Suzanne Spink

Suzanne Spink
Destination Lecturer

Suzanne Spink retired in 2010, after a successful career in Financial Management spanning almost 30 years. Qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant in the early 1980s one of her roles took her into Europe looking at potential acquisitions, this experience of difference cultures and language, sparking a lifelong interest. Working across a number of industries, spanning both private and public sectors her final role before retiring at 50 was in Corporate Governance.

Suzanne has used early retirement to realise her passion and interest in other cultures; history and language, by becoming a Port and Destination Lecturer.

With thirty years of travel around the world under her belt Suzanne spent considerable time in Europe; as well as time in the Caribbean, USA, Australia, South Africa and Asia. Whatever the location Suzanne enjoys immersing herself in the culture and wherever possible learns at least a few words of the getting by in Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.

Suzanne lives near Hereford with her husband. She enjoys tennis, Zumba,painting, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Updated 02.03.2020

I have an ever expanding library of talks to draw upon ensuring that each talk (whether port based or destination based ) is specifically tailored to meet the theme of the cruise, the season and day of week the ship is in port. Main regions of expertise are the Mediterranean; (notably Spain, Italy, Portugal and France), the Caribbean (a natural extension to the Mediterranean considering their common history and empires) and the Norwegian fjords. Additional talks with a Caribbean theme include; pirates; origins of the carnival; strange creatures of the Caribbean, the ‘Slave trade and triangle’and ‘Voodoo and other religions’.

ExpertiseDestination & Port Lecturing
Cruise Experience as Speaker/TutorF.O to Spain and Portugal; the Canary Islands; P&O Adonia cruise -to Barbados; Saga Pearl 11 - Flavours of the Mediterranean 2016; and Spanish Sojourn August 2017