Lindblad Expeditions Global Luminaries

Lindblad Expeditions has launched a Global Luminariesprogram in 2010 to add further dimension to the knowledge, expertise and engagement
the Lindblad Expeditions staff and National Geographic experts contribute to the voyages.

The Luminaries in this program are not merely marquee names, they are people with explorer minds; like-minded, engaging people that you’ll appreciate interacting with.

Here’s a list of the luminaries sailing with Lindblad Expeditions in 2010:

Antarctica – The White Continent
January 7, 2010
Buzz Aldrin: Legendary Astronaut & Space Explorer. Share one of the most exhilarating adventures left on Earth with a space hero — veteran of the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk mission — in the 40th anniversary year of that epic achievement!

The Hidden Isles of the Mediterranean
April 4, 2010
Hugh Downs: One of the most familiar names in the history of American television as the host of ABC News’ 20/20, the prime-time news-magazine program, for over 20 years. Downs hosted NBC News’ Today program, where he interviewed world leaders, and will share experiences from his long career.

The Hidden Isles of the Mediterranean
April 14, 2010
Tim Severin: Explorer, Author and Filmmaker; has literally traveled the route of myth and established historic facts from the adventures of Jason and the Argonauts to the descendants of Genghis Khan. His most recent quest: to identify the real Robinson Crusoe. Hear first-hand accounts of his fascinating life.

Exploring the British & Irish Isles
April 29, 2010
Ted Koppel: Senior news analyst for National Public Radio and contributing analyst for BBC America’s World News America. From 1980 until 2005, he was the anchor and managing editor of ABC News Nightline, one of the most honored broadcasts in television history. His interviews and reporting touched every major news story over a span of 25 years.

Viking Saga: Norway, Scotland, the Faroes & Iceland
May 11, 2010
Jim Lovell: Astronaut & NASA legend; one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon. He is most well-known as the Commander of the courageous Apollo 13 mission (“Houston, we have a problem.”) which was safely brought back to Earth by the inspiring efforts of the crew and mission control. He’ll share experiences from his history-making career and thoughts on the future of space exploration.

Viking Saga: Norway, Scotland, the Faroes & Iceland
May 24, 2010
Dan Rather: Journalist & former News Anchor for the CBS Evening News, now Managing Editor and Anchor of a television news magazine, Dan Rather Reports, on the cable channel HDNet. Contributor to CBS’ 60 Minutes. His assignments spanned the JFK assassination to Watergate to Saddam Hussein and beyond.

Beyond the North Cape
June 6, 2010
Gro Brundtland: Former Prime Minister of Norway, now UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, recently served as co-Commissioner with Sven Lindblad on Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change.

Land of the Ice Bears
August 6, 2010
Beyond the North Cape
August 13, 2010
Jim Fowler: One of the world’s best known naturalists, has presented information about wildlife to the American public on television for more than 40 years. He first served with Marlin Perkins as co-host and later became host of the award-winning Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. An active conservationist, Fowler will provide a unique perspective on the wilderness of Svalbard on the Aug. 6 and 13, 2010 voyages.

Exploring the Baltic’s Historic Waterways
August 29, 2010
September 6, 2010
Mikhail Gorbachev: Former President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Laureate, Cold War reformer and 20th-century visionary; now promoting peace through the Gorbachev Foundation and Green Cross Initiative, an environmental organization. President Gorbachev will meet with Lindblad guests in St. Petersburg.

Exploring the Baltic’s Historic Waterways
August 29, 2010
September 6, 2010
Lech Walesa: From Labor Leader to Nobel Prize winner to the elected President of Poland, Walesa left a changed world. He is fascinating and will visit with Lindblad guests in Gdansk.

European Odyssey
September 20, 2010
Marilyn McAfee: Former US Ambassador joins us for talks on democracy building and the complex problems facing the US in Europe and beyond. Since retiring, she has participated in special delegation visits to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan and most recently to a government-sponsored trip to Baghdad. Talking with her will be interesting!


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