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Celebrity has had Captain Kate on the Equinox for some time, and it is rumored she will be moving to Captain the Edge. 

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1 hour ago, cruisegirl1 said:

I thought RCCL already had a female captain?  No? 

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Captain Karen was with Royal years ago. 

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Royal has had at least 2 female captains One was captain Liz (we sailed with her). That "glass ceiling" was shattered many years ago. LOL 

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7 minutes ago, rt1092 said:

Royal has had at least 2 female captains One was captain Liz (we sailed with her). That "glass ceiling" was shattered many years ago. LOL 

 

That's my recollection too.

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First CANADIAN woman.... not first woman.  

There's a difference. 😎

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Really??? What is the difference? 

 

I'm a Canadian and I am more impressed with a cruiseline promoting A WOMAN to Captain regardless of her nationality.

 

The qualification for being a captain is not your citizenship. I have cruised on RCCl ships in the past when Captain Karin piloted the vessel. Never felt like she was inferior to any other captain male or female from any country. 

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Thought I read on CC News the other day that Celebrity now has 3 female captains and  yes Kate is going to The Edge.

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6 minutes ago, GEORGIEGIRL said:

Really??? What is the difference? 

 

I'm a Canadian and I am more impressed with a cruiseline promoting A WOMAN to Captain regardless of her nationality.

 

The qualification for being a captain is not your citizenship. I have cruised on RCCl ships in the past when Captain Karin piloted the vessel. Never felt like she was inferior to any other captain male or female from any country. 

If you are qualified and good enough age or gender should not be an issue.

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6 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

If you are qualified and good enough age or gender should not be an issue.

Exactly......

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From the topic heading, I inferred that some RCL personality passed away.  Maybe the topic should have included the words "Female or Woman>'

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I'm a woman and I don't care if the captain is a man or a woman, just so that he or she is qualified to get us to each port safely. Please don't just hire a woman just because she's a woman......As in many professions, there are just more men qualified to be hired and in others more women who are qualified.

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48 minutes ago, GEORGIEGIRL said:

Really??? What is the difference? 

 

I'm a Canadian and I am more impressed with a cruiseline promoting A WOMAN to Captain regardless of her nationality.

 

The qualification for being a captain is not your citizenship. I have cruised on RCCl ships in the past when Captain Karin piloted the vessel. Never felt like she was inferior to any other captain male or female from any country. 


The point is, the OP was making it sound like there's never been a female captain on a major cruise line, when that is not the case.  

The glass ceiling was broken long ago, on Royal and other cruise lines. 

The difference with regard to this press release is that the captain in question is the first Canadian woman, not the first woman.  I think the OP may have missed that point.  

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22 minutes ago, brillohead said:


The point is, the OP was making it sound like there's never been a female captain on a major cruise line, when that is not the case.  

The glass ceiling was broken long ago, on Royal and other cruise lines. 

The difference with regard to this press release is that the captain in question is the first Canadian woman, not the first woman.  I think the OP may have missed that point.  

Capt Ron, although a male, is from Canada. 

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52 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Capt Ron, although a male, is from Canada. 

 

That's a random fact....

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35 minutes ago, brillohead said:

 

That's a random fact....

The fact that it is a fact means a lot on CC.

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With two Canuck captains on cruise ships now maybe we'll be getting some curling rinks installed!

 

And Poutine emporiums!!! 

 

 

250px-Captain_Canuck1.jpg

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2 hours ago, GEORGIEGIRL said:

Really??? What is the difference? 

 

I'm a Canadian and I am more impressed with a cruiseline promoting A WOMAN to Captain regardless of her nationality.

 

The qualification for being a captain is not your citizenship. I have cruised on RCCl ships in the past when Captain Karin piloted the vessel. Never felt like she was inferior to any other captain male or female from any country. 

 

2 hours ago, grapau27 said:

If you are qualified and good enough age or gender should not be an issue.

 

A woman can pose for pictures and give a speech just as well as a man, no matter the nationality.

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5 minutes ago, DirtyDawg said:

With two Canuck captains on cruise ships now maybe we'll be getting some curling rinks installed!

 

I second that. But are the Ice Rinks on the Voyage & classes regulation curling length?

 

10 minutes ago, DirtyDawg said:

And Poutine emporiums!!!  

 

It can replace Johnny Rockets! Double bonus.

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13 minutes ago, DirtyDawg said:

With two Canuck captains on cruise ships now maybe we'll be getting some curling rinks installed!

 

And Poutine emporiums!!! 

 

 

250px-Captain_Canuck1.jpg

 

Emporiums or emporia? Latin root?

 

anyway poutine is having a moment so would seem a worthy snackorium regardless.

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54 minutes ago, DirtyDawg said:

With two Canuck captains on cruise ships now maybe we'll be getting some curling rinks installed!

 

And Poutine emporiums!!! 

 

 

250px-Captain_Canuck1.jpg

 

We’d like Timmies too, please!

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26 minutes ago, Chrislynn55 said:

 

We’d like Timmies too, please!

👍👍

I double, double like your suggestion!

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3 hours ago, DirtyDawg said:

With two Canuck captains on cruise ships now maybe we'll be getting some curling rinks installed!

 

And Poutine emporiums!!! 

 

 

250px-Captain_Canuck1.jpg

We can only hope!!!

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