Can a ship captain really marry you?

Can you marry on a cruise ship?

All couples have to do is show up. Weddings at sea are conducted by the captain (or his deputy) under the laws of the country the ship is registered in (Bermuda, Malta and the Bahamas among them). Couples can say “I do” in a chapel on Princess Cruises ships or opt for a more public ceremony in the atrium.

Who can marry you legally?

There are 4 types of authorised marriage celebrants:

  • Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrants.
  • Commonwealth-registered religious marriage celebrants.
  • ministers of religion, who are registered with the state and territory registries of births, deaths and marriages.
  • state and territory officers.

How much does it cost to get married at sea?

Note that the cost for in-port marriage licenses vary by destination, in the range of $200 to $700; a shipboard marriage license costs $900. Additional services for floral arrangements, live music and photography can be arranged at an additional cost.

Can you get legally married at sea?

A ship’s captain often doesn’t have the legal right to perform weddings at sea unless he is also a judge, minister, justice of the peace or a Notary Public. … Captains on Princess Cruises and Cunard can also marry couples at sea as their ships are registered in Bermuda.

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Does your name automatically change when you get married?

Since your name does not change automatically when you get married, you have to make sure you follow all the necessary legal steps to changing your name after the wedding.

What documents do I need to get married?

Marriage license

  • Driver’s licenses or passports (government-issued photo ID)
  • Birth certificates.
  • Social Security number.
  • Divorce decree if you were previously married and are divorced.
  • Death decree if you were previously married and are widowed.
  • Parental consent if you are underage.

How much does it cost to marry on a cruise ship?

Note that the cost for in-port marriage licenses vary by destination, in the range of $200 to $700; a shipboard marriage license costs $900. Additional services for floral arrangements, live music and photography can be arranged at an additional cost.

What to know about getting married on a cruise?

Here’s what you should know when planning your cruise wedding.

  • Your Wedding Can Be in Port or at a Destination Venue. …
  • Make Sure Your Marriage Is Legal. …
  • Pick a Ship That Suits Your Style. …
  • Consider Booking Early. …
  • Let Your Guests Know Well in Advance. …
  • Set Up a Wedding Registry. …
  • Pick a Good Cruise Length.