Victoria, always fascinated by the colder places on our planet, has been travelling regularly in Northern Europe, the Arctic, and Antarctica for the past 10 years. She has worked in expedition cruising for 15 seasons - at both ends of the earth and some places in between - focusing on history, culture and exploration. She specialized in Old Norse literature and Viking history for her undergraduate degree, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Since graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic/English literature, Victoria has lived and worked in seven different countries, though her home is now in London and Hastings, UK. When on shore she enjoys working as a volunteer guide in art galleries, conservation centres and history museums. Her hobbies include travel (in all continents), choral singing, reading, and theatre.