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P&O and Cunard to Host Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

07 Aug 2017 | by Helen Williams

A recent Supreme Court ruling in Bermuda means that same-sex couples can hold their wedding ceremonies on P&O and Cunard cruise ships.

Same-sex couples can now get married on all Cunard and P&O cruise ships (with the exception of P&O’s Britannia), thanks to a Supreme Court ruling made in Bermuda recently; as this is where their ships are registered. Both cruise lines are already taking bookings for same-sex weddings onboard, with the first due to take place on P&O’s Azura, in the Caribbean, in January 2018.

The ships have been popular wedding settings for many years, for a number of reasons. These include the incredible scenery provided by the backdrop of the sea, as well as the novelty of being married by the Captain. Couples can purchase a Wedding at Sea package, which includes a variety of extra services which might not be found in a typical wedding package on land. Among the most helpful features are floral arrangements, a professional photographer, wedding stationery, and the cost of the license fees.

Being able to offer these wedding services to same-sex couples is of great importance to P&O and Cunard, and they are proud to be some of the first cruise lines able to do so.

Find out more about all 2018 scheduled sailings for Cunard and P&O.

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