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Silversea Signs John Cleese To Host Film Festival Aboard Silver Shadow's May 22 Transatlantic Crossing

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- January 17, 2007) Actor and comedic legend John Cleese will share his famous deadpan wit -- and possible obsession with lemurs -- when he hosts a festival of his films aboard Silver Shadow's May 22, 2007 transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton.

"We're thrilled to be able to offer our guests this exceptional opportunity to laugh and learn with a true mastermind of comedy," said Cliff Perry, Silversea's director of entertainment. "As Silver Shadow journeys across the Atlantic, our guests will enjoy what is sure to be a laughter-filled retrospective of Mr. Cleese's finest accomplishments in film and television."

The John Cleese Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow will showcase such comedy classics as A Fish Called Wanda and The Life of Brian, as well as Die Another Day, the first James Bond movie featuring Cleese in the role of "Q." But the comedy Fierce Creatures, and the documentary In the Wild: Lemurs with John Cleese, are sure to stand out as two of the most enlightening films presented. Cleese, an animal advocate who has a species of lemur named after him, considers these works to be among his most significant achievements, as they shed light on the plight of lemurs facing extinction in Madagascar.

Cleese will share insights and anecdotes from a fascinating career that goes well beyond his cinematic works. Renowned for his TV roles in Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, the multi-talented British actor has also co-authored two best-selling books on psychology, taught at Cornell University, and spent twenty years helping to run Video Arts, a highly successful producer of management and sales training films. Most recently, Cleese was the voice of God in the Broadway smash hit Spamalot.

The May 22 cruise aboard the all-suite, 382-guest Silver Shadow departs from New York City for Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, Plymouth and Southampton. Early Booking Incentive fares for this 16-day voyage start at $7,486 per person, based on double occupancy.

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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