(MIAMI) — The luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has hired its first female captain, USA Today reported. Serena Melani of Italy is the new master of the 48,075-ton Seven Seas Mariner, putting her in charge of 450 crewmembers. Melani's first job at sea was aboard a cargo ship where she was the only woman. She also worked on oil and gas tankers before moving to cruise ships. She joined Regent in 2010, rising through the ranks from second officer to safety officer to staff captain.
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