A year after Celebrity Cruises set sail with the first ever all-female bridge and onboard leadership team, the women behind this maritime first are reuniting on March 8, 2021 to mark International Women’s Day.
According to the statement from the company the all-female team will “ reflect on the historic sailing, discuss the challenging year that followed in which the coronavirus suspended cruise sailings, to, share their stories of joy and heartbreak and why it’s more important than ever to #choosetochallenge.”
The team will gather virtually, coming together from homes across the globe and even from onboard the Celebrity Edge currently stationed in the Bahamas. Powerful voices contributing to this unique, industry-leading conversation include Captain Kate McCue, the first American female cruise ship captain, and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the first female President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises.
All-female bridge Crew
They will be joined by Chief Officer Rachel Arnold (UK); 2nd Officer Elizabeth Marami (Kenya); Chief Security Officer Mor “Mia” Segev (Israel); Hotel Director Niina Huataniemi; Assistant Hotel Director Milana Dortangs; Guest Relations Director Julie Sherrington (UK); and Cruise Director Sue Denning (UK).
“Making history with these women was quite extraordinary for our industry and an honor for me. It was a dream come true for all of us,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa 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.”
Celebrity Cruise’s will hold a Facebook Watch Party at Noon ET on Monday March 8, 2021, in which Captain Kate will take over Celebrity Cruises’ Facebook page to take specific questions from the public.