Celebrity Cruises, the premium cruise brand known for globally inspired cuisine, stylish spaces, and in-depth destination experiences, is signing on with The Washington Spirit as an official sponsor for 2015. The sponsorship will offer one lucky Spirit fan and a guest the opportunity to enjoy Celebrity’s modern luxury experience in 2016, through an upcoming giveaway.
“Celebrity Cruises is excited to partner with the Washington Spirit for the remainder of the 2015 season,” said Mark Washo, Washington, DC Team Manager, Celebrity Cruises. “We are thrilled to align with the Spirit at a time when the buzz surrounding women’s soccer is at an all-time high following the U.S. Women’s National Team’s FIFA Women’s World Cup win, and look forward to welcoming two lucky Spirit fans on board Celebrity Summit on a Bermuda cruise next year.”
The Women’s World Cup has showcased over 40 players from the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), including seven from the Washington Spirit. The Spirit is currently near the top of the league in third place, and boasts the leading scorer of the NWSL, Crystal Dunn.
With affiliated sponsorship benefits, Celebrity Cruises will be the presenting sponsor for the September 5th game against the Seattle Reign FC, at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland Soccerplex. Celebrity Cruises will also provide a VIP Fantasy Package cruise, which Spirit fans will have an opportunity to enter-to-win through the end of the season.
The VIP Fantasy Package includes a 2016 cruise sailing for two, round-trip from New Jersey to Bermuda.
“It’s very exciting for Celebrity Cruises to partner for the remainder of the 2015 season with the combined momentum of the Spirit’s on-field success and the Women’s World Cup,” said Washington Spirit Vice President of Operations, Ashlee Comber. “We feel that the Spirit fan base will enjoy the presence of Celebrity Cruises for the season especially with its ‘title night,’ during which fans will be able to explore all the amazing cruises and experiences offered by Celebrity.”