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New Captain of Xpedition: Nathaly Albán

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

has been recently named the captain of Celebrity Xpedition; Previously she was the Captain of Celebrity Xploration since 2017. She joined the Celebrity family back in 2006 as the third officer of Xpedition bringing with her 12 years of experience of sailing in the Galapagos.

She was trained at a Escuela de la Marina Mercante Nacional in Ecuador. After graduation Nathaly worked for the Ecuadorian Navy, and afterwards she served on numerous civilian ships in the region.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises said “Empowering strong women and elevating them to deserved leadership roles is a cause that is close to my heart, and one that Celebrity Cruises truly values,” “When the opportunity presented itself to promote Nathaly, who radiates passion and love for her job and for Celebrity, to captain, the decision was easy.”

Nathaly is ecstatic about being captain; “It is a great honor and privilege – I’m overwhelmed with positive emotion. I told my family many times that I would be wearing white one day and be the first woman to serve as a captain of a ship in the Galapagos, now it’s happening and I’m committed to delivering the very best experience for all guests onboard.”

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