John Geiger is an author of five popular exploration books, including the international best-sellers Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition, Dead Silence: The Greatest Mystery in Arctic Discovery and The Third Man Factor: The Secret to Survival in Extreme Environments. He has also appeared in many documentaries including Arctic Passage on PBS NOVA, Islands of Mystery on The Discovery Channel, Flicker on Bravo! and BBC4’s Wilderness Explored: Arctic. He was St. Clair Balfour Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto, is a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a Fellow of The Explorers Club of New York, and a member of the Advisory Board of Wings Worldquest in New York.
Departure date:29 May 2012, New York to Southampton
John Maxtone-Graham is perhaps the most articulate of the world’s maritime historians – as devastatingly well-informed as he is entertaining. John has enjoyed a long relationship with many Cunard ships and has written three books on Cunard’s history as well as a magnificent book about QUEEN MARY 2.He has been a popular Cunard Insights speaker for several years, entertaining theatres brimming with guests voyage-after-voyage, but above all, John is and always has been a loyal Cunard guest himself, devoted to cruising.
Departure date:28 August 2012, New York to Southampton
George McGhee graduated from Art & Media School and then worked in the television and film industry for over 30 years. He began his career as Assistant Film Editor at Scottish Television and progressed to Controller of Programme Acquisition at the BBC and Director of Carlton Cinema Channel for On Digital. He has written many articles for film publications and has been a key speaker about film at various industry organisations. George has had a love for the film industry since his childhood and during his career was fortunate enough to cross paths with many stars, including Peggy Lee, Tom Cruise, Anthony Quinn, Alice Faye, Glenn Close, Ginger Rogers, Robert Wagner, Petula Clark, Angela Lansbury and many more.
Departure date:28 October 2012, New York to Southampton