Can a ships captain marry you?

A ship’s captain generally does NOT have the legal right to officiate a wedding at sea. In order for a Captain of a ship to perform a marriage at sea, he must also be a judge, a justice of the peace, a minister, or an officially recognized officiant such as a Notary Public.

Why are ship captains allowed to marry?

Some captains obtain other credentials (such as ordination as ministers of religion or accreditation as notaries public), which allow them to perform marriages in some jurisdictions where they would otherwise not be permitted to do so.

Can you get married on a ship?

All couples have to do is show up. Weddings at sea are conducted by the captain (or his deputy) under the laws of the country the ship is registered in (Bermuda, Malta and the Bahamas among them). … If the wedding is held on the ship while it is in port, the ceremony will be conducted by a non-denominational officiant.

Can a ships captain marry you UK?

The USA and the UK explicitly forbids ship captains to perform marriages. Indeed, the British Mercantile Marine Office in official logbooks supplied to ship captains warn that shipboard marriages performed by the captain are not legal. Ship captains and ship masters have no authority to perform marriages.

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Can a sea captain marry you on land?

They can’t perform marriages at sea (or on dry land) by virtue of their maritime license alone, and no state has enacted a statute explicitly authorizing ships’ captains to officiate marriages.

Can you marry in international waters?

Celebrity Cruises captains are able to officiate legally-recognized same-sex weddings while in international waters. When you get married while sailing in international waters, the ceremony abides by the laws of the country where the ship is registered.

Is getting married in the Bahamas legal?

Yes, the Bahamas marriage license is a legal document issued by the Bahamas government and is legal in any country in the world. You can also get a certified copy of your marriage certificate.

How much does it cost to get married at sea?

Its “Wedding at Sea” ceremony, priced from $2,995, is performed onboard while at sea and officiated by the ship captain onboard Breakaway, Getaway, Epic and Escape.

Are Captains supposed to go down with the ship?

Captains of a sinking ship do not go down with the ship. That is simply a colloquialism that means the captain should be the last to get off a ship that is sinking. If there is time to abandon ship where everyone gets off, so does the captain get off.

Can you get married on Maid of the Mist?

Or if you are looking for the extreme romantic experience, share your first kiss in the mist of the water on board the historic “Maid of the Mist” tour boat. All can be arranged with little to no notice making it ideal for a last minute wedding.

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Who can marry people?

A clergy person (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) is someone who is ordained by a religious organization to marry two people. A judge, notary public, justice of the peace, and certain other public servants often solemnize marriages as part of their job responsibilities.