Cruises are shaking off their sleepy, stuffy reputation. More than just a floating, moving hotel, cruising is booming right now — with expedition cruises at the forefront of intrepid travel. Whether it’s taking in the Galápagos Islands from top deck, or icebreaking in the Arctic, expedition cruises offer travellers a unique chance to get closer to the action that conventional travel allows.
In this session, we discuss the ins and outs of seeing the world by ship, from where to go and what to expect. You might be a first-timer looking to know the basics, or a seasoned seafarer after some inspiration — just come with an open mind and any questions for our expert panel.
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Dale Templar, adventure and expedition travel writer
Dale has travelled to over 60 countries and has crossed most of the world’s oceans, and is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller and The Daily Telegraph, as well as the managing director of her own company, One Tribe TV.
Nicolas Dubreuil, expedition leader
A White Sea specialist and passionate about local communities, Nicolas has accompanied Ponant since 2005 and has led numerous expeditions in all the circumpolar countries.
Sue Bryant, travel editor and writer
Sue is is the cruise editor of The Sunday Times and also writes for magazines and websites worldwide. She’s passionate about expedition cruising and has sailed on small ships to the Galápagos, the Sea of Cortez and Costa Rica.
Martin Hartley, adventure photographer
One of the world’s leading photographers in adventure travel, Martin has travelled to some of the most inaccessible locations on the planet, having completed 25 assignments to the North and South Poles alone.
Connor McGovern, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Connor is an assistant editor of National Geographic Traveller, and likes learning languages, art deco architecture and all things Mediterranean.
When: Where: Wallacespace Clerkenwell, 18 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DP
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine, a beer or soft drink, plus nibbles.