Q – Having sailed 11 times on some of the top brands such as Le Ponant, Silverseas, and Cunard, I wonder why we have never encountered a female ship captain. Don’t you think it’s about time. Tell me if I am wrong, but aren’t about half of us on any ship women?
A – Actually more than half. And we think your ship has come in. A 42 year-old Captain from Tuscany, Serena Melani has just been named the new Captain of the 700-Guest Regent Seven Seas Mariner. She is on the ship now and is sailing in South America. There have been other female captains but it is still not common for women to be placed in charge of a large ocean-going vessel.