Celebrity Cruises and Miami Beach Pride announced today that the modern luxury brand will return as the premiere Presenting Sponsor for a third consecutive year, further demonstrating their commitment and support to the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida and abroad.
Miami Beach Pride, which has grown tremendously over the last ten years, now attracts over 100,000 attendees from the LGBTQ+ and Ally communities.
“Celebrity Cruises is ‘proud’ and honored to partner with the Miami Beach Pride team for the third year in a row. We value diversity of all kinds at Celebrity Cruises as the crew of each of our ships come from over 70 countries representing different cultures, religions, genders, sexual identities and colors. Each brings something unique and special to our guests and the world” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises. “Each year, our partnership has become more meaningful and even more fun than the year before, which is why we’re so excited to return for a third year.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Celebrity Cruises back for their third consecutive year of partnership. It’s wonderful to be able to work with a company that’s so committed to supporting our community, and diversity and inclusion in general.” said Bruce Horwich, Chairman of Miami Beach Pride. “And we can’t wait to kick-off our 11th Anniversary of Miami Beach Pride with the support of our incredible sponsors.” This year’s 2019 Miami Beach Pride will feature a full week of fun events, including headlining musical guests, a Youth Village safe zone, a Saturday Beach Party & Festival, and our flagship Miami Beach Pride Parade on Sunday.
About Miami Beach Pride
Miami Beach Pride is an extraordinary week-long event that kicks off with a rainbow flag raising ceremony at Miami Beach City Hall and culminates the following weekend with a Festival & Parade with exclusive VIP areas, more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food, a family-friendly play area and a lounge for LGBTQ+ seniors. Other events throughout the week include a Pride Lights the Night remembrance for the victims of the PULSE nightclub shooting, a Miss Miami Beach Pride drag pageant and an exclusive VIP Gala.
Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an event on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Gus Kenworthy, Ross Mathews, Bebe Rexha, Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. After an inaugural year in 2009, with an estimate 15,000 spectators, Miami Beach Pride has grown to an event attracting more than 100,000 attendees. In addition to Parade spectators, last April’s event included more than 70 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 3,000 participants. For more information on the 2019 event, please visit www.miamibeachpride.com.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 13 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents incredible Cruisetour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel advisor.