"Thanks Ron for the fascinating talks on the cruise. I found the depth of your knowledge and infectious enthusiasm about the history and architecture of the Baltic area, and in particular the wonders which awaited us in St. Petersburg, riveting.
The talks were a wonderful prelude and enhanced all our visits to the fabulous churches, palaces and art galleries.
I know that Liz and Ken join me in hoping that we will be fortunate to find you as Speaker on any of our future cruises".
Just letting you know how fabulous your talks were, they made the trip to the Baltic. To me that was the best set of talks we have had on any of the P&O cruises we have been on.
This was a 'theme' cruise, the subject being Art and Architecture - talks by P&O's resident speaker Ron Gatepain were in fact, for me, far better than those by the guest speaker (a TV presenter).
Review by: Holmes, Bransgore on 15th Jul 2008
Ron - Thanks for the talks on Oriana, which were so brilliantly delivered. Loved your style using photos, information and humour, really enjoyed them - and I learnt something. Best wishes Peter