Celebrity Cruises Launches “The Tangerine Table” - A Roundtable Talk Series on International Women’s Day 2023

Shining a spotlight on life at sea, Celebrity Cruises is proud to present "The Tangerine Table" - a roundtable talk series that brings you into the personal lives and inspirational stories of officers and crew members onboard our ships - from Captains and Officers to Chefs and Hotel Directors. The series kicks off on International Women's Day 2023 with the first episode featuring the groundbreaking women of Celebrity Beyond℠: Captain Kate McCue, First Officer Liz Marami, Executive Pastry Chef Atziri Chavez, and Cellar Master Jelena Vukelic.


Click here to watch the special International Women's Day episode and keep an eye out for more episodes throughout the year! 

International Women's Day 2022 Achieved 32% Female Bridge Officers

With a long history of championing diversity and inclusion, Celebrity Cruises set a new benchmark in the cruise industry, announcing that one third of its bridge officers are now female, in an industry where less than 2% of mariners are women. As a display of its commitment to equality, advancement and the accomplishments of women, the brand is changing its global “X” logo to “XX” on its social media channels in honor of the female chromosome for International Women’s Day. Celebrating all those who identify as female, this symbolic display supports this year’s #BreakTheBias international theme.


Supporting Gender Equality

Women only represent 2% of the world's 1.2 million seafarers, but aboard Celebrity Cruises:

Of officers on the bridge are female fleetwide

American female captain

West African woman on the bridge

The “XX” logo was also projected onto Celebrity BeyondSM, the company’s highly anticipated luxury flagship under final construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France in preparation for its April 2022 debut and set to be helmed by female captain Kate McCue. When Captain Kate maneuvers Celebrity Beyond from the shipyard, she will become the first female Captain to start up a mega cruise ship and the first female Captain to “take out” a ship from Chantiers de l’Atlantique in its 160-year shipbuilding history. 

Barrier-breaking. History-making.

The first sailing with an all-female bridge and officer team. This ground-breaking sailing took place on International Women’s Day—March 8, 2020—aboard the revolutionary ship, Celebrity Edge®. On board, guests enjoyed special programming, including a dedicated speaker’s series, networking opportunities, film and documentary screenings, and more. This sailing and all the activities were all focused on our goal of inspiring a new generation of girls and women to pursue careers in the maritime field. Captain Kate McCue was at the helm for this historic sailing (the first American female cruise ship captain).