Following a Supreme Court of Bermuda ruling that marriage laws apply to same-sex couples, three cruise lines flagged in Bermuda say they will begin to perform same-sex weddings at sea.

The largest of the lines is Princess Cruises, one of three Carnival Corp. brands with ships registered in Bermuda.

The other two are Cunard Line and P&O Cruises, a line based in the United Kingdom.

The Bermuda flag authorizes captains to perform legal wedding ceremonies, following appropriate procedures under the Bermuda Maritime Marriage Act of 1999.

In a statement, Princess said “Although same-sex couple commitment ceremonies are not new to Princess, we are delighted by the ruling and look forward to hosting same-sex marriages on our 13 ships which are registered in Bermuda.”

Princess said it is working on developing a range of services and amenities for same-sex couple ceremonies and will release full information on them shortly.

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