Anyone who thinks that finding the person of your heart is already a difficult task has never planned a wedding. Allegedly. And yes, there is a lot to think about. Food, drinks, choice of guests, invitations, outfit. The location of the wedding ceremony also plays an important role for many. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises now enables couples to dream in white on ice. The coolest wedding location in the world has been found!
Tie the Knot on a Cruise
And what better way to begin the adventure of “marriage” than by saying “I do” on a ship in the expedition fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises? Just imagine: A wedding in white, surrounded by the majestic ice world of Antarctica. While the imposing nature outside provides an incomparable backdrop, the crew looks after the well-being of the guests on board and the captain performs the wedding ceremony. And the ceremony is legally binding!
Antarctica is considered a stateless area. Marriages can therefore take place at almost any ship’s location. There is certainly no shortage of ideal locations. One of them is the sheltered Paradise Bay. Weather permitting, the ceremony can be followed by a Zodiac excursion to one of the largest cormorant colonies. Or should it be penguins? Then the coolest wedding location in the world might be Neko Harbour. It is home to gentoo penguins, whales and leopard seals.
Wedding in the Antarctica
Weddings during an expedition will be possible from the start of the Antarctic season on 1 December 2023. There will be a total of nine Antarctic voyages during the coming season. With the expansion of the wedding offer to the expedition fleet, consisting of HANSEATIC inspiration and HANSEATIC spirit, legally valid weddings are now possible on all ships of Hapag-Llyod Cruises.
These can already be booked now. Couples should definitely plan a lead time of 10 weeks for the wedding ceremony on board. After all, the marriage must be applied for with the authorities. Marriages are also possible at other destinations of the expedition fleet, subject to legal requirements.
What does a Wedding on a Cruise cost?
The coolest wedding location in the world costs from € 2,000 per couple in its basic variant. Of course, additional services such as film and photo packages as well as hair and make-up can be booked separately. The wedding planners will assist you in planning the ceremony.
As a special wedding present, the couple will receive a 50 per cent discount on the cruise price from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, including a special flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. There is a 30 per cent discount for friends and relatives travelling with them. The offer is valid for all Antarctic expeditions from December 2023 to February 2024, and the honeymoon is conveniently included as well. Further information and travel examples: hl-cruises.com