Celebrity Cruises is now allowing legal same-sex marriages throughout the fleet.
For the first time, Celebrity Cruises now allows legal same-sex marriages onboard. Same-sex marriages got the green light in a vote held in Malta and many of the Celebrity cruise ships are registered there.
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises, said:
“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.”
The Celebrity Weddings program offers onboard ceremonies and destination weddings for lovebirds. The Nautical Nuptials at Sea package includes a Captain-led ceremony, an event coordinator’s services, live music, one hour of photography, cake for two, bottle of Champagne, a bouquet and boutonniere, plus additional romantic turndown amenities post-ceremony.
Barbara Whitehall, Managing Director, The Wedding Experience, said:
“Celebrity Weddings has already hosted many same-sex weddings in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean, where legal.”
“We are ecstatic that this new Malta ruling opens up marriage equality for anyone and everyone sailing with Celebrity Cruises while in international waters.”
Same-sex marriages have also been recently approved for Cunard Line which is based in the UK.