Bestselling Authors and Renowned Experts Set for Silversea's World Cruise 2013
An opera impresario, a
veteran BBC TV journalist, and a South African ambassador are among an
impressive line-up of enrichment lecturers
(8 May 2012) Bestselling novelists Mary
and Lynne Truss
are set to join an eclectic array of
prominent guest speakers sailing aboard Silver Whisper's
World Cruise in
2013, an epic 115-day journey from Los Angeles to
Fort Lauderdale, departing 5 January.
Crossing the equator four times, the World
Cruise itinerary will follow the tropical belt to 52 destinations in 28
countries with overnight stays in several key ports. The warm-weather journey
will explore a realm of far-flung cultures and scenic wonders including New
Zealand and Australia's remote west coast; the idyllic isles of French
Polynesia; fascinating Asian cities of Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore; and
Africa's rarely seen western coast.
Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said: "We're delighted
to offer our World Cruise guests an onboard enrichment programme that is as
extraordinary as the exotic destinations and ancient cultures they will visit. We're
lining up professors and celebrated personalities from around the globe to
share insights on a diverse range of topics that will both entertain and
enlighten our guests."
To complement what is arguably the ultimate
globetrotting experience, Silversea has already tapped the following guest
Mary Higgins Clark: Known as
America's Queen of Suspense, this worldwide bestselling author -- whose books
have sold over one hundred million copies in the US alone -- will sail Voyage
4304, 25 February - 8 March, Hong Kong - Singapore.
Lynne Truss: This humourist
and author, whose bestselling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero
Tolerance Approach to Punctuation has sold over three million copies, is
slated to sail Voyage 4303, 4 - 25 February, Sydney - Hong Kong.
Nigel West: Renowned
military historian specialising in intelligence, counterintelligence and
security issues, whose many books include At Her Majesty's Secret Service,
will sail Voyage 4307, 5 April - 1 May, Cape Town - Fort Lauderdale.
Terry Waite: In 1987, negotiating the release of hostages
in Beirut as special envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Waite was himself
taken hostage and held in captivity for 1,763 days. He is slated to sail Voyages 4301 - 4302, 5 January - 4 February, Los
Angeles to Sydney.
Michael Buerk: One of
Britain's leading broadcast journalists, BBC news correspondent and presenter for
more than thirty years. His coverage of the Ethiopian famine alerted the world
to the tragedy. He will sail Voyages 4301 - 4302, 5 January - 4 February, Los
Angeles to Sydney.
Tony Leon: A former member and leader of the opposition in South Africa's
parliament, in 2009 he was appointed the country's ambassador to Argentina. He
will sail Voyage 4306, 24 March - 5 April, Mauritius - Cape Town.
Historian and world affairs expert, this former deputy director of The
Australian Institute of International Affairs will sail Voyage 4307, 5 April - 1
May, Cape Town - Fort Lauderdale.
Thomson Smillie: This
opera impresario, who has produced over one hundred operas and stage directed
over thirty productions with companies in Europe and North America, will sail
Voyages 4301 - 4302, 5 January - 4 February, Los Angeles to Sydney.
Dr Mark H Elovitz: The internationally acclaimed world affairs commentator and lecturer,
who served as a professor of law, a litigator, government advisor, historian
and US Air Force officer, will sail Voyage 4306, 24 March - 5 April, Mauritius
- Cape Town.
for more information on
World Cruise 2013 or visit Silversea.com/worldcruise2013.
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Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature
worldwide luxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's
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+ Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best Cruise Line for Luxury
Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011). International awards
include "Best Innovation in Products and Services" from the Italian
Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009); "World's Leading Small Ships
Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2010); "Five Star Diamond
Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2011);
"Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted
by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2010); "Best Luxury
Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise News Media Group (2009);
"Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel & Style
Magazine (2011); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Travel
Weekly China (2010).
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Pictured above: Mary Higgins Clark (left) and Lynne Truss.
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