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Meet Your Luxury Expedition Cruise Team


Cruise Directors

  • Nadia Echhardt - Cruise Director Nadia Eckhardt
  • Sally Escanilla - Assistant Cruise Director Sally Escanilla
  • TS-Carter Paul Carter
  • Geraldine (JD) Massyn - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Geraldine (JD) Massyn
  • Maartje Ruijgt Maartje Ruijgt

Expedition Leaders

  • Suzana Machado DOliveria - Expedition Leader Suzana Machado D'Oliveira
  • Matt Drennan - Expedition Leader Matthew Drennan
  • Dr Marco Favero - Expedition Leader Dr. Marco Favero
  •  Juan José (JJ) Apestegui - Assistant Expedition Leader Juan José (JJ) Apestegui
  • Adam Walleyn - Assistant Expedition Leader Adam Walleyn
  • Brent Houston - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Brent Houston
  • Steffen Graupner Steffen Graupner
  • brad climpson Brad Climpson

History Lecturers

  • Dr. Tim (T.H.) Baughman - History Lecturer Dr. Tim (T.H.) Baughman
  • Bob Burton - History Lecturer Bob Burton
  • Rob Caskie - History Lecturer Rob Caskie
  • Rusell Potter Russell Potter

Marine Mammal Lecturers

  • Larry Hobbs - Marine Mammal Lecturer Larry Hobbs
  • Sabina Leader Mense - Marine Mammal Lecturer Sabina Leader Mense
  • Dr. Sean Todd - Marine Mammal Lecturer Dr. Sean Todd

Ornithology Lecturers

  • Dr. Patricia Silva - Ornithology Lecturer Dr. Patricia Silva
  • Rich Pagen - Ornithology Lecturer Rich Pagen

Geology & Climate Ecology Lecturers

  • Dr. Jason F Hicks - Geology Lecturer Dr. Jason F. Hicks
  • Jim McClintock - Climate Ecology Lecturer Dr. James McClintock
  • Dr. Ian Miller - Geology & Palentology Lecturer Dr. Ian Miller
  • Dr. Daria Nikitina - Geology Lecturer Dr. Daria Nikitina
  • Dr. Henry Pollack - Geology Lecturer Dr. Henry Pollack
  • David Dallmeyer Geology Lecturer Dr. David Dallmeyer
  • Wayne Ranney Wayne Ranney

Culture & Special Interest Lecturers

  • Margaret Bertulli - Archaeology & Culture Lecturer Margaret Bertulli
  • Mike Beedell - Northwest Passage Exploration Lecturer Mike Beedell
  • Dagmar Hagen - Botany Lecturer Dagmar Hagen
  • Simon Rickard - Japanese Gardens Lecturer Simon Rickard
  • Mike Stevens - Musician & Speaker Mike Stevens
  • Kristine Bakke Westergaard Kristine Bakke Westergaard
  • Luxury Expedition Cruise Culture Lecturer Aya Louisa McDonald
  • Lord Chartres Lord Chartres
  • Marjoie Williams Marjorie Williams
  • Bart Pilgram Bart Pigram
  • Elena Ikonorova Elena Ikonorova
  • Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu
  • Dr Reed Scherer Dr. Reed Scherer
  • Pavel Palazhchenko Pavel Palazhchenko
  • Lech Walesa Lech Wałęsa
  • Alex Pancoe Alex Pancoe
  • Massimo Tarenghi Massimo Tarenghi
  • David Crain Dr. David Crain
  • Kathy Sullivan Dr. Kathy Sullivan
  • Fiann Paul Fiann Paul
  • Shirley Campbell Dr. Shirley Campbell
  • Luca Zavango Luca Zavagno
  • Leslie Qammaniq Leslie Qammaniq
  • Ann Makosinski Ann Makosinski

Photography Enrichment Coaches

  • Rick_Sammon - Photo Enrichment Coach Rick Sammon
  • Michelle Valberg - Photo Enrichment Coach & Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg
  • David Salmanowitz David Salmanowitz
  • Kiliii Yuyan Kiliii Yuyan
  • Michael Melford Michael Melford
  • Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman

Young Explorers Guides

  • Kristin Wornson - Young Explorer's Guide Kristin Wornson
  • Jeff Manker - Young Explorer's Guide Jeff Manker
  • Haley Sax - Young Explorers Haley Saxe

Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers

  • Cobus Kilian - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Cobus Kilian
  • Russ Manning- Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Russ Manning
  • Dennis Mense - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Dennis Mense
  • Matthew Messina - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Matthew Messina
  • Agustin Ullmann - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Agustín Ullmann
  • Jen Clement - Naturalist & Zodiac Driver Jennifer Clement
  • Pete Clement - Naturalist & Zodiac Driver Peter Clement
  • Richard Escanilla - Naturalist & Zodiac Driver Richard Escanilla
  • Helen Ahern - Young Explorer's Guide Helen Ahern
  • Megan Kelly Zodiac Driver Meghan Kelly
  • TS-Morgan Rachel Morgan
  • Dr Frederique Olivier Frederique Olivier
  • Juan Pablo Seco Pon Juan Pablo Seco Pon
  • Mark Brophy Mark Brophy
  • John Wright John Wright
  • John Buchanan Dr. John Buchanan
  • Andre Van Zyl Andre Van Zyl

Tour Managers

  • Riëtte Botes - Shore Excursion Manager Riëtte Botes
  • Lynne Greig - Assistant Cruise Director Lynne Greig
  • Dean Hattingh - Young Explorer's Guide Dean Hattingh
  • Alicia-Rojas2 Alicia Rojas
  • Arthur Diaz Arthur Diaz

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