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.

Share article

View Comments

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.