Has anyone had a ceremony of spreading ashes from a cruise ship? I am thinking about doing that and wonder if there is anything I should be especially careful to consider. I am looking at Carnival Cruises to the Bahamas..since as I understand, one can actually spread the ashes as opposed to just placing the entire biodegradable container. I would appreciate any info..Thanks!!
I have not done this, but I have several friends who did it with Princess Cruiselines. They were satisfied with their choice. I don’t know the details. I think the best thing to do is to call the cruise line to find out their procedures. Peace to all.
Thank you Bobby..I do plan to call cruise lines but just wanted to see if anyone had info I should reference when I call. Thanks again for your time!
I just found this information on the internet. Go to Carnival.com and ask your questions.
Ashes can be spread quietly without ceremony at the shore with no expense...you don't need a cruise or cruise ship to do this. Same body of water. I Guess if you are wealthy enough to take cruises your mindset is different and that's OK. Whatever floats your boat.
Hi laura...I thought there was a law the ashes had to be a certain distance from shore? Guess it wouldn't matter since the ashes are sterile? I am going to take my first very large ship cruise for a few days..out of Miami ..I live in Florida. Some of my relatives are joining me and it will be a family memorial/celebration for my hubby who died 9/11/19. I agree it would be the same body of water and the ashes will actually go around the world..I think :) My husband was a navy man and wanted this..Thank you laura for your response!
Seems as if whenever you see photos of this ash disposal method....most of them just go out into the air anyway...but being a navy man it's nice to think he'll still be traveling around the world to some degree. Sorry for your recent loss. Good you will have family with you for this
Thank you...having the family with me is great..my sister will be there ..she lost her husband in May of this year...also my other brother in law died this year..It has been a sad year...
When my sisters and I went on a cruise to Alaska, my sister spread some of her husband's ashes from the back of the ship. We went down to the lowest point of cabins and there was a door to a small balcony where she left them go. She did not ask anyone, and there was no one around except us. It was also just a small amount. He had always wanted to go to Alaska.
Hi sis...Alaska was a consideration but we are going to the Bahamas, I think..My husband never had any desire to go to Alaska so we would help him depart sooner :)..but he will be with us everywhere in spirit :) and I feel he would be just fine with that.
Thank you for sharing..I would guess others have done spread ashes privately too. I was surprised to hear so many have spread ashes at Disneyland and Disney World. Thank you again for responding!
I know that various states, countries, and ships have different rules concerning this.
This is what Carnival Cruises have to say:
Burial at Sea – Dispersing of Cremated Ashes
Dispersing cremated ashes at sea is permitted. Please note the following procedures and policies:
Thank you Frank...:) I appreciate your taking the time...
I believe you have to call the cruise line and talk with them.