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The Tangerine Table: Celebrity Cruises’ Inspirational Content Series

The Tangerine Table: Celebrity Cruises’ Inspirational Content Series

Celebrity Cruises has launched a new series, The Tangerine Table, showcasing stories and achievements of officers and crew across the fleet.

On March 8, 2023, Celebrity Cruises debuted a new inspirational content series spotlighting a wide range of leaders and crew members across its fleet. Each ten-minute episode of The Tangerine Table will feature a small group of Celebrity officers or crew sharing their career journeys, the people and places that have inspired them along the way, and details about their lives at sea.

The content series name is a nod to the bold color of The Magic Carpet, Celebrity’s unique glass-roofed, moving platform featured on the brand’s Edge-class ships.

“Our extraordinary officers and crew are the real stars of Celebrity Cruises and it’s high time we shine a light on them and their life on the high seas,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.

“This is an exciting avenue for them to share their stories and by doing so, inspire both our followers and the next generation of mariners along the way,” Lutoff-Perlo continued.

The first episode of The Tangerine Table celebrates International Women’s Day

The first episode of The Tangerine Table features (L-R) Cellar Master Jelena Vukelic, First Officer Elizabeth Marami, Captain Kate McCue, and Executive Pastry Chef Atziri Chavez (image courtesy of Celebrity Cruises)

The inaugural episode of the series honors International Women’s Day with several of the groundbreaking women aboard Celebrity Beyond, including

  • Captain Kate McCue, the first and only American female captain of a cruise ship and the world’s most-followed mariner on social media
  • First Officer Elizabeth Marami, Kenya’s first female marine pilot and first licensed Chief Officer, Navigation
  • Executive Pastry Chef Atziri Chavez, a Mexican-born master of the culinary arts who proudly boasts her well-deserved black scarf
  • Jelena Vukelic, a Serbian-born wine expert who serves as the ship’s Cellar Master. 

You can watch the full episode on both YouTube and Facebook, or by clicking on the video embedded below.

Celebrity will also post short clips and highlights of the episode on TikTok, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

The Tangerine Table Series

Episodes of The Tangerine Table will launch throughout the year and will feature a diverse range of positions across the cruise line’s fleet—from the Engine Room to the Bridge.

Two additional episodes releasing in March will feature some of the line’s male and female Captains as well as a group of Celebrity’s female Hotel Directors.

Episode: “The Captain’s Chair”

Presenting a fascinating look at life at sea from the helm, this episode will feature a group of Celebrity’s Captains. You’ll hear their perspective on how best to be supportive, uplifting, and a force of encouragement for their crew, guests, and young people in today’s world. 

Moderated by Lutoff-Perlo, the group brings more than 90 years of experience in the industry to the Table and features: 

  • Vice President of Marine Operations, Captain Manolis Alevropoulos 
  • Captain Dimitris Kafetzis, Celebrity Beyond, and, beginning later this year, Celebrity Ascent
  • Captain Matt Karandreas, Celebrity Summit
  • Staff Captain Maria Gotor, Celebrity Edge

Episode: “The Director’s Chair”

From ensuring all guests onboard have a superior experience to thoughtfully managing over 1000 crew, Hotel Directors fill one of the most prestigious and high-pressure positions onboard. 

This episode will provide an inside look at life onboard and what it takes to manage these careers while serving as an inspiration for women worldwide, featuring: 

  • Niina Hautaniemi, Celebrity Apex
  • Danuta Nosidlak, Celebrity Edge 
  • Andrea Muegge, Celebrity Millennium
  • Deborah Poortier, Celebrity Constellation

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Did you watch the first episode of The Tangerine Table? Do you plan to follow the series? Let me know in the comments below!

Carrie Ann Karstunen