Dr. John Freedman
                       Global Studies Scholar & Lecturer
               Scholar At Sea ®
                    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @DrJohnFreedman
   
        Dr. John's SCHEDULE   2022-23-24
                                          
                                      

I would like to thank you for the incredibly enlightening lectures 
that you so enthusiastically presented. Your talks and the information you presented made this cruise exceptional. 
We hope to schedule another cruise when you'll be speaking, 
so please send us your schedule!
Thank you again,
Eva Incaudo
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Just wanted to thank you for your scintillating lectures! 

I have enjoyed listening to everything you've said on our cruise

to Singapore. Your depth of knowledge is outstanding and 

the humor you add makes attending your lectures the highlight of our shipboard time. Thanks again!

Arny Katz

Regent Mariner, Sydney-to-Singapore

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Hugely impressed with content and delivery. Never bored!!!!
Many thanks,
John Bannister
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Dear Dr. Freedman,

We have been on many cruises and I must say 

you are by far the best lecturer we have heard!!

 I am very interested in learning about your future schedule.

Thank you for making this not only an enjoyable cruise, 

but also very educational!

Yours truly,

Martha F


DeDr. Freedman,

We have been on many cruises and I must say you 

are by far the best lecturer we have ever heard!!  

 I am very interested in learning about your future schedule.

Thank you for making this not only an enjoyable cruise, 

but also very educational!

Yours truly, 

Martha F

Dear Dr. Freedman,

We have been on many cruises and I must say you 

are by far the best lecturer we have ever heard!!  

 I am very interested in learning about your future schedule.

Thank you for making this not only an enjoyable cruise, 

but also very educational!

Yours truly, 

Martha F

Dear Dr. Freedman,

We have been on many cruises and I must say you 

are by far the best lecturer we have ever heard!!  

 I am very interested in learning about your future schedule.

Thank you for making this not only an enjoyable cruise, 

but also very educational!

Yours truly


2022 SCHEDULE:

Guest Lecturer

Silversea's SILVER MOON

January 3 - March 18, 2022

Circumnavigation of South America

including Caribbean, Mexico, and the Panama Canal

Fort Lauderdale to Lima  ●  Jan 3-19

Lima to Montevideo  ●  Jan 19 - Feb 9

Montevideo to Bridgetown   ●  Feb 9 - March 2

Bridgetown to Ft. Lauderdale  ●  March 2-18

Join me to explore the fascinating 

history, culture, biogeography and current affairs 

of this  intriguing part of the world.

 

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Guest Lecturer

Ponant's Le Paul Gauguin

Papeete-Papeete   

June 4 - 15, 2022

Special 'Chairman's Cruise' with Sarina Bratton 

in the incomparable Society Islands and Tuamotus 

of French Polynesia.

Join me to explore the intriguing history, biogeography, and literary/cinematic legacy of this storied 

part of the world.

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Guest Lecturer

Silversea's SILVER SHADOW

Tokyo-Tokyo   

Sept 27 - Oct 7, 2022

FABULOUS JAPAN in-depth 

with a taste of beautiful Hokkaido 

and a stop in vibrant Busan, South Korea

VOYAGE POSTPONED 

due to Japanese COVID-19 protocols - 

See Sept 2023 replacement!  

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Guest Lecturer

Viking ORION

Tokyo-Hong Kong   

October 13-27, 2022

FABULOUS JAPAN in-depth - 

plus Taiwan and Hong Kong

VOYAGE POSTPONED 

due to Japan & Hong Kong COVID-19 protocols - 

See October 2024 replacement! 

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Seabourn OVATION

Bridgetown-to-Bridgetown

December 10-27, 2022

'Windward Island Holiday' 

in the beautiful and historically interesting Southern Caribbean 


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Your knowledge and passion shine through 

and I am grateful to you for sharing it all with us. 

Hope we get another chance to see you on a future trip!

Dianne Wallace

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To say that Dr. Freedman’s lectures were outstanding is an understatement. He also held a Q & A as a wrap-up for the guests - it was SRO and it was riveting! 

Marsha Dupre

Viking Orion, Bali-to-Hong Kong

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10 out of 10 on content, clarity and wit. 
11 out of 10 on passion!
Thank you, Dr. John.
Emmett  P
Viking 'Far Eastern Horizons' Japan & South Korea 

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I really appreciated your depth of knowledge and enthusiasm
as well as your ability to synthesize very complicated issues 
and history into very engaging presentations.
Your lectures really added a marvelous texture
to my experiences in Asia!
With thanks,
Douglas D
Silver Shadow, Singapore-Hong Kong

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Dr. Freedman has the most attendance at his lectures 

and he always receives extraordinary feedback. He received many comments about his excellence. 

Guests' comments mentioned "More Dr. Freedman!"- 

that alone says it all.

A real gem. No technical issues.

He will be highly missed, as he is one of the best lecturers I have ever encountered.

-Evaluation by Cruise Director, March 2022



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You are an inspiring teacher!  We continue to talk about the quality of your lectures on board. Several of us would love to seek out another cruise that you participate on.

Thank you and we look forward to the next time!

- Fred Hubbard

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Dear Dr Freedman,

If possible we would love to have a list of cruises on which you will give lectures, and the dates. My husband and I agree that you have made the places we have visited much more interesting - Thank you for all your work and insight.

Sincerely,

Barbara and Jack Bevacqua

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We thoroughly enjoyed all your talks!

Would definitely appreciate your schedule 

because we do want to cruise with you again!

Thank you,

Tina Kellogg

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Your insights into the history, culture, and society of Japan 
made the trip that much more memorable -
I'm so glad you were there to share your vast knowledge!
Many thanks, and we hope to travel with you again,

Cherie Hart 
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We still remember so fondly your lectures on our cruise from Beijing to Singapore! We have since done many more cruises and have yet to find a lecturer of your calibre.  

We speak often of how much we loved your lectures and the reference list of books and movies you provided. 

Denny and Lark Beaugureau

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It was indeed our pleasure to be able to sit in on your most interesting and informative lectures. As one prepares to visit a foreign country, knowledge of its history, customs, and traditions can make a significant difference in what an individual gets out of their visit. My wife, Missy, and I look forward to hearing more of your lectures on future cruises.

Very respectfully,

Marv Pixton, Colonel, US Marine Corps, Ret.

2023 SCHEDULE:


Guest Lecturer

Regent Seven Seas Splendor

Miami-to-Miami Caribbean Loop

January 21 - February 1, 2023

St. Maarten, Dominica, Grenada, and the 'A-B-C' Dutch islands of the deep southern Caribbean

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Guest Lecturer

Viking STAR

Ft. Lauderdale-Ft. Lauderdale Caribbean Loop 

February 21 - March 21, 2023

Caribbean, Yucatan, Central America, 

and the spectacular Panama Canal 


 2 sailings: Feb 21 - Mar 7, 2023 
& Mar 7-21, 2023

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Guest Lecturer

Seabourn Odyssey 

Papeete-to-Honolulu

April 15-30, 2023

From the Society Islands of French Polynesia to Hawaii via the remote Tuamotus & Marquesas -

in the wake of the earliest Pacific mariners


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Guest Lecturer

Silver Moon  

Barcelona-Lisbon

May 30 - June 10, 2023

Spring sailing in Iberia and Morocco!


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Guest Lecturer

Silver Whisper   

JAPAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Japan in-depth - then on to beautiful SE Asia

Sept 7 - Nov 10, 2023

4 consecutive sailings:

Tokyo-Tokyo loop    Sept 21-Oct 1

Tokyo-Yokohama loop    Oct 1-11

Yokohama to Hong Kong  Oct 11-27

Hong Kong to Bangkok    Oct 27-Nov 10

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Guest Lecturer

Seabourn Sojourn 

Miami-to-LA

April 15-30, 2023

A marvelous loop through the Caribbean with 

a full Panama Canal transit (which I will narrate), and

on to Central America, Mexico, and southern California


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2024 SCHEDULE:

Guest Lecturer

Silver Dawn 

extensively exploring the beautiful Caribbean:

Ft. Lauderdale-Bridgetown (Barbados)

Jan 5-15, 2024

Bridgetown-Bridgetown

Jan 15-26, 2024

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Guest Lecturer/Japan History & Culture Expert 

 Silver Moon 

Fabulous Japan 

- and a taste of South Korea

2 consecutive sailings: 

Tokyo-Tokyo      March 30-April 9, 2024

Tokyo-Tokyo       April 9-19, 2024

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Guest Lecturer/Japan History & Culture Expert 

Viking ORION

  Tokyo-Hong Kong   

October 13-27, 2022

FABULOUS JAPAN in-depth - 

plus Taiwan and Hong Kong!

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* More 2024 voyages to follow soon*


THE CRUISING RENAISSANCE

- Better than ever!


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It is always a pleasure to have you on Silversea, knowing you will do a marvelous job of enlightening the guests.
Andrew Poulton, 
 Director, Onboard Enrichment Programs
Silversea Luxury & Expedition Cruises
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ON FASCINATING DESTINATIONS!
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I thoroughly enjoyed your lectures onboard the Voyager- both extremely informative and very entertaining!
- EL, Virginia Beach, VA 
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Thanks so much for your TERRIFIC presentations!
Hope to sail with you again soon.
- John Ekin, Cruise Director, Oceania Riviera
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May I say once again how much we enjoyed your lectures on board the Explorer from Miami to Lisbon - splendid presentations!

- BG, U.K.

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Dear Doctor John,
Very many thanks for your lectures on our Smithsonian cruise in Japan! M
y wife and I have really enjoyed them. Great slides, well researched topics, and excellent content. We have enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to add to our learning.

With thanks and our best wishes.
-Brian and Marion

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Wow!! Wonderful lectures!
Thank you,

Carol Blythe, on RegentVoyager Dubai-Beijing

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I was very strongly impressed by our speaker, Dr. John Freedman, who does on Regent what I have been doing at the University of California at Santa Barbara for the last two decades.

-Giles Gunn, Professor of Global Studies, UCSB

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John, 

Your timing and humor are terrific. I felt like you were really letting us in on something BIG. And you really enjoy interacting with the audience. Loved it!

- Tom T, Oakmont Symposium attendee

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Dear Dr. Freedman,

Just to let you know how much I am enjoying your lectures on Vietnam. This is my first opportunity to see Vietnam up close. My only previous exposure was patrolling off the coast in 1963, compliments of the US Navy. I'm looking forward to more of your very interesting and informative lectures. Thank you for enriching my Southeast Asia cruise.

- MW, Viking Orion

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Awesome, Dude! Thanks for teaching me with humor and quality and quantity education! So important, fascinating and HELPFUL 

during my journey through Cuba. I loved your lecture series- obviously you know your stuff! You rock.

-Vicki S, Nyack NY

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We had the BEST lecturer ever on our recent cruise on the Orion - Dr. John Freedman! His lectures were standing room only, not to be missed. 

-Posted by NanciEA, on Cruise Critic, May 20,2019

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Agree about Dr. Freedman. We were on the Bangkok to Hong Kong segment and all of his lectures 

were filled to capacity. He is simply the best.

- Posted by 'tubeamps' on Cruise Critic- May 21, 2019

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Dear Dr. Freedman,
I attended your lectures on our cruise of the Iberian Peninsula and I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed them. Your lectures added a deeper dimension to our entire journey. I hope I shall have the opportunity 
to be present on future occasions when 
you will be the speaker on historical subjects. 
Sincerely,
YY, Oceania Riviera Iberian cruise
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