Slide 35

NOVA’s Paula Apsell and Linda Callahan join Mars Rover lead Steven Squyres and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz as Artful Travelers sails from Miami, FL to Lima, Peru

Slide 2

NPR’s Jacki Lyden and Ari Shapiro chat with Artful Travelers passengers during a 2011 Middle East sailing from Luxor, Egypt to Rome, Italy.

Slide 28

NPR’s Madhulika Sikka, Michele Norris, Frank Langfitt, and Anthony Kuhn join Artful Travelers’ President Kevin Corcoran on a “Public Radio at Sea” voyage from Beijing to Bangkok.

Slide 3

PBS NewsHour’s Ray Suarez and polling expert Charlie Cook join Artful Travelers President Kevin Corcoran and passengers on the Grand Crossing from Rome, Italy to Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Slide 4

The luxurious Regent Seven Seas Voyager awaits the return on passengers in Bar Harbor, ME.

Slide 5

Producer Michael Kantor chats with passengers about his acclaimed PBS miniseries Make ‘Em Laugh.

Slide 6

Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara and musical director Rob Fisher join Artful Travelers passengers after a performance while en route to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Slide 7

Best-selling author William Mann meets passengers aboard Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager.

Slide 8

Nine-time Emmy Award winner David Lee (Frasier) chats with passengers about classic television comedy.

Slide 9

Artful Travelers passengers enjoy the scenic vistas off the coast of New Zealand.

Slide 10

David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent, meets a passenger on an Artful Travelers adventure off the coast of Australia.

Slide 11

FRONTLINE’s David Fanning and wife – acclaimed filmmaker Renata Simone – enjoy a quiet moment on an Artful Travelers sailing from Barcelona, Spain to Rome, Italy.

Slide 14

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill dines with passengers during a group dinner on an Artful Travelers adventure.

Slide 15

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill joins NPR’s Scott Simon for a panel discussion on public broadcasting.

Slide 16

NPR’s Jacki Lyden – having long reported from the Middle East – leads Artful Travelers passengers on a walking tour of Muscat, Oman.

Slide 17

Emmy Award winner Ken Levine poses for a photograph with an Artful Travelers passenger as they sail from New Zealand.

Slide 18

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill poses with Artful Travelers producers in Barbados.

Slide 19

Mark Samels, Executive Producer of PBS’ award-winning American Experience chats with a passenger on an Artful Travelers adventure.

Slide 20

Nine-time Emmy Award winning director, producer and writer David Lee chats with passengers aboard the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Voyager.

Slide 21

Artful Travelers passengers photograph the majestic views in New Zealand’s Milford Sound.

Slide 23

Gwen Ifill and Nia-Malika Henderson tape Washington Week live in St. Louis, MO before joining Artful Travelers passengers on a special Election 2012 voyage aboard the American Queen steamboat.

Slide 24

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill meets Artful Travelers passengers aboard the American Queen steamboat.

Slide 25

Washington Week’s Gwen Ifill meets Artful Travelers passengers aboard the American Queen steamboat.

Slide 26

Artful Travelers passengers visit the famed Queluz Palace just minutes from Lisbon, Portugal.

Slide 27

Artful Travelers passengers enjoy a joyous dinner with famed Hollywood photographer Michael Childers.

Slide 29

NPR’s Michele Norris chats with passengers during a “Public Radio at Sea” cocktail party aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager, as it sails from Beijing to Bangkok.

Slide 31

NPR's Leila Fadel joins Emmy winner Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart), and Emmy & Tony nominee Victor Garber (Argo) in Egypt.

Slide 32

Emmy & Tony nominee Victor Garber (Argo, Titanic) joins Emmy winner Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family), artist Rainer Adreesen, and a friend during a sail-away reception.

Slide 33

Mark Samels – of American Experience – joins Artful Travelers passengers on a walking tour of the famed Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.

Slide 34

PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan chats with Artful Travelers passengers at a mid-cruise reception en route to Phuket, Thailand.

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Memories Gallery

Artful Travelers presents truly unique adventures around the globe for fans of American public television and radio. The travel series allows supporters of public broadcasting the exclusive opportunity interact with the personalities and producers behind their favorite programs, series, and specials. In partnership with award-winning travel partners such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Crystal Cruises and the American Queen Steamboat Company, we create unforgettable journeys to exotic, fascinating locales that are unlike any other available.

In 2004, our maiden voyage, known as “PTV at Sea” – or Public Television at Sea - set sail from Rome with esteemed guests including PBS’ Jim Lehrer, Ciao Italia’s Marry Ann Esposito, and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s Leigh and Leslie Keno. Since that memorable sailing passengers have celebrated PBS and NPR during more than a dozen adventures stretching around the globe, from Iceland to Brazil to India.

To review a selection of the fascinating ports and acclaimed guests who have travelled with Artful Travelers during these exceptional adventures, please click the slideshow above.

Artful Travelers past itineraries include...

  • November 12 – 21, 2004: Athens, Greece to Barcelona, Spain – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • November 26 – December 7, 2006: Caribbean Islands – Crystal Serenity
  • May 15 – 23, 2007: Alaskan Adventure – Regent Seven Seas Mariner
  • April 7 – 18, 2008: Bermuda and the Bahamas – Regent Seven Seas Navigator
  • November 15 - December 1, 2008: Grand Crossing (Rome, Italy to Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • December 4 – 18, 2009: Latin America – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • May 12 – 26, 2010: East Coast Canada and Iceland – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • May 4 – 24, 2011: Middle East and the Suez Canal – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • November 9 – 19, 2011: Highlights of the Mediterranean – Regent Seven Seas Mariner
  • January 23 – February 7, 2012: Australia and New Zealand – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • August 9 – 21, 2012: Epic Civil War Journey (New Orleans, LA to Chattanooga, TN) – American Queen Steamboat
  • August 13 – 22, 2012: Spain and Portugal – Regent Seven Seas Mariner
  • September 28 – October 5, 2012: Election 2012 (St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN) – American Queen Steamboat
  • March 16 - April 1, 2013: Public Radio at Sea (Beijing to Bangkok) – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • May 4 - May 18, 2013: Gateways to Antiquity (Luxor, Egypt to Rome, Italy) – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • December 3 - December 22, 2013: Indian Ocean Odyssey (Dubai, UAE to Singapore) – Regent Seven Seas Voyager
  • January 25 - February 8, 2014: Panama Canal Passage (Miami, FL to Lima, Peru) - Regent Seven Seas Mariner