In The Caribbean with

Sandy Cares

Don’t walk down the gangplank!  

That is, until after you hear Sandy Cares talk about our ports of call.  With captivating historical perspectives and fascinating surprises, Sandy brings the past alive as she explains the background and context of the places and sites along our itinerary.

Sandy has presented well over 700 times to cruise guests, examining the cultural history of the ports of call.  Sandy holds a history degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in teaching Latin and studied at the American Academy in Rome.  A Distinguished Toastmaster, she served two years as president of Michigan's oldest chapter.

In 2013 she began her ship lecturing career with a series of destination talks based on the literature of the Caribbean.  Today she offers upwards of 80 titles that deftly blend culture, history, and port-specific information and practical advice covering all the islands in the greater Caribbean basin, Central America and the Maya sites, Panama Canal, Amazon River, Cuba and New England.  

Unique in the world of ship lectures, Sandy's lusciously illustrated and unscripted conversations have one ultimate goal: to help cruise guests enjoy more value for their time spent on shore.  

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