Cruise Line Offers Same-Sex Weddings At Sea


P&O Cruises is the first British cruise line to offer same-sex weddings at sea.

The service follows a landmark ruling earlier this year that legalised same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where seven of P&O’s eight ships are registered.

The first same-sex wedding at sea will take place on board P&O’s Azura ship in January next year.

The ceremonies will be carried out by the ship’s captain, while the marriage licences will be issued by the government of Bermuda.

UK law forbids any marriage to be carried out at sea, which is why many cruise companies who wish to perform marriages register in other countries.

P&O Cruises executive Paul Ludlow said he was delighted that following the change in legalities the company had become the first British cruise line to be able to arrange same-sex weddings on board.

“Weddings at sea are very romantic and getting married by the captain in the middle of the ocean is an unforgettable experience,” he said.