Couple gets married in Quantum of the Seas gondola

Sharron Bowman and Mark Burden tied the knot in the Northstar observation gondola.
Royal Caribbean International said a couple from the United Kingdom became the first to get married above the ocean while at sea in the Northstar observation gondola on Quantum of the Seas.
Mark Burden and Sharron Bowman tied the knot off the coast of Haiti while the ship was en route to Labadee from its home at Cape Liberty, N.J.

The officiant was Captain Felix Srecko, who like all Royal Caribbean captains is authorized by the Bahamian government to perform official weddings at sea.

Joining them in the capsule, built to carry up to a dozen guests, were the ship’s hotel director, a wedding coordinator, two still photographers, two motion picture camera staffers and the gondola operator. A crowd at the pool watched below, and the captain even arranged for the bridge to sound the horn as they went up.

After the cruise, the couple plans to reside in West Yorkshire, England.

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