Wedding at sea

For the most beautiful day of your life.*
Get married during a cruise on board the best cruise ship in the world.

The highest distinction of 5-stars-plus** is a standard that goes without saying for us and is what we promise our guests every day. This is, of course, especially true for your big day. So, when you choose the EUROPA 2, you are booking more than a wedding in a fabulous setting: you are ensuring absolute perfection right down to the smallest details of your day. We take care of the arrangements so all you need to do is smile, enjoy the day and say “I do” at the right moment. Combine your wedding with a cruise.

Are you spending your honeymoon or a milestone wedding anniversary on board the EUROPA 2? We would love to make your time together truly unique with our Honeymoon Special, compiled exclusively for you. You can find further information here.


Getting married on board the EUROPA 2
- How it works -

On the EUROPA 2, we offer legal marriage ceremonies at sea. The captain of the EUROPA 2 is officially authorised to conduct marriage ceremonies in international waters. After the cruise, the marriage is fully recognised under EU law. Weddings at sea are possible thanks to a special provision in Maltese marriage law, which also applies for the EUROPA 2 as it flies the Maltese flag.

Once the EUROPA 2 has reached a distance of twelve miles from the coast, the captain may take on the role of a registrar and legally marry a couple on board. The marriage ceremony is conducted in German or in English and in accordance with Maltese law. A wedding at sea requires the presence of two witnesses who are of legal age. We can also arrange witnesses for you. A notification period of ten weeks before the wedding date must be taken into account so that the marriage ceremony can be registered in time with the Maltese authorities.

To register to get married at sea, the couple must provide various documents – details of this can be found below in the “General information” PDF file. Additional arrangements for your wedding on board, such as professional make-up or photography, are not included in the price but can of course be booked in addition.

An overview of available dates for weddings on board can be found in the “Find wedding cruise” section. If you have any questions about getting married on board or would like definitive information about dates, please contact our sales team.

Basic package:

  • Legal marriage ceremony in the Belvedere.
  • Appointment of two witnesses (if desired).
  • Ceremony with background music.
  • Decorations and flowers.
    – Bridal bouquet / boutonniere.
    – Table decorations.
  • Champagne reception with canapes.
  • Wedding banquet (not including drinks or caviar).
    – Up to 12 people (including the bride and groom) in the Grande Reserve
    – If there are more than 13 people (including the bride and groom), the restaurant will be selected depending on the size of the group.
  • Wedding cake.

€ 1,990/US$ 2,290/£ 1,700 per couple

The basic package must be booked for a wedding on board. Further services can also be added to the booking. More information about the optional services that can be booked is available in the “General information” PDF file.

Marriage ceremonies are in principle possible on the following cruises. Please note that a maximum of one marriage ceremony may be conducted per cruise and availability therefore cannot be guaranteed. Our sales team will be happy to advise you.

Find wedding cruise

General information about marriage on board the EUROPA 2

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Registration form

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Necessary documents for marriage at sea

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Necessary documents for civil union

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* This service is currently only available for EU citizens
** According to Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018