Sandy Cares

Oceania Enrichment Lecturer

Sandy Cares holds a degree in history from the University of Michigan.  Since 2013 she has been bringing the past alive for cruise guests exploring Caribbean destinations.  

Sandy reveals fascinating aspects of the Caribbean region’s cultural history, always with fresh and surprising twists.  Through her original research she uncovers amazing stories that frame contemporary Caribbean society against a meaningful historical backdrop.  Sandy offers over 80 distinctive, original and tantalizing destination and enrichment lecture titles on all of the Caribbean nations, New England and Atlantic Canada, Transatlantic cruises stopping at the Azores, Tangier and Mallorca, the Panama Canal, Amazon River, Central America, Maya World, and cruises circumnavigating Cuba.

Sandy's talks are always unscripted, packed with knowledge, information and advice, delightfully illustrated, and graced with her inimitable witticisms and irreverent sense of humor.  

In March of 2017, Sandy was chosen to be Oceania’s first lecturer for the cruise line’s inaugural sail into Havana, Cuba. To date, she has presented over 600 talks at sea, regularly filling the theater to Standing Room Only.  Aboard and ashore, Sandy is always available and happy to answer questions or discuss any aspect of the cultural history of the ports of call.

Sandy is booked through 2020, and spends about 10 months at sea.  See Oceania brochures for her future sailings, or write her at  She looks forward to meeting you.