Sailing from February 17, 2015 - March 5, 2015


Guest Lecturers

Guest Lecturers

Azamara Club Cruises® is now offering a great opportunity to enrich your onboard experience by introducing guest lecturers to our voyages. Considered experts in their respective fields, our carefully chosen speakers will share their vast knowledge on worldwide topics that range from politics to the environment, from tribal customs to ancient history. Attend one of our presentations and see what you can learn from our distinguished onboard guest speakers.

Date Ship Embark/Disembark
17-Feb-15 - 5-Mar-15 Azamara Quest Benoa, Bali, Indonesia - Osaka (Kyoto), Japan
Dr. Paul Ropp

Dr. Paul Ropp, Destination Lecturer

Paul Ropp was a research professor of Chinese history at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan, and taught Chinese history at the University of Central Arkansas, McGill University, and the University of Memphis before going to Clark University to chair the History Department. He has been a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations since 1979 and has lived and done research in Taiwan, Japan, and China. Paul is the author of Dissent in Early Modern China, Banished Immortal: Searching for Shuangqing, China’s Peasant Woman Poet, and China in World History.

Nigel Marven

Nigel Marven, Celebrity/Special Interest Lecturer – Wildlife

In more than two decades of producing and presenting wildlife films for television, Nigel Marven has traveled to every corner of the globe and crossed every continent—visiting about 70 countries along the way—and filmed a wide array of species of mammal, reptile, bird, fish and insect. His shows as producer/presenter for ITV and Discovery include Alligators, Big Cats, Shark Week and the weekly primetime U.S. showNigel's Wild Wild World. A regular on U.S. chat shows (most recently freaking out Conan O’Brien by handling a deadly king cobra in the studio), Nigel also guest stars on many U.K. shows, memorably offering the BBC’s Jonathan Ross a giant bullfrog to kiss. Recent filming has taken Nigel from the Andes to the Amazon for the four-part series Wild Colombia, as well as on an epic journey from Mexico to Alaska following the grey whale migration for Whale Adventure.


Dolores "Dee" Berry , Bridge Instructor

Dee Berry is rated as a Master Bridge Teacher by the American Bridge Teachers Association, the highest rating given. She is a teacher-trainer for the American Contract Bridge League and is an Emerald Life Master with almost 9,000 masterpoints. She is the most experienced teacher in the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alaska, and enjoys teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced bridge players. Dee is the author of two well-received books, “Two Over One in a Nutshell” and “Cuebids in a Nutshell” and the accompanying teachers' manuals. She lives in Arlington, Washington where she enjoys family, photography, cooking, and travel.

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