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Silversea Cruises Appoints Its First Female Captain

Silversea Cruises Appoints Its First Female Captain

For the first time in the luxury cruise line’s nearly 20-year history, a female captain is at the helm of a Silversea ship. 

Silversea Cruises, which operates a fleet of six ships, has promoted Margrith Ettlin to the position of Captain. A Swiss national with extensive maritime experience in remote regions, including the Arctic and Antarctica, Margrith assumed control of the 132-guest expedition ship Silver Explorer on 7th August in Reykjavik. Her first tour of duty as captain will extend into October.

Christian Sauleau, Silversea’s Executive Vice President – Fleet Operations, said: “We are very pleased and proud to extend this promotion to Captain Ettlin. Although we are not the first cruise company to have a female captain, we hope Captain Ettlin’s achievement will inspire other women to pursue careers at sea.”

Prior to joining Silversea as a staff captain in March 2010, Margrith worked for Germany’s F Laeisz shipping group. Her maritime career also includes nearly nine years as a staff captain with the German shipping company Hapag Lloyd.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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