American Woman to Command Mega-Cruise Ship in August
Kate McCue will become the first American woman to command a mega-cruise ship.
Celebrity Cruises said that she will control the Celebrity Summit, which sails to Bermuda from the east cast. The mega-ship carries 2,158 passengers, 952 crew, and weighs 91,000 tons.
This is an industry first for an American woman, according to a USA TODAY report.
Seven months prior, Celebrity Cruises hired their first female President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
"From the first time I met Kate, I looked forward to this moment, when I could extend my congratulations to her for being such a dynamic and highly respected leader who will continue to pave the way for women in the maritime industry," Lutoff-Perlo said in a statement following the announcement.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises