Celebrity Cruises celebrates the LGBTIQ* community with "Pride Party at Sea".

Celebrity Cruises celebrates the LGBTIQ* community with "Pride Party at Sea".

May 24, 2022 – With a "Pride Party at Sea" in June, the "New Luxury" cruise line celebrates the LGBTIQ* community across the fleet - Legally Recognized: Same-Sex Marriages on Board Celebrity Ships

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June is Pride month. Also Celebrity Cruises flies the flag and once again sets a sign of cosmopolitanism and solidarity in the interests of the LGBTIQ* community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexual, Queer). With a fleet-wide "Pride Party at Sea” Celebrity Cruises will celebrate the LGBTIQ* community from the beginning to the end of June.

Celebrity Cruises is celebrating the fourth Pride Party at Sea this year. The kick-off event will take place on Celebrity Edge during her June 4-11 voyage from/to Civitavecchia (Rome) instead of. The eight-day Pride cruise passes via Portofino (Italian Riviera), Cannes , Ajaccio (Corsica), Barcelona and Mallorca.

The baton of the Pride celebrations will then be passed from ship to ship – across all continents and time zones. All Celebrity ships will feature various shows and programs focused on the LGBTIQ* community. And not only guests are allowed to participate here. Officers and staff are also actively encouraged to participate.

Vacaya in February 2023: With the Celebrity Reflection through the Caribbean

On top of that. Celebrity Cruises will also be celebrating the LGBTIQ* community at the beginning of next year. On the “Vacaya” cruise from February 12th to 19th, 2023, the Celebrity Reflection once across the Caribbean. The "rainbow-colored" cruise leads to five different destinations on the occasion of the fifth "Vacaya" anniversary - in addition to the USA, these are Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Grand Cayman. The journey begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale.

For the Vacaya cruise, the entire ship is chartered for LGBTIQ* guests. The organizers promise that there will be “packed, top-class entertainment with first-class entertainers” on board. Guests can also look forward to an unlimited drinks package on this cruise.

"We are passionate about diversity and inclusion throughout the year, but Pride month offers yet another very special opportunity not only to promote Pride, but also to celebrate and celebrate the LGBTIQ* community and appreciate all of what she fought for and what she accomplished,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.

Year-round LGBTIQ* events on board

The popular LGBTIQ* welcome parties are open to all celebrity guests across the fleet and take place on the first night of almost every cruise. This event is an icebreaker and an opportunity for people to meet. In addition to the Welcome Party, Celebrity also organizes other LGBTIQ* events and social hours on board.

Same-Sex Weddings

Celebrity Cruises is proud to be able to legally accommodate same-sex marriages on board - a parliamentary vote in Malta, where most ships in the Celebrity fleet are registered, makes it possible. The long-awaited referendum opens the door for Celebrity to legally recognize same-sex marriages on board and let the respective captains perform the ceremonies.

In a historic ceremony held aboard the Celebrity Equinox in January 2018, Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray became the first same-sex couple to be officially married at sea on a major cruise ship.

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