AIDA Cruises Appoints Germany’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain
Nicole Langosch (34) has been given charge of AIDAsol, making her the first female captain in the AIDA fleet and highest-ranking woman on a cruise ship in Germany.
Nicole Langosch was born in Osterode/Harz and grew up in Herborn in Hesse. Sailing was her first introduction to seafaring. She completed her nautical science studies in Leer. During her subsequent study program in logistics, she worked for a container shipping company in Oakland (New Zealand) and for the E.U. parliament in Brussels. Her first nautical internship was on a container ship. Langosch has held various positions on AIDA ships over the past 10 years.
“I’m proud to work at a company that promotes the careers of young women and that has made it possible for me pursue my dream profession. I look forward to my new role as captain on board AIDAsol and am aware of the great responsibility,” says Langosch.
With a length of 253 meters (830 feet) and width of 32 meters (105 feet), AIDAsol is one of 12 ships in the AIDA fleet and currently travels between the Canary Islands and Madeira. On March 25, 2018, Langosch will be navigating the ship to Hamburg. From here, the ship will depart on April 7, 2018, for Northern Europe and Norway.
AIDA Cruises currently employs 14 female nautical officers on board its fleet, and is involved in a tailored, collaborative training and a dual study program with the University of Wismar.