What made you want to work with Celebrity Cruises?
I wanted to work with Celebrity Cruises for a couple of different reasons: I want to work in an office with ever-changing spectacular views, the chance to visit seven different continents and work with over sixty different nationalities - all within unmatched modern luxury.
What do you love about being onboard?
I love interacting with our incredible guests and meeting all the people who've given me such overwhelming support. Of course, Celebrity Cruises is known for it's amazing food and, as a foodie, I love the amazing pastries I'd heard so much about. You can see all my favourite things about my travels on Instagram @CaptainKateMcCue
How did it feel to put the four stripes on?
Incredible. Instantly recognised by the guests - some even did a double take.
What's your opinion of being the first American female Captain?
I am the first Captain on a mega cruise ship, and feel both humbled and excited, but men and women have been doing amazing things before me. Now I intend to spread the word about the industry's fantastic opportunities.
We know you're not a stereotypical Captain, but we've heard you do have a tattoo?
Every sailor's got a tattoo right? I have an anchor on my foot to keep me grounded, and then I've got my compass rose and my ship's wheel to see where I'm going.
And finally, are you enjoying your new job?
I think this is the greatest job in the world! Travelling, meeting all these people... it's the best!