The first woman ever to captain a P&O Cruises
ship has spoken of her delight at being given the opportunity.
Sarah Breton took charge of the Artemis
when it set sail on Monday (April 19th), becoming the first female in the 173-year history of the company to do so.
The 45-year-old from Essex had worked her way up the ranks with the firm before finally landing the top job.
She said: "Growing up near the water I always loved boats and the ocean, so it really does fulfil a lifelong ambition of mine to be a captain with P&O Cruises.
"It is made even more special to be captain of the first cruise ship I ever served on, after joining P&O Cruises as third officer back in 1989."
Carrying up to 1,260 passengers and weighing 45,000 tonnes, the Artemis takes holidaymakers on cruises around the Mediterranean, South America and Baltic Fjords.