Windstar Cruises Appoints First Female Captain

Belinda Bennett will serve as captain of the Wind Star yacht, becoming both the first woman and the first black person to captain a Windstar vessel By: Michelle Juergen
Bennett // © 2016 Windstar Cruises
Bennett // © 2016 Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises has promoted Belinda Bennett to serve as captain of its Wind Star yacht. Bennett is both the first woman and the first black person to captain a Windstar vessel since the company’s launch in 1984.

“Her leadership qualities and hard work have made her an asset to our team and invaluable to her colleagues and crew,” said Hans Birkholz, CEO of Windstar.

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