Star Clippers to Offer Host of Expert Lecturers and Guest Speakers in 2017

Star Clippers to Offer Host of Expert Lecturers and Guest Speakers in 2017

Cruise News – Nov. 16, 2016

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers has introduced a 2017 lineup of expert speakers that will be on board all three of its ships throughout the year. The complimentary 2017 Star Clippers Lecturers and Guest Speakers enrichment classes include the following:

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Royal Clipper, from Star ClippersCaptain Klaus Mueller/Lecturer 

Captain Mueller, now retired, is one of the company’s best-loved characters. He has sailed Star Clippers’ ships all over the world and now lectures on subjects including tall ship history, celestial navigation, and the challenges of sailing big ships today.

April 8, 2017, 16-Night, Barbados to Lisbon


Samantha Brown/Style Expert

Samantha Brown is a New York City–based wardrobe stylist with over a decade of fashion industry experience. Her lectures focus on Italian fashion and its evolution throughout history, dressing for different body types, and using clothing as a tool for communication.

July 22, 2017, 7-Night, Round-trip from Rome

Elizabeth Marsh/Wine Expert

Elizabeth Marsh is a luxury wine consultant and loves to share her passion and knowledge with others to help them discover their personal wine preferences and palates. She explores fine wines of the world, including the distinctive terroirs, people, and histories that produce them.

August 26, 2017, 7-Night, Cannes to Rome

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Holland Haiis/Speaker and Author

Holland Haiis is an international speaker and author of Consciously Connecting: A Simple Process to Reconnect in a Disconnected World. She inspires and motivates her audiences to connect to their untapped greatness by living the life of consciously connecting to everything.

November 11, 2017, 7-Night, Round-trip from Phuket


Elizabeth Mortensen/Conservationist 

Elizabeth Mortensen is the cofounder of Sustain Music and Nature, a nonprofit that working to green the music industry. She has a passion for green living, which shows in her international travels studying tigers, apes, wild dogs, and chimps, and she spreads her message to support conservationism and public awareness about the environment.

December 2, 2017, 7-Night, Round-trip from Phuket

Star Clippers' ship at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.Star Flyer

John Tedechi/Opera Singer and Speaker

John Tedechi, a much-sought-after voice and acting teacher, lays a foundation of technique, style, and discipline that enables students to emerge with the intent to perform and beguile audiences.

August 19, 2017, 7-Night, Round-trip from Athens


Randy Shuman/Ocean Scientist

As a marine expert, Randy Shuman illustrates the origin and history of the oceans, particularly volcanic islands and trenches of the southwest Pacific. He also gives audiences an in-depth look at the building of the Panama Canal, its history, waterway, and sea life.

December 9, 2017, 6-Night, Balboa to Grand Cayman

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