Sarah Breton is first female captain of a British cruise ship

Daily Echo: Captain Sarah Breton Captain Sarah Breton

The first female master of a British cruise ship, Captain Sarah Breton, took over command of Southampton based Artemis yesterday.

Formerly the staff captain with the Ocean Village cruise operator, 45-year-old, Captain Breton, who has been with P&O Cruises since 1989, has risen through the ranks to the top position on the ship's bridge.

Captain Breton is the first female captain in the company's history, which dates back to 1837, and only the second woman to become master of a modern-day cruise ship.

The first female to break through the traditional, male dominated role of captain was Karin Stahre Janson, who took command of Royal Caribbean's 2,400 ton vessel, Monarch of the Seas, in 2007.

Captain Breton's career has now turned full circle, as it was on Royal Princess, now sailing as Artemis, that she started her sea-going career.

Artemis, which was originally named by the late, Diana, Princess of Wales in the city back in November, 1984, is due to be withdrawn from P&O Cruises' fleet of Southampton ships in 2011 and replaced by 30,2277 ton, Adonia, at present serving with Princess Cruises as Royal Princess.

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4:22pm Tue 20 Apr 10

WoolstonSean says...

The Monarch of the Seas carrys 2,400 passengers, and is not 2,400 tonnes. She is actually 73,941 tonnes.
The Monarch of the Seas carrys 2,400 passengers, and is not 2,400 tonnes. She is actually 73,941 tonnes. WoolstonSean
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5:04pm Tue 20 Apr 10

Shoong says...

WoolstonSean wrote:
The Monarch of the Seas carrys 2,400 passengers, and is not 2,400 tonnes. She is actually 73,941 tonnes.
And the skipper..?



sw: lean-part
[quote][p][bold]WoolstonSean[/bold] wrote: The Monarch of the Seas carrys 2,400 passengers, and is not 2,400 tonnes. She is actually 73,941 tonnes.[/p][/quote]And the skipper..? sw: lean-part Shoong
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6:08pm Tue 20 Apr 10

binman1234 says...

blimy woman driver........looks like she needs to iron that shirt bit scruffy
blimy woman driver........looks like she needs to iron that shirt bit scruffy binman1234
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8:23pm Tue 20 Apr 10

King Mush says...

I remember her from when she used to work at Heathrow- kickstarting 747s.


I doubt if her crew would dare mutiny and I wouldnt argue with her!!!
I remember her from when she used to work at Heathrow- kickstarting 747s. I doubt if her crew would dare mutiny and I wouldnt argue with her!!! King Mush
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11:50pm Tue 20 Apr 10

bigronthestaff says...

I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot.
I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot. bigronthestaff
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10:53am Wed 21 Apr 10

King Mush says...

bigronthestaff wrote:
I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot.
Especially if PMT kicks in as well
[quote][p][bold]bigronthestaff[/bold] wrote: I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot.[/p][/quote]Especially if PMT kicks in as well King Mush
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12:21pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Edwick says...

This is not the first female Captain with P & O.

The Thames sailing barge 'Will' which the P & O group owned had Sue Henderson as the Captain !
This is not the first female Captain with P & O. The Thames sailing barge 'Will' which the P & O group owned had Sue Henderson as the Captain ! Edwick
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1:16pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Maine Lobster says...

bigronthestaff wrote:
I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot.
Looks like she might need a wide one!
[quote][p][bold]bigronthestaff[/bold] wrote: I hope she doesn't have to reverse into a berthing spot.[/p][/quote]Looks like she might need a wide one! Maine Lobster
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1:26pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Charles Knight says...

Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her!
Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her! Charles Knight
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2:24pm Wed 21 Apr 10

King Mush says...

Charles Knight wrote:
Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her!
Yes - it is a shame in some ways. However, I think you have missed the entire point of this or any other web based forum. Idiots like me often drop in with a few daft comments in between 'contributing' to other threads in what is hoped to be reasonable debate etc.

In the 'real world' I actually applaud this lady and can only imagine how much harder she had to work in what is a male dominated work area.

I'm sure this goes for many other posters and I think this arena would be quite dull without some banter. humour and even the odd 'inflammatory' input that seems to pour petrol on the old fire.


Dont believe everything you read on the net or in your newspaper.


Also, be aware that you or anyone else reading these pages has no idea of the 'achievements' lurking behind any 'smart Alec' posts.

Best just ignore anything that 'upsets' or 'offends' you and move on. Seemples.
[quote][p][bold]Charles Knight[/bold] wrote: Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her![/p][/quote]Yes - it is a shame in some ways. However, I think you have missed the entire point of this or any other web based forum. Idiots like me often drop in with a few daft comments in between 'contributing' to other threads in what is hoped to be reasonable debate etc. In the 'real world' I actually applaud this lady and can only imagine how much harder she had to work in what is a male dominated work area. I'm sure this goes for many other posters and I think this arena would be quite dull without some banter. humour and even the odd 'inflammatory' input that seems to pour petrol on the old fire. Dont believe everything you read on the net or in your newspaper. Also, be aware that you or anyone else reading these pages has no idea of the 'achievements' lurking behind any 'smart Alec' posts. Best just ignore anything that 'upsets' or 'offends' you and move on. Seemples. King Mush
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2:40pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Janice Harris says...

Some of these comments are appalling why do men think they will be better then women, similar comments to this on http://www.cruises.c
o.uk. I think in this modern world equality still doesn't mean anything
Some of these comments are appalling why do men think they will be better then women, similar comments to this on http://www.cruises.c o.uk. I think in this modern world equality still doesn't mean anything Janice Harris
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3:01pm Wed 21 Apr 10

King Mush says...

Janice Harris wrote:
Some of these comments are appalling why do men think they will be better then women, similar comments to this on http://www.cruises.c

o.uk. I think in this modern world equality still doesn't mean anything
'Some of these comments are appalling' ?? lol

Bless
[quote][p][bold]Janice Harris[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are appalling why do men think they will be better then women, similar comments to this on http://www.cruises.c o.uk. I think in this modern world equality still doesn't mean anything[/p][/quote]'Some of these comments are appalling' ?? lol Bless King Mush
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3:09pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Charles Knight says...

Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her!
Shame no-one can say anything positive. This lady has worked hard to become a captain, an achievement, I suspect, that none of those Smart Alecs above could ever come close to obtaining. Good luck to her! Charles Knight
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8:18pm Wed 21 Apr 10

Owl says...

It's a shame we don't have to submit a photo of ourselves when posting - it would be fascinating to see what some of you look like! You must look amazing tojustify criticising those who don't reach such levels of physical perfection.
It's a shame we don't have to submit a photo of ourselves when posting - it would be fascinating to see what some of you look like! You must look amazing tojustify criticising those who don't reach such levels of physical perfection. Owl
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