Celebrity Cruises has announced same-sex marriages performed on board are now legally recognised, marking a historic first for the modern luxury brand.
The move follows a transformative vote in Malta, where a majority of the Celebrity fleet is registered, which passed the country’s parliament 66-1.
The long-awaited referendum opens the door for Celebrity to legally recognise same-sex marriages performed on board, and have the fleet’s captains officiate the ceremonies.
“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that starting today, we welcome same-sex couples to marry on our ships while in international waters,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises.
“This is one for the history books!”
The Celebrity Weddings programme offers on board ceremonies and destination weddings for lovebirds.