Cunard Says ‘I Do’ to Ceremonies at Sea

Cunard has announced details of its new wedding ceremonies at sea program onboard the most impressive and graceful ocean liners in the world – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

A voyage on an ocean liner is already acknowledged as one of the most romantic experiences and a popular choice for honeymoons and anniversaries, so an unforgettable wedding day at sea, conducted by the Captain, is a natural progression for the line.   

Couples wishing to wed onboard can choose from the full spectrum of Cunard’s worldwide voyages lasting seven nights or more and departing after April 2012.  Destinations range from the Mediterranean and Scandinavia to Canada and New England, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, the Far East and Australia. 

The new Cunard Wedding Package - with a tempting array of optional extras – is designed to meet all requirements for a memorable day.  Priced at US$2500 the package includes the services of an onboard wedding coordinator, the ceremony conducted by the Captain, wedding stationery, floral arrangements, music, Veuve Clicquot Champagne, the wedding cake and a celebratory breakfast in bed for the bride and groom. A wedding licence fee is additional.

To maintain exclusivity, only one wedding will be arranged per day and only on days at sea. Couples will find all their wedding needs are available onboard, from hairdressing, make-up and manicures in the spa, to the wedding ceremony itself, as well as photography, videos and the wedding reception.

Cunard President and Managing Director Peter Shanks said Cunard’s liners offered far more than a land-based venue.

“There is nothing quite as special as the setting of a Cunard ship. With a backdrop of exotic coastlines in the Mediterranean and across the world, or the extraordinary sense of timelessness that you only experience mid-Atlantic, a Cunard wedding promises the happy couple a marriage of classic style and sumptuous luxury.

“And the ships are  so much more than simply a setting for the ceremony itself – they are honeymoon destinations too, offering newlyweds a fresh view to wake up to each morning and a trousseau of unforgettable destinations to discover together ashore.”

Full details are available in the special ‘Cunard Weddings’ brochure which may be downloaded at