World Renouned Stars & Experts Highlight Seabourn Sojourn's 2014 World Cruise
Line-Up Includes Award-Winning Entertainers, Historians, Destination Experts, Authors and More
SeabournSojourn's 2014 world cruise will host a stellar line-up of distinguished celebrities, guest entertainers and lecturers, taking part in the line's "Seabourn Conversations" program of onboard enrichment and special guest entertainment. The featured guest speakers and celebrities include Tony Award-winning Broadway star Patti LuPone; former CIA operative Tony Mendez, whose heroic exploits inspired the Academy Award-winning film "Argo"; and Dennis Conner, an American yachtsman and four-time America's Cup winner. Seabourn Sojourn's 116-day world cruise begins January 4, 2014 at Los Angeles and ends in Venice, Italy on May 1, 2014.
From historians and scientists to authors, destination and maritime experts, the exciting luminaries will share their stories, expert opinions and valuable insights to guests throughout the once-in-a-lifetime voyage. In addition, they will experience the journey along with guests, sharing meals, adventures ashore and casual chats throughout the voyage.
"Our guest speakers are as intriguing and worldly as the destinations we will visit during the world cruise," said John Delaney, Seabourn's senior vice president, marketing and sales. "Not only will they entertain and delight our guests with their talent, expertise and knowledge, they will also be a part of the daily social scene, enhancing our guests' experience."
In addition to the "Celebrity Conversations" with LuPone, Mendez and Conner, Seabourn Sojourn's world cruise will feature "Arts Conversations" with David Smith, photographer and travel writer; "Culinary Conversations" with Andrew Fairlie, Scotland's only two-Michelin star chef; "Cultural & Destination Conversations" with Ronald Sampson, CBE, a former commander of the British Empire for Diplomatic Services, and Dr. Thomas Lippman, journalist and author specializing in Middle East affairs; and"Current Affairs and History Conversations" with Ralf Vargas and Daniel Silke, foreign policy experts. A list of currently scheduled Seabourn Conversations guest speakers can be viewed here.
Seabourn Sojourn's 116-day world cruise will visit 53 ports in 20 countries, encompassing destinations such as Hawaii, the South Pacific and Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Rates for the full world cruise begin at $49,999 per person, based on double occupancy, including round trip air and a host of other complimentary amenities. For guests who cannot sail the entire voyage, shorter segments are available from 22 days, with cruise-only rates starting at $7,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
For more information or reservations about Seabourn Sojourn's 2014 world cruise, contact your travel advisor, or call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391, or visit www.seabourn.com.
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Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:
Six intimate ships with no more than 229 suites
Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views - many with verandas
Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
Open bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner
Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.