Having worked in the travel industry for over 25 years, Emma can count herself in the top 10 most qualified cruise consultants in the UK. She’s even been certified a Master by the Cruise Lines International Association. Back on land, Emma has ticked off over 70 countries across six continents, enjoying a particular love of luxury train travel along the way. The Blue Train, the Rocky Mountaineer and, of course, the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express are just a few of her favourites. Emma has also been lucky to have stayed in some of the world’s finest hotels, with Cape Town’s Ellerman House and the One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius two personal highlights. Then, when she’s not luxuriating, Emma likes to get out and explore. Between Chile and Peru, she’s marvelled at the Nazca Lines, Atacama Desert and Machu Picchu, while a safari South Africa’s Kruger National Park remains one of her most humbling experiences. Just Antarctica awaits.

Favourite country

South Africa

Favourite moment

Scuba diving in Malta’s beautiful Blue Lagoon

Good to know

Emma has sailed on almost all of the top cruise lines.

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  • Private dinner on Île aux Cerfs in Mauritius
  • Cuddling koalas and diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • A luxury Blue Train ride across South Africa
  • Floating in the Dead Sea and diving with dolphins in Israel

My travels

My stories

Morants (Credit: Rocky Mountaineer)

The Rocky Mountaineer: Reporting back from the rails

Get the inside track on Canada's most greatest rail journey with luxury rail expert Emma Sanger-Horwell.

Cherry Blossom, Mt Fuji

Japan Destination Guide

In a land where high technology meets traditions almost seemingly as old as time itself, Japan is a country that fuses a rich array of culture and proves fascinating to every visitor

Grains of rice for sake brewing

Rice of Life

Hayato Hishinuma, author of Sake, discusses getting into the family business in Japan