An immense monument of love built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the glistening white marble Taj Mahal is a stunning masterpiece of Muslim art of truly massive proportions.
As one of Oceania Cruises’ passionate guest lecturers, Dr. John Freedman thrives on sharing his in-depth knowledge of world history and international cultures while sailing around the globe. Combining his long career in medicine and fascination with faraway lands, Dr. Freedman has explored over 120 countries and been involved with numerous international medical volunteer programs and relief efforts. He is also an experienced expedition leader for university and museum educational travel programs, an accomplished travel photographer, and a much-followed travel blogger. With his lively presentation style, he is sure to bring our exotic destinations alive for you. Below, Dr. Freedman shares a snapshot of what makes Saigon such a special city.
As one of Oceania Cruises’ passionate guest lecturers, Dr. John Freedman thrives on sharing his in-depth knowledge of international cultures while sailing around the globe with our guests. Combining his well-established career in medicine with a fascination with faraway lands, Dr. Freedman has led a number of medical volunteer programs and relief efforts throughout the world. Below, Dr. Freedman offers insight on the compelling role of the Indian Ocean – economically, geopolitically and historically.
In just the past few decades, ultra-sleek architecture has sprung from the desert coastline of the Persian Gulf, giving rise to the gleaming metropolis of Dubai.