Celebrity Cruises Appoints Malala Yousafzai Godmother of Celebrity Edge

May 06, 2017

Celebrity Cruises has announced that the human rights activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, will be the godmother of their latest cruise ship Celebrity Edge. The revolutionary new vessel currently under construction at the STX France shipyard will be christened in Fort Lauderdale in 2018. Celebrity is also a partner of Malala Fund, whose mission is to tell the story of the activist and to ensure schooling to more than 130 million girls who are denied the right. In 2014, Malala has become the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and donated the entire prize to fund a secondary school for girls in Pakistan. 

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the President, and CEO of Celebrity Cruises said that Malala's dedication to girls’ education sets an example worth following. "Partnering with Malala Fund was a natural fit as we share the same passion and commitment to an incredible cause. We believe in opportunities for all, especially as our crew onboard represent more than 50 different cultures - and amazing stories of achievement, education and economic advancement."

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“Malala is an inspiration and a voice of hope," said Richard Fain, Chairman, and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "This young woman is on a powerful mission, and we support it 100 percent. We are deeply honored to name Malala the Godmother of Celebrity Edge, and we're excited to team up with her and the Malala Fund to champion the global right to education."

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