Cruise Ship Speakers

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Michael Anderson
Marine Historian
BSc (Nautical Studies)
Coming from: Haywards Heath.,  West Sussex  UK
Michael first joined the merchant navy as a Deck Officer for both tankers and dry cargo ships before gaining his nautical studies degree. He went on to have a long career in Shipping Industry. On finally retiring he became involved with the Wey & Arun Canal Trust where he became treasurer as well as training skipper for the trip boats. Michael presents a series of lectures on maritime and merchant ship history.

Dale Erhart
Enrichment Speaker - Aviation
Coming from: Courtenay,  BC  Canada
Dale Erhart has 15,000 hours flying fighters, airliners and luxury jets that provide an exciting backdrop to translate into stimulating stories, insights and creative choices we can make every day. His specialized expertise in many fields combined with his diverse background and passion provides passengers with memorable presentations worthy of their welcomed attendance. Engaging & tactful – with stories that are full of ‘Punch!’

David Hutchings
Maritime Historian & Author
Coming from: Lee-on-The Solent,  Hampshire  UK
David hails from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, so ships and the sea have played a major part in his life. He turned his lifelong love of ships into a career, both as a maritime author and in shipbuilding. David's shipyard career was spent in Southampton and Portsmouth. He is a member of The World Ship Society and the Ocean Liner Society. He regularly lectures on cruiseships about maritime history and ocean liner history.

Malcolm McRonald
Maritime History
Coming from: Wirral,  Merseyside  UK
Malcolm McRonald is the author of three books on Maritime History, under the collective titles of "The Irish Boats". In addition, Malcolm has had articles published in many Shipping magazines. He has built up an extensive collection of his own photographs, mainly covering coastal/cross channel ships, and he has a large collection of postcards and photographs of passenger liners and other ships. Over the years, he has given many illustrated talks on the subject of ships and cruising.

Gavin Roser
Shipping & Transportation
Coming from: Ayr,  Ayrshire  UK
Gavin has been in the shipping industry for 45 years, and in this time has seen remarkable changes in one of the few industries that operate regardless of national boundaries. Over the years he has been in many senior positions and in between times he runs his own maritime consultancy firm. Gavin also works with the Northern Maritime University in Northern Europe promoting new thinking in maritime education. His talks on how shipping affects us will surprise and entertain you.