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Seabourn adds more distinguished speakers to its 2017-2018 Conversations Program

Seabourn continues its mission to intrigue and inform guests with an additional new series of Seabourn Conversations for the 2017-2018 cruise season.

The popular onboard enrichment program will host distinguished speakers and personalities from a variety of fields including journalism, government, preservation and the arts.

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Guests will be having a conversation with Sir Tim Rice ion January

The line-up is a mixture of first-time and returning speakers.

“Whatever the season or the destination, we are pleased to bring the most engaging personalities onboard to inform and entertain our guests,” said Seabourn President, Richard Meadows.

“The highly successful series continues to introduce prominent personalities to share their life’s work and experiences from a rarely heard perspective.”

Select speakers of the 2017-2018 Seabourn Conversations program include:

  • Margaret Trudeau (Seabourn Quest, 2 October) – The former wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the mother of the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, she will share thoughts on Canadian politics and the global landscape
  • Paul Deegan (Seabourn Encore, 25 October) – Award-winning author, motivational speaker, and veteran climber of mountainous regions on five continents, Deegan was co-leader of the first environmental expedition to Mount Everest aged just 18
  • Arturo Sandoval (Seabourn Quest, 5 November) – Award-winning and legendary jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer, Sandoval is one of the most dynamic performers in modern jazz
  • Richard Stone (Seabourn Encore, 10 November) – As the Royal Portrait Painter, Stone has captured most members of Britain’s Royal Family on canvas, as well as leading members of society and the community
  • John Pizzarelli (Seabourn Sojourn, 15 November) – The world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer, Pizzarelli is among the prime revivalists of the great American songbook, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing
  • Steve Wozniak (Seabourn Quest, 20 December) – Designer of the hardware, circuit board designs and operating system for the Apple I personal computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Hoover Medal in 2014
  • Brad Goreski (Seabourn Sojourn – 21 December) - The celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality co-hosts Fashion Police on E!, is brand stylist for Kate Spade NY, and author of the 2012 memoir Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far
  • Grant Harrold (Seabourn Encore, 5 January, 2018) – “The Royal Butler” draws on decades of passion for good manners, including time spent in Royal Households and leading his own Royal School of Etiquette and Butlers
  • Sir Tim Rice (Seabourn Quest, 13 January, 2018) – Lyricist Rice’s talent has earned him awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Tonys and Grammys. Knighted in 1994, he is perhaps most renowned for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and more. His production show, An Evening With Tim Rice, is currently playing fleet wide on all Seabourn ships
  • Jeffrey Archer (Seabourn Encore, 18 and 25 August, 2018) – The former member of Parliament wrote his first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, in 1976 at the age of 34. He has gone on to write many more novels and is now published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages, with international sales surpassing 330 million copies

  • Posted on 2nd July 2017 at 09:00 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | The Yachts of Seabourn |

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