Cast Complete For Silversea's Star-Studded World Cruise
Michael Feinstein and Clint Holmes Set to Join a Host of
International Celebrity Entertainers, Performers and Speakers
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- August 16, 2006) Silversea Cruises has taken the wraps off its entertainment roster for Silver Shadow's World Cruise 2007, revealing an eclectic array of international performers--from classical pianists and electric violinists to soulful cabaret singers--whose career journeys fittingly span the globe from the exhilarating Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino to Sydney's famed Opera House and New York's venerable Carnegie Hall.
"Next year's World Cruise aboard Silver Shadow promises to be a journey of a lifetime, and we want the onboard entertainment experience to be of equally exceptional caliber," said Cliff Perry, Silversea's director of entertainment. "As the ship journeys across three oceans and seven seas, our guests will be inspired, enchanted and enthralled by a selection of artists and performers chosen for their extraordinary talents from all four corners of the globe."
Recently signed headliners include:
Multiple Grammy Award-nominee Michael Feinstein: This outstanding vocalist and pianist is arguably the single most knowledgeable and dedicated musical anthropologist and archivist the Great American Songbook has ever known. Renowned for finding "lost," older songs and breathing new life into them, his repertoire includes songs by such great songwriters as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. At his nightclub in Manhattan, Feinstein's at the Regency, a showcase for top-drawer cabaret performers, Feinstein plays to a sold-out crowd every year.
Clint Holmes,Harrah’s "Entertainer of Choice for the Millennium": Over the past several years,this consummate"song and dance" man has been lighting up the Las Vegas strip with his dynamic range and interpretations of Broadway, opera, jazz and pop music. In 2002, Harrah's named their main showroom the "Clint Holmes Theater," a rare honor received only by a handful of entertainers. He's been named "Best Kept Secret" by Las Vegas Life Magazine and "Best Singer" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His new TV special An Evening with Clint Holmes premieres this month throughout the United States on PBS.
With a focus on classical concerts, cabaret and musical theater performances, Feinstein and Holmes will be joined by a cast of nearly 60 international artists making guest appearances on the World Cruise stage, including Peter Cousens, one of Australia's most outstanding musical theater performers, television actor, and recording artist whose performances have delighted audiences from London's West End to Sydney's Opera House; Katya Grineva, renowned for her romantic and poetic expression, this Russian pianist made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 and completed her 8th season at the world famous hall this year; Tian Jiang, recognized as one of the first virtuoso pianists to emerge from the People's Republic of China after the stark years of the Cultural Revolution; and electric violin duo Jason and Nolan Livesay, identical twins raised in Southern California who have composed music for CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Paramount and Warner Brothers, and have appeared on the American Music Awards and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
EXPANDED ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
On the enrichment side, the line has recently signed actress Karen Allen, co-star of the blockbuster movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, Peter Hillary, adventurer and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, and David Garrard Lowe, renowned cultural historian and author, to join an impressive roster of over 30 guest lecturers including legendary newsman Walter Cronkite, influential political commentator William F. Buckley, Jr., ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr, author Richard Reeves, film critic Rex Reed, champion yachtsman John Bertrand, Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, photojournalist Steve McCurry and Michael Green, wine and spirits consultant for Gourmet magazine.
FANTASY THEME EVENTS UNVEILED
The company has also revealed plans for onboard theme events incorporating specially commissioned artwork, floral and architectural displays, and light and sound effects designed to create a magical entertainment experience that transports World Cruise guests to distant times and faraway lands -- without stepping off the ship. The fantasy events include "Impressions of Polynesia," a unique sensory experience timed to coincide with Valentine's Day and which will evoke all the passionate colors and impressions of Polynesia with a bold, artistic flair, and "Pharaohs and Kings," which gives guests a chance to spend an evening surrounded by the art, culture and artifacts of ancient Egypt.
Departing January 15, 2007 from Fort Lauderdale, Silver Shadow's World Cruise will cross three oceans, seven seas and six continents, visiting 60 different ports, and conclude on the originating coast, in New York City, on May 22.
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. For the ninth year, Silversea was named "Number One" small-ship line in the 2005 "Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. For the sixth time, Silversea was selected "World's Best" small-ship line in the 2004 Travel + Leisure readers' poll.
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