Anyone looking to get married at sea can now tie the knot with both Azamara Cruises and Celebrity Cruises, with captain-led wedding ceremonies being launched to complement the existing vow renewal and in-port wedding offerings.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, vice-president of hotel operations for both lines, said: “While many of our guests come onboard seeking a once-in-a-lifetime wedding or vow renewal location, their number one request is for captains to perform the ceremony. Now, we’re able to fulfill that wish, while sailing the open waters of the world.”

Celebrity Cruises, in partnership with The Wedding Experience, has previously offered onboard vow renewals at sea and in-port wedding ceremonies, and with the recent re-registration of seven of Celebrity’s eight ships in Malta, where Azamara’s two vessels are also registered, government regulations have changed to allow Captains to perform legal marriages at sea.

Guests being married at sea will be offered a variety of packages that include private receptions in their ship’s specialty restaurant, cake and champagne. Basic Captain-performed wedding packages cost from $ 2,500.