The Celebrity Cruises fleet has been celebrating Pride Month at sea with a series of events culminating with a ‘Pride Party at Sea’ party on ten ships across their fleet.
Celebrity’s ’30 Days of Pride’ has been ongoing since the first of the month, with a variety of multi-generational LGBTQ+ focused programming happening each day of the week across the fleet.
All of this led up to the Pride Party at Sea extravaganza, which took place on ten ships across the brand’s fleet, including Celebrity’s newest ship, Celebrity Edge. Together, officers, staff and guests around the world have been participating in signature Pride programming such as The Largest Kiki At Sea, Silent Disco Pride, and Pride Art Hour.
This is the third year running, Celebrity Cruises has celebrated Pride Month by hosting its third annual ‘Pride Party at Sea’, with Olympic medalist Adam Rippon reprising his role as Grand Marshal for the festivities.
Rippon, who is currently sailing onboard Celebrity Edge for the celebration, which took place last night in Ibiza, Spain, said:
“I’m so incredibly honoured and excited to be back again celebrating Pride Month with Celebrity Cruises as Grand Marshal for the third annual ‘Pride Party at Sea’! I love having the opportunity to partner with brands who genuinely care for and joyfully celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.”
Celebrity Cruises was also a major sponsor of Miami Beach Pride earlier this year. Corporate sponsors enable pride events to continue in an ever more challenging financial landscape for charitable and community based organisations.
The cruise line has a proud history of LGBT firsts, notably offering and performing the legally-binding first same-sex marriage at sea in January 2018. You can watch the video here:
“We are passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion year-round, but Pride Month provides a special opportunity not only to promote Pride, but also to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honour all they’ve fought for and accomplished,”
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.
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