The Celebrity Edge cruise ship will be sailing with the first all-female bridge team for a history-making cruise that the company hopes will help bridge the gender gap in maritime. The sailing will take place in recognition International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020. American captain, Captain Kate McCue, will lead a team of 26 women representing 17 different countries. The IMO estimates that only around 2 percent of the world’s estimated 1.2 million seafarers are female, 94 percent of whom seafarers are working in the cruise industry. Celebrity Cruises says that since 2015, it has raised the number of women on its bridge teams from 3 percent to 22 percent currently.