Meet the first woman to captain a new cruise ship at launch. All aboard with Capt Serena Melani at the helm of the new “Seven Seas Splendor”. Capt Melani began her nautical career at age 16 as a cadet while still at school, working on cargo ships in her hometown Livorno, Italy. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ bio also says Capt Melani was one of only a few women to have senior roles on oil tankers, cargo and container vessels.
Congratulations, Capt Serena Melani!