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Old 05 April 2009, 05:23 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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Originally Posted by Beejtronic View Post
My sister got married on a cruise ship, and it is law that you have to be married at a port.
Whose law? If the ship is in international waters who has jurisdiction? The country the ship is flagged under?

I would think that the reason the captain of a cruise ship can't perform a marriage is bcause the owners of the ship forbid it. Much easier for the owners to do that then to worry about the legality of a marriage.

I wonder though if cruise lines (or private ships) have ever considered having their captain(s) get a "mail order" preachers license. I believe that that is pretty much all that is necisary to legally perform marriages in the US.

Heck, they could even register the ship in Nevada.
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