Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea

Jul 19, 2018

Hosting its second annual Pride Party at Sea, Celebrity Cruises celebrated Pride Month across their award-winning fleet. Ambassadors for this year’s festivities were Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon and Two Time Men’s figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir.

The cruise line has also hosted a pride parade at sea on board each cruise ship. Festivities began onboard Celebrity Constellation and Celebrity Reflection, on June 5, in Sicily, Italy, and Cartagena, Spain, respectively.

“Celebrity Cruises has been and always will be dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusivity and equality, and part of the dedication includes knowing when to take time to celebrate the hard work and successes of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Pride Month is the perfect time to celebrate and, with all of the fun we had last year, it made perfect sense that we’d continue the tradition, only this time it will be twice the fun and twice the party.”

Adam Rippon, who is sailing on the cruise ship Celebrity Summit for the celebration, which took place at sea, said: “I’m honored to be an ambassador for Celebrity Cruises’ second annual Pride Party at Sea! It’s great to collaborate with a brand like Celebrity that is so dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community.”

The party took place in tandem across the Celebrity fleet, with each ship “handing off the party baton” to the next to keep the festivities running across hemispheres and time zones. In the end, the party traveled more than 10,000 miles to nine ships around the world.

Last year thousands of guests attended the inaugural event– which Celebrity Cruises planned as a show of solidarity with and an effort to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community – with Justin Mikita co-founder of Tie The Knot.

Source: celebritycruises.com

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