Prominent experts on world heritage will be speaking on board Seabourn ships as part of the luxury cruise line’s newly-formed partnership with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Topics including culture, heritage, history and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Sites will be covered by a host of UNESCO advisors and consultants as a new twist on Seabourn’s enrichment and entertainment programme, Seabourn Conversations.

John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, marketing and sales, said:

UNESCO’s vital role in encouraging cultural understanding and preservation will make for fascinating conversation on Seabourn ships around the world.

The significance of cultural experiences only continues to grow, and we’re excited to welcome those who lend their expertise to UNESCO, to engage with our guests about such important topics as sustainable tourism, culture and heritage.

There are more than a dozen UNESCO speakers scheduled to take part in Seabourn Conversations on sailings around the world during the next 18 months, including Jacinta Nzioka, (Seabourn Sojourn, 13 December 2014) the Director of Marketing at the Kenya Tourist Board, Dr. Carol Westrik, author of “The Future of World Heritage” for UNESCO’s 40th anniversary, Dr. Juan Jose Negro, an internationally-renowned speaker on natural heritage and director of the Doñana Biological Station in Spain (Seabourn Quest, 12 May 2015), and Dr. Ray Bondin (Seabourn Sojourn, 31 May 2015), who has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of heritage sites and has served as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Malta to UNESCO.

To view the full list of scheduled UNESCO guest speakers click here.

Seabourn’s ships circle the globe throughout the year and include more than 150 designated World Heritage Sites in its itineraries. Through its partnership with UNESCO, Seabourn will offer deeper insight and behind-the-scenes information about current and future World Heritage sites and projects. The line has created special World Heritage Discovery Tours with exclusive enhanced content developed in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage site managers and tour experts. Fares for Seabourn optional excursions that include UNESCO World Heritage Sites will include a small donation to UNESCO’s World Heritage Fund.

For additional information contact Deluxe Cruises on 01202520321

Posted on: 25/09/2014