Cunard Names Inger Klein Thorhauge as Captain of Its New Build.
Cunard's first female Captain excited to bring out Cunard's Queen Anne
Cunard has introduced the first Captain of their newest ship, Queen Anne, and it will be Inger Klein Thorhauge. Captain Thorhauge will lead the team responsible for board operations and take charge of the new Queen's maiden season.
About her naming, she said, "To be named as the first captain of Queen Anne is the greatest honor. It means the absolute world to me."
Thorhauge, Cunard's first female Captain, celebrates 25 years of service this year with the company and will sail Queen Anne from Italy, where she is currently being built, to Southampton ahead of her inaugural sailing in early 2024.
Thorhauge, who became Captain of Queen Victoria in 2010, started her career in 1997 as Second Officer onboard Cunard's Vistafjord.
Originally from the Faroe Islands, her career with the company has seen her travel the world many times over as Captain of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth more recently.