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
  • From $17,290 to $33,490

  • Minik Rosing

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    A Greenlander by birth and geology professor in Denmark, Minik Rosing has united science and art in reading history in rocks and ice, and united outdoor adventure and academia into discoveries that have reshaped our understanding of life on Earth.

Fabled Lands Of The North: Greenland to Newfoundland
  • 17 Days
  • National Geographic Explorer
  • 148 Guests
  • Aug
  • From $16,210 to $31,450

  • Carl Safina

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Carl Safina’s writing about the living world has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew and Guggenheim Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He earned a PhD in ecology from Rutgers studying seabirds, then spent a decade working to ban high-seas drift nets and to overhaul U.S. fishing policy. He has pursued his love of wildlife on every continent. Now Safina mainly writes about the human relationship with the natural world.  Safina is now the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chaired the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and runs the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean. His writing appears in The New York Times, TIME, Audubon, and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and elsewhere. He is author of the classic book, Song for the Blue Ocean. Carl’s seventh book is Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel. He lives on Long Island, New York with his wife Patricia and their dogs and feathered friends.

East Greenland: Wild Shores of the High Arctic
  • 20 Days
  • National Geographic Endurance
  • 126 Guests
  • Aug
  • From $23,870 to $48,720

  • Kathy Sullivan

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Dr. Kathryn Sullivan was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator in 2014, having previously served as Acting NOAA Administrator. She is a distinguished scientist, renowned astronaut and intrepid explorer. 

Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles
  • 9 Days
  • National Geographic Endurance
  • 126 Guests
  • May
  • From $7,970 to $15,530

  • Patrick Wallace

    Global Perspectives Guest Speaker
    Dr. Patrick Wallace served as director of the National Museum of Ireland for over 23 years. Before his appointment, he was the archaeologist in charge of the museum’s Viking excavations at Wood Quay in Dublin, which would prove to be the largest Viking age urban excavations ever undertaken in Western or Northern Europe.

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