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Old 09 April 2009, 07:01 AM
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exclusively males crews; the only women likely be aboard such ships were officer's wives or paid companionship, none of whom would be in the market for a wedding-at-sea. Couples *might* occasionally marry on passenger ships or liners at sea, but most of those typically carried at least one clergyman of their own.
It was also pretty regular to have female passengers (an officer or officials family usually on a military ship, noblemen or merchants etc on merchant vessels. There are some documented examples of women on board ships as crew as well, but they were living as men and trying not to be found out. It also was very, very rare.

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Cunard liners (Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth etc) have just had their home port changed from Southampton to Hamilton so that Bermudan registry would enable marriages to take place onboard.
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