Celebrity, R Family Vacations to personalize some cruises for LGBTQ+ travelers

First cruise will take place aboard Celebrity Solstice in Alaska First cruise will take place aboard Celebrity Solstice in Alaska

LGBTQ+ vacation entertainment company R Family Vacations and Celebrity Cruises have partnered to customize group sailings tailored to the LGBTQ+ community.

The two companies will organize exclusive entertainment, gastronomic adventures and events, hosted by R Family co-founders Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli Carpenter. New events include a private welcome reception, sail-away mixer, by-invitation nightly dinners, exclusive shore excursions and special entertainment including LGBTQ+ comedians and musical performances.

'Celebrity Cruises has been and always will be dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusivity and equality,' said Dondra Ritzenthaler, svp sales, trade support and service.

'These sailings will provide guests an instant group of friends when they travel with us,' said Gregg Kaminsky, founding partner, R Family Vacations. 'Celebrity Cruises welcomes everyone on board their luxurious ships and together we will create enhanced travel experiences designed for the entire LGBTQ+ community and their friends.'

The first of these partnered sailings is scheduled for the July 21 Alaska cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice.

These cruises will be sold exclusively through R Family Vacations, Tzell Travel Group and Protravel International.

Information: rfamilyvacations.com.

Posted 02 February 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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