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January 2017

Seabourn: Panama Canal and the Caribbean

January 6, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Andy will be a special interest conversationalist on Seabourn Odyssey's Panama Canal and Caribbean voyage.  He'll be presenting this series of conversations throughout the cruise.  Click here for more information on the books mentioned in his conversations. Between Los Angeles and the Panama Canal Innocents Abroad Sail with Mark Twain and the other American “Innocents Abroad” from New York in June 1867 aboard the sidewheel steam ship Quaker City on the months-long, first luxury cruise in American history.  See the sights…

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April 2017

Smithsonian Journeys Cruise on Regent Voyager

April 8, 2017 - May 2, 2017
Regent Pacific Rim

Andy will be giving a series of Smithsonian Journeys lectures on the "Pacific Rim and Captivating East" cruise of Regent Seven Seas Voyager.  The cruise starts in Bangkok (Laem Chabang) and ends twenty-four days later in Abu Dhabi. His talks will include: Singapore in Peace and War The stunning failure of the defenses of “Fortress Singapore” during the first months of World War II in the Pacific signaled the collapse of the allied position in Indochina and on the Malay…

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May 2017

Smithsonian Associates: River Expeditions

May 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC United States
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Andy will be giving three talks on United States river expeditions. Salt Water, the 1848 US Navy Expedition to the Dead Sea and the Search for Sodom and Gomorrah.  Join Lieutenant William Lynch and his party of volunteer navy men in 1848 on the first and only American expedition of exploration to the Dead Sea.  Defying Bedouin threats and epidemic disease, the expedition rowed in two special purpose metal boats across the Sea of Galilee, down the River Jordan, and onto…

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October 2017

Smithsonian Journeys Cruise on Regent Mariner

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join Andy on a Smithsonian Journeys fall "Autumn Foliage" cruise from Montreal to Miami on Regent Mariner. Proposed topics include: The Greely Expedition.  High level disinterest in Washington, and the failure of two annual resupply missions to arrive in 1881 and 1882 condemned Army Lieutenant Adolphus Greely’s remarkable 26-man scientific expedition at Lady Franklin Bay in arctic Canada to starvation, cannibalism, and death.  Its plight and the rescue of its six survivors were major news stories in 1883.  The press coverage signaled…

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December 2017

Smithsonian Journeys Cruise on Regent Explorer

December 20, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Regent Southern Caribbean Charm

Andy will be giving a series of talks as Regent's Seven Seas Explorer sails from Miami through the Caribbean back to Miami on its "Southern Caribbean Charms" Christmas and New Years cruise.  The talks are listed below.  Click here for books mentioned in the lectures. The Caribbean, Columbus, and the Early Age of Exploration Global wind and ocean current circulation patterns determined where off the continents of the New World early European explorers, searching for the riches of the Orient, would…

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January 2018

Regent Navigator Los Angeles to Auckland

January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Regent Navigator LA to Auckland

Join Andy on Seven Seas Navigator "Lands of the Gods" voyage for a great trip to Hawaii, French Polynesia and Samoa starting from Los Angeles and ending in Auckland, New Zealand.  He will be speaking on the first segment of Navigator's World Cruise. His talks will include: In Harm’s Way Out of Tinian on July 28, 1945, after a secret mission to deliver atom bomb parts for the attack on Hiroshima, the cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis (CA-35) was torpedoed by a Japanese…

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November 2018

Regent Explorer Rome to Lisbon

November 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Regent Explorer Rome to Lisbon

Join me on Regent Explorer's "Taste of Iberia" cruise November 18-November 28, 2018.  I plan to share the following presentations: The Last Lincoln Conspirator.  Flee with John Surratt, Jr., the youngest Lincoln assassination conspirator, across the Atlantic, Europe, and the Mediterranean as he attempted to escape from judgement and justice in 1865-66.  Chased out of Rome, where he hid for a time as a member of Pope Pius IX's Papal Zouaves, Surratt fled from Naples through Malta and across the…

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Regent Explorer Lisbon to Capetown

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Regent Explorer Lisbon to Capetown

Andy will be speaking on the Seven Seas Explorer voyage "Tranquil Savannas and Sunsets" as she travels along the west African coast from Lisbon to Capetown. Join him for these illustrated talks while sailing the West African coast. The Catholic Kings of Europe: Portugal, Spain and the Contest for Empire.  For more than century after the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 the kings (and queens) of Spain and Portugal, proud royalty of the world’s soon-to-be first global empires, literally split the unknown world…

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December 2018

Regent Explorer Capetown to Capetown

December 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Andy will be talking on Regent Seven Seas Explorer as she sails from Capetown to Capetown on a "South Africa Cheer" cruise. Join Andy's illustrated lectures over the holiday season. Maritime Choke Points.  Beginning with the Age of Sail, the geography of the oceans, as well as their winds and currents, channels and canals became important to governments and their merchant fleets and navies.  Even now, 150 years after the Suez Canal, the Cape of Good Hope (once “the Cape…

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May 2019

Regent Navigator New York to Amsterdam

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Join Andy for a Transatlantic cruise from New York to Amsterdam on Regent Navigator. He will be giving eight talks during the crossing. Innocents Abroad  Sail with Mark Twain and the other American “Innocents Abroad” from New York in 1867 aboard the luxury cruise ship Quaker City into the Mediterranean and back.  See the sights of 19th century Europe and the Holy Land through their eyes while you learn about the cruise and the passengers his book made famous. Lost in the Ice …

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