Celebrity Cruises chief government, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, has introduced captain Kate McCue, the primary American feminine cruise ship captain, will take the helm of Celebrity Beyond.
The third ship in its Edge Series, the ship will debut subsequent spring.
For McCue, the seed to be a captain was planted following a cruise the then-12-year-old took along with her household.
She instructed her father that she wished to be a cruise director when she grew up.
His recommendation to her was that she may do something she wished, together with captaining the ship
Since that point captain McCue has been a pioneer and trailblazer, breaking the gender barrier in 2015 when Lutoff-Perlo named her to be the primary – and nonetheless solely – American feminine to captain a significant cruise ship, Celebrity Summit.
She moved to Celebrity Equinox earlier than being appointed to helm Celebrity Edge in September 2019.
“This is a day that I’ve been ready for since we made the primary minimize of metal on our stunning Celebrity Beyond.
“Captain Kate has transcended what it means to be a captain as a voice and example of inclusivity, diversity, and change,” stated Lutoff-Perlo.
“She constantly thinks about how she can go above and beyond, mirroring the exceptional design and imagination of the ship she will captain.”
Celebrity Beyond will sail her maiden voyage on April twenty seventh, from Southampton.