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EXPERTISE
Dancing & Hosting
Destination & Port Lecturing
Music
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Martin P. Lee graduated with first class honours in geography and geology from King's College London in 1975.

He was then awarded a masters degree in geography from Keele University for a thesis on Norwegian glacial deposits.

After service as a fellow at Lancaster University, he became a lecturer at Leicester University.
From 1987 until 2006 he was a senior lecturer at the Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) which was part of Cranfield University.

He has written one book and over 50 academic articles.

Upon early retirement, aged 53, he re-trained as a gentleman dance host and port lecturer for the Saga Shipping Company, Seabourn, Cunard, P&O, Crystal, Celebrity, Voyages of Discovery and the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

He now spends half the year at sea and half the year at his home in Bournemouth.
He also continues to be an associate lecturer of the Open University with over 38 years service behind him supervising MSc dissertation students on course T802.
REGIONS & COUNTRIES OF EXPERTISE
324 Illustrated Port Talks from across the World (List available upon request!)

Enrichment Lectures for Baltic Sea Cruises:

The Story of the Baltic Sea.
The Story of the Kiel Canal.
The Story of the Vikings.
Brahms: His Life & Music!
Sibelius: Finland's Greatest Classical Composer!
Tchaikovsky: Russia's Greatest Classical Composer!
Hitler & Putin: A Tale of Three Baltic Cities.
Hamlet: Prince of Denmark.

Enrichment Lectures for Norwegian Cruises:

Welcome to Norway! (A general introduction)
Grieg: Norway's Greatest Classical Composer!
The Story of the North Sea.
The Story of the Vikings.
The Norwegian Fjords.
Midnight Sun, Northern Lights and the Sami People.

Enrichment Lectures for Transatlantic Cruises:

The Story of the North Atlantic.
Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea.
César Manrique: Artist & Architect of Lanzarote.
La Laguna: Old Capital of Tenerife.
Welcome to the Cape Verde Islands! (A general introduction)
Welcome to the Canary Islands! (A general introduction)
Welcome to the Azores! (A general introduction)

Enrichment Lectures for Mediterranean Cruises:

The Story of the Mediterranean.
Saint-Saens: France's Greatest Classical Composer?
Art Nouveau Architecture: Barcelona & Cartagena.
Welcome to France! (A general introduction)
Welcome to Spain! (A general introduction)
Welcome to Italy! (A general introduction)
Welcome to Portugal!
Rome: The Eternal City.
Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance.

Enrichment Lectures for Australasian Cruises:

The Story of the Tasman Sea.
Welcome to Australia! (A general introduction)
Welcome to New Zealand! (A general introduction)
Shackleton: The Importance of Being Sir Ernest.

Enrichment Lectures for South African Cruises:

Welcome to South Africa! (A general introduction)
Rhodes across Africa: Cecil's Story.
The Story of the South Atlantic.
The Story of Gold & Diamonds!

Enrichment Lectures for British Cruises:

Welcome to Scotland! (A general introduction)
Macbeth: the Scottish Play.
The Story of the Black Watch Regiment.
The Story of the English Channel.
The Story of the Irish Sea.

Enrichment Lectures for South American Cruises:

Welcome to Brazil! (A general introduction)
Welcome to the Caribbean Islands!
The Story of the Amazon.
The Story of the Panama Canal.
Manaus: The City in the Jungle.
The Story of the Boi Bumba Festival.

General Enrichment Lectures:

The Story of Western Architecture.
The Story of the Musicals.

Biographical Illustrated Talks:

Grieg: Norway's Greatest Classical Composer!
Sibelius: Finland's Greatest Classical Composer!
Tchaikovsky: Russia's Greatest Classical Composer!
Brahms: Hamburg's Greatest Son!
Saint-Saëns: France's Greatest Composer?

Tommy Cooper: Just Like That!
Shackleton: The importance of being Sir Ernest
Columbus: Admiral of the Ocean Sea
Rhodes across Africa: Cecil's Story
César Manrique: Artist & Architect of Lanzarote
Hitler & Putin: A Tale of Four Cities
Macbeth: the Scottish Play
Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

Art Nouveau Architecture: Barcelona & Cartagena
The Story of Architecture
The Story of the Musicals
The Story of the Black Watch Regiment

The Story of the Panama Canal
The Story of the Suez Canal
The Story of the Kiel Canal
The Story of the North Sea
The Story of the Irish Sea
The Story of the Tasman Sea
The Story of the Baltic Sea
The Story of the Caribbean Sea
The Story of the Mediterranean
The Story of the English Channel
The Story of the North Atlantic Ocean
The Story of the South Atlantic Ocean
The Story of the Pacific Ocean
The Story of the Indian Ocean
The Story of the Amazon

Classical Music Talks:

Grieg: Norway's Greatest Classical Composer!
Sibelius: Finland's Greatest Classical Composer!
Tchaikovsky: Russia's Greatest Classical Composer!
Brahms: Hamburg's Greatest Son!
Saint-Saëns: France's Greatest Composer?

Illustrated Country Talks (All Geography, History, Culture & Cuisine):

Welcome to Ireland
Welcome to France
Welcome to Spain
Welcome to Portugal
Welcome to Italy
Welcome to Greece
Welcome to Turkey
Welcome to Belgium
Welcome to Netherlands
Welcome to Germany
Welcome to Denmark
Welcome to Norway
Welcome to Sweden
Welcome to Finland
Welcome to Russia

Welcome to USA
Welcome to China
Welcome to Japan
Welcome to India
Welcome to Brazil
Welcome to Mexico
Welcome to Canada
Welcome to Australia
Welcome to New Zealand
Welcome to South Africa
Welcome to Brazil
Welcome to the Cape Verde Islands
Welcome to the Caribbean Islands
Others available upon request!

Inland City Talks:

Paris
Berlin
Brussels
London
Athens
Rome
Florence
Canberra
Moscow

Seville
Madrid
Granada
Santiago de Compostela
Washington D.C.
Pietermaritzburg
Jerusalem
Bethlehem
Nazareth
Petra
Luxor
La Laguna
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Current Statistics (as of August 2017):

1018 Ports called at
614 Tours escorted
370 Different Ports
200 Lectures given
114 Cruises undertaken
21 Cruise Ships
8 Cruise Lines
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ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION
Travel Insurance as a Cruise Ship Speaker
Bahamas Seaman's Discharge Book
Yellow Fever Vaccination
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Saga Pearl 11 P2183 Autumn in the Canaries 13 Southampton Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saga Pearl 11 P2179 The Best of British 12 Dover Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saga Pearl 11 P2170 St Patricks Day Getaway 7 Dover Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Oriana X701 Caribbean & Amazon Adventure Cruise 50 Southampton Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Saga Sapphire SA310 A Mediterranean Christmas 21 Southampton Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Queen Mary 2 M624 Westbound Transatlantic Crossing 7 Southampton Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Saga Sapphire SA302 Around Britain & Ireland 14 Dover Thursday, August 18, 2016
Crystal Symphony V6219 Grand Britannia 14 Tilbury Saturday, July 23, 2016
Braemar M1611 Maiden Call Mystery Cruise 9 Dover Thursday, May 5, 2016
Saga Pearl 11 P2149 Cities of Ancient Mediterranean 17 Southampton Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Braemar M1606 Rivers of France & Spain 14 Dover Friday, March 18, 2016
Braemar M1602 Mayan Temples & the Panama Canal 14 Montego Bay Thursday, January 21, 2016
Saga Pearl 11 P2146 A Canary Island Christmas 16 Southampton Monday, December 21, 2015
Saga Pearl 11 P2143 Flavours of France and Spain 12 Southampton Friday, October 30, 2015
Black Watch W1526 North Cape of Norway 14 Avonmouth (Bristol) Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Saga Sapphire SA283 Voyage of the Vikings 11 Dover Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saga Pearl 11 P2134 The Gulf of Bothnia 15 Dover Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Braemar M1516 German Waterways 10 Dover Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Braemar M1515 Amsterdam Mini Cruise 3 Dover Saturday, May 30, 2015
Saga Pearl 11 P2130 Springtime in the Mediterranean 16 Southampton Sunday, April 26, 2015