Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

Odessa, Ukraine
October 4, 2016
15 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $12,980

Expedition Team

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Kelsey Simmons

| Expedition Leader / Cruise Director
Kelsey Simmons

After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Art History, Kelsey spent time traveling through Europe and living in various parts of California and Oregon before the lure of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to the Seattle area. Kelsey’s wanderlust then turned her to a career in adventure travel with Zegrahm Expeditions. In her time at Zegrahm,...

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Olga Eggert

| Lecturer
Olga Eggert

Olga was born in Crimea, Ukraine. She graduated from the Odessa Conservatoire with distinction in piano, piano accompaniment, and the teaching of music. After leaving the Conservatoire she embarked on a career as a professional pianist and accompanist and performed in Moscow, Minsk, Kiev and other cities of the former Soviet Union. She has made many appearances on Ukrainian,...

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Allan Langdale

| Art Historian
Allan Langdale

Allan spent most of his childhood in a small mill town on Vancouver Island wondering what the rest of the world was like—and has spent much of his adult life finding out. He has always loved adventure and believes travel to be the most ‘total’ of all educational experiences. Allan has a Ph.D. in art history from U. C. Santa Barbara and has taught many courses on ancient Greek...

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Susan Langley

| Maritime Archaeologist
Susan Langley

Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches...

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Ellen McIlvaine

| Expedition Staff
Ellen McIlvaine

Ellen grew up exploring the mountains and rivers of Idaho where she whet her curiosity for adventure. She completed her degree in theater and sociology in India and has studied, lived, worked, and traveled extensively throughout Asia. Eager to work with intrepid travelers and on true expeditions, Ellen joined the Zegrahm team in July of 2012 and has worked as an Expedition...

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Jim Wilson

| Ornithologist
Jim Wilson

Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science and pathology IT...

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Ron Wixman

| Cultural Geographer
Ron Wixman

Ron is a former professor who taught courses on the culture, ethnicity, folklore, religion and geo-politics of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East at the University of Oregon for 30 years. For the past 50 years he has traveled extensively throughout these regions conducting research on these factors and how they influence human activity, relations, and development. As such, he...

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