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Emmarentia Hansen

Emma (Emmarentia) Hansen was born and raised in the stunning Lowveld area of Mpumalanga, South Africa, very close to Kruger National Park. Growing up on a farm, wildlife, animals and nature have always taken a special place in her heart. After a cruise on the MV Symphony in 1998, an MSC ship, the sea cast a spell on her. She decided to move to Durban to pursue a life at sea.She completed her commercial skipper’s ticket and joined the cruise ships out of Durban as a zodiac driver. These ships carry between 1500 and 3200 passengers, and destinations include several islands in Mozambique, Zanzibar, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Emma made the transition to the Cruise ships in the Mediterranean and North Europe as Tour manager and Guest Relation Manager. She has worked within the industry for the past 12 years. Emma joined the Island Sky in 2007, 2008 and 2009, sailing the Indian Ocean and the British Isles. In 2011 she joined the Island Sky once again in order to explore more exciting destinations around the world.