Seabourn announces line-up of distinguished speakers for 2014 world cruise

Photo courtesy of Seabourn

Photo courtesy of Seabourn

Seabourn Sojourn’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.

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