Expedition Leaders

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Luciano Bernacchi

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Luciano Bernacchi

Juan was born in Manizales, a beautiful city in the coffee growing region of Colombia. Surrounded by the majestic mountains and volcanoes of the Andes Mountains, Juan had a deep fascination to what surrounded him. He took that curiosity to university and completed his undergraduate degree and then obtained his graduate degree in Geology from Caldas University. Despite his deep love for the mountains, Juan quickly took to the sea the moment he began his thesis project; coastal geomorphology and digital mapping of the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Luciano has lived and worked in the beautiful mountains and glaciers of Patagonia for the last 20 years. He has a wealth of experience in adventure travel and eco-tourism; leading, guiding, and lecturing groups. From expeditions across the Patagonian Ice-Field and Ice Walks on the Perito Moreno Glacier to treks in Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego, Luciano has been working as a mountain guide, ski guide, tour leader, naturalist guide, and birding guide, across Argentina and in many other countries throughout the past 20 years.

Expedition Team Members

Your experienced Seabourn Expedition Team is a select group of academics, scientists and general naturalists who share your passion for exploring and learning about some of the world's remote regions. On board, they provide expert insights into the bio-diversity, ecosystems, physical science, history and culture of the place you visits, both in formal Seabourn Conversations presentations and casual discussion through the ship. They also guide your off-ship expeditions to enhance and enrich your interaction and engagement with destinations.