As reported last month, Cunard have now officially announced that they will be re-registering their three ships in order to offer weddings at sea in 2012.
For the first time in Cunard's 171 year history the cruise line will be able to offer weddings at sea, as the ships will no longer be registered in the UK. Ships registered in the UK are only allowed to offers weddings while in ports and with the correct authorities present, whereas ships registered in Bermuda or Malta are able to offer weddings at sea with the ship's captain.
Peter Shanks, Cunard President and Managing Director, explains: "Most of our competitors have been developing increasingly popular and lucrative weddings at sea programmes, and these are now very big business in the cruise industry. We receive a lot of enquiries about the possibility of being married on one of our ships particularly about weddings mid-Atlantic on board Queen Mary 2, which no other company can offer".
Cunard's 'Weddings at Sea' programme will be available in spring 2012, once all three ships have completed their World Voyages. Details will be released in November, with bookings taking place in from December. Once all the details are available we will have them on the Iglucruise site and our expert staff will be on hand to help organise the perfect wedding cruise for you.
Written by Stephen Adam