Seabourn cruises are known for programmes of Seabourn Conversations: lectures and fascinating talks encompassing food, the arts, science, culture and destinations, current affairs and history, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The luxury cruise line has just announced a new selection of distinguished speakers for its 2017 – 2018 programme; a programme that will continue to make its mark in the world of luxury cruises.
Conversations to intrigue and inform
Seabourn’s mission is to fill its guests with fascination; slaking their thirst for knowledge and helping them return home with new eyes. This new programme of speakers aims to inspire passengers yet further, hosting personalities from fields including journalism, government, preservation and the arts.
Seabourn cruises in 2017 – 2018 will feature both first-time and returning speakers, including:
(Seabourn Quest, 2nd October 2017)
The former wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and the mother of the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Margaret will share thoughts on Canadian politics and the global landscape.
(Seabourn Encore, 25th October 2017)
Award-winning author, motivational speaker and veteran climber of mountainous regions on five continents, Deegan was co-leader of the first environmental expedition to Mount Everest aged just 18.
(Seabourn Quest, 5th November 2017)
Award-winning and legendary jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, Sandoval is one of the most dynamic performers in modern jazz.
(Seabourn Encore, 10th November, 2017)
As the Royal Portrait Painter, Stone has captured most members of Britain’s Royal Family on canvas, as well as leading members of society and the community.
(Seabourn Sojourn, 15th November 2017)
A world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, Pizzarelli is among the prime revivalists of the great American songbook, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavour of his brilliant guitar playing.
(Seabourn Quest, 20th December 2017)
Designer of the hardware, circuit board designs and operating system for the Apple I personal computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Hoover Medal in 2014. His autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, was a New York Times bestseller.
(Seabourn Sojourn, 21st December 2017)
No-one knows what to wear better than celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality Goreski: co-host of Fashion Police on E!, brand stylist for Kate Spade NY and author of the 2012 memoir Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far.
(Seabourn Encore, 5th January 2018)
‘The Royal Butler’ draws on decades of passion for good manners, revealing time spent in Royal Households and his time leading his own The Royal School of Etiquette and Butlers, to be Britain’s Official Etiquette Expert.
Sir Tim Rice
(Seabourn Quest, 13th January 2018)
English author and lyricist Rice’s talent has earned him awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Tonys and Grammys. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, he is perhaps most renowned for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and more. His production show, An Evening with Tim Rice, is currently playing fleet-wide on all Seabourn ships.
(Seabourn Encore, 18th August 2018 and 25th August 2018)
An Oxford alum and member of Parliament who wrote his first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less in 1976 at the age of 34. He has gone on to write many more novels and is now published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages, with international sales surpassing 330 million copies.
Broaden your horizons on-board Seabourn cruises
Seabourn’s award-winning, intimate ships are perfect for passengers in need of a holiday with a difference. These cruises aren’t just about getting away from it all (though you will certainly leave any stresses behind). They are about broadening your horizons and returning home with captivating tales to tell.
“Whatever the season or the destination, we are pleased to bring the most engaging personalities on-board to inform and entertain our guests,” says Seabourn President, Richard Meadows. “The highly successful Conversations series continues to introduce prominent personalities to share their life’s work and experiences from a rarely heard perspective.”
To see the full list of speakers who will take part in Seabourn Conversations for 2017 – 2018, visit the Seabourn website. And if you already know that Seabourn cruises are for you? Find your perfect itinerary and speak to our Cruise Concierge on 0207 980 2845 to book.