A message from your Director
Your probably wondering who those women are with me in the photo’s. Well I’ve got a kinda funny story…….. Steve and I were on a jazz cruise at the beginning of the month and in all my years cruising I’ve never had a female captain. As I read the paperwork left in our cabin I saw Captain Kate AND the Hotel Director were both women. While standing around our muster station with every other guest on the ship we hear a female voice (Captain Kate) come over the loudspeaker and welcome us. I’m in awe; thinking this is amazing!
Steve asks me, ya wanna meet her? YES! He promptly says I’ll get you a picture with her sometime this week. Laughingly I’m like yeah, right…… Well one morning he goes to grab a latte. When he returns he opens the door and says I’ve brought someone to meet you…...mind you I was laying about reading in my bathrobe. We were traveling with friends so I figured it was one of them. Well imagine my surprise and a bit of embarrassment when Captain Kate & Director Danuta walk in and deliver my cappuccino! Steve saw them having coffee, politely interrupted and inquired if there was any way he could introduce me and get a picture. She promptly said, where is she? When Steve replied up in our room, she said well let’s go meet her. When they got to the door she asked Steve which was mine and very sweetly delivered my coffee to me.
When I explained how inspiring it was to see a woman in her position of power and elaborated on wanting the pho-to for this newsletter she very graciously offered to don a robe also. Lol! I couldn’t let her cover those epaulettes, Thank goodness we saw them again later and I was able to take a dressed for the day photo. Captain Kate noted that their ship had the most women in officer capacity of the Celebrity fleet. That’s what I love to hear, women helping women achieve their career goals. Three cheers for Captain Kate!