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Capt. Ben LyonsCEOExpedition Voyage Consultants, Ltd

Ben has spent his entire life captivated by ships and travel and in 2003 was asked to join Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2. He consequently became the first American officer the company had hired in its over 160 year history, and he served for five years onboard, leaving as the liner’s Chief Officer.

After traveling to Antarctica in 2007 and immediately falling in love with the seventh continent, he joined Lindblad Expeditions as Chief Officer and Captain in order to explore more of the world’s wild, polar regions. In 2012, he became CEO of EYOS Expeditions and Expedition Voyage Consultants, pioneering groundbreaking voyages and assisting cruiselines with their expedition operations.

Ben holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in his adopted hometown of New York City.