Captain of Celebrity Edge Kate McCue decided to make the most of their 30 day pause and allow all 1,300 crew on board to stay in a balcony stateroom.
Captain McCue made the announcement Oprah-style on stage to rousing cheer and applause from the crew, including officers, stateroom attendants, restaurant employees and more.
This is leadership! Captain Kate McCue of @CelebrityCruise Edge does her best @Oprah impression and informs her crew that they’ll all be staying in balcony staterooms until cruising returns! Video via @ CaptainKateMcCue on Instagram pic.twitter.com/tHZvd92ENi
“A very happy day getting our crew their new digs for our sailing hiatus! Each crew member drew a card at random… all with guaranteed balconies for fresh air, tons of vitamin SEA, & making them feel like the true Celebrities they are! They have full use of these staterooms in addition to their crew rooms until it’s time to welcome our guests ‘home’,” Captain McCue writes on her Instagram.
Watch how the crew celebrated their lucky draw moment.
It is a true present for the crew who have to spend months away from family and people they love in this challenging period.
And a sweet acknowledgement of the hard work they have put in to create the Celebrity experience for guests.
Two of Celebrity Cruises’ 2019 Employees of the Year – Celebrity Cleaner Genife Catinggan & Assistant Shore Excursions Manager Alexandra Ordonez – who are currently onboard the Celebrity Edge, were also surprised with a week stay in the most luxurious cabins on board, the exclusive two-story Edge Villas.