While progress has been made, the reality is that only 2% of the world’s mariners are women. But not at Celebrity Cruises. The cruise line is leading the industry into a more diverse future with their bold initiatives to #BRIDGEthegap.
To celebrate this years International Women’s Day, the cruise lines is to launch its first-ever sailing with an entirely female bridge and officer team – including three British female crew members.
This historic sailing will take place on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2020 – onboard Celebrity Edge.
Captain McCue will be at the helm and will be accompanied by 26 other women to create an all-female Bridge and officer leadership team, including British First Officer Rachel Arnold, British Cruise Director Sue Denning and British Guest Relations Director Jule Sherrington – as well as Celebrity’s President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
Commenting, Lisa said: “We are all passionate about closing the gender gap. and over the last few years, we have worked hard to diversify the crew on board and bring more women than ever into our industry.
“We are fortunate to have many incredible, experienced and beyond-qualified women who have worked tirelessly to achieve these positions. And we also celebrate the many men who continue to support them and help champion having more women crew onboard.”