Meet The World’s First Black Woman Cruise Ship Captain

(Photo credit: Wind Star Cruises Blog)

Beautiful destinations, lavish ships and incredible vacations usually make up the day-to-day cruise industry. But in that industry, women make up 18 to 20% of the workforce. That may seem like a high number, but it’s still a long way to go. Of the more than 300 passenger cruise ships worldwide, fewer than a dozen have woman captains and it’s still pretty rare to find women in the upper levels of the cruise industry, since they only account for 5.4% of officers.