Global Perspectives Guest Speakers

Add an extra layer of insight and interest to our team’s expertise


Our Global Perspectives Guest Speaker program, exclusively on every National Geographic Explorer expedition, pairs engaging, knowledgeable experts with fascinating geographies to enrich your experience, and add extra levels of perspective and insight to our expedition team’s expertise. Taken from the top tiers of world affairs, journalism and exploration, these are people that you might have seen on TV talk shows, or in a lecture hall—suddenly available to you in person. Each global speaker has chosen to voyage with us to be part of the expedition community, to go exploring along with our staff and guests, and to provide perspectives to enhance your overall experience. You’ll share adventures, drinks, dinner, deck time and activities with these intriguing individuals.

Guest Speakers

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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic
  • 18 Days
  • National Geographic Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Aug
  • $16,890 to $33,370

  • Jared Diamond

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Jared Diamond is a Pulitzer-prize-winning author of five best-selling books, translated into 38 languages, about human societies and human evolution: Guns, Germs, and Steel; Collapse; Why Is Sex Fun?; The Third Chimpanzee; and The World until Yesterday. As a professor of geography at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), he is known for his breadth of interests, which involves conducting research and teaching in three other fields: the biology of New Guinea birds, digestive physiology, and conservation biology. 

Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast
  • 17 Days
  • National Geographic Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Jun
  • $15,990 to $29,770

  • Andrew Evans

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Andrew Evans is an author, travel writer, and TV host. Embracing all media, he shares his stories from around the globe on pixel and paper. 

Arctic Exploration: A Voyage to Iceland, East Greenland, and Norway
  • 17 Days
  • National Geographic Endurance
  • 126 Guests
  • Jul
  • $17,160 to $33,900

  • Peter Hillary

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world.

Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland
  • 17 Days
  • National Geographic Endurance
  • 126 Guests
  • Jun
  • $17,160 to $33,900

  • Peter Hillary

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Peter is the son of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay in 1953. He is the first second-generation to climb Mt Everest, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each of the seven continents) and he has been on over 40 mountaineering expeditions around the world.

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