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Silversea Lines Up Notable Experts to Enrich Fall Voyages

ThomasJonesFallGuestLecturers2013(8 October 2013) A former astronaut, a renowned investigative journalist, an accomplished film and television actor, an award-winning photojournalist, and an award-winning designer and TV host are set to enlighten Silversea guests on upcoming voyages this fall.

They will be joining an expansive array of esteemed authors, historians, diplomats, political analysts and other cultural experts participating in the luxury line's popular Silver Perspectives® enrichment programme. Featured on all sailings, the programme offers Silversea guests the chance to attend fascinating lectures on a range of topics, usually followed by lively question and answer sessions.

Following are the fall voyages and their just-announced guest lecturers:

Silver Spirit - 15 October - Voyage 5332 (Athens to Venice)
MARK BRUNETZ: Known by viewers internationally as the Emmy Award-winning designer and clutter expert on Style Network's Clean House, he is most recognised for his unique, client-driven approach in the world of high-end luxury design.

Silver Spirit - 24 October - Voyage 5333 (Venice to Rome)
DAVID BURNETT: Award-winning photojournalist with more than four decades of work covering the news, the people, and the visual tempo of our age.

Silver Whisper - 29 November - Voyage 4332 (Barbados to Fort Lauderdale)
JUSTIN SHENKAROW: Star of television and film, his 17-year career includes work on such hit television shows as Home Improvement, Who's the Boss, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Picket Fences, and the critically acclaimed Eerie, Indiana.

Silver Wind - 3 December - Voyage 2336 (Las Palmas to Cape Town)
ROGER COOK: Award-winning investigative journalist who launched and hosted the ground-breaking ITV series The Cook Report, the most popular current affairs programme on British television during its entire long run.

  Silver Spirit - 5 December - Voyage 5337 (Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale)
THOMAS JONES, PhD: This scientist, author, pilot, and former NASA astronaut holds a doctorate in planetary sciences, and in more than eleven years with NASA, flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit.

Ellen Bettridge, Silversea's president of the Americas, said: "Enrichment is a fundamental component of every Silversea voyage, and we're delighted to add these special experts to our roster of distinguished guest lecturers this fall."

For a complete list of upcoming guest lecturers, including their photos, biographies and voyage dates, go to /life-onboard/enrichment/guest-lecturers/.

About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer (debuting March 2014), Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 700 fascinating destinations in between.

In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by CruiseReport.com (2012) and "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" by Global Traveler (2013). International awards include "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); "Best Small Ship Cruise Line" in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2013); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Cruise Passenger magazine (2012); "Best Small Luxury Cruise Line" by China's Travel + Leisure (2012); and "Star Luxury Cruise Company" according to UK's Travel Bulletin (2013).

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