P&O Cruises has welcomed reported suggestions that the government may allow weddings on British-flagged ships.
Weddings are currently banned on board UK-flagged vessels – but Britons can be married on ships registered in different countries.
The Mail on Sunday, however, reported that the government is now set to consider reviewing that restriction – partly to help the cruise industry’s recovery.
If the government amends the law, passengers could be able to get married on P&O’s two British-registered vessels – Iona (pictured) and Britannia.
Travel Weekly understands the change could be introduced following the conclusion of a two-year review of where marriages can take place, led by the independent Law Commission. Any new proposals are set to be published in July.
A P&O Cruises spokesperson said: “We would welcome the opportunity to offer weddings on our two British-flagged ships as weddings on our other ships are hugely popular and a wonderful way to celebrate a special day.
“The ship’s captain officiates and it is a very memorable and romantic occasion.”
Cunard offers a wedding package for $3,300 plus an $865 marriage licence on each of its three vessels that are registered outside the UK.