you can choose to have a traditional celebration luncheon in which a seperate area can be laid out for you in one of the main restaurants, where you will be served with P&O Cruises set celebration menu. (The venue will be shared with other passengers.) Or, if your party is 12 or more, on selected ships, you can opt for a more private reception by reserving one of their Select Dining venues*.

*Please note additional charges apply for use of any Select Dining Venues, please check at the time of booking.

Luncheons and dinners: Your party may be allocated two or more tables and staggered service will apply.


Choosing your mouth-watering reception food.

Amazing food helps make an amazing celebration - expecially when complemented with divine sea views.

Celebrations and receptions

The food should be something you savour as much as the day itself. P&O Cruises has all the ingredients to ensure it is. The pride and passion of their chefs is clear to see (and taste) on each and every plate. The dedicated and experienced team - from inspiring Executive Chefs (all ordained into the prestigious Chaine des Rotisseurs gastronomic society), through the highly skilled galley team of chefs, bakers and patissiers, to the knowledgeable and attentive waiters - is simply the very best in the business. And P&O Cruises wine experts have selected and paired some of the world's best wines with your dining choices.

Select Dining Options

Following a 3.3-pm ceremony, the Select Dining venues offer signature restaurants - intimate settings for a seated meal for smaller parties - in which to relish gourmet indulgence, with a bespoke level of service to match. Standard cover charges apply. Select Dining venues are subject to party size.

Sindhu
Where Indian cuisine is showcased in spectacular style.

The Beach House
Relaxed and informal grill menu full of fantastic flavours and accompanied by stunning ocean views.

Ocean Grill
Contemporary and sophisticated grill menus created by Marco Pierre White exclusively for P&O Cruises

Cafe Jardin
Contemporary and relaxed setting offering Italian menus created by Marco Pierre White.

The Epicurean at The White Room / The Epicurean at Seventeen
Celebrate the true art of British fine dining in an intimate and romantic setting with stunning ocean views.

Small plates
Children's options are also available for all celebrations and receptions. Just speak to your Wedding Coordinator once on board.

*Select Dining Venues and Standard Cover Charges are subject to change. Please contact your Personal Cruise Specialist for full details.

Luncheons and dinners: Your party may be allocated two or more tables and staggered service will apply.


Choosing your mouth-watering reception food.

Amazing food helps make an amazing celebration - especially when complemented with divine sea views.

Wines and champagne

The celebrations start here! And, luckily, P&O Cruises have one o the finest cellars afloat. It's easy as pie for you to pick the perfect sselection, as the wins have been chosen to match their menus, with one enhancing the flavour of the other. So what pops your cork? Celebratory fizz? A crisp white? A full-bodied red? P&O Cruises onboard Ceremony Coordinator is on hand to help you make the ideal choice for your day.

Honeymoon Destinations



Caribbean ceremony packages

Hop from one tropical isle to the next with ceremonies in the Caribbean

Relaxing by the pool, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. Sipping cocktails whilst gazing out upon a shimmering ocean. watching the sun go down as you dine out on deck. A ceremony in the Caribbean is everything you imagine it would be.

If you've never sailed around these turquoise waters before, what better excuse than your special day? All flights and transfers are included in your fare so you'll be whisked from the UK to your ship with ease. And there's no need to worry about careful packing. All of P&O Cruises ships offer a pressing service and have free of charge launderettes with ironing facilities.

You might find yourself reclining on unique black sand beaches under cloudless blue skies. Strolling along a palm tree lined promenade or climbing lush, emerald hills and gazing out at panoramas of mist-shrouded peaks. The destinations you'll visit along the way are many and varied. That's the beauty of island hopping in the Caribbean - once there, you can usually explore a different place every day. Each idyllic island is sure to enliven your senses. Just think of is: leisurely days unwinding, turquoise waters, sunshine, rum punch and beautiful beaches. Plus the chance to discover anything from lush rainforests, tropical waterfalls and the local sea life to the colourful history and cuisine.


Mediterranean Ceremony Packages

Sail directly from Southampton for a Mediterranean honeymoon experience

As you sip your sundowner, Dubrovnik slowly sinks from view. What an incredible day. Over dinner you swap stories with friends of adventures ashore. next morning you draw back the curtains and smile. Before you is the towering campanile of St. Mark's Square, Venice.

The shores of the Mediterranean Sea are punctuated by many iconic sights so choosing just one highlight from your trip may prove to be an almost impossible task. The unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. Monte Carlo's yacht-filled harbour. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Rome's Colosseum. The Mediterranean is such a wonderfully diverse region. From the traditional whitewashed homes dotting the hillsides, endless beaches and crystal clear waters, to stylish pavement cafes, designer boutiques and bustling market squares.

P&O Cruises Mediterranean ceremony cruises sail directly from Southampton. This means that there is no limit on the amount of luggage you take. Plus, you don't have to worry about creases in your ceremonial outfits - you can carry them straight on to the ship with you.


Worldwide ceremony packages

Ceremony packages abroad

If you thought far-flung destinations such as the stunnign beaches of Ko Samui or the bustling streets of Mumbai were out of reach, think again. The vibrant cities of Australia. The paradise landscapes of the Pacific. The upbeat charm of San Francisco. For three months of the year, Arcadia and Aurora will sail across the globe, placing the World's most stunning destinations within easy reach on a ceremony package abroad.

The Middle East, India, the Orient, Australia, the Pacific, the USA and Mexico. there are few holidays that can rival a worldwide cruise in terms of pure diversity. Travelling in the height of comfort, experience carefree days on board as you journey from one iconic port to the next. Departing between January and March, with durations ranging from 14 to 54 nights. If you really wanted to celebrate in style, imagine a wedding at sea amidst a three month world voyage?

Gifts for that special day


No matter the occasion, be it a wedding, a civil partnership, anniversary or even a milestone birthday, getting a gift list together is a great way to inspire friends and family. This isn't your typical gift service. Instead, you, your family or friends can select from a variety of items available from the shops and venues on board, and they'll be delivered straight to you during your cruise.

Frequently Asked Questions


Information we think you might find helpful to help you plan your ceremony at sea, there are detailed answers to some of P&O Cruises most frequently asked questions.

 

Which P&O Cruises ships hold weddings at sea?

Seven of their eight ships are licensed to hold marriages on board under their Bermudian registration, these are: Arcadia, Aurora, Azura, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura.

Which P&O Cruises ships hold renewal of vows?

The renewal of vows package is available on all P&O Cruises ships.

How long does the ceremony last?

Ceremonies on board usually last around 25 minutes, although the length of each ceremony will vary depending on your choice of readings and music.

If we are travelling alone, who will witness out wedding?

For legal reasons your wedding must be witnessed by two adults, aged 18 or over. If you do not have any witnesses travelling with you, two members of the ship's company will be pleased to act as witnesses on your behalf.

Is it possible to have our ceremony out on deck?

Your Ceremony will take place in one of our dedicated venues on board. Due to health and safety restrictions P&O Cruises are unable to perform Ceremonies on the open decks.

Is it possible to have our wedding ceremony ashore?

Under Bermudian law, P&O Cruises are only able to conduct wedding ceremonies on board their ships. All wedding ceremonies are conducted on sea days as their ships must be 12 miles off shore for your ceremony to be legally recognised.

We would like a professional photographer to attend my wedding. How do we arrange and pay for this?

All photography packages can be arranged and paid for once you join your cruises. Prior to your wedding, you will be offered a private meeting with the ship's photographer to dicuss your individual requirements. The cost of your individual photographs or photography package will be charges to your own on board account.

We would like our bridesmaids to carry bouquets. Is this something that can be arranged?

The ships florists can provide bridesmaids' bouquets. If you would like to order these, please ensure this is detailed on your planning form.

Do P&O Cruises provide songs and readings for our ceremony or will we need to arrange this personally?

Although P&O Cruises provide traditional music for the ceremony entrance and signing of the register, you are welcome to provide your own music on CD if you would prefer. You may like to arrange for a member of your ceremony party to read a piece of poetry or prose during your ceremony. Should you choose a reading or your own music for your ceremony, you will need to bring your selected reading and/or music with you on your cruise.

We are travelling on a Southampton to Southampton cruise. Are we able to bring our own cake and flowers with us and store them on the ship?

You are very welcome to bring your own cakes or flower arrangements on board. These must be stored in your own cabin due to P&O Cruises health and safety requirements.

Can our guests throw confetti once the ceremony is over?

Confetti can be thrown inside your chosen wedding venue. If your guests wish to use confetti on deck, it must be biodegradable.

Are there any deals for group bookings?

There are lots of lovely perks of getting married at sea with P&O Cruises, these include: on board spending money for the bride and groom as well as for each couple within the wedding party; up to 3 complimentary cabins for your wedding party. One complimentary cabin for every 20 cabins purchased (maximum of 3 complimentary cabins for any one group). Price of the cabin will be reimbursed after sailing. Complimentary cabins are based on lowest grade occupied.

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