Celebrity Cruises Proud To Offer Same-Sex Marriages
Friday 13th October 2017, 2:44pm
A historic announcement came today from Celebrity Cruises… they now very proudly offer Same-Sex Marriages onboard their vessels.
The long-awaited gesture came after the company took it to a vote in Malta; the registered country for most of the Modern Luxury fleet. The referendum means that Celebrity Captains can now officiate the ceremonies onboard.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises had this to say “Celebrity Cruises has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and I cannot think of a more important time in our history than right now to do all we can to support inclusion. I am absolutely thrilled to announce that starting today, we welcome same-sex couples to marry on our ships while in international waters, this is one for the history books!”
“Celebrity Weddings has already hosted many same-sex weddings in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, where legal,” said Barbara Whitehall, Managing Director, The Wedding Experience. “We are ecstatic that this new Malta ruling opens up marriage equality for anyone and everyone sailing with Celebrity Cruises while in international waters.”
With their ongoing support of diversity around the world Celebrity have won awards including Cruizie Awards 2016: Best Large Ship Cruise Line for LGBT Passengers and TTG Travel Awards: LGBT-Friendly Travel Company of the Year 2016. Plus they now have cruises offering the LGBT community a refreshing take on the Modern Luxury experience. With diverse itineraries and so much to do onboard including round the clock entertainment, globally inspired restaurants and one of the largest wine collections at sea a Celebrity Cruise is sure to pique your interests. And their LGBT welcome parties will help you to feel especially relaxed they are hosted by their senior officers, the parties are the perfect opportunity for you to meet new people and make new friends onboard.
- 7 night Italy, France & Spain onboard Celebrity Constellation® – Departures: 23rd June; 14th July & 4th August 2018
- 14 night China, Vietnam & Thailand cruise onboard Celebrity Constellation® – Departures: 18th January & 1st February 2019
- 10 night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise onboard Celebrity Reflection® – Departures: 18th January; 1st March & 22nd March 2018
- 14 night South America & Carnival onboard Celebrity Infinity® – Departure: 4th February 2018