Candidate Profile

Anthropology & Cultural Studies
History - Art & Culture
Travel & Destinations
Professor Michael Fuller is an expert in the archaeological discoveries of both the Old World and New World. He has directed large excavation projects in Syria and the Republic of Macedonia, plus served as a staff member on digs in Greece, Egypt, Jordan, England and the USA. He received a PhD degree in Anthropology in 1986 and taught archaeology to thousands of students over a career of 40 years. Michael is an active field archaeologist, writer, lecturer and cruise ship speaker.
1. Archaeological and Historical Insights into Puerto Rico

2. Archaeological Discoveries in Florida

Decades of fieldwork in Old World and New World archaeology give me a broad perspective. I have lectured on dozens of cruises in the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, and on repositioning cruises. I do destination lectures as well as Enrichment lectures.

March to April 2023: Viking Mars: History of Australia until 1851, History of Australia 1851 to present, History of New Zealand, Bayeux tapestry, World War II Allies, Oceans in Context, Pacific Exploration, History of Wine-Beer-Spirits, Pacific Ocean Explorers, History of Indonesia, Sects within Islam, and Night Sky of Australia.

Nov 2022 to Jan 2023: Viking Venus: History of Ottoman Empire, Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, History of Spain, Roman Empresses, Future of Spain, Templars and the European Kings, Oceans in Context, Bayeux Tapestry, History of Wine/Beer/Spirits, New World Civilizations, Collapse of the Maya Civilization, Ancient Florida, Ancient California Canals in History, Body Art of the New World, and Islands in Context.

May 2022: Viking Orion: Ancient Northwest Coast, Origins of Reality Movies/Television, History of Navigation, Indigenous People of Northwest Coast, Canadian Exploration, History of Pacific Northwest.

Feb/April 2022: Viking Sky: Pirates & Treasure Hunters, Explorers - Age of Discovery, Bayeux Tapestry, History of Navigation, Oceans in Context, Islands in History, History of Spain, Future of Spain, Treasure Hunters - Finders-Keepers, History of Wine-Beer-Spirits, Untold Stories of the Ancient Caribbean, and Evolution of Economic Exchange.

Jan/Feb 2022: Viking Orion: History of Wine/Beer/Spirits, Knights Templar, Ancient Florida, Ancient California, Maya Collapse, Rock Art Controversies, Cultural Property Returns, Curse of Lazarus, Pirate and Treasure Hunters, Treasure Hunters - Fingers-Keepers, Vikings, Vikings on the Move, World War II - late to the date.

Nov/Dec 2021: Viking Jupiter: Italian Renaissance, History of France, History of Spain, Templars and Kings of Europe, Painted Caves of Spain/France, Bayeux Tapestry, Explorers Age of Discosvery, Island in History, Oceans in Context, History of Argentina, History Chile, and Inca Civilization.

June/July 2021: Viking Orion: Pirates & Treasure Hunters, Explorers - the Age of Discovery, Islands in History, The American Revolution, Coral Reefs - their Future, and Treasure Hunter - Finders/Keepers?

Feb/Mar 2020: Viking Sky: Ancient Caribbean, Ancient Florida, Pre-Columbian Civilizations, Collapse of Maya Civilization, Pirates & Treasure Hunters, Explorers Age of Discovery, Islands in History, Oceans in Context, Bayeux Tapestry, Cultural Property, History of Wine and Beer, History of Navigation, and American Revolution. [yes, this cruise turned around in mid-Atlantic and I worked with CD to improvise new presentations!]

Oct/Nov 2019: Viking Star: Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Italian Renaissance, History of France, History of Spain, Returning Cultural Property, Prehistoric Cave Art, Mystery of the Templars and Hospitallers

September 2019: Azamara Pursuit: Cultural Tapestry of Haifa, Heritage of Ashdod, Archaeology of Jerusalem, Cultural Heritage of Cyprus, History and heritage of Crete, Venice is for Lovers

August 2019: Viking Sky: Bayeux Tapestry, Vikings, Vikings on the Move, Hanseatic League, Thor Heyerdahl, Island Issues

June/July 2019: Viking Jupiter: Bayeux Tapestry, Vikings, Hanseatic League, Mystery of the Templars, Thor Heyerdahl, Beowulf, Netherlands, Was American Late to the Date in WW II, Beyond Beowulf, and History of Britain

May 2019: Viking Sky: Vikings, Hanseatic League, Sami and Cultural Survival, Thor Heyerdahl, Imperial Russia, Peter and Catherine - the Greats of Russia

Feb/March/April 2019: Viking Sun: History of South Africa, Hanseatic, Netherlands, Egyptian Civilization, History of Navigation, Islands in History, Vikings on the Move, Imperial Russia, Spice Trade, History of Southern China, History of Indonesia, History of India, History of Australia until 1851, History of Australia 1851 to present, New Zealand, Oceans in Context, Italian Renaissance, Confessions of an archaeologist, Ancient Rock Art, Was American Late to the Date in WW II, Beowulf.

December 2018: Viking Sun: Bayeux Tapestry, PreColumbia Civilizations, Pirates & Treasure Hunters, American Revolution, Vikings, Vikings on the Move, History of Spain, History of France, Italian Renaissance, Roman Empire, Age of Discovery, Thor Heyerdahl, Treasure and the Law, Caribbean Islands, Mystery of the Templars, and Islands and World Economy.

November 2018: Azamara Quest: Ancient Arabia, Archaeology of Wine and Beer, Islam: Suuni, Shia, and Sufi, Cultural Heritage Crisis in Syria.

October 2018: Celebrity Constellation: Minoan Civilization, Biblical Archaeology, DaVinci Code & Templars, Romans Loved Their Pets

July 2018: Viking Sun: Hanseatic League, Beowulf, Vikings, Great Canals, Netherlands

June 2018: Viking Sun: Hanseatic League, Sami, Vikings, Thor Heyerdahl

June 2018: Viking Sun: Imperial Russia, Peter & Catherine the Great, Bayeux Tapestry, Hanseatic League, Future of the Baltic, Vikings

April 2018: Celebrity Constellation: Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient Arabia, Bridge commentary on Suez Canal, Cultural Tapestry of Oman, Syria Conflict, Islam, Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

February 2018: Celebrity Equinox: Maya Civilization, Archaeology of Florida, Cutural Tapesty of St. Kitts, Cultural Tapestry of San Juan, Pirates

December 2017: Celebrity Constellation: Cultural Tapestry of Goa and Mumbai, Islam from a outsiders perspective, Indus Valley Civilization, Cultural Tapestry of Oman and Abu Dhabi, Ancient Arabia.

November 2017: Norwegian Star: Romans in Spain, Funchal and the Heritage of the Phoenicians, Archaeology of Wine and Beer, DaVinci Code and Templar Knights, Cultural Heritage Crisis in Syria, Viking Raiders and Explorers, Anglo-Saxon skeletons tell tales, Roman Afterlife, Pirates…Art, Maya Civilization, Archaeology of Florida.

October 2017: Celebrity Eclipse: History of Catania, Heritage of Mallorca, History of Southampton.

October 2017: Celebrity Constellation: Heritage of Dubrovnik and Kotor, History and heritage of Catania, History and Heritage of Mallorca and Ibiza, History and heritage of Valencia, History and heritage of Barcelona, History of Rome and Naples, History of Malta

September 2017: Celebrity Constellation: Olympia - archaeology and cultural heritage, Heritage of Minoans and the archaeology of Santorini, Corfu - the Ionian Islands and the story of King Odysseus, Venice is for lovers

May/June 2017: Silverseas Whisper and Silverseas Cloud: History of London, Heritage of Honfleur, History of Saint Malo, Heritage of Bordeaux, Heritage of Bilbao, History of Dijon, History of La Coruna, Heritage of Oporto, Heritage of Lisbon, History of Gibraltar, Heritage of Malaga, Heritage of Cartagena, History of Barcelona, History of Marseille, Heritage of San Tropez, Heritage of Livorno, History of Santa Margherieta Ligure, Heritage of Monaco.

April 2017: Celebrity Equinox: History of Barbados, Heritage of Saints Kitt/Thomas/Maarten, Pirates - Arr

March 2017: Silverseas Cloud: Ancient Arabia, Heritage of Dubai, Indus Valley Civilization, What is Islam, Middle East Revolutions

February 2017: Celebrity Silhouette: Pirates - Arrr, History of San Juan, Archaeology of Florida

January 2017 - Celebrity Eclipse: Pirates - Arrr, History of San Juan, Archaeology of Florida

December 2016 - Silverseas Wind: Maya Civilization, Archaeology of Florida, Pirates - Arrr, History of Grand Turk, Heritage of St. Barts, History of San Juan, Heritage of Barbados, History of Tortola

October 2016 - Celebrity Equinox from Spain to USA: Romans and their Pets, Archaeology of Wine and Beer, Templars and the DaVinci Code, Cultural Heritage of Morocco, Archaeology and the Crisis in Syria, and Romans in Spain.

April/May 2016 - Norwegian Spirit from USA to Spain: Pirates, Archaeology of Wine and Beer, Templars and the DaVinci Code, Anglo-Saxon Burials Tell Tales, Archaeology and the Crisis in Syria, Painted Caves of Spain and France, Phoenicians in Spain, Romans in Spain, and Medieval Spain
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
Viking Jupiter JU220827 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, August 27, 2022
Viking Jupiter JU220813 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Saturday, August 13, 2022
Viking Sea SE220321 West Indies to Spain 13 San Juan Monday, March 21, 2022
Viking Sea SE220309 Amazon and Caribbean Adventure 12 Manaus Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Viking Sea SE220225 Amazon and Caribbean Adventure 12 San Juan Friday, February 25, 2022
Viking Orion OR220206 Panama Canal & Pacific Coast 17 Los Angeles, California Sunday, February 6, 2022
Viking Orion OR220105 Grand Hawaii & Polynesia 32 Los Angeles, California Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Viking Jupiter JU211205 South America & the Chilean Fjords 17 Buenos Aires Sunday, December 5, 2021
Viking Jupiter JU211114 Southern Atlantic Crossing 21 Barcelona Sunday, November 14, 2021
Viking Jupiter JU211107 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, November 7, 2021
Viking Orion OR210720 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Viking Orion OR210713 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Viking Orion OR210706 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Viking Orion OR210629 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Viking Orion OR210622 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Viking Orion OR210615 Bermuda Escape 7 Hamilton Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Viking Sky SK200306 Atlantic Crossing 14 Miami, Florida Friday, March 6, 2020
Viking Sky SK200221 Panama Canal & Central America 14 Miami, Florida Friday, February 21, 2020
Viking Sky SK200214 Turquoise Caribbean Seas 7 Miami, Florida Friday, February 14, 2020
Viking Star ST191121 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Thursday, November 21, 2019
Viking Star ST191114 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Thursday, November 14, 2019
Viking Star ST191031 Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land 14 Piraeus (Athens) Thursday, October 31, 2019
Viking Star ST191022 Empires of the Mediterranean 9 Venice Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Viking Sky SK190813 Iceland's Majestic Landscapes 12 Reykjavik Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Viking Sky SK190801 Iceland's Majestic Landscapes 12 Bergen Thursday, August 1, 2019
Viking Jupiter JU190714 British Isles Explorer 14 Bergen Sunday, July 14, 2019
Viking Jupiter JU190630 Into the Midnight Sun 14 Greenwich, London Sunday, June 30, 2019
Viking Jupiter JU190616 Into the Midnight Sun 14 Bergen Sunday, June 16, 2019
Viking Jupiter JU190609 Viking Shores & Fjords 7 Amsterdam Sunday, June 9, 2019
Viking Sky SK190516 Majestic Fjords & Vibrant Cities 11 Copenhagen Thursday, May 16, 2019
Viking Sky SK190506 Russia & the Baltic Sea 10 Stockholm Monday, May 6, 2019
Viking Sun SU190316 World Cruise 2019 Sector 4 28 Sydney Saturday, March 16, 2019
Viking Sun SU190212 World Cruise 2019 Sector 3 31 Valparaiso (for Santiago) Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Viking Sun SU181216 Mid Atlantic Crossing 11 Lisbon Sunday, December 16, 2018
Viking Sea SE180918 Eastern Seaboard Explorer 12 Montreal Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Viking Sun SU180616 Majestic Fjords & Vibrant Cities 11 Bergen Saturday, June 16, 2018
Viking Sun SU180602 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Saturday, June 2, 2018