• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals
You may also like
Dismiss
Q&A: Kate McCue, the Cruise Industry's First American Female Captain
Q&A: Kate McCue, the Cruise Industry's First American Female Captain
Q&A With Bug Naked, Cruising's Most Famous (and Least Furry) Feline
Capt. McCue and her cat Bug Naked (Photo: Capt. Kate McCue via Instagram)

Q&A With Bug Naked, Cruising's Most Famous (and Least Furry) Feline

Q&A With Bug Naked, Cruising's Most Famous (and Least Furry) Feline
Capt. McCue and her cat Bug Naked (Photo: Capt. Kate McCue via Instagram)
Ashley Kosciolek
Contributor
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter

On a Caribbean sailing onboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge, we sat down with Bug Naked, a hairless sphinx cat who spends her days on the bridges of cruise ships, sailing the seven seas with Captain Kate McCue. Join us as Bug dishes on everything from her skincare routine to her favorite port.

All answers have been translated by Captain Kate McCue.

Do you ever get seasick?

Yes. This is something I learned from the very first time I came on a ship. We left Bayonne, NJ, and sailed out into the remnants of Hurricane Hermine. I went into fetal position, and my mom was worried that I would have to be taken down to medical and get a shot of Dramamine in my butt. But, I've gotten much better over the last three years.

What is your go-to spot for onboard naps?

Featured Videos

See all videos
Cruise Critic and JJ Cruise : Our Experience Onboard Celebrity Edge (June 2021)

Cruise Critic and JJ Cruise : Our Experience Onboard Celebrity Edge (June 2021)

LIVE Q&A: Cruise Critic and Emma Cruises Chat About All Things Cruise

LIVE Q&A: Cruise Critic and Emma Cruises Chat About All Things Cruise

Our Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Experience: March 2020 vs. July 2021

Our Celebrity Silhouette Cruise Experience: March 2020 vs. July 2021

Freedom of the Seas: What's It Like Onboard a Test Cruise? (Cruise Critic & Royal Caribbean Blog

Freedom of the Seas: What's It Like Onboard a Test Cruise? (Cruise Critic & Royal Caribbean Blog

Q&A with Celebrity Cruises' Captain Kate McCue (2021)

Q&A with Celebrity Cruises' Captain Kate McCue (2021)

Back on Celebrity Silhouette: Here's What It's Like On One Of Our Favorite Ships 15 Months Later

Back on Celebrity Silhouette: Here's What It's Like On One Of Our Favorite Ships 15 Months Later

Cruise Critic | EatSleepCruise: What's It Like Onboard Celebrity Edge?

Cruise Critic | EatSleepCruise: What's It Like Onboard Celebrity Edge?

Celebrity Millennium -- Video Tour & Ship Review (2021)

Celebrity Millennium -- Video Tour & Ship Review (2021)

Celebrity Apex -- Video Tour of The Magic Carpet

Celebrity Apex -- Video Tour of The Magic Carpet

Q&A: Cruisers and Crew Chat About The Joy of Cruising's Return

Q&A: Cruisers and Crew Chat About The Joy of Cruising's Return

Celebrity Apex -- Eden

Celebrity Apex -- Eden

Celebrity Apex -- The Retreat

Celebrity Apex -- The Retreat

Celebrity Apex -- Video Tour of the Infinite Veranda Cabin

Celebrity Apex -- Video Tour of the Infinite Veranda Cabin

Q&A with Celebrity Apex's Cruise Director

Q&A with Celebrity Apex's Cruise Director

Celebrity Apex -- Pools & Resort Deck

Celebrity Apex -- Pools & Resort Deck

Celebrity Apex -- Embarkation Process (2021)

Celebrity Apex -- Embarkation Process (2021)

Celebrity to Restart from U.S. Homeport, PLUS Royal Caribbean Given Green Light for Test Cruises!

Celebrity to Restart from U.S. Homeport, PLUS Royal Caribbean Given Green Light for Test Cruises!

LIVE Interview with Frank Del Rio, NCLH President and CEO, About Company's "Safe to Sail" Campaign

LIVE Interview with Frank Del Rio, NCLH President and CEO, About Company's "Safe to Sail" Campaign

Video Q&A With MSC Grandiosa's Hotel Director, Giuseppe Pane

Video Q&A With MSC Grandiosa's Hotel Director, Giuseppe Pane

Coin Ceremony For Celebrity Cruises' New Ship, Celebrity Beyond

Coin Ceremony For Celebrity Cruises' New Ship, Celebrity Beyond

Martini Bar Bartender Pours 15 Martinis at Once on Celebrity Cruises

Martini Bar Bartender Pours 15 Martinis at Once on Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Critic Tours Celebrity Edge

Cruise Critic Tours Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge First Look: 3 Revolutionary Dining Experiences

Celebrity Edge First Look: 3 Revolutionary Dining Experiences

Celebrity Edge Sneak Peek: Why You Should Be Excited About Celebrity Cruises' Newest Ship

Celebrity Edge Sneak Peek: Why You Should Be Excited About Celebrity Cruises' Newest Ship

Celebrity Edge Shipyard Hyperlapse Tour

Celebrity Edge Shipyard Hyperlapse Tour

What’s New On Celebrity Silhouette? - Video Tour

What’s New On Celebrity Silhouette? - Video Tour

Photo Tour of Celebrity Reflection

Photo Tour of Celebrity Reflection

Cruise Critic Quick Chat With Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

Cruise Critic Quick Chat With Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

Gavin Macleod - Capt. Stubing On "The Love Boat" -- Cruise Critic Interview (2013)

Gavin Macleod - Capt. Stubing On "The Love Boat" -- Cruise Critic Interview (2013)

Celebrity Silhouette's Conveyance (2011)

Celebrity Silhouette's Conveyance (2011)

Wherever I can find sunshine, whether it's the bridge windows or the infinite balcony in our cabin. Lately I've even been tucking myself into my stroller.

If you could have the ship's chefs prepare you one meal every day, what would it be?

It would be pate of chicken with a side of chicken snacks and a nice chicken broth for sipping. My favorite snacks are popcorn, olive oil and bacon -- anything salty.

Does the bridge come equipped with a litterbox?

No, because on this ship, my cabin is attached to the bridge via the office, so the litter box is in the office, kind of in between. On previous ships, though, I had a litterbox for the bridge, and I had a litterbox for the cabin.

Do you have a favorite port for wildlife-watching?

I love the anchorage ports ports where the ship must drop anchor and cruisers take smaller boats into port because the bridge team is out on the bridge wing all day, so they're closer by, and I like to hang out with them. They actually call me the maneuvering support animal because whenever they do maneuvers -- especially when it's somebody's very first time -- I stand right next to the person and take all the stress away.

Do you have a secret skincare regimen you can share with us? Do you need to wear sunscreen?

I take a bath (or shower) every-other day and just stay clean. If I go out into the sun, I put on some clothes so I have protection, or I sit in my stroller with a little bit of a cover.

What's the most interesting thing people don't know about you?

I feel like a warm peach.

Note: Although Bug appears hairless, she does have very short, spikey fur that makes her feel like velvet to the touch.

How do you spend your free time? Any hobbies?

Napping, napping and napping, eating, napping and doing the "bridge wing to bridge wing dash" also known as the rips or zoomies.

To check out Bug's adventures at sea, follower her on Instagram:

@bugnaked

.

Updated July 07, 2021

How was this article?

Featured News

1
Disney Cruise Line To Have Float In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
5
While Scenic Continues its Small Ocean Cruise Ship Expansion, Line is Working on New Designs
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.