Silversea’s knowledgeable Destination Consultants have been carefully selected for their regional expertise. On most voyages, a Destination Consultant presents informal discussions about the history and culture, the highlights and must-see places of interest and where to shop or dine. He provides insight about the various shore excursions to help you make the best selection, and even accompanies some of the tours. In places like the Panama Canal or Alaska’s Inside Passage, you’ll hear him expounding about the sights with commentaries from the bridge. And he’s also available to answer individual queries — around the ship or at a round table discussion, perhaps. Or join him at dinner and enjoy convivial conversation along with some expert advice.
Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant
Bestselling author Corey Sandler has been a storyteller all his life. He began as a reporter for a small-town daily newspaper and went on to cover two national presidential campaigns and became a correspondent for The Associated Press.
Dr. Lew Deitch, Destination Consultant
Dr. Lew Deitch is a semi-retired professor with over 30 years of experience teaching geography. During his distinguished career, he directed the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University and developed interdisciplinary programs in arid lands and led Canadian studies. He completed his doctorate in Australia where he was based for several years. He is a globetrotter, having visited over 60 countries on all continents except Antarctica.
Ira Feldman, Destination Consultant
Ira Feldman, a resident of Chicago, Illinois, has had a long and varied career where he combined his interests in law, lecturing, traveling, maritime history and photography. He has recently retired from a long and fulfilling practice of law, spending many years as a partner in a large law firm and later being professor and the director of a family law clinic at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
John Tabbutt-McCarthy, Destination Consultant
Destination Consultant John Tabbutt-McCarthy is one of the cruise industry’s top-rated speakers and has been presenting travel and history lectures at sea and ashore in museums and for special-interest groups for the past nineteen years, including fifteen world cruises, six Round South America and five Round Africa voyages.
Chris Roberts, Destination Consultant
Travel writer Chris Roberts is a veteran when it comes to the Caribbean and Panama Canal. As a port lecturer/destination consultant with cruise lines, he’s been in the Panama Canal a hundred times and never got his feet wet once.
Jon Fleming, Destination Consultant
Jon Fleming’s combination of personal experience and historical knowledge, plus an entertaining presentation style has made him very sought after in the cruise industry. He has sailed on almost 100 cruises worldwide including complete round-the-world itineraries.
Niki Sepsas, Destination Consultant
A pen and a passport have been the tools of the trade for Niki Sepsas for most of his life. After college at West Point and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Niki served in the army before embarking on a thirty-year travel career that has taken him to more than 160 countries and each of the world’s seven continents.
Paul Weser, Ph. D., Destination Consultant
As a globe trotter, Dr. Paul J. Weser has been to over 30 countries by both air and sea. He has served as senior lecturer and coordinator for tours and over a dozen cruises during the past two decades. Most important of all, however, is that he loves to teach, interact with people, and share the wonders of the world with his audience.