Mediterranean Expedition Team

Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions

The quality of our veteran staff and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And now that we are aligned with National Geographic, there is no better team anywhere.

The team composition
Every expedition sails with a veteran expedition leader, a historian, and a naturalist who is also a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor. With an extensive background in the region and knowledge of its natural history, human history, archaeology, and mythology, you can rely on our Mediterranean travel guides to enhance your experience of each place you visit.

Featured Mediterranean Team Members

  • Ellie Charalambous
    Cultural Specialist

    National Geographic expert Ellie Charalambous is a native of Athens, Greece. She graduated from The Greek National Tourism Organization’s Guide School and also studied at the National Theatre Drama School. She is currently continuing her studies at the Pandio University of Social and Political Sciences. Read More

  • Robyn Woodward

    Lecturing on expedition cruises in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and British Columbia since 1996 has fueled Robyn’s passion for adventure, discovery, travel, art and archaeology. These diverse interests have carried her through several degrees including a BA in the History of Art from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario; a B.Sc. in Conservation of Archaeological Materials from University College, Cardiff, Wales; and a MA in Anthropology (Nautical Archaeology) from Texas A & M and finally returned home to Vancouver, British Columbia to complete her Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 2007. For the past 12 years she has directed the excavations of Sevilla la Nueva, the first Spanish capital of Jamaica and has spent eight summers in the Canada’s Yukon Territory documenting the paddle-wheelers of the Klondike Gold Rush, a project that has instilled a passion for history of Canada’s north. Read More

  • Tom O'Brien
    Expedition Leader

    Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for the last twenty years. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago. Read More

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Mediterranean Itineraries

Sailing the Greek Isles aboard the Sea Cloud

9 days
Expeditions in: May, Jul, Sep

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Guest comments

"Everyone at every level of crew to expedition team to guides to transport team was excellent. I injured my foot prior to the trip and everyone took my needs into consideration. I can't thank everyone enough for all their kindness."

-Paul L. & Kathy T.