An artist-in-residence with Oceania Cruises since 2011, Pat Grillo is an award-winning artist who has exhibited and sold her work across the country and to private collectors throughout the world. While living in southern Florida, her work was exhibited in museums and galleries in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs and Boca Raton.
Terry Bishop, a frequent guest lecturer with Oceania Cruises and man of many worlds, has had a lifelong love affair with global history and discovery which has taken him on adventures around the world. He now lives with his wife Julie in Andalusia, Spain, and often serves as guide in the nearby Sierras de Tejeda. Also an accomplished folk musician and entertainer, Terry looks forward to sharing his many passions with you during his upcoming lectures and performances during our Polynesian Treasures voyage aboard Insignia this June. Below, he shares a sneak preview of his “Songs of the Sea” presentation: stories and songs about the great sailors – Nelson, Cook, Bligh and Franklin – at work, rest and war. As he says, it’s less of a lecture, and more of a show!
Truly embodying the Golden Age of ocean travel, a transoceanic voyage recalls the classic crossings made by the elegant and exclusive ocean liners of the early 1900s. Alluring the rich and famous with the most desirable way to travel, these grand ships hosted a stunning range of notable figures, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire and Sir Winston Churchill, just to name a few. The extravagant spaces of the ship were designed to be on par with the fashionable hotels, clubs and establishments of the era. Elaborate dining rooms evoked French châteaux and smoking rooms were reminiscent of late-Renaissance Italian palazzos. Everything was imbued with an air of grandeur, and the floating palaces enchanted all who could afford the luxury of traveling on one.
Just as sailing aboard Oceania Cruises recalls the elegance of the Golden Age of Travel, our inspired English-style library is reminiscent of a charming English country estate where you can while away the hours in ultimate comfort. There is something magical about the dark, rich woods; plush wingback chairs; cozy fireplaces; and rows and rows of books lining the walls, each a new world waiting to be discovered.