Past Preservers & Viking Ocean Cruises

Would you like to join an amazing cruise as a Guest Lecturer Or Resident Historian?

Past Preservers has teamed up with Viking Cruises to offer our experts a once in a lifetime opportunity! Ever dreamed of travelling to distant countries with flights & accommodation paid for, itinerary planned, food & drink provided, with an option to bring a companion, in exchange for sharing your knowledge with like-minded travellers?

Past Preservers are proud to announce we are official agents to Viking Ocean Cruises, supplying experts for the enrichment program aboard their stunning ships and we are looking for applicants interested in becoming a Resident Historian or a Guest Speaker. Please note all applicants must have lecturing experience and qualifications within a relevant subject.

Guest Speaker

Cruises vary from 7-21 days and during a cruise Viking would require Guest Speakers to deliver a minimum of 4 x 45-minute destination related lectures, relevant to the itinerary and ports of call. Preference will be given to those who can commit to longer periods of cruising, ideally 4-8 weeks.

Please note the Viking Enrichment program is destination focused, only lectures relevant to the ports of call/area the ship is cruising in will be considered and they do not have speakers travelling on board the Viking River Cruises or Expedition ships in the same way as their Ocean ships.

The Enrichment Offer which details the ships, enrichment program and Speaker entitlements be found here. Detailed itineraries of the cruises offered can also be found here: https://www.vikingcruises.co.uk/oceans/cruise-destinations

Resident Historian

The role of the Viking Resident Historian is to deliver a program of university-style curriculum lectures, forums and office hours, designed to provide guests with the opportunity to explore major chapters in world history as they relate to the itinerary. 

The program supplements Viking’s enrichment activities and is a unique cruise industry initiative, offered only by Viking.

Resident Historians are required to travel onboard for 4-8 weeks at a time. Full requirements can be found here under Workshop Host duties. 

To Apply:

Guest Speaker –  

If you are interested and would like to apply, please submit the below required information to casting@pastpreservers.com  
– A video clip where you are lecturing or delivering a presentation to an audience.
– The names of any other cruise ships you have lectured on.
– Your availability for 2023/24 & number of weeks you can commit to.
– Please fill in this form with cruise itineraries you are best suited to with examples of at least 4 lectures you could offer per itinerary.

Resident Historian – 

If you are interested and would like to apply, please submit the below required information to casting@pastpreservers.com  
– A video clip where you are lecturing or delivering a presentation to an audience.
– The names of any other cruise ships you have lectured on.
– Your availability for 2023/24 & number of weeks you can commit to.
– The cruise itineraries you are best suited to and can deliver the Viking provided presentations confidently, without referring to too many notes. Please mark the Iconic lectures you can deliver from this list here

If you are not currently on our Expert Database or wish to update your details, you can now do this online at Past Preservers – Registration.

All the best from the Past Preservers Team!