Steve Kershaw has been a Guest Lecturer/Speaker for a number of high end cultural travel companies for some 30 years. Starting in 1989, when he travelled with Swan Hellenic Cruises And gave his first lectures on board MTS Orpheus, he has accompanied over 50 cruises with Swan Hellenic, Royal Hebridean and Voyages to Antiquity, as well as attending two naming ceremonies, one maiden voyage and a appearing in a promotional video. The itineraries have covered Greek and Roman sites throughout the Mediterranean - Greece, Italy, Turkey, Syrian, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, France, etc., - as well as the Black Sea and the River Rhône. Steve has also sailed to New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Central America, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the music of those places. 

Steve has been invited to accompany trips with Abercrombie and Kent, Noble Caledonia, Cox & Kings, Saga, and Learn Italy in 2019 & 2020.

Abercrombie & Kent: 16 - 25 October 2019

Cox & Kings: 23 - 29 March 2020

A blissful week in the Bay of Naples region, visiting sites like Pompeii and Herculaneum:

N.B. Their website gives the dates for this tour as 20 - 26 April 2020. This is incorrect - the dates are 23 - 29 March 2020.

Noble Caledonia: 15 - 26 April 2020 & 15 - 23 Sept 2020

2 beautiful itineraries, one in the Spring of 2020, the other in the Autumn. The first starts in Greece, and then circumnavigates Sicily. The second also circumnavigates Sicily, starting and finishing in Malta.

Learn Italy: 28 April - 7 May 2020

Learn Italy is a small British company based in Oxford, offering study holidays that combine relaxation with learning. They provide a variety of breaks designed to celebrate the unique qualities of Italy and things Italian: cities, art, food and wine, and the Italian way of life. Taking an interest in the country you are visiting is not at odds with rest and recreation. Ideas and knowledge make lasting souvenirs. Learn Italy holidays combine information with pleasure, in settings of great beauty and interest. You will be encouraged to understand and enjoy the richness of Italian culture by experts on history and art. Steve lead trips to the Bay of Naples region in 2009 and 2013, and will take a trip to Sicily in 2020.

For more information and booking, contact

Saga: 21 May - 4 June 2020

Steve will be joining Saga Sapphire’s farewell 'Revelations of the Ancient Mediterranean' cruise. The cruise marks the end of an era and this epic 33-night voyage exploring the culture and heritage of the eastern Mediterranean is a fitting finale to her eight years sailing under Saga colours. Saga Sapphire’s final port of call, Gibraltar, will be commemorated in style with a party on board as the iconic Rock drifts from view. The trip departs Soputhampton on 5 May and returns on 8 June. Steve will be on board from Cyprus to Gibraltar, from 21 April to 4 May.

Private Tours

Steve does occasionally take private tours to Greece and Turkey. In 2012 he ran a tour of Greece, and in 2014 he plans to take a group to Turkey.

The Greek tours have been organised by the excellent Vikings Navita. You can find them at

You can see photographs from the mosr recent trip, where 20 people spent a week cruising the Western Cyclades on two Class A yachts on Steve's Facebook page here

For more information, please contact Steve directly:

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