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Why a cruise wedding at Christmas is the perfect fairy-tale!

07 Dec 2018 | by Mary Farmhouse

Cruising has always been a popular choice for newlyweds on their honeymoon. Nowadays, cruising is also becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking to say their vows somewhere special. Be it on a sun-kissed beach or cosy onboard chapel surrounded by your friends and family, cruising truly gives you the best of every aspect of your wedding, from catering, entertainment and accommodation to breath-taking location and post-nuptial holiday destination all in one.

What’s more, what time could be better to celebrate a wedding than Christmas to combine your special occasion with the magic the season and bring all your loved ones together. Here we have all the information and tips to see why a cruise wedding at Christmas could be your fairy-tale wedding.

Christmas cruise wedding

A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience, a special day that lives in your memories. So why not try a unique way to celebrate the love you share with your partner. A Christmas cruise is a stunning experience with the chance to view different parts of the world in a matter of days. Treat yourself with the gift of being looked after on the ship and leave all your worries at home. All you need not to forget is your dress and suits! If you’re a lover of Christmas and love the idea of a cosy winter feel wedding with a passion for travel, try a Christmas cruise.

A Floating Honeymoon!

Explore the globe on your floating honeymoon with the love of your life; the great thing about a wedding onboard is the itinerary! With the opportunity to create your own personal tour of the world. No stressing about additional costs or the location of a honeymoon, with cruise packages at one price, you are able to relax on your on-going honeymoon. Choose the itinerary that suits you and your other half best. Dive into a Christmassy winter wedding and explore a handful of exotic locations. With award-winning well-being on many cruise ships spend quality time with your other half getting pampered and completely relax by treating yourself to a spa treatment.

Wedding Packages!

One of the fantastic perks of a cruise wedding is the range of available packages. Cruise lines offer an amazing variety of wedding packages for guests. For example, Royal Caribbean has a wedding package called the ‘Vows at Sea. In this package, you choose which venue you’d like, as well as the exclusives that come with package such as a bottle of Moet & Chandon, dinner at a speciality restaurant and breakfast in bed, 50 guests are included in this package.

Celebrity Cruises, meanwhile, has created a package for proposals with the ‘Diamond Package’. Here, the events manager caters for all your needs with the package containing, dinner for two at a speciality restaurant, rose petals scattered on the dinner table and cabin bed and even an hour of photography after the proposal. In additional you also receive, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room, with a deluxe breakfast for two with wine. With packages for before and after the proposal, you are able to leave the cruise engaged or married!

Combining Holidays

Combine your romantic Christmas wedding with the perfect end by having the chance to update your cruise and experience New Year’s! Allow yourself more time to kick back with continuing a cruise at New Year’s and escape the stress of not knowing where to go and what to do. With endless bars and lounge areas on a cruise, you’ll party all night long or kick back with a cocktail.


Cruising gives you and your partner the thrilling chance to not only have a honeymoon where you are able to see different countries in a matter of days but to experience different excursions. You are able to stroll down a beautiful Christmas market and capture the spirit of the season. With a range of different things to do, from active rock climbing to discovering dolphins on a sunny beach, the choice is simply yours. P&O allows guests an excursion experience to do ‘do it your own way’ with this excursions, p&o provides your transfer so that you are able to do create your own personalised experience


Interested in finding out more about getting married on a cruise? Read our getting married at sea travel guide, or let the fun continue with a honeymoon cruise.

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