Alaska Cruise Wedding: Get Married In Style

Alaska cruise wedding

Wondering how to make your wedding a little more special? Then look no further than an Alaska cruise wedding. 

Surrounded by glaciers, snow-capped peaks, and lush wilderness, Alaska will make any wedding that much more memorable. 

Not only will your wedding ceremony be totally unique and unforgettable, but you can literally start your honeymoon straight away without wasting any time. 

Luckily, there are quite a few Alaska cruise lines that offer wedding packages. This means you don't have to worry about planning the wedding and catering, just let the operator handle the details. This will make your journey far less stressful and allow you time to enjoy the things that matter.

Below are the best cruise lines for an Alaska cruise wedding package. If you want to make your trip even more special, consider taking an Alaska cruise tour.  

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Alaska Cruise Wedding: The Options

Princess Cruises

Princess are well known for their weddings thanks to their "Tie the Knot" packages available on all of their ships, including in Alaska.

There are three package options that vary in price from $2,000 - $5,000 depending on your needs. You can choose to have your wedding at sea, on-shore, or on the ship when it is in port. The later two options give your friends and family a chance to join whilst not actually taking the cruise itself.

The packages include being married by the captain, a wedding cake, floral decorations, photographer, wedding planner, a bottle of champagne, a beautiful breakfast, and rose petals on the bed at turn-down. 

Almost all Princess ships have dedicated wedding chapels aboard which really help to make the ceremony that much more special. These can also broadcast your wedding live via webcam to your family and friends who could not make it.  


  • Dedicated chapel
  • 3 packages to choose from
  • Live broadcast
  • The captain conducts the ceremony 
  • Well priced


  • Licensing fees generally add another $500 to the quoted price

Celebrity Cruises

Not only can Celebrity cruises now marry you at sea, but they can also marry same-sex couples. The "Nautical Nuptials at Sea" package is conducted by the captain and prices start from around $3,000. There is also the option of a shoreside package that costs a little less, but the captain does not preside over the ceremony. 

Most weddings on Celebrity Cruises include an event coordinator's services, photographer, a bottle of Champagne, cake for two, bouquet, and a romantic turn-down setting. 

If getting married at sea, make sure to book early as the captain will need to be free to perform the nuptials. You can also book a 'symbolic wedding package' which costs less and is not legally binding. 


  • Captain presides over the ceremony 
  • Romantic turn-down service
  • His and Her robes included


  • License fee of $750 not included
  • Full wedding cake not included

Holland America Cruises

Catering to an older and more sophisticated clientele, Holland America is ideal for older couples looking to tie the knot. Most of Holland America's ships come with dedicated chapels, making weddings very easy.  

Although there are no sea weddings or shoreside weddings available in Alaska, Holland America offer an in-port wedding option in Juneau. If you want to make the ceremony truly special, Holland America offer packages in which you can get married on a glacier! Not many people can say that. 

If 8 of your guests book staterooms then Holland America will upgrade the wedding couple to a stateroom free of charge and a commemorative wedding cake. The group will also get a free lunch and private wine tasting and chocolate-covered strawberries session. 


  • Nice, refined feeling
  • Get married on a glacier


  • Can't be married at sea
  • Can't be married in port (in Alaska)

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian are great for Alaska cruise weddings because they offer fully customisable packages that will make your day really stand out. For instance, you can choose to have a custom ordered flowers, live music, conch shell aisle, fresh rose arch, and cold hors d'oeuvres. These all come at an extra cost, but it's good to know they are available if wanted. 

Onboard you'll find plenty of dining options and numerous spa and beauty services. Norwegian also offer same-sex weddings and the captain presides over the ceremony (this is not always the case and does depend on the ship). 

The standard at sea package starts from $2,995 and comes with a 6-inch cake, bridal bouquet, chocolate-covered strawberries, prosecco, dinner for two, photographer, and canapés. 

If you want the real special 'wow' wedding, Norwegian offer ceremonies on Juneau Glacier. 


  • Very customisable
  • Same-sex weddings
  • Captain officiates the ceremony


  • A fee of $250 is charged for every 25 guests over the initial 25
  • License fees not included

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean are another great option when it comes to Alaska cruise weddings. You can do the fabulous glacier wedding option in Juneau or choose to have your special nautical nuptials at sea. 

The cheapest option is to get married at sea which starts at $1,950 and includes up to 10 guests. For a full blown glacier wedding with 50 guests, you're looking at  $4,650 depending on the month. 

A decorated stateroom and three-tier cake makes Royal Caribbean weddings very special. You also get champagne, dinner for two, photographer, breakfast in bed, and wedding coordinator as standard. At an extra cost, open bars and hors d'oeuvres can be arranged for the after-party. 


  • Get married on a glacier
  • Lots of packages


  • License fee not included
  • Not the best option for people wanting to just relax

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If you have any queries or questions regarding Alaska cruise weddings, please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. For some great Alaska cruise tips, please click here

Thank you and happy travels!

Expedition Cruise Team

About the Author Burnham Arlidge

Burnham started his career as a professional tennis player before retiring due to injury. Since then Burnham has thrown himself into adventure travel. He has cruised to some of the most iconic and obscure parts of the planet.

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