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Jannie, a native South African, grew up on a farm in the beautiful Mpumalanga Province. After obtaining a degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Jannie traveled extensively throughout Europe before returning home to pursue a career on land. During this time he met up with two cruise line entrepreneurs based in Israel and joined their company as Public Relations Officer. It was during his first cruise season sailing around South Africa and the remote islands of the Indian Ocean that he found his sea legs - and his calling.
Twenty years later, Jannie's career as Cruise Director has included work for cruise lines such as Renaissance Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, MSC and numerous smaller lines working aboard ships carrying between 114 guests in all suite accommodations to the mega liners carrying upwards of 2500 passengers. Jannie's career at sea has taken him to all seven continents, including participating in four expeditions on a Russian nuclear-powered ice breaker to the geographical North Pole. When not cruising, Jannie calls Johannesburg, South Africa, home.
|Expedition Staff (whether or not advertised
in our brochures) are usually booked many months in advance
of the holiday and sometimes they become unavailable, even at
very short notice. If this happens, we will always do our best
to make suitable alternative arrangements but any such change
shall not be regarded as a major change and we cannot be held
liable or responsible in these circumstances.