All you need to know about booking your Ceremony at Sea

We’re sure you have a picture of how you’d like your day to be and we’re here to help ensure that dream comes true. We understand it can all feel a bit daunting to arrange but you can rely on our knowledge and attention to detail to make it all as stress-free as possible.

Your count down to the big day

Have you decided which ship and cruise you want for your ceremony? Then contact our team of ceremony coordinators to check it’s available. Once that’s confirmed for both your chosen cruise, ceremony date and time, we’ll ask you for a 25% deposit or full payment for Renewal of Vows and Engagement packages. We need a minimum of three months’ notice to organise a Wedding at Sea and two weeks’ notice for a Renewal of Vows and Engagement packages.

Choosing your finishing touches

We’ll send your ceremony planning form four months prior to your cruise. This is where you let us know all the optional extras you’ve chosen. If you’d like to add additional extras after you’ve returned your planning form, you can do so separately, no later than 56 days prior to your departure. If you need to make any changes or add guests to your booking, just let your ceremony coordinator know as soon as possible.

Legal Weddings at Sea formalities

You'll receive your Notice of Intended Marriage four months before your cruise. This must be completed and returned within 14 days for the marriage licence to be granted and received by the ship in time. If you or your partner are divorced or widowed, we'll need a copy of the decree absolute or death certificate. If you've changed your name, we'll need a copy of the deed poll. These documents must be in English or translated into English by an approved translator before we can complete the legal formalities. Finally, we require copies of photo ID for you both (either passport or driving licence, in colour). Once we’ve taken the final payment, we’ll obtain the required marriage licence on your behalf.

Embarkation day

The day of your cruise has finally arrived! Once you get on board, your ceremony coordinator will be in touch to arrange to meet with you to go over the details of your ceremony plan and ensure everything runs smoothly.

How to book

Ready to make your dream a reality? Call us on 0344 3388 595 or email ceremonies@carnivalukgroup.com. Our ceremony advisors are on hand to help you plan your day, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).