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Celebrity Cruises First to Offer Same-Sex Weddings

Jamie Cuccinelli - Brides
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October 12, 2017
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Same-sex couples can now marry on the high seas. On Wednesday's National Coming Out Day, the LGBTQ+ community learned of a new wedding venue where they can celebrate their nuptials - Celebrity Cruises' fleet of ships. The cruise liner company has just announced that they will now perform same-sex marriages onboard vessels sailing in international waters, making them the first fleet of liners to do so.

Instead of saying I do at a more traditional venue, tons of (until now, straight) couples opt to answer the siren call of nautical nuptials, tying the knot on an ocean liner sailing the seas. And now, LGBTQ+ couples will finally be able to as well. "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," stated the president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. "This is one for the history books!"

According to PR Newswire, the decision comes after a recent referendum passed in the European country of Malta (where the majority of Celebrity Cruises' ships are registered), legalizing same-sex marriages in the nation. Due to the historic vote, Celebrity Cruises can now legally recognize same-sex marriages performed by cruise captains in international seas.

To learn more about the Celebrity Weddings program and The Wedding Experience, visit Celebrity Cruises Weddings.

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