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Old March 16th, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Yes, have seen several over the years.
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If you have non-sailing guest they can be done - briefly - on embarkation day. However, delays due to weather, customs or other things can through a chink into those plans.

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I guess I need to explane more. Can the Captain perform a wedding at sea?
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Many Princess Cruise Line ships have wedding chapels, and you can make arrangements for the Captain to perform the wedding at sea.

Carnival ships do not. They will help you arrange a wedding onboard the ship on departure day, prior to sailing.

I think the Captain would have the "authority" to perform the wedding ceremony, however I'm not certain of the legality of it.
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Kuki is correct. On Carnival, all a Captain will do is renewal vows.

YEARS ago I read an entire thread on why...but for the life of me, I can't remember the legality of what some cruise lines go through to be "certified" etc etc etc.

There is a wedding (sometimes two and three) on just about every cruise we have sailed on in the past 3 years....it is becoming more and more popular.

Your Minister, Rabbi, Justice of the Peace whatever...comes onboard the ship while the ship is still docked at the embarkation port and performs the ceremony.

You can have nonsailing guests...and a very nice reception. Then nonsailing guests get off the ship around 3:30pm.

The only negative I have heard is the price of the wedding pictures and what all of that includes...so just make sure you are EVERTHING in writing.

May you have a long happy life as husband and wife!!!
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