Celebrity Cruises will today reunite its first all-female ship’s bridge and management team exactly a year after they first assembled.
The all-female crew were assembled to mark last year’s International Women’s Day and will re-assemble via the line’s Facebook Watch Party at 5pm (GMT) today (8 March).
They will gather virtually from homes across the globe and directly from onboard Celebrity Edge stationed in the Bahamas.
They will include Captain Kate McCue, the first American female cruise ship captain, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the first female president and chief executive of Celebrity Cruises, and Chief Officer Rachel Arnold from Bristol.
The women will be joined by guest relations director Julie Sherrington and cruise director Sue Denning, both from the UK.
“Making history with these women was quite extraordinary for our industry and an honour for me. It was a dream come true for all of us,” said Lutoff-Perlo.
“Our mantra has been to use this time away from the water to come back stronger than ever and reuniting these incredible trailblazers is a sign of that. Together, we will continue to sail beyond conventional thinking and wisdom into a new world of opportunity.”
Globally, only 2% of mariners are women, but Celebrity Cruises has grown the number of women on its bridge teams from 3% to 28%.
You can put questions to Captain McCue during the broadcast at www.facebook.com/UKcelebritycruises