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P&O Cruises welcomes weddings at sea rule change reports

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.

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