m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Meredith Kintzing

Stewards of Nature Naturalists

An experienced marine ecologist and science educator, Meredith Kintzing loves the ocean and is passionate about ocean conservation. She believes youth involvement and education are key to protecting our ocean. To that end, she has organized several outreach events aimed at teaching kids about the ocean and science in exciting, interactive ways.

Additionally, Meredith is an experienced SCUBA diver and has twice lived in the Aquarius underwater habitat. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a doctorate in ecology from Old Dominion University, where her research focused on the coral reef communities of the Florida Keys. She completed a post-doctorate in biogeochemistry in the Marine Science department at UNC-CH.

Meredith has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at national and international meetings. Currently, she is an associate professor of biology and environmental science at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus.

Meredith co-leads the Stewards of Nature family program, a Wildlife Conservation Society partnership, during The Gauguin’s summer and holiday sailings.

other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin

Guest Hosts

Classical Musicians
January 22, 2022

Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves as one of the most important European violin and piano duos since they began working together in 1999. 

Art History Professor
Multiple sailings

Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer, and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Join us aboard as she enriches your appreciation for our ship’s namesake and his circle of friends.

Owner/Winemakers, Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards
June 25, 2022

Robin and Danuta Pfeiffer are the owners and winemakers of Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards, an ultra-premium, sustainable, 70-acre vineyard with an international reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enjoy a wine lecture and a tasting of Pfeiffer Winery wines when Robin and Danuta join us aboard The Gauguin.

Food & Wine
Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz, Smithsonian Journeys
September 7, 2022

Join the Tuamotus & the Society Islands itinerary on September 7, 2022, to experience two very special Smithsonian Journeys Experts on language and anthropology in the South Pacific. when Dr. Lindsay Whaley and Dr. Charles Urbanowicz join us aboard The Gauguin.

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography
September 24, 2022

The University Distinguished Professor of Cultural Geography at Western Kentucky University, Dr. David Keeling has visited more than 185 countries and studied a wide range of topics, from the geography of exploration and discovery to socio-economic change. Join us aboard The Gauguin as he shares his expertise in a series of fascinating lectures.