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Celebrity Cruises Launches “The Tangerine Table” - A Roundtable Talk Series on International Women’s Day 2023

Shining a spotlight on life at sea, Celebrity Cruises is proud to present "The Tangerine Table" - a roundtable talk series that brings you into the personal lives and inspirational stories of officers and crew members onboard our ships - from Captains and Officers to Chefs and Hotel Directors. The series kicks off on International Women's Day 2023 with the first episode featuring the groundbreaking women of Celebrity Beyond℠: Captain Kate McCue, First Officer Liz Marami, Executive Pastry Chef Atziri Chavez, and Cellar Master Jelena Vukelic.

International Women's Day 2022 Achieved 32% Female Bridge Officers

With a long history of championing diversity and inclusion, Celebrity Cruises set a new benchmark in the cruise industry, announcing that one third of its bridge officers are now female, in an industry where less than 2% of mariners are women. As a display of its commitment to equality, advancement and the accomplishments of women, the brand is changing its global “X” logo to “XX” on its social media channels in honor of the female chromosome for International Women’s Day. Celebrating all those who identify as female, this symbolic display supports this year’s #BreakTheBias international theme.


Supporting Gender Equality

Women only represent 2% of the world's 1.2 million seafarers, but aboard Celebrity Cruises:

Of officers on the bridge are female fleetwide

American female captain

West African woman on the bridge

Barrier-breaking. History-making.

The first sailing with an all-female bridge and officer team. This ground-breaking sailing took place on International Women’s Day—March 8, 2020—aboard the revolutionary ship, Celebrity Edge®. On board, guests enjoyed special programming, including a dedicated speaker’s series, networking opportunities, film and documentary screenings, and more. This sailing and all the activities were all focused on our goal of inspiring a new generation of girls and women to pursue careers in the maritime field. Captain Kate McCue was at the helm for this historic sailing (the first American female cruise ship captain).

2024 Pride Month at Sea

We’re expanding our annual fleet-wide Pride celebration to the entire month of June in 2024. Across the world, all month long, our award-winning ships will host daily LGBTQ+ gatherings, fabulous guest entertainers on select ships, a flag raising ceremony, and our signature Pride Party at Sea to cap it all off in style. Stay tuned for more Pride Month at Sea details to come.

LGBTQ+ Events Onboard

Our popular LGBTQ+ Welcome Parties are open to all guests fleetwide and take place on the first night of almost every cruise. This event is a great ice breaker and opportunity for people to meet. In addition to the Welcome Party, Celebrity also hosts various LGBTQ+ events and social hours onboard.

Same Sex Weddings

Celebrity Cruises is proud to offer legal same-sex marriages on board. The motion 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 recognize same-sex marriages performed on board, and have the fleet’s captains officiate the ceremonies.

First Legal Same Sex Marriage at Sea

In a historic ceremony hosted on board Celebrity Equinox® in January 2018, Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray became the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line.

Presenting Sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride

Celebrity has been the presenting sponsor for Miami Beach Pride four years in a row. We’ve hosted onsite festival events, themed give-a-ways, entertainment performances from our Celebrity Productions team including specialty performances by Savannah Smith, Ashlee Amber, and Marcus Terell, and a float in the parade.

VACAYA 2024 Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Apex®

VACAYA charters the entire ship for LGBT+ guests and dazzles with star-studded onboard entertainment and activities. Sailing Feb 17-24, 2024 for 7 magical nights from Fort Lauderdale to Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and Antigua, VACAYA and Apex℠ will inspire you to reimagine everything you’ve ever known about cruising. And the VACAYA team is hard at work inventing an experience to match this stunning ship’s innovative design. From fresh entertainment and welcoming parties to new immersive play spaces, Apex with VACAYA will unfold with all-new moments of wonder and awe. And with this charter cruise, VACAYA and Celebrity will offer the sale of unlimited beverage packages!

Best Buddies International

Through the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).