Albán takes command of Celebrity Xploration in Galapagos

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

For initially in cruise industry history a female seafarer will navigate the rich archipelago of the Galapagos as captain.

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

A native of Ecuador, Nathaly Albán, will command the ultra-exclusive Celebrity Xploration; as captain of the recently revitalised catamaran.

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

which has a total of 12 years’ experience sailing throughout the Galapagos, captain Albán has worked on several ships inside the region, first joining the Celebrity Cruises family in 2006 as third officer on-board the 100-guest Celebrity Xpedition.

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

Continuing the brand’s dedication to advancing the role of women in leadership, Albán’s appointment follows that will of Celebrity Summit’s own captain Kate McCue in 2015.

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

“Empowering strong women as well as elevating them to deserved leadership roles is usually a cause that will is usually close to my heart, as well as one that will Celebrity Cruises truly values,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president, Celebrity Cruises.

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

“When the opportunity presented itself to promote Nathaly, who radiates passion as well as love for her job as well as for Celebrity Cruises, to captain, the decision was easy.”

Albán Takes Command Of Celebrity Xploration In Galapagos

Albán was only one of six women in her graduating class at La Escuela de la Marina Mercante Nacional in Ecuador.

“that will is usually a great honour as well as privilege – I’m overwhelmed with positive emotion.

“I told my family many times that will I would certainly be wearing white one day as well as be the first woman to serve as a captain on a ship inside the Galapagos, right now the item’s happening as well as I’m committed to delivering the very best experience for all guests on-board,” Albán added.

Albán will begin her fresh role on Celebrity Xploration in August 2017.

Albán takes command of Celebrity Xploration in Galapagos

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