Frequently Asked Questions
We require a minimum of 60 days to book a wedding.
You need to have your cruise booked first before you can book a wedding. Once the cruise has been booked and the wedding date availability has been confirmed, couples would complete a form and provide payment of the wedding package.
The wedding package amount is due in full to secure your wedding date. That acts as the deposit. Thereafter, any items you plan to add (such as a reception) can be paid for before the wedding. For more information, please contact us directly.
Yes, the bride and groom must sail on the cruise in order to have a ceremony with the cruise line.
No, we only arrange the weddings for the cruise lines. For the cruise, you can contact the cruise line directly, or contact a travel agency.
Yes, couples can be married at sea. There are legal and symbolic (not legal) options available at sea.
All ceremonies are performed by non-denominational marriage officiants and are civil services. We can offer religious ceremonies at certain ports upon request, and depending on the availability.
Couples can bring their own marriage officiant, however due to legality reasons, a back-up marriage officiant will still be provided. For more information, please contact us directly.
Couples must obtain their marriage license from the appropriate government office in the port where they are to be married. Royal Ocean Events will assist in this process.
Couples are permitted to have sailing and non–sailing guests attend their wedding. For more information, please contact us directly.
Couples must supply Royal Ocean Events with a list of full names of all guests, birth dates, and with driver’s licences or passports, no later than 60 days before the wedding date.
All guests must present picture ID to security to board the ship. It must be the same ID that was provided to the couple. The ID will be exchanged for a ship pass. Guests will receive their ID back once they leave the ship.
Due to customs regulations, no wedding gifts can be brought onboard the ship.
Upon booking a wedding, Royal Ocean Events will provide information that should be included with wedding invitations. Invitations should include a RSVP deadline, as well as the information required for them to board the ship. For more information, please contact us directly.