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  The Love Boat cruising to your South Pacific wedding

Make the romance of getting married on a cruise ship your reality by sailing from Auckland to your South Pacific wedding...

Cruise to your wedding with P&0

 P&O Cruises offer unique opportunities to celebrate a sunny beach wedding in Vanuatu. Due to the registration regulations of ships it is not possible to get married on board. However, the itineraries of P&O’s Pacific Pearl allow you to cruise with family and friends and stop off to enjoy a leisurely wedding ceremony in beautiful Vanuatu – an inclusive wedding and honeymoon shared with the people you love.












Unique, romantic – and great value for money!

With all-inclusive cruise fares - meaning no extra costs for a wedding reception – a cruise wedding offers fantastic value for money.  

Cruise life is great for all ages and interests – relaxing and reading by the pool, sipping a cocktail with friends as you enjoy the nightly live entertainment, and the kids are kept busy with the huge range of activities offered by the kids clubs.  From nana to the kids, your wedding party will enjoy the diverse range of onboard entertainment options as they sail in celebration of your future as husband and wife.

Sail away stress-free

With the Pacific Pearl being essentially an all-inclusive floating resort, you’re free to relax and enjoy your guests’ company.  Tonia Timmins, Wedding Specialist at Bon Voyage Cruises & Travel, says, “It’s a pre-wedding holiday – just what you need after organising a wedding!”  Make the most of it and treat the girls to a pampering beauty treatment at the onboard Aqua HealthSpaFitness while the boys head to the casino for Black Jack.

The Pacific Pearl offers the Salt Grill, an intimate venue for the ultimate dining experience, a Live Circus with outdoor trapeze acrobatics performed by Pacific Cirque, and The Cafe, Australia's first chocolate cafe at sea.

It’s even easier to relax when you know all the details for your wedding have been finalised and a wedding coordinator will be meeting you as you arrive in port. Prior to your cruise everything will be nutted out with your wedding coordinator, including the marriage licence, ceremony location, music, flowers, cake, and so on. 

Wedding ceremony on South Pacific shores

Here's an itineary to give you an idea of how your Big Day will unfold on a P&O Cruise*…

• Pacific Pearl arrives in port at your wedding destination – Vila, Vanuatu.  
• Visit the Aqua HealthSpaFitness onboard for hair and make-up. 
• Disembark and meet your waiting wedding coordinator. 
• Be transported to the Registry Office to collect marriage licence. 
• Make your way to your pre-arranged ceremony location, whether it’s a beach, chapel or bure, and find everything waiting for you exactly as you had arranged with the wedding coordinator.
• Marry the man or woman of your dreams against a backdrop of sand, swaying palms and sparkling seas.
• Enjoy a champagne toast to wedded bliss, canapés, music and mingling with family and friends and photos taken in a South Pacific paradise.
• Be transported back to the Pacific Pearl to continue celebrations onboard, whether it’s a buffet and cocktails on the private Oasis deck or the  use of one of the Pacific Pearl's specialty bars or dining rooms.

• Pacific Pearl sails out of port and into the sunset as you share a toast to your new life as husband and wife.

Wedding reception on Pacific Pearl

The reception is the time to really let down your hair and have some fun!  Return exhilarated from your shore ceremony to continue the festivities on board the Pacific Pearl.  With plenty of flexibility, the possibilities include:

• Booking The Oasis on Deck 8 for informal canapés and cocktails.  Amazing photo opportunities as the ship sails out of port and into the sunset.
• Private use of one of the ship’s many bars.  Put up a bar tab for your guests and toast to your new life together.

All options can be followed by dinner in one of the ship’s restaurants – all included in the price of your cruise fare.  Furthermore, children can have complimentary care at a kids club until 10pm, with care continuing until 1am at an additional cost. Keep the party going well into the night!

Sailing into the sunset is a romantic beginning to any marriage. Combining a cruise with your wedding and honeymoon is the perfect way to discover the most picturesque islands in the South Pacific and celebrate the beginning of your new life together with the people you love.


All about P&O Cruises

From the moment you step on board the Pacific Pearl, you’re on holiday. Unpack just once and get ready for a magical experience.

Your floating resort offers an amazing array of facilities with your fare, including the exciting range of activities, dining options and entertainment. With over 75 years of experience, cruising with P&O Cruises is the perfect escape for all ages.  There’s plenty of fun options for children available through the kids clubs catering to children 3 years of age through to teenagers.

Easy organising - What the wedding coordinator can offer you:

Wedding coordinators in Fiji and Vanuatu are very experienced in helping you to plan for an overseas wedding.  Flexible to your unique requests, these are some of the things they can help you organise:

• All marriage licence arrangements, including transport to the registry office to collect it
• Marriage celebrant, witnesses (if necessary)
• Hair and make-up for the bride
• Catering – from tropical fruit platters to a champagne lunch
• Equipment and set up, from floral archways to table settings
• Floral arrangements, eg leis, buttonholes and bouquets
• Dancers and live music
• Photography/Videography packages

Read what Nicola and Tarek thought of their P&O wedding in Vanuatu>


Contact Tonia today to find out more about 'Cruising to your Wedding' offers

Email: tonia@bonvoyage.co.nz  

Phone: 0800 266 869 or 09 368 6804 or Visit us at: 8a Cleveland Road,  Parnell,  Auckland


*Guide only - actual itinerary may differfrom this; itinearary is to provide an overall idea only.