Agenda - ASTA Global Convention 2020
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Program is subject to change. All events take place at the Washington Hilton unless otherwise noted.
|Kate McCue - Captain, Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises|
For the first time in the cruise industry, an American female took the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. A San Francisco native, Captain McCue currently commands the transformational Celebrity Edge – a 129,500-ton, 1004-foot ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet – sailing in both the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. As Captain, she is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and the onboard experience for its 2,918 guests and 1,320 crew members.
Prior to taking the helm of Celebrity Edge, Captain McCue also commanded Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Equinox. Known fondly as “Captain Kate” to colleagues, guests and her 70,000+ social media followers, she is a distinguished role-model and frequent spokesperson for Celebrity Cruises, leadership in the maritime industry and encouraging young women to pursue their dreams.
Captain McCue was appointed to Master Captain by Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo in 2015 after many successful years working her way through the ranks from bridge cadet to Master Mariner. During her tenure, Captain McCue has managed ship logistics while sailing worldwide itineraries, including Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and along the Panama Canal.
Captain McCue has also served as a maritime leader while sailing several transatlantic and repositioning cruises and played a notable role in ship revitalization. A graduate of California State University’s California Maritime Academy and has earned ongoing certifications pertaining to leadership, navigation, ship management and security. When not sailing the world, Captain McCue seeks-out adventures with her husband and trusty sidekick cat, Bug Naked.
Links for more: Captain Kate McCue Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/captainkatemccue/ Bug Naked Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bugnaked/
Sessions for Kate McCue
|Time||Session Title||Speaker(s)||Session Type|
Thursday, August 27
|10:00am - 11:30am||All Delegate General Session||
Program is subject to change.