Over the past few years there has been a phenomenal growth in the number of Cruise weddings on offer.

With an increasing desire to make that special day extra special, more and more people are now looking to booking their wedding at sea. Whether you want to be married on board, or at a stunning shore side location, this is sure to make the day a memorable one.

There are a variety of packages available so that the happy couple can personalise their day to suit their budget, choice of occasion and the number of family and friends invited to share in the celebrations, even if the happy couple go on their own crew members are happy to act as witnesses!.

To help ease the pressure of arranging the day, most cruise lines take care of everything whilst on board, menu selection, photography and even flowers.

In addition to Wedding packages, many cruise lines offer ceremonies for renewing vows, honeymoons packages and even offer engagement celebrations. Cruise lines will do their best to mark the special occasion and recreate the romance of the special day.

Some cruise lines offer special packages to celebrate anniversaries such as 10 years, Gold or silver weddings. Examples of these packages include a variety of pampering treats, special gifts and free transfers.

Wedding and honeymoon packages are offered on a number of cruises, you can choose from the landscape of Alaska, the romance of the Caribbean and even the magic of the Mediterranean. Couples can choose from cruises sailing out of the UK or for a longer vacation take a fly-cruise and meeting the ship overseas.

For further information See Berlitz guide 2009 page 70&71, in addition each of the cruise lines has information on their website, links are set out below:-

Carnival

http://www.carnival.com/cms/fun/weddings/shipboard_weddings.aspx

Celebrity

http://www.celebritycruises.com/whyceleb/dblTxtThumb.do?pagename=your_celebrity_wedding

MSC

http://www.msccruises.co.uk/an-msc-cruise/ceremony-on-board.html

NCL

http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/cruiser/cmsPages.html?pageId=WeddingsRomance

P&O Cruises

http://www.pocruises.com/Experience/Wedding.axd

Princess Cruises

http://www.princess.com/learn/onboard/services/photography/weddings_renewal_vows.html

Royal Caribbean

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/content/en_US/pdf/Royal_Romance_Brochure.pdf