LGBTQ+ Cruise Vacations

At Celebrity, as we strive to make every one of our guests feel welcome, we value the importance of diversity among all our guests and crew. That's why we've been awarded LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Company of the year for 2016 at the TTG Travel Awards, and we've won the title of Best Large Ship Cruise Line for LGBTQ+ Passengers at the Cruizie Awards for four years running.

Not only that, but we are proud to announce that as of 2017 same-sex marriages performed onboard our ships by the Captain are legally recognized. Whether you join us onboard for a vacation, your honeymoon, or even your wedding, you'll see why we're the best cruise line for gay, lesbian and all LGBTQ+ guests.

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!