Cruise firm faces gay boycott

Cruise firm Carnival Corporation, which owns P&O and Cunard, is facing a possible boycott from LGBT travellers.

This follows the company’s decision to refuse to perform any same-sex weddings on board any of its ships which are registered in Bermuda.

Last month the British Overseas Territory repealed 2017’s law allowing same-sex marriages, which meant that Carnival would not be able to perform same-sex weddings on board.

A spokesman for P&O said: “Carnival Corporation believes that same-sex marriage should be legalised in Bermuda and therefore we are opposed to the new law. We are currently working with local interest groups in Bermuda and elsewhere to explore options in relation to this.”

Some gay travel agencies have urged for a boycott of the company, stating that Carnival is not forced to register their ships in Bermuda.