How about getting married on a cruise?

Ever imaged getting married in a luxurious and exotic  location? How about on board a cruise ship?

Celebrity Cruises have just announced that as of today same-sex couples can get married on their vessels. The cruise company can now cater to LGBTI couples because their ships are registered in Malta, where new laws allowing same sex couples to wed have just come into effect.

Their popular ship, Celebrity Solstice, will return to Sydney in a fortnight for the summer season, it’s the sixth year the vessel has been based in Sydney for a season.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Celebrity Cruises’ CEO & President, is visiting Sydney for the first time, and said the company was thrilled to be able to offer the service.

“Australia is a significant market for Celebrity Cruises, ranking as the third largest source market worldwide. More than 50,000 Australians cruise with us each year – both in Australia and overseas – and we’re thrilled to be the first line to offer legalised same-sex marriage ceremonies, officiated by the Captain, just in time for the new season.”

Lutoff-Perlo also announced the cruise line as headline sponsor of the 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards.

“At Celebrity Cruises, we’re committed to opening up the world to everyone, and championing diversity in all its forms. This partnership further cements our commitment to the LGBTI community in Australia, and I’m thrilled to support awards which recognise the incredible efforts of Australians working tirelessly to protect and promote LGBTI rights.” Lutoff-Perlo said.

To find out more about Celebrity Cruises head to the website.

OIP Staff

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