Sandy Cares

Oceania Enrichment Lecturer

Sandy Cares holds a degree in history from the University of Michigan.  She has studied at the American Academy in Rome and holds a Masters in Teaching Latin. Since 2013 she has focused her scholarly attention on her passion for Caribbean history, 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 lost stories that help frame contemporary Caribbean society against a meaningful historical backdrop.  Sandy offers over eighty distinctive lecture titles on all of the Caribbean ports-of-call, Central America and Maya world, the Amazon River, Panama Canal. She also lectures on cruises to New England and Atlantic Canada as well as transatlantic cruises stopping at the Azores, Tangier and Mallorca.  These days most of her time is spent on Oceania vessels circumnavigating Cuba.

In March of 2017, Sandy was honored to be chosen as Oceania’s first lecturer for the cruise line’s inaugural sail into Havana, Cuba.  

Sandy's talks are always unscripted, packed with knowledge, information and advice, delightfully illustrated, and graced with her inimitable witticisms and unrestrained sense of humor.  More like events than lectures Sandy's talks feel like an engaging and inclusive conversation with friends.

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