Renewal of Vows

Two glasses of Champagne with a sunset

Fred. Olsen smaller, more intimate ships provide the perfect romantic setting for the renewal of wedding vows. It would be our pleasure to mark your very special occasion with a memorable ceremony on board**, which – for only £395 per couple – includes the following as part of our premium renewal of vows celebration package: 

  • Ceremony conducted by the ship's Captain in an attractive venue**
  • A bouquet and buttonhole for the couple
  • Professional photographer to capture the occasion, with a choice of one framed portrait photo included
  • A single-tiered celebration cake
  • A bottle of champagne
  • Commemorative certificates signed by the Captain**

**Due to the Captain's duties, only a limited number of ceremonies are available and these can only be performed on sea days. If on the day, the Captain's duties restrict his availability, a Senior Officer will deputise. Renewal of vows are only available on cruises of seven nights or more. 

Vow renewal request

These terms and conditions should be read carefully. The following terms and conditions are in addition to our standard Booking Conditions found here on our website and any terms used shall have the meanings given in our Conditions unless stated otherwise. 

Completion of the marriage and civil partnership renewal booking form ("Booking Form") is in acceptance of and subject to these terms and conditions.  Please inform FOCL directly prior to making a booking if you wish to raise any objection to any part of these terms and conditions.

How to book
The Booking Form shall be completed and delivered to your travel agent or sent directly to Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, Fred. Olsen House, White House Road, Ipswich, IP1 5LL. 

The ceremonies are offered on all our ships, and are held in The Observatory Lounge, a public lounge open to all guests (complete privacy cannot be guaranteed).

Ceremony Wording
There is a choice of Ceremony wording options to choose from we will send these out with the Booking Form. 

Minimum Notice
In order to organise the ceremony FOCL will require a minimum of two weeks' notice prior to the Departure Date. Each ceremony is subject to availability. FOCL cannot guarantee an exact date/time will be available prior to booking.

The cost of the ceremony, including the package content described below, shall be £395 ("Cost"), any amendments or additions to our standard package shall be priced separately. Please contact FOCL for a bespoke quote.

Full payment is required (including for additions or amendments if appropriate) we will be in contact once we have received the cimpleted booking form.
Should you wish to make payment by debit or credit card, please delete above as appropriate and on receipt of this signed declaration form FOCL will contact you for the card details. 

If you wish to cancel the ceremony you must provide notice in writing to your travel agent or Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, Fred. Olsen House, White House Road, Ipswich, IP1 5LL. The following cancellation charges shall be payable by you and your partner on a joint and several basis if you or your partner cancels the ceremony:

28 days or more prior to the Departure Date No charge
27-14 days prior to the Departure Date  50% of the Cost
13-0 days prior to the Departure Date     100% of the Cost


Whilst FOCL will endeavour not to cancel the ceremony or make any significant changes to the advertised content FOCL shall be entitled to do so where, in FOCL's sole opinion, it is necessary on operational, commercial or other grounds. Should FOCL decide it is necessary to cancel the ceremony, unless due to a Force Majeure event, FOCL shall provide a full refund of the cost.

You confirm that you have previously entered into a marriage or civil partnership with each other, and will produce sufficient documentation as evidence of this before the ceremony.