From his days as a cadet on the aging training ship Worcester, Captain Philip Rentell's forty-year career has spanned the world's oceans and a huge variety of seagoing experience. He served as a junior officer on numerous freighters and liners, as the navigator of cross-Channel hovercraft, and then as first officer of the Cunard flagship QE2, on which he went to the South Atlantic with over 3,500 British troops and a volunteer crew of 650 during the Falklands War of 1982. SInce leaving Cunard in 1990. he has been and English Channel and North Sea pilot, and has commanded a succession of cruise ships.
Philip Rentell is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Younger Brother at Trinity House, and he has a law degree from the Open University. He is currently master of the classic cruise liner Saga Ruby.