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Celebrity to sail cruise with all-female bridge

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Celebrity to sail cruise with all-female bridge
https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Celebrity-to-sail-cruise-with-all-female-bridge

By Rebecca Tobin / Cruise / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / Nov 19, 2019

“NEW YORK -- Celebrity Cruises will operate a cruise departing on International Women's Day next year with an all-female bridge and senior officer team.

The cruise, which departs Fort Lauderdale on March 8, will be on the Celebrity Edge. The bridge will be helmed by Kate McCue, the first female American cruise ship captain. And 26 other women will be stationed in leadership capacities, including staff captain Maria Gotor, hotel director Niina Hautaniemi, cruise director Sue Denning and guest relations director Julie Sherrington.

Celebrity CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo said in an interview that the line has done other events to coincide with the day, but that "we wanted to take it to a different level. And the idea came up that, what if we had an all-female bridge, because we can....”

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A collage created by Celebrity Cruises shows the women who will head the operations of the Celebrity Edge on the International Women's Day sailing in 2020.
 

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I predict that they will do a fine job. They have had a woman Captain on the Summit for cruises out of San Juan for quite some time, and women in leadership positions all over the fleet. Too bad that it's taken this long, and that it should be considered a 'big deal'.

Kudos!

Jim
 

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The most famous female Captain with Celebrity Cruise Line is Captain Kate. You can read some Excellent reviews on the Cruise Critics website about Captain Kate.

Captain Kate picture is on the bottom row... left to right #8.
 

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With my years at the Department of the Army I’m not used to seeing hair on the collar.
 

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Not sure why it’s a big deal. Great for them but does it change anything?
 

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It is also, to be noted that the all female officers staff will be in March 2020 for only a seven (7) day cruise.

Captain Kate will be in charge and at the joy stick (or at the Captains wheel/helm). LOL
 

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Not sure why it’s a big deal. Great for them but does it change anything?

It’s not a big deal at all. It’s just something I’m not used to seeing. It’s nice they can wear their hair down.
 
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