Historian on the High Seas

Sailing into St. Maarten in December, 2012

Sailing into St. Maarten in December 2012

On August 5, I fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. After a few days touring Danish castles, I board a cruise ship bound for the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal where I will be a royal history guest lecturer for the month of August. This will be my third cruise ship lecture series. In 2012, I sailed from Barcelona to Miami with stops in the Canary Islands and St. Maarten/St. Martin. During the summer of 2013, I lectured on a Baltic Sea cruise, visiting Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn and Saint Petersburg.

The usual blog features, including royal book reviews and royal history articles¬†will be on hiatus until I return to Canada on September 4. Instead, there will be¬†pictures and posts from¬†my travels. ¬†There are¬†plenty of royal stops planned for my¬†itinerary including Hamlet’s Castle Kronborg in¬†Helsing√łr, Denmark, the Royal Yacht Britannia in Scotland,¬†Caernarfon Castle in Wales, Cornet Castle in Guernsey, the¬†Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes, Louis XIV’s house in St. Jean de Luz and the Castle of¬†S√£o Jorge in Lisbon.¬†

For more about my past experiences¬†as a cruise ship lecturer, see my article “Down to the Sea with a History PhD” on page 6 of the Summer 2013 Queen’s University Alumni Review Magazine

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