By MarEx 2015-07-13 11:13:59
Kate McCue, a California Maritime Academy, graduate will become master of the Celebrity Summit in August 2015.
Captain McCue has more than 15 years of experience and leadership in the maritime industry. She has managed ship logistics while sailing various itineraries in Europe,Asia,Australia, theCaribbean, the Pacific Northwest andAlaska as well as the Panama Canal. McCue’s maritime experience includes working on the revitalization of ships in Singapore and several transatlantic cruises.
In Celebrity’s ongoing dedication for the advancement in Captain McCue’s appointment follows Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, who was named President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises inDecember 2014.
After graduating from California State University’s California Maritime Academy, Kate McCue held a number of roles such as being a cadet and deck officer and a series of successively more responsible positions until her as master mariner with Royal Caribbean International.
“Becoming the first female American captain of a cruise ship has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember,” says McCue. “The honor is amplified by being the first at a company like Celebrity Cruises.”