Seabourn Quest’s 116-day world cruise sails from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, visiting an array of exotic destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. As if those fabulous destinations wer not enough, Seabourn has announced a diverse line-up of guest speakers who will be among those enhancing the 116-day World Cruise aboard Seabourn Quest in 2013.
“This is a very exciting group of speakers with personalities and portfolios as diverse as the ports of call the cruise will visit,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, marketing and sales. “Many of them specialize in the regions we visit, and their knowledge will undoubtedly enhance our guests’ cruise experiences and entertain them on their way around the globe.”
Luminaries including scientists, historians, scholars, maritime experts, documentary filmmakers and politicians will share their expertise and provide valuable insights on destinations to Seabourn Quest guests during their memorable world cruise.
- Rita Rudner – American comedienne, actress, screenwriter, author. She has starred in numerous television specials and performs live in the U.S. and U.K. April 27 – May 3.
- Christopher Buckley – American political satirist and novelist. March 26 – 31.
- Dr. Norman Caisse – NASA engineer and astronomer who participated in a variety of space exploration projects. January 16 – 30.
- Dr. Roderick A. McDonald – professor, author, Caribbean and Latin American historian. January 6 – 16.
- Dr. Michelle Craig McDonald – professor and author of Early American, Caribbean and maritime history. January 6 – 16.
- Dr. Adrian Kerr – author and historian in ancient civilizations. April 8 – 21.
- Farhana Qazi – international relations analyst and expert on Middle Eastern political conflicts. April 12 – 23.
Military History/Foreign Relations
- Captain Peter Martin, Commander, Royal Australian Naval Reserve – one of Australia’s few titled Masters and Commanders; maritime expert and foreign affairs scholar. February 22 – March 2.
- Col. Ralf Vargas – retired U.S. Army officer, former Chief of the NATO Situation Center, specializing in European Affairs. April 23 – May 3.
- Dr. Lawrence Blair – adventurer and documentarian whose acclaimed TV series Ring of Fire highlights his 10-year exploration of Indonesia. March 1 – 23.
- Paul Deegan – mountaineer and award-winning author whose ascents include Mount Everest and other major peaks worldwide. March 9 – 19.
Rates for the full world cruise begin at $51,999 per person, based on double occupancy, including round trip air and a host of other complimentary amenities. For guests who cannot sail the entire voyage, shorter segments are available from 21 days, with rates starting at $10,999 per person including air, based on double occupancy.