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EXPERTISE
Destinations & Ports
History - General
Vikings & Scandinavia
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Patrick Cherry spent fifteen years with Page & Moy, latterly as their Marketing Director responsible for developing their land-based holidays, from product selection to marketing.

In 1992 he became deeply involved in establishing their Cruise business, which subsequently developed into a major part of the Group's activity. Each year thereafter he worked as part of the on-board Page & Moy team for a minimum of one full cruise per year, and is intimately acquainted with cruise operations and on-board life.

Widely travelled, he has visited all major continents with the exception of Antarctica, and is particularly familiar with all of Scandinavia, the Baltic, UK/Ireland, the Far East and the Mediterranean/Atlantic Islands.

Patrick is a keen historian with specialist interests in British Commonwealth, European and Russian history. He has presented numerous informative and illustrated lectures on these subjects.

An accomplished and experienced presenter, he has addressed audiences of up to 1,000, utilizing high resolution and well constructed, professional 'Powerpoint' presentations

Patrick is a competent photographer and is always adding to his own portfolio of, in excess of, 10,000 travel related images.
PRESENTATIONS
CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND HISTORY TALKS COVERING NORTHERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

The Life & Legacy of Three Russian Tsars:
- Peter the Great
- Catherine the Great
- Vladimir Putin

The Faberge Eggs of Imperial Russia - their origins and secrets plus a cameo of Peter Carl Faberge

The History of the Baltic States up to 1940

The Baltic States - Years of Dependence (1940 - 1990) and the social, cultural and economic development since 1991

Soviet & Eastern Bloc automobiles - an irreverent look at the Iconic cars built by and for the communists

Kronstadt - The major events associated with, and strategic importance of, the Russian Naval base

The Empire of Sweden - The Age of Greatness (1632 - 1718)

Norwegian Resistance during World War 2 (includes The Shetland Bus and Telemark)

Norway's contribution to the Arts - Munch, Ibsen, Tideman, Grieg, Vigeland, Kygo

The Life and Music of Edvard Grieg

Norwegian Explorers: Nansen, Amundsen & Heyerdahl

The Islands of the Baltic Sea - Bornholm, Gotland & Aaland (social, cultural, historic)

Britain's historical relationship with Denmark - From Kings and Queens to Footbalers and Danish Pastries!!

Forties, Cromarty Irish Sea etc - The UK Shipping Forecast Map
This talk goes through the Shipping forecast areas surrounding the UK and illustrates each with amusing, tragic and interesting anecdotes

History of the National Trust (UK)

Neolithic Orkney

In Praise of Liverpool
The growth of this city on the back of the cotton industry, its connections with slave labour, it's importance as an emigration port, its decline in the early 20th Century, its re invigoration in the 1960's, its love of soccer - its aspirations for the future

The Easter Rising of 1916
A look at the facts, the events and the aftermath of the Dublin Rebellion in 1916

How Britain won and lost Hong Kong

Great 20th century inventions which changed your life (lighthearted)

DESTINATION AND PORT TALKS (OVER 150 INDIVIDUAL PORTS)

UK and Ireland
Scandinavia
Russia
Europe
Mediterranean
Atlantic Islands

World Cruise sectors:
Far East - China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia,Thailand, India
From Australia to Dubai
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Braemar M1620 The Great British Cruise 11 Southampton Monday, August 8, 2016
Saga Pearl 11 P2158 Fjordland Gems 7 Dover Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Boudicca D1511 Monaco, Cannes & The Med 15 Dover Saturday, May 16, 2015