Q. Can I arrange a Commitment Ceremony on board?

Yes, Commitment Ceremonies are available across the fleet.


The ceremony is a non legal service conducted by the Captain or Senior Officer and is the perfect way to show your love and commitment to each other.

Commitment Ceremony Packages

We’ll help you create a ceremony day as fluid as the ocean; as beautiful as the scenery, as romantic as the sunset

 

The P&O Cruises Commitment Ceremony package means a heavenly day of love and laughter for you. We’re sure you have a picture in your head of how you’d like your special day to be. We’re here to help ensure the dream in your head comes true. We understand it can all feel a bit daunting to arrange too, but you can rely on our knowledge and attention to detail to make it all as stress-free as possible.

 

Choose your perfect venue

Commitment ceremonies are available across the fleet. Whether you’re seeking a sense of tradition or the contemporary, a family-friendly atmosphere or a ship that’s exclusively for adults, we can help.

 

Your own personal onboard ceremony coordinator

The moment you step on board, our professional Ceremony Coordinator will help you organise all the details that’ll make your day really special and memorable.

 

The days before

You want to feel special during every day of your cruise, not just on the day itself. So, a bottle of Champagne and flowers will be waiting in your cabin to celebrate the start of your special cruise. You can treat yourself to all sorts of indulgences on board in the days leading up to your big day, too. (Read on to discover what delights await in the spa and salon as you count down to your big day...) Then, when it arrives, our staff will take care of all the little details. As everything you could possibly want or need is a short stroll from your cabin, you can enjoy your day without any of the usual worries about getting from the ceremony to the reception either.

 

The main event

Your commitment ceremony should be everything you wish for, so we provide the heart of this within the package and let you add the extras that make the day truly yours; from bouquets to buttonholes and cakes to photography. Held in a private venue, with the scent of fresh flowers and soft music drifting through the air, your Captain* will conduct your ceremony. Afterwards, there’ll be a Champagne toast (the first of many, no doubt).

* If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Senior Representative will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.

 

Invitations and thank you notes

Before you set sail, we can send you invitations so you can send personal invitations to join your celebration. Your Ceremony Coordinator can also arrange for Thank You notes to be delivered to your cabin once you’re on board.

 

Pressing services

If your outfits need pressing before your ceremony, you enjoy this service free of charge. Please ask your on board Ceremony Coordinator to arrange this service for you. (Just do be aware, we may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.)

 

The finer details

Discuss your planned party size and venue seating with your Personal Cruise Expert when you book. Then, it’s all in the detail on the day. So talk through every tiny aspect with your Ceremony Coordinator once you’re on board. Got a favourite song which holds a special meaning for you? You are welcome to bring your own ceremony music or we can provide a traditional selection for you. Or, perhaps you’d like a member of your party to read a piece of poetry or prose during your ceremony? Just let us know. Finally, if you’d like to have commemorative items engraved, we advise doing it when you get back, as itinerary changes are possible.

 

Commitment ceremony package

Once you’ve booked, the cost of your Commitment Ceremony Package will not change. Included within the package price are the following:

  • A romantic ceremony conducted by the Captain*
  • An elegant ceremony venue with floral arrangements
  • Traditional ceremony music
  • Services of the on board Ceremony Coordinator
  • The attendance of a professional photographer at the ceremony
  • Commemorative ceremony certificate
  • A bottle of Champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Champagne for a toast after the ceremony
  • Invitations and thank you notes
  • An additional 5kg luggage allowance for the happy couple if travelling on a P&O Cruises fly-cruise holiday**
  • Pressing services of the ceremonial outfits***

How to book

Our Ceremony Planners are on hand Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm, to help you plan the Ceremony of your dreams.

Telephone: 0344 33 88 595 (Local call charges apply.)

Ceremony Planners, P&O Cruises, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1ST

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Commitment Ceremony 
Package

Cruises Departing 
2018 - 2019

Caribbean

£1,200†

British Isles, Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Iberia, Baltic, Black Sea, Fjords

£1,000†

World Cruises and 
Exotic Fly-Cruises

£800†

 

 

* If the Captain is unable to conduct the ceremony, his Deputy Captain will be asked to perform the role on his behalf.

** The additional luggage allowance must be in the form of an additional item of luggage as the maximum weight for each piece of luggage on our charter flights is 23 kg. This additional allowance will not show on your ticket.

*** We may not be able to offer the pressing service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.

† Prices shown are excluding cruise fare


Please view our brochure (www.pocruises.com/ceremonies-at-sea/your-celebration/commitment-ceremonies) for packages, prices and more information. Please note we will require a minimum of 2 months notice to book a Commitment Ceremony.


To book a Commitment Ceremonies on board today please call our Ceremonies at Sea Team on 0344 33 88 595 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge).

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