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Norwegian Offers Legal Weddings at Sea

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Norwegian Cruise Line | Theresa Norton | April 01, 2015

Norwegian Offers Legal Weddings at Sea

PHOTO: Norwegian Cruise Line, which offers weddings in many destinations, including St. Lucia, now can organize legal ceremonies at sea. (Courtesy of St. Lucia Tourism Board)

Norwegian Cruise Line will begin offering legal weddings at sea performed by the ship’s captain.

The new ceremonies are available on Norwegian Breakaway and Getaway, and will be on Norwegian Escape when it enters service this fall, company President and COO Andy Stuart revealed in a webinar with travel agents.

The company had offered legal wedding ceremonies only while the ship is docked in its embarkation port or in various destinations. All weddings include the services of a wedding planner and on-site coordinator. Legal same-sex ceremonies are available at destinations where they are recognized by local law.

The new Wedding at Sea package, priced from $2,199, includes the ceremony performed by the ship’s captain, bouquet and boutonniere, cake, champagne toast, bistro dinner for two, three bottles of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, canapés delivered to stateroom, priority tendering and debarkation, and one hour of photography services.

The company has offered onboard symbolic ceremonies conducted during days at sea. The package is priced from $1,799 and includes the ceremony conducted by the captain, bouquet of 12 ivory roses and matching boutonniere, pre-recorded music, six-inch cake, bottle of sparkling wine, champagne toast, one 8-by-10 photograph in engraved frame, keepsake certificate, and canapés and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to stateroom.

Norwegian continues to offer renewal-of-vow ceremonies from $499, which include the ceremony performed by a ship’s officer, a single red rose, a cake, champagne toast, 8-by-10 framed photograph, certificate, and bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries and canapés in stateroom.

Norwegian’s weddings are coordinated by Royal Ocean Events Inc., a company based in British Columbia, Canada. For more details on Norwegian’s offerings, click here.

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