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#1 monkey

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    Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:33 PM

    Has anyone been married in the Bahamas while being on a cruise? It says you have to be in the country 72 hours before, so I am not sure how this would work. Any advise woudl be great!

    #2 cruiseconfused

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      Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

      Hey girl,

      This is a huge possibility for me right now, too. You have to be in the Bahamas for 24 hrs before you can apply for a marriage license, but you can get married right after you apply. So, if you got there on Monday morning, you could get married Tuesday evening. Right when you get there, go and establish your residency at the town hall. The next day, you go and apply for your marriage license, and you can get married.

      The only intinerary I've found so far that allows enough time to do this, is the 4-day carnival sensation stopping in Freeport first, then an overnight in Nassau. You would establish residency while in Freeport, then the next evening when in Nassau, you could get married. If you wanted an morning or afternoon wedding, you could always have it the next day.
      http://www.vacations....cfm?deal=22546

      Good luck!

      #3 FLgator

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        Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

        I am pretty sure that if you are in bahamian waters 24 hours prior to being married you can do so, its something you have to work out with the ship.

        #4 cruiseconfused

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          Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:07 PM

          Yeah, you have to get a letter from the ship stating the date and time you arrived, to give to the town hall. I don't know if they go by when your ship came in, or when you actually get to the town hall and have it all documented. I'd get my butt down there asap, just in case!

          #5 cruiseconfused

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            Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:09 PM

            Yeah, you have to get a letter from the ship stating the date and time you arrived, to give to the town hall. I don't know if they go by when your ship came in, or when you actually get to the town hall and have it all documented. I'd get my butt down there asap, just in case! Oh, and the office is only open until 5... a lot of ships get in at 4, so you'd really want to hussle in there!

            #6 cruiseconfused

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              Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:47 PM

              I've been digging into the cruises more, and I found another with atleast 3 days in the Bahamas........

              Norwegian cruise lines
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              #7 march132010

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                Posted 11 May 2009 - 03:15 PM

                We are getting Married in the Bahamas on a Saturday and the courthouse is closed, so my FI and I are taking a minvacation 3 months ahead of time to get our marriage license, and to meet our wedding planner and also to see where we are getting married--- Good Luck




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