Captain Kate McCue in front of the Celebrity Edge. Photo Credit: Celebrity Cruises
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The first major cruise ship to leave from a U.S. port since March 2020 was the Celebrity Edge, which cast off last week. Our news editor Johanna Jainchill was onboard, and she sat down with the ship's captain, Kate McCue, for an emotional discussion about the relaunch.
Some of their topics: The feelings of being at the helm of the first Celebrity Cruises ship to launch, being on the ship for nearly a year, keeping the crew's spirits up and the famous captain who McCue regrets she never got to meet -- as well as McCue's social media game and her famous cat, Bug.
We also speak with Jainchill about that first cruise an what it was like to be back on the seas and that feeling of "normal" cruising.
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This Celebrity captain is a master of Instagram, too