Cool, slick and cosmopolitan, the intriguing capital of Finland is a Cunard favourite that’s well worth discovering.
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As a native of the Faroe Islands, a cluster of rocky outcrops almost equidistant between Iceland, Norway and the UK, seafaring is in Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge’s blood. That’s fortunate since, as one of the cruise industry’s few female captains, she can spend up to three months on a single journey.
While long stints at sea can make personal relationships challenging, Thorhauge’s husband, who works in the Royal Danish Air Force, enjoys a degree of flexibility. “He usually joins me as often as he can and we carefully plan throughout the year so he can join me on a regular basis,” Thorhauge explained. “He has three children from his previous marriage, and we stay in contact with them by email, Messenger and phone.” While she works, he generally relaxes, watching TV or reading.
This article was produced for Cunard by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News.
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