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					                                                  Weddings
                                                     at sea
               Wedding Planners
P&O Cruises, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade
            Southampton, SO15 1ST
              Tel: 0845 3 510 353
              Fax: 0238 0 657 030
     e-mail: celebrations@pocruises.com
     web: www.pocruises.co.uk/weddings

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Contents                                       P&O Cruises Weddings at Sea Package
Introducing Weddings at Sea          Page 1    The P&O Cruises Weddings at Sea package includes the following:          We know that every bride and groom has different expectations of
The Weddings at Sea Experience       Page 2    • attractive wedding ceremony venue                                      their big day. The P&O Cruises Weddings at Sea package features the
Extra Touches for your Wedding Day   Page 4    • two fresh floral arrangements to adorn the ceremonial location*        following optional extras, which will allow you to tailor your wedding
Making Your Day Special              Page 5    • traditional wedding music (or your choice of music)                    to your own specific wishes:

Gift Services                        Page 5    • a romantic wedding ceremony at sea conducted by the Captain            • wedding flowers
Spa Services                         Page 6    • commemorative wedding certificate                                      • wedding cakes
Celebrations & Receptions            Page 7    • bottle of champagne                                                    • photographs and a personalised video of your ceremony
                                               • on board Wedding Coordinator                                           • bride and groom’s champagne breakfast in bed
Sample Menus                         Page 9
                                               • invitations and thank you notes                                        • spa services for both the bride & groom
Booking Information                  Page 11
                                               • an additional 5kg luggage allowance for both the bride and groom       • celebrations and receptions
Terms and Conditions                 Page 12
                                                 if travelling to the ship on a P&O Cruises charter flight**
Price List                           Insert                                                                             Group Bookings
                                               *please note these are venue decorations and not kept by the couple.
                                               **please note this will not show on your ticket.                         So that as many of your friends and family can join you for your special
                                                                                                                        day, we are delighted to offer a 5% discount on the adult fare for groups
                                                                                                                        of 10 adults or more travelling on the cruise. The 5% discount is only
                                                                                                                        combinable with brochured early bird savings and travel agent special
                                                                                                                        departures (ask your travel agent for details).




                                                   Weddings are available on most cruises on Arcadia, Adonia, Aurora,   Please note that we require a minimum of three months’ notice to
                                                   Azura, Oceana, Oriana and Ventura. Weddings are conducted by         organise your wedding. On the following pages, you will find all the
                                                   the Captain whilst at sea.                                           necessary details to help you plan your own special day, and a list of
                                                                                                                        current prices is available at the back of this booklet.


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                                                                                                                                                                Away from land, you can really
                                                                                                                                                               immerse yourself in the romance
                                                                                                                                                               of the day



A Unique Experience
Getting married on board is a wonderfully unique experience. P&O Cruises        exchanging of vows and finally pronounce you husband and wife.                 Please note that, as with all civil ceremonies, your selected music and       Thank You Notes
makes every guest on board feel special, and never more so than when            Once the register has been signed, there will be a celebratory champagne       readings must not be of a religious nature. Should you choose a reading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             If you would like to send out thank you notes to your guests, please let
you choose to tie the knot with us. Benefit from our attention to detail and    toast, and the P&O Cruises commemorative wedding certificate will              or your own music for your ceremony, you will need to bring your selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             your on board Wedding Coordinator know, who will arrange for these to
renowned standards of service and let the day pass in a whirl of laughter,      be presented.2                                                                 reading and/or music with you on your cruise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be delivered to your cabin during your cruise.
music and champagne.
                                                                                Your ceremony must be witnessed by two adults, aged 18 or over. If you         Invitations
Away from land, you can really immerse yourself in the romance of the day.      do not have any witnesses travelling with you, two members of the ship’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Itinerary Changes
                                                                                                                                                               Should you wish to send invitations out to your guests, we would be
Our staff will take care of all the little details and you can enjoy your day   company will be pleased to act as witnesses on your behalf.                                                                                                  Due to the possibility of itinerary changes, we do not recommend
                                                                                                                                                               pleased to send you the required quantity free of charge before your cruise
free without any of the usual worries about getting from the ceremony                                                                                                                                                                        engraving commemorative items with the date or port of the wedding.
                                                                                Although we provide traditional wedding music for the ceremony entrance        departure. Please indicate your requirements on the Booking Form3.
to the reception. After all, on board, everything you could need is on your                                                                                                                                                                  We can not be held liable if engraved items are incorrect as a result of
doorstep. Sailing with Britain’s leading cruise line, you can be assured        and signing of the register, you are welcome to provide your own music                                                                                       such changes.
                                                                                on CD, if you prefer. Also, you may like to arrange for a member of your       Pressing Services
that the day’s proceedings will run smoothly and even better, your
                                                                                wedding party to read a piece of poetry or prose during your ceremony.         Should you require your bridal outfits pressed before your wedding, we        1. Wedding venues have limited seating capacity – for large groups, please check with the Wedding
honeymoon can commence from the moment you say ‘I do’.                                                                                                                                                                                          Planner when you book.
                                                                                                                                                               would be happy to organise this for the bride and groom free of charge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2. The P&O Cruises commemorative wedding certificate will be issued during your cruise. The official
Your experience begins from the moment you arrive, when we deliver a            If you would like some ideas for either readings or music, we can send you     Please ask your on board Wedding Coordinator to arrange this service for         marriage certificate, which must be sent to Bermuda to register your marriage, will be sent to your
bottle of champagne, flowers and fresh fruit to your cabin to celebrate         a booklet entitled “Collection of Verse and Music for your Civil Marriage” –   you. Please note, however, that we may not be able to offer the pressing         home address approximately ten to twelve weeks after the end of your cruise.

the start of your special cruise.                                               please indicate if you would like this on the Booking Form enclosed at the     service on garments of a particularly delicate and/or intricate nature.       3. Invitations and thank you notes can be provided for those guests who will be attending your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wedding at sea.
                                                                                back of this booklet (a small charge applies).
On board, our Wedding Coordinator is on hand to take care of all the
arrangements for your big day, giving you infinite peace of mind. Our           Wedding Photography
Coordinator will arrange to meet you early in your cruise to confirm all        Location, it can make or break a photograph. Of course one of the many
the details for your wedding, and to check that you have everything you         benefits of being married at sea is that you have a breathtaking backdrop
need. The Coordinator will also arrange for you to meet our professional        all around you. And with a team of professional photographers to catch
photographer in order to discuss any photography requirements you               every moment of your special day in both photography and film, you can
may have on the day.                                                            be sure of having the most wonderful memories captured for all time.

Your special ceremony will be conducted in a romantic venue on board,1
adorned with fresh floral arrangements and the soft sound of traditional
wedding music. The Captain will lead you through the service, to the




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Extra Touches                                                                                                                                                                Making Your Day Special                                                         Gift Services
Wedding Flowers                                                                                Photography & Videography Services                                            Bride & Groom’s Champagne Breakfast in Bed                                      We have a range of gifts2 for the whole wedding party from the mother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the bride, to the page boy, to the bride herself. Everything from
Available in a range of colours and styles, our fragrant, fresh blooms are                     There’s nothing better than having the opportunity to look back at your       Wake up to the bride and groom’s champagne breakfast in bed, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             champagne, chocolates and flowers to relaxing spa treatments, or why
certain to add a special sense of occasion to your day. Whether it is a                        wedding photographs or film and remember the special day, whether             is delivered to your cabin at your preferred time, and includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             not opt for one of our exclusive celebration packages to make the day
pretty, traditional posy or a vibrant exotic bouquet that you are seeking,                     it’s days, years or months after the event, so it’s important to have an      • half bottle of champagne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             extra special. You can also purchase Gift Credit from £5 upwards, which is
these exquisite flowers will be carefully selected and beautifully arranged                    experienced photographer you can trust to capture these magical               • orange juice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             automatically applied to the recipient’s on board account at the start of
for you and your bridesmaids. From romantic roses, elegant lilies or colourful                 memories for you.                                                             • a selection of continental cheeses and meats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the cruise – the perfect gift from friends and family back home. Our gifts
gerberas to hand-tied or teardrop bouquets, you can be assured of the                                                                                                        • fresh fruit and yoghurt
                                                                                               Our team of professional photographers will take the time to find out                                                                                         are presented with a personalised message, and delivered to the cabin
very best of quality. Our on board florists can also make a selection of                                                                                                     • a selection of freshly-made Danish pastries, croissants and
                                                                                               exactly what you want from your photographs. Be it candid shots of                                                                                            on the day of your choice. To view our gifts, please go to the link
buttonholes, corsages, pedestal, table and aisle arrangements to match                                                                                                         pains au chocolat
                                                                                               your pre-wedding preparations, or beautifully posed formal prints and                                                                                         www.pocruises.co.uk/gifts. To purchase your gift, please call
your chosen theme1. Wedding flowers must be pre-booked and can be                                                                                                            • a choice of tea or coffee
                                                                                               videography – they will talk you through all the wedding products and                                                                                         0845 3 555 333 or, if you are travelling on a world cruise,
ordered within three months of departure. Flowers must be paid for 56
days before departure – please see price list at the back of this booklet                      services available so you can tailor the service to suit your desired style   Your Champagne Breakfast in Bed may be pre-booked within three months           call 0845 3 584 444.
for more information.                                                                          and budget.                                                                   of your cruise departure date or booked on board (see price list at back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1. If you are embarking/disembarking in a foreign port, please be aware that not all countries permit
* Adonia flowers are delivered on embarkation day only, and there cannot be any changes once                                                                                 of booklet). Pre-booked breakfasts must be paid for no later than 56 days          the importing/exporting of flowers and/or food, and some airlines do not permit passengers to
                                                                                               As the photographers are based on board the ship, they know which                                                                                                carry such items on board.
  booked and confirmed.                                                                                                                                                      before your cruise departure date.
                                                                                               locations will create the most stunning and unique backdrops to your                                                                                          2. Please note that we require a minimum of 72 hours notice for the delivery of any gift.
                                                                                               pictures and, of course, it means they will be on hand every day. They can
Wedding Cakes                                                                                                                                                                Shore Excursions
                                                                                               create beautiful bespoke wedding albums and DVDs, both of which can
Whether you prefer an elegantly simple one-tier cake (perfect for just                                                                                                       If you fancy celebrating your nuptials with a specially arranged romantic
                                                                                               be taken home with you at the end of your cruise, perfect for you
the two of you), or a more elaborate three-tier wedding cake, our pastry                                                                                                     activity ashore, such as scuba diving in the Caribbean, city sightseeing
                                                                                               to share with friends and family as soon as you return home.
chef will create this for you using the freshest and finest ingredients. Our                                                                                                 by horse and carriage or a gondola for two in Venice, we can investigate
cakes are decorated with traditional white icing and topped with delicate                                                                                                    the options for you. Please let the Wedding Coordinator know what sort
sugar flowers, giving them a contemporary and elegant look. Alternatively,                                                                                                   of activity you are interested in at the time of booking, so that we can
especially for the chocoholics, why not opt for our decadent chocolate                                                                                                       research details and prices for you. Please note that all proposed activities
sponge? Cake boxes are available should you wish to buy a cake to take                                                                                                       are subject to availability and we cannot, therefore, guarantee to fulfil all
home with you to enjoy later1. Wedding cakes must be pre-booked and                                                                                                          shore excursion requests.
can be ordered within three months of departure. Cakes must be paid for
56 days before departure – please see price list at the back of this booklet
for more information.



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                                                                                                                                                                       We have a range of occasion services
                                                                                                                                                                     to ensure your are looking and feeling
                                                                                                                                                                     your best on your special day



Spa Services                                                                                                                                                         Celebrations & Receptions
The perfect wedding requires careful planning and a personal touch, and            Fire & Ice Manicure                                                               Whether you are celebrating as a couple, or with a group of friends and      Ventura offers the culinary expertise of Marco Pierre White in his
achieving the perfect look for your special day is no different. At the Oasis                                                                                        family, we can make all the necessary arrangements for you. Celebrations     restaurant The White Room, or exotic creations in East, Ventura’s
                                                                                   For beautiful hands when you exchange rings, treat yourself to a Fire and
Spa, we have a range of occasion services to ensure you are looking and                                                                                              and receptions may be pre-booked within three months of your cruise          Pan-Pacific restaurant.
                                                                                   Ice Manicure. This invigorating manicure will warm your spirit and cool your
feeling your very best on your special day (a full list of services is available                                                                                     departure date or booked on board, and all associated amounts are
                                                                                   stress. Using a combination of therapeutic cooling gels and the warmth of
on request). Spa services may be pre-booked within three months of your                                                                                              charged to your on board account at the end of your cruise. Sample           Whilst on Azura you could dine in Seventeen, the elegant fine dining
                                                                                   massage with a heated stone, your skin will be smoother and your nails will
cruise departure date or booked on board (see price list at back of booklet),                                                                                        menus are provided on the following pages. Childrens menus are               restaurant where you have the opportunity to dine under the stars.
                                                                                   be nourished and polished to perfection.
however, as there is limited availability on some services, we recommend                                                                                             available, please ask your on board Wedding Coordinator.                     On Adonia, you could dine in the Italian fine dining restaurant, Sorrento,
                                                                                   50 minutes                                                                                                                                                     or the relaxed setting of the al fresco Ocean Grill.
pre-booking. All pre-booked options must be paid for no later than 56
days before your cruise departure date.                                                                                                                              Small & Intimate
                                                                                   Fire & Ice Pedicure                                                                                                                                            On Oceana, you can indulge in a succulent steak under the stars at the
                                                                                                                                                                     If you are celebrating as a couple, or with a small group, you may opt for   Horizon Grill, whilst enjoying fabulous ocean views, or opt for atrium
Beautiful Hair                                                                     This super rejuvenating pedicure will warm your senses and cool your
                                                                                                                                                                     an intimate evening meal in one of our Select Dining venues†. Please note    views at the Café Jardin, where sumptuous French cuisine has been
                                                                                   tension. Savour the sublime feeling as your feet and lower legs are soothed
Whether it’s a relaxing wash and style to take the stress out of getting                                                                                             that we are unable to offer exclusive use of the venue.                      expertly crafted by Marco Pierre White.
                                                                                   with our cooling gels and then warmed with a heated stone massage. This
ready on the big day, or an intricate hair design of your choice, our
                                                                                   combination of hot and cold, plus aroma-therapeutic ingredients promote           On Arcadia and Oriana you might choose to dine in one of our exclusive
team of professional stylists are here to help. This service includes a free                                                                                                                                                                      Aurora offers an equally enticing grill menu in the al fresco Pennant Grill.
                                                                                   healthy-looking skin and nails leaving the bride feeling perfectly relaxed for    restaurants created by esteemed British chef Gary Rhodes, Arcadian Rhodes
consultation and trial which takes place on embarkation day. Book with                                                                                                                                                                            Alternatively, you can enjoy exquisite Marco Pierre White bistro style
                                                                                   her big day.                                                                      or Oriana Rhodes at the Curzon. Alternatively on Arcadia you could opt for
Wedding Day Make-Up to receive a discount.                                                                                                                                                                                                        French cuisine at the Café Bordeaux.
                                                                                   60 minutes                                                                        the fragrant Orchid Restaurant.
Make-up Application
The key to perfect make-up is finding the perfect balance. Our aim is to
                                                                                   Ionithermie Cellulite – Reduction Programme
ensure that your wedding day make-up enhances your natural features, is            To help insure your outfits are the perfect fit, our slimming therapy aims to
“camera friendly”, and long-lasting. This service includes a free consultation     detoxifies the body, reduces the appearance of cellulite and offers substantial
and trial which takes place on embarkation day.                                    inch loss, over a course of treatments. Galvanic stimuli propels rich marine
                                                                                   elements into affected areas to drain fluid, smooth the skin and give the body
45 minutes
                                                                                   more definition to have you in perfect condition for your big day.
                                                                                   50 minutes

                                                                                   There are many more fabulous treatments for both the bride and groom
                                                                                   to choose from, these treatments can either be pre-booked before your
                                                                                   cruise, or once on board. Please ask for a Oasis Spa Brochure to see the
                                                                                   full treatment list.
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Traditional Wedding Luncheon*                                                    Canapés                                                                                                 Sample Menus
If you would like a small and informal celebration over lunch, a separate        Alternatively, you can choose from a range of canapés to celebrate your
table can be laid out for you in one of our main restaurants, where you          special occasion; the Exotic Canapé Selection, the Deluxe Canapé Selection,
will be served with our set wedding menu. Please note that we are unable         the Gourmet Canapé Selection and the Occasional Canapé Selection.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Traditional Wedding Luncheon                                              Private Wedding Luncheon
to offer exclusive use of the venue and this option is only available for        Dependent on the size of the group, and the time requested, canapés                                     Assiette of Salmon Specialities                                           Soup
morning weddings.                                                                can be served in your cabin or in a function room. Please note, however,                                Smoked salmon rose, salmon terrine, salmon rillette, gravadlax            Onion soup with steak and kidney Winchester dumpling
                                                                                 that it may not be possible to offer exclusive use of the room.                                         and brown bread and butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sea Bass
Private Wedding Luncheon*
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cream of Asparagus Soup with Basil Cream (V)                              Pan-fried sea bass with lobster, chorizo sausage and sweet red pepper risotto
– Arcadia/Oriana/Ventura/Azura                                                   Wines & Champagnes
For groups of 30 or more, on Arcadia we can reserve either Arcadian              To complement your chosen celebration, you can choose from a range of                                   Roast Fillet of Beef with Mini Oxtail Steamed Pudding                     Chicken
Rhodes or The Orchid Restaurant for your private wedding luncheon,               wines and champagnes housed in one of the finest cellars afloat. Please ask                             Served with a potato and cabbage gateau, baby carrots and wild            Roasted Bresse chicken with pak choi, seared scallops and crispy ham,
whilst on Oriana, Oriana Rhodes at the Curzon is available, on Ventura,          your on board Wedding Coordinator for more details. Wines & Champagnes                                  mushroom jus                                                              maple syrup dressing and sweet sherry cream
you can choose from either The White Room or East and on Azura                   are booked on board, and all associated amounts are charged to your
there is Seventeen.                                                              onboard account at the end of your cruise.                                                              Summer Pudding with Cornish Clotted Cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dessert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Drambuie rice pudding and with a sweet citrus fruit salad
Ventura offers the culinary expertise of Marco Pierre White in his restaurant    Wedding Bar Tab                                                                                         Chocolate Truffles
The White Room, or exotic creations in East, Ventura’s Pan-Pacific restaurant.
                                                                                 If you would like to buy the first round of drinks for your guests, you can
We suggest parties of 10 or more that would like to dine in a Select Dining      open a tab with a maximum limit of your choice. Please ask your Wedding
venue book the morning wedding slot, as evening restrictions apply. In the       Coordinator to organise this for you once on board.                                                     V - Vegetarian
                                                                                                                                                                                         Please note that some of these dishes may contain nuts or nut extracts.
evening we are only able to accept wedding parties of 8 or less in the White
                                                                                 * tea & coffee and jugs of water are supplied free of charge.
Room on board Ventura and Seventeen on board Azura.                              † Please note that it is not possible to offer the buffets selection for wedding performed at 3.30pm.

Buffets*†
Dependent on group size, we can lay on a choice of three sumptuous
buffets in one of our well-appointed function rooms, the Wedding
Reception Buffet (Cold Selection) or the Wedding Reception Finger Buffet
for 10 or more guests, and the Deluxe Wedding Reception Buffet for 30
or more guests. Please note, however, that it may not be possible to offer
exclusive use of the room.




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Sample Buffet Selections                                                                                                        Booking Information
Wedding Reception Cold Buffet                                             Deluxe Wedding Reception Buffet (30 or more guests)   To help you plan the wedding of your dreams, we have dedicated                If either yourself or your partner has been married previously and are now
                                                                                                                                Wedding Planners, who are available Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5.30pm.         divorced or widowed we will require a copy of the final divorce decree or
Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad                                               Cold Selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                              death certificate and deed poll at this time. Please note these must be in
Parma Ham and Fig Salad                                                   Goats Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche (V)          How to Book                                                                   English, it is your responsibility to obtain and pay for any documentation
Continental Cheese Finger Platter with Walnut Bread                       Tandoori Chicken Breasts with Lemon & Coriander
                                                                                                                                Choose on which P&O Cruises ship and on which cruise you would like to        required to facilitate the marriage to be translated in to English where
and assorted Biscuits
                                                                                                                                get married (please note that we require a minimum of three months’           necessary by an approved translator.
Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad                                       Hot Selection
                                                                                                                                notice to organise your wedding).
                                                                          Carved Rib of English Beef with condiments                                                                                          Please note that we are unable to complete the necessary legal formalities
Wedding Reception Finger Buffet (10 or more guests)                                                                                                                                                           or make detailed arrangements for your wedding until this time.
                                                                          Carved Whole Poached Salmon                           Contact our Wedding Planners, who will be able to check availability for
Cold Selection                                                                                                                  your chosen cruise and wedding date. Your cruise deposit will be taken
                                                                          Desserts                                                                                                                            Should you wish to make changes to your wedding arrangements, or add
Selection of Open Sandwiches                                                                                                    and your wedding date placed on courtesy hold for fourteen days.
                                                                          Tropical Fruit Salad Saucers Steeped in Champagne                                                                                   any guests to your booking, please let your Wedding Planners know as
Assorted Mini Quiche Tartlets
                                                                          Croque en Bouche Dressed in Caramel and Flavoured     The Wedding Planners will ask you to complete and return the Weddings at      soon as possible.
                                                                          with Bailey’s Liqueur                                 Sea booking form, which you will find at the back of this booklet. Please
Hot Selection
                                                                                                                                return this form to the Wedding Planners within the fourteen day courtesy     Contact Details
Fillet of Beef Stroganoff with Saffron rice
                                                                                                                                hold period, who will then contact you to confirm your wedding booking        Wedding Planners
Tempura Prawns
                                                                                                                                and take the deposit for your Weddings at Sea package.                        P&O Cruises
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carnival House
Desserts
                                                                                                                                Approximately three months prior to your cruise departure date,               100 Harbour Parade
Selection of Glazed Mini Fruit Tarts                                                                                            the Wedding Planners will send you the legal documentation and the            Southampton
Chocolate Truffles                                                                                                              Weddings at Sea Planning Form, requesting detailed information about          SO15 1ST
                                                                                                                                your guests, ceremony and any optional extras that you would like to
                                                                                                                                organise for your special day. Among the documentation to be completed        E-mail:     celebrations@pocruises.com
V - Vegetarian                                                                                                                  in this package is the “Notice of Intended Marriage” form. Please complete    Website:    www.pocruises.co.uk/weddings
Please note that some of these dishes may contain nuts or nut extracts.
                                                                                                                                and return all required documentation as soon as possible, and in any event   Tel. No:    0845 3 510 353
                                                                                                                                within fourteen days. The Wedding Planners will then take the balance due     Fax. No:    0238 0 657 030
                                                                                                                                and make all the necessary arrangements to obtain the required licence
                                                                                                                                on your behalf (known as the Certificate for Marriage) and organise
                                                                                                                                the detailed arrangements for your ceremony.



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                                                                                                                                                                                     Bermudian Law                                                                                  Domicile
                                                                                                                                                                                     Bermudian law says that the following requirements must be fulfilled by                        For these reasons it is essential that you take independent legal advice on the law of
                                                                                                                                                                                     passengers wishing to be married at sea:                                                       the country of domicile of each of you before the booking is made to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                     • the parties must not be within prohibited degrees of relationship (i.e. they must not        your marriage will be in compliance with your applicable law.
                                                                                                                                                                                       be too closely related by birth or marriage)                                                 In general terms, a person’s domicile will be the place where the person is resident
                                                                                                                                                                                     • the parties must both be over 16 years of age                                                if he or she lives there with the intention of making it his or her permanent home.
                                                                                                                                                                                     • if either party is under 18 years of age, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.   Please note, however, that it is possible to be resident in one country but domiciled in
                                                                                                                                                                                       The consent will have to be formalised by a notary public. Passengers should take            another. If you are domiciled outside the UK and want your marriage to be recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                       independent advice in this respect and will be personally responsible for ensuring that      in the UK, you must also comply with the UK requirements set out above.
                                                                                                                                                                                       a notarised consent is available in good time
                                                                                                                                                                                     • neither party is suffering from a mental disorder as defined under the Mental Health         P&O Cruises accepts no liability whatsoever for any failure of the marriage to be valid
                                                                                                                                                                                       Act 1968                                                                                     as a result of one or both of the Passengers’ failure to ensure their compliance with
Terms & Conditions                                                                                                                                                                   • neither party must knowingly and wilfully agree to marry using a false name or names
                                                                                                                                                                                     • neither party must knowingly and wilfully agree to the marriage without the required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the law of the country in which they are domiciled.


                                                                                                                                                                                       notice being given of the marriage or without the necessary licence                          4. PRICES
The terms and conditions below apply to the Weddings at Sea Programme in addition         Wedding dates may be provisionally reserved for up to 14 days during which time the        • neither party may be married to another person at the time of the marriage ceremony          Please note that the prices for the Weddings at Sea Package and Optional Extras
to the Booking Conditions, found in the P&O Cruises brochure, which apply to your         Booking Form must be completed and sent back to P&O Cruises. Following receipt of          • the marriage must be contracted before a Marriage Officer (the Captain or Staff Captain)     in the current price list are correct at the time of going to press and are intended
cruise. In the event of conflict between the two sets, these terms and conditions will    a completed Booking Form, P&O Cruises will contact the Passenger in order to arrange       • the parties must not be of the same sex.                                                     to be applicable for cruises departing up until the date specified in that price list.
prevail over the Booking Conditions. Please ensure that you have read and understood      payment of a deposit of 25 per cent of the price of the Weddings at Sea Package.                                                                                                          However, we reserve the right to change prices advertised without notice. You can
these Terms & Conditions prior to making a booking.                                       No Contract is formed until payment of the deposit is received by P&O Cruises.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Validity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland                                                find our latest prices on our website at www.pocruises.co.uk/weddings or call us
                                                                                                                                                                                     Your marriage will be recognised as valid in England, Wales and Northern Ireland so            for details. Once you have booked your Weddings at Sea Package and any Optional
1. DEFINITIONS                                                                            Both parties must speak and understand English.                                            long as all the above formalities have been complied with and provided that both               Extras, the price of these will not change.
In this Contract and unless the context requires otherwise, defined terms are the same    The ceremony may be performed by the Staff Captain, instead of the Captain, if the Staff   passengers comply with certain other requirements of the law of the country in
                                                                                                                                                                                     which they are domiciled.                                                                      5. PAYMENT
as in the Booking Conditions unless a different meaning is given to the defined term      Captain is in command of the vessel at the time of the ceremony.
here: “Booking Form” means the form which must be completed by Passengers                                                                                                                                                                                                           Payment is due in respect of the balance of the Weddings at Sea Package and the
                                                                                          Passengers will be jointly liable for the cost of any booking made.                        Passengers who are domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for example,
wishing to purchase the Weddings at Sea Package; “Contract” means the contract                                                                                                                                                                                                      wedding licence fees four months prior to departure of the cruise. Failure to pay the
                                                                                                                                                                                     have to comply with certain rules to enable them to be married, including but not
made between P&O Cruises and the Passengers relating to the provision of wedding                                                                                                                                                                                                    balance of the Weddings at Sea Package and wedding licence fees by the due date
                                                                                          3. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS                                                                      limited to the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shall entitle P&O Cruises to cancel the booking for the Weddings at Sea Package and
services; “Optional Extras” means optional goods and services additional to those
                                                                                          The P&O Cruises Weddings at Sea ceremony is a civil service conducted under                • the parties must be respectively male and female                                             retain the 25 per cent deposit by way of a cancellation charge.
included in the Weddings at Sea Package; “Passengers” means the persons named
                                                                                          Bermudian law. The wedding banns are published in two newspapers in Bermuda.               • the parties must not be within prohibited degrees of relationship (i.e. they must
in the Booking Form; and “the Weddings at Sea Package” means the wedding                                                                                                                                                                                                            Payment for most Optional Extras booked in advance is due at the time of booking
                                                                                                                                                                                       not be too closely related by birth or marriage)
goods and services, as described in this booklet, to be provided by P&O Cruises for       Bermudian law marriages are recognised as valid in the UK provided that:                                                                                                                  the Optional Extras, and no later than 56 days before departure. Failure to pay for
                                                                                                                                                                                     • the parties must both be a minimum of 16 years of age
the set fee including the organisation of a wedding ceremony.
                                                                                          1) The ceremony is conducted on the high seas                                              • if either party is under 18 years of age the consent of a parent or guardian will be         Optional Extras by the due date shall entitle P&O Cruises to cancel the Optional Extras.
2. THE CONTRACT                                                                           2) Passengers have complied with all formalities that Bermudian law prescribes and           required                                                                                     Please note that the fee for the wedding licence is non-refundable unless the
                                                                                                                                                                                     • each party must be capable of giving valid consent to the marriage (consent can              wedding is cancelled by P&O Cruises due to P&O Cruises’ fault.
Passengers must read this wedding booklet in conjunction with the relevant                3) Both Passengers comply with the requirements of the law of the country in which
                                                                                                                                                                                       be invalidated by, for example, the giving of a false name, address or description,
P&O Cruises brochure for full details of the cruise.                                         they are domiciled relating to the capacity of a person to marry.                                                                                                                      Failure to pay any other amount by the due date shall entitle P&O Cruises to cancel
                                                                                                                                                                                       duress, insanity or intoxication of either party to the marriage)
Passengers are advised to read the section on Legal Requirements before                   P&O Cruises have set out below the requirements to be satisfied in order for the           • neither party must be married to another person at the time of the marriage                  the booking and to retain an amount by way of a cancellation charge as set out in
making a booking.                                                                         wedding to be in accordance with Bermudian law, but it is the sole responsibility            ceremony or have registered a Civil Partnership which has not been dissolved.                clause 7.
                                                                                          of each of the Passengers to ensure they comply with the requirements of the law
P&O Cruises is unable to accept bookings for weddings within three months                                                                                                            Validity in Scotland
                                                                                          of their country of domicile if the marriage is to be recognised as valid in the UK.
of departure of the relevant cruise.
                                                                                                                                                                                     The rules in relation to the validity of a marriage under Scottish law are the same
The Weddings at Sea Package is subject to availability and Passengers must check                                                                                                     as for England, Wales and Northern Ireland subject to the following:
whether there is availability to provide the Weddings at Sea Package on the cruise in                                                                                                • there is no need for the consent of a parent or a guardian where either party is
question with P&O Cruises prior to booking. Optional Extras are subject to availability                                                                                                above the age of 16 but below the age of 18 years
and may usually be booked from approximately three months before departure date.                                                                                                     • the prohibited degrees of relationship are slightly different to those in England,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Wales and Northern Ireland and Scottish passengers should seek separate advice
                                                                                                                                                                                       in this area, where appropriate.




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6. CHANGES TO THE WEDDING BY THE PASSENGER                                                  8. CHANGES TO THE WEDDING BY P&O CRUISES                                                     Please note that the provisions above apply to cancellation of the wedding under the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Contract only. Please see the Booking Conditions for full details of Passengers’ rights
Subject always to availability and to payment of any expenses incurred by P&O Cruises       P&O Cruises reserves the right to alter the time or the day upon which the wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                         on alteration and cancellation of cruise bookings both prior to and after departure.
as a result, a Passenger may change the date of the wedding up to 56 days before            is to take place on the cruise or to alter wedding arrangements should it become
the cruise departure date, so long as the request is for a change of date on the same       necessary on operational, commercial or other grounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                         10. INSURANCE & LIABILITY
cruise and either the licence issued by the Registry General of Bermuda is valid for that
date or a new licence can be obtained. Please note that the licence is valid for three      9. CANCELLATION OF THE WEDDING BY P&O CRUISES                                                P&O Cruises recommends that Passengers take out suitable wedding insurance to
months only from the date of issue.                                                                                                                                                      cover circumstances which may mean they are unable to get married. Please note
                                                                                            Whilst P&O Cruises will do its best not to cancel the wedding after a booking has been
                                                                                                                                                                                         that the P&O Cruises’ travel insurance will not cover Passengers for the costs of a
                                                                                            made, it shall nevertheless be entitled at any time to cancel the Contract where this
Any requests for a change of the wedding to a different cruise will be considered if                                                                                                     cancelled wedding.
                                                                                            reasonably becomes necessary on operational, commercial or other grounds.
received more than four months before the cruise departure date, but the request
will be subject to availability and to payment of both an administration charge of                                                                                                       For claims not involving personal injury or death due to P&O Cruises’ negligence,
                                                                                            P&O Cruises will inform the Passengers of any such cancellation as quickly as possible
£100 and any expenses (such as a charge for a new licence, should one be necessary)         and will make a refund of monies received under the Contract.                                P&O Cruises’ liability for improper performance of the Contract shall be limited to a
incurred by P&O Cruises as a result. Cancellation charges may also be payable for the                                                                                                    maximum of twice the price which Passengers affected paid for the Weddings at Sea
cruise under the Booking Conditions.                                                        If the wedding is cancelled and the reason for the cancellation is not due to force
                                                                                                                                                                                         Package and Optional Extras.
                                                                                            majeure (as defined in the Booking Conditions) or the Passengers’ breach of the
After Optional Extras have been booked, P&O Cruises will try to accommodate any             Contract, compensation will also be payable in accordance with the table below.
request for changes, but such changes are always at P&O Cruises’ discretion and are
                                                                                                                                                                                         11. DOCUMENTATION
subject to an administration charge of £20 plus any expenses incurred.                                                                                                                   Please note that it is Passengers’ responsibility to:
                                                                                              Period within which notice of cancellation     Compensation per Weddings at Sea
                                                                                              of wedding given by P&O Cruises                package                                     1) Produce all personal documentation needed for the wedding to take place (e.g.
7. CANCELLATION OF THE WEDDING BY THE PASSENGER                                                                                                                                          valid passport and where appropriate, copy of decree of divorce or death certificate);
                                                                                              Up to and including 120 days before            5% credit and £1000
The Passenger may cancel the Contract at any time by giving notice in writing to              departure                                                                                  2) Check that documentation issued by or on behalf of P&O Cruises correctly records
Wedding Planners, P&O Cruises, Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade,                                                                                                                       their personal details. P&O Cruises cannot accept liability for problems caused
                                                                                              119 to 90 days before departure                10% credit and £1000
Southampton SO15 1ST, but in that event P&O Cruises shall be entitled to levy a                                                                                                          as a result of inaccuracy (or inconsistency when compared to documents such as
cancellation charge as a percentage of the price of the Weddings at Sea Package,              89 to 60 days before departure                 15% credit and £1000                        the Passenger’s passport) of personal details on the wedding licence and/or other
as appropriate, in accordance with the following scales:                                                                                                                                 documentation. Please be aware that such problems can mean the wedding has to
                                                                                              59 to 30 days before departure                 20% credit and £1000
                                                                                                                                                                                         be cancelled; and
                                                                                              29 to 0 days before departure                  30% credit and £1000
  Period within which notice of cancellation     Cancellation charges (percentage of
  of wedding is received by P&O Cruises          price of Weddings at Sea Package paid)
                                                                                                                                                                                         3) Obtain and pay for any documentation required to facilitate the marriage, whether
                                                                                              Post–departure                                 50% credit and £1000
                                                                                                                                                                                         such documentation is required at any time by P&O Cruises or the Registry General of
  From the date of booking of wedding up until   Deposit
                                                                                                                                                                                         Bermuda. Any liaison with the Registry General of Bermuda in relation to the marriage
  and including 120 days before departure
                                                                                            The value of any credit (which can be used to pay for weddings at sea or cruises) will       which becomes necessary as a result of a requirement for additional documentation
  119 to 90 days before departure                45% of Weddings at Sea Package             be calculated by reference to the price paid for the Weddings at Sea Package and may         must be undertaken by the Passenger, unless P&O Cruises agrees otherwise.
  89 to 60 days before departure                 65% of Weddings at Sea Package             only be used for another booking with P&O Cruises. Any such new booking must be              4) Obtain and pay for any documentation required to facilitate the marriage to be
                                                                                            made by no later than 31 December of the year after the date of the original cruise.         translated in to English where necessary and by an approved translator.
  59 to 30 days before departure                 90% of Weddings at Sea Package
                                                                                            P&O Cruises will also be entitled to cancel the Contract if it has not been possible to
  29 to 0 days before departure or post–         100% of Weddings at Sea Package                                                                                                         12. JURISDICTION
  departure For fly cruises, departure day is                                               obtain a valid licence from the Registry General of Bermuda for the wedding date. If
  the date of the flight departure.                                                         the failure to obtain a valid licence is due to the fault or delay of the Registry General   This contract shall be governed by English law and any dispute arising under it shall be
                                                                                            of Bermuda and there is no fault or delay on the part of the Passenger, P&O Cruises          determined by the competent court in England and Wales. 쇓
                                                                                            will make a refund of monies received under the Contract. P&O Cruises will have no
Please note that the costs to P&O Cruises of cancellation of any Optional Extras booked
                                                                                            further liability.
by the Passenger will be payable in addition to the amounts set out above.
                                                                                            A caveat may be recorded against an application for a licence where the Registry
Cancellation of the Contract does not automatically cancel the cruise contract
                                                                                            General of Bermuda receives a written notice from a person stating his name,
between P&O Cruises and the Passenger. Please see the Booking Conditions for details
                                                                                            that the marriage is forbidden and the grounds as to why the marriage should
of cancellation charges applicable in the event that the Passenger wishes to cancel
                                                                                            not take place. Passengers will be responsible for liaising with the Registry General
the cruise.
                                                                                            of Bermuda at the Passengers’ cost to ensure that any caveat is removed before
                                                                                            the marriage can go ahead. P&O Cruises reserves the right to cancel the wedding
                                                                                            where, for these reasons, the licence cannot be obtained in time. Cancellation
                                                                                            charges for the Contract will then apply.




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