History is Made As Cunard Appoints the Line’s First Female Captain

9 December 2010 – When Danish-born Inger Klein Olsen assumed command of Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria on Wednesday, 1 December, she made history by becoming the venerable shipping line’s first female Captain.
Captain Olsen’s first task at the helm of Queen Victoria was to take the ship, without passengers, to drydock in Hamburg for its planned… [Continue Reading]

Captain Giovanni Cutugno to Serve as Master of New Carnival Magic

Posted on 27 August 2010 – Captain Giovanni Cutugno, whose maritime career has spanned more than three decades, has been named master of Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic. The Torre Faro, Sicily, native will oversee all operations of the 3,690-passenger vessel which is set to debut in Europe in May 2011.
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Van Zaane Named Captain of Nieuw Amsterdam

Seattle, June 07, 2010 — Captain Edward G. van Zaane will be master of Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The 29-year Holland America Line veteran brought ms Amsterdam into service in 2001 and served at its helm on the line’s Grand World Voyages for… [Continue Reading]

Women rule the waves as P&O Cruises welcomes first female Captain in 173 year history

Posted 20 Apr 2010 – 1,200 passenger ship Artemis is on a ‘maiden’ voyage of a different kind, as she set sail yesterday with P&O Cruises first female Captain, Sarah Breton, at the helm.
Captain Breton, from Essex, was officially welcomed as Master of the ship by P&O Cruises first female managing director, Carol Marlow. Marlow… [Continue Reading]

Captain Reidulf Maalen Takes The Helm On Five Journeys Of Cruise West’s Voyages Of The Great Explorers

Seattle, WA – Small-ship exploration line Cruise West (www.cruisewest.com) recently launched its epic world cruise, Voyages of the Great Explorers, that will circumnavigate the world in 335 days sailing westward starting March 5, 2010. Enhancing the journey is the addition of highly regarded Captain Reidulf Maalen, who will take the helm of the Spirit… [Continue Reading]