Celebrity Edge to Sail with First All-Female Bridge Team

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Celebrity Edge to Sail with First All-Female Bridge Team

Mike Schuler

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November 19, 2019

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Celebrity Cruises introduced the very first all-female bridge group onboard its Celebrity Edge cruise liner for a history-making cruise ship that the firm really hopes will certainly aid connect the sex space in maritime.

The first-of-its-kind cruising will certainly happen in acknowledgment International Women s Day on March 8, 2020.

The IMO approximates that just around 2 percent of the globe s approximated 1.2 million seafarers are women, 94 percent of whom seafarers are operating in the cruise ship market. Celebrity Cruises states that because 2015, it has increase the variety of ladies on its bridge groups from 3 percent to 22 percent presently.

American captain, Captain Kate McCue, will certainly lead a group of 26 various other ladies standing for 17 various nations to develop the all-female bridge and also policeman management group aboardCelebrity Edge You might identify Captain McCue for coming to be the first-ever American women cruise liner captain in 2015 when she presumed command of the Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Cruises President and also CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, will certainly likewise sign up with on the trip.

“We are all passionate about closing the gender gap,” claimed Lutoff-Perlo “Over the last few years, we have worked hard to diversify the crew on board and bring more women than ever into our industry. None of this could have been possible without the leadership and shared vision of the extraordinary men and women I work with every day, led by Patrik Dahlgren and Brian Abel – who take this challenge to heart and have made it possible. 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.”

Senior Vice President of Global Marine Operations forRoyal Caribbean Crusies Ltd Patrik Dahlgren, has actually pioneered Celebrity s bridge diversity initiatives under the management of Lutoff-Perlo

“Since 2015, we have raised the percentage of qualified women on our navigational bridges from 3% to 22%. Now, we hope this all-time industry-high will continue to grow; we just need more women to raise their hands for careers at sea, especially in engineering,” claimed Dahlgren.

Delivered in 2018, Celebrity Edge is presently ending up its inaugural period in the Mediterranean and also will certainly go back to the Caribbean later on this month.

“Excitement does not even begin to describe how I’m feeling about working alongside these incredible, barrier-breaking women on Celebrity Edge for this truly historic sailing,” included Captain McCue. “I am inspired every day by the amazing women we have working throughout this organization – both on land and at sea. They’re proof that there’s power in diversity.”

The listed below all-women bridge and also management group for this historical cruising of Celebrity Edge consists of:

Captain Kate McCue U.S.A.
Staff Captain Maria GotorSpain
Hotel Director Niina HautaniemiFinland
Guest Relations Director Julie SherringtonUnited Kingdom
F&B Director Byliana VelikovaBulgaria
Senior Doctor Jennifer BernardoPhilippines
Cruise Director Sue DenningUnited Kingdom
Safety Officer Ionela BurdujaRomania
Associate Hotel Director Milana DortangsNetherlands
Revenue and also Marketing Director Sarah GuinotFrance
HUMAN RESOURCES Manager Angel George U.S.A.
Financial Controller Teresa de GuzmanPhilippines
Chief Housekeeper Lyudmyla MiroshnychenkoUkraine
Safety Investigation Officer Alexandra Villarreal U.S.A.
Environmental Officer Maria KaroutsouGreece
Chief Security Officer Mor SegevIsrael
Chief Officer Maria KoliouGreece
Chief Officer Maria AgiusMalta
Doctor Sumaya GuffarSouth Africa
First Officer Rachel ArnoldUnited Kingdom
First Officer Despoina TsairiGreece
Third Engineer Anna AvgoustakiGreece
Second Officer Nicholine Tifuh Azirh, that was the very first West African female to ever before service the bridge of a cruise liner when worked with in 2017Cameroon
Second Officer Ioana TzovaraGreece
Third Officer Esperanza RomeroSpain
Third Officer Cassandra May MeadNew Zealand
Apprentice Officer Gifty Adu Gyami Ghana

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