Fans of British period drama on both sides of the pond will be pleased to hear that the historical advisor for Downton Abbey, Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, OBE, is set to guest lecture aboard Silver Whisper's Voyage 4128, sailing 7 September 2011, Southampton to New York.
Downton Abbey, a hugely successful television series portraying life in a stately English country house during the early 20th century, originally aired in the UK last year on ITV. The programme is currently running in the US on PBS as part of the Masterpiece Classic series.
A descendant of Robert the Bruce, Alastair Bruce is the author of numerous books on British royalty and a commentator for Britain's Sky News and the BBC. He is also a documentary filmmaker and was historical advisor to recent award-winning films such as The Young Victoria and The King's Speech.
As Silversea guest lecturer, Mr Bruce will offer fellow guests on Silver Whisper a unique behind-the-scenes view of British royal life.