Celebrity Cruises® Joins GPL as Tailgate Sponsor and Judge

Wellington, Fla. – Mar. 23, 2018 – The Gay Polo League is thrilled to announce that Celebrity Cruises® will be joining the festivities this year at the 9th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament as the Tailgate Sponsor and judge. A member of the Compass Community Pride Alliance, as well as a sponsor for Miami Pride Parade and Palm Beach County Pridefest, Celebrity Cruises’ culture and ideology is a perfect fit for the GPL Tournament that celebrates diversity and inclusion. With the spirited weekend fast approaching, make sure to take some advice from our experts so that you can impress the judges’ panel on April 7, 2018 at International Polo Club Palm Beach with the most inventive tailgate set-up.

Celebrity Cruises’ new ship EDGE will feature 29 world-class culinary venues among other luxury amenities.

“The demographic that we love and welcome aboard our cruises is the same crowd that attends and supports the GPL Tournament each year. We wholeheartedly welcome the LGBTQ community aboard our ships, and we would love to have the community around polo experience one of our cruises and open their minds to travel,” said Yolanda Sheppard, Market Sales Manager at Celebrity Cruises. “On the first night of our cruises, we host a welcome cocktail party for our LGBTQ passengers which enables them to meet fellow travelers who share their interests. Plus, we recently announced same-sex marriage opportunities aboard our ships! Now you can sail and hold your ceremony as you cruise the world seas! With so much in common, it was a no-brainer to support the GPL Tournament.”

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 working together to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 12 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. One of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Celebrity’s reputation for luxury and excellence aligns with the atmosphere that surrounds the GPL Tournament and its attendees.

Sponsored by Celebrity Cruises this year, the GPL tailgate competition is a highlight of the Annual International Gay Polo Tournament and distinguishes it from any other event. Each year tailgaters vie to be recognized by the judges in one of five categories, with creativity and luxury in no short supply. With Sheppard serving as one of the members of the tailgate judging panel in 2018, make sure to impress her by implementing some tips from past year’s judges listed below:

* Take advantage of a well-known theme
* Plan your theme down to the last detail
* Open up your tailgate to event attendees
* Share themed food and drink in the spirit of fun
* Combine themed costumes, presentation, props, food and drink

The modern elegance of Celebrity Cruises, captured perfectly in this year’s tailgate competition trophies.

The 9th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, recognized as the only gay polo event in the world, unites professional polo players for an amazing day of sport and charity. Established in 2006, Gay Polo League is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization which promotes the sport of polo as a means for providing equality, pride, inclusion and confidence for those individuals who face discrimination simply due to identifying themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, gay or other non-traditional sexual or gender identities.

Make sure to use our hashtag on social media! #GPL2018

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.gaypolo.com.

Form ore information on Celebrity Cruises, please click here.


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