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What’s in your travel bag, Kate McCue?

Welcome to ‘What’s in Your Travel Bag?’, an ongoing series where we peek inside the suitcases (or fanny packs) of notable travelers to discover their packing tips ahead of a trip.

Captain Kate McCue is known for breaking glass ceilings. She’s the first American female to captain a mega-ton cruise ship, most recently Celebrity Cruise’s impressive new ship Celebrity Beyond. “Captain Kate” as she’s known around the ships by colleagues and guests on a Celebrity Cruise ship, has over 3 million TikTok followers, where she shows fans the ins and outs of being a captain, her adorable cat, and stunning views of the ports of call that Beyond pulls into. 

Working on cruise ships was a childhood dream for McCue, who took her first cruise when she was 12 years old. “When I was 12 years old, my parents took me and my brother on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. It was our first big holiday away as a family and we had an incredible time. When we got off the ship, I told my dad that I wanted to be the Cruise Director and plan all the fun events onboard the ship,” says McCue. 

To that, her dad said, “You can do anything you want, including drive the thing.” 

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