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Michael Scott - Cruise Ship Speaker

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AlaskaPatrick Molloy12 September 20191 reply09 October 2019 by Michael Scott
Patrick Molloy: 12 September 2019
Just came off the Regent Seven Seas Mariner after an Alaskan Cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed your lectures and your comments on the ship and on the Sea Otter boat trip were really informative. We look forward to our next cruise with Regent, and hope to hear you again then!

Thank you
Michael Scott: 09 October 2019
I'm pleased I helped you get the most out of a great cruise, Patrick. I look forard to sailing with you again.
Your cruise lecturesTerre &Bill Stout29 May 20191 reply14 June 2019 by Michael Scott
Terre &Bill Stout: 29 May 2019
We took a world cruise on the Navigator last year, from New York to New York, and we’re lucky enough to be able to attend many of your lectures about Arctic wildlife. We so enjoyed your lectures! They made the trip come alive for us. I just read that you will be on the first 3 legs of our cruise on the Mariner in 2021. Wonderful! We can’t wait to have you enhance our experience again! So looking forward to hearing your information. Keep up the good mission to educate us about the wild life around us! Can’t wait! Thanks!
Michael Scott: 14 June 2019
I'm so glad you enjoyed my talks and will look forward to meeting you again in 2021. Do come and say hello at the start of the cruise and mention this post on my website, so I know who you are.

Many thanks,
Viking Sea TalksQuentin Jackson18 July 20181 reply27 July 2018 by Michael Scott
Quentin Jackson: 18 July 2018
This is our first cruise on Viking Sea and your regular talks have been one of the highlights of our trip. I particularly appreciated you insights on what we can expect at Shetland and Orkney. Although I now live in South Carolina, I grew up in Edinburgh. It is lovely to hear the Scottish accent again. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Michael Scott: 27 July 2018
Very many thanks for your kind comments. It was great being back on Viking Sea and sharing so many nice places with you and the other passengers.
Viking Odyssey -- 2015Gerry Allen20 August 20151 reply20 August 2015 by Michael Scott
Gerry Allen: 20 August 2015
Your lectures on the flora and fauna residing in the many fjords, seas and archipelagos we visited on this Regents Seven Seas Voyager cruise immeasurably enhanced our enjoyment. Mostly, though, your ably communicated delight in just about everything we saw inspired equal delight in us. Many thanks and best wishes.
Michael Scott: 20 August 2015
Many thanks for that, Gerry, It was a great pleasure to sail on Seven Seas Voyager and to interact with such an interesting group of passengers. I look forward to the future bookings I have with the company, and am discussing further options for 2016.

Best regards,
Southbound to Australia 2014Ann Joss16 December 2014
Ann Joss: 16 December 2014
Thank you for making this voyage so much more interesting than it would have been without your fascinating lectures, especially all that information about endemics!

The recommendation of Aqwa was spot on, as was the fish and chips at Hillarys - we hope to be back there in January as we didn't manage to spot a little pied cormorant this time.

I think I have just about curbed the desire to shout bird and take a photograph every time something flaps overhead, but we're still looking with more interest than before we met you.

The only disappointment is that we didn't get to meet Sue, as we have discovered that our 10 year old Australian grandson has a burning ambition to be a marine biologist.

North CapeMarie Milton13 August 20141 reply15 August 2014 by Michael
Marie Milton: 13 August 2014
Thanks for adding so much interest and knowledge to our North Cape trip home yesterday I will miss the brain stimulus
What is the name of your book being published next year
Hope the sea is calmer today
Michael: 15 August 2014
Hi, Marie. Thanks for your message - and my greetings from Olden in the southern fjords of Norway on my final Discovery cruise (sniff!).

The book will be called Mountain Flowers in the British Wildlife Collection, published by British Wildlife Publishing. It is due out about this time next year (if I can manage to finish the writing my the end of the year!).

Best regards,
Journey to the North CapeOlga Mathews05 July 20091 reply03 August 2009 by Michael
Olga Mathews: 05 July 2009
Duncan & I were fortunate to be passengers on this wonderful trip.

Black Prince is a lovely ship, we were blessed with good weather, the scenery was stunning and we had some amazing sightings of whales, dolphins, white tailed eagles and much more.

The interesting lectures and helpful on-deck guidance from Sue and Michael made a special trip even more special for us.
Michael: 03 August 2009
Many thanks, Olga: I'm delighted that Sue and I were able to add in some small way to a memorable cruise. We await news of any further cruises, but perhaps we will meet again on a cruise ship somewhere: it is certainly a wonderful way to spend part of our summer.
BoudiccaS.Withers24 July 2008
S.Withers: 24 July 2008
I really enjoyed your tslks on the recent Spitzbergen cruise (though from the comfort of my cabin, as I have difficulty sitting for any length of time) and look forward to seeing the photos published on your website.