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Capetonian and UK TV presenter Michaela Strachan to join Fred Olsen SA cruise

The British wildlife presenter and Cape Town resident Michaela Strachan will join a second Fred Olsen sailing this summer, following the success of her first voyage.

The Springwatch co-host spent four nights onboard Borealis earlier this month sailing Fred’s ‘Exploring rugged and Remote Greenland and Iceland’ itinerary where she delivered two talks and took part in a Q&A session.

Strachan will return with a Norwegian fjords cruise onboard Balmoral, and a 2024 Cape Town cruise aboard Bolette.

Michaela Strachan to join Fred Olsen Cape Town sailing

The 5-night Norwegian fjords cruise departs from Newcastle on August 26th, with prices starting from £899 per person.

In January, she’ll then join Bolette for the Cape Town portion of the ‘Intrepid beauty of Africa and the Indian Ocean’ cruise.

During that voyage, she will host insightful talks and accompany guests on a selection of tours, including Boulders Beach and a hike in the Table Mountain National Park.

Fares for the 93-night cruise, which departs from Southampton, start from £9,999 per person.

“I absolutely loved my time on the cruise to Iceland and am excited to do another one, this time to the stunning Norwegian Fjords,” said Strachan.

“I met so many lovely guests and it was great to be able to share stories with them about wildlife filming and my career and see just how enthusiastic the audience was to learn about the work I have done, share highlights and laughs from my career and answer audience questions.

Bolette to sail West Africa voyage to Cape Town

“I can’t wait to explore the Norwegian Fjords and then be able to show guests my hometown of Cape Town at the beginning of 2024 on the Bolette ‘Intrepid Beauty of Africa and The Indian Ocean’ cruise. What an amazing cruise to go on.”

James Moss, journey experience coordinator said learning about destinations and the natural environment was something Fred Olsen guests particularly enjoy, making Strachan a perfect fit for the line.

“Our guests relish the opportunity to learn more about nature and wildlife, demonstrated by the huge number who joined us in person and online to hear Michaela talk about her extraordinary career,” he said.

Michaela Strachan is a well-known UK wildlife presenter and has travelled all over the world filming animals and conservation projects, she has lived in Hout Bay in Cape Town since 2002.

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