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angkor wat ( photo - seabourn)
Seabourn has committed to five more years of working with UNESCO to enable historic and cultural preservation projects around the world. Pictured here: Angkor Wat PHOTO: Seabourn

Seabourn extends its UNESCO partnership

Seabourn signed an agreement to extend its official partnership with UNESCO, an alliance that helps protect world heritage.

The five-year extension will continue to foster wider support and understanding among travelers for UNESCO’s mission of safeguarding and promoting the world’s unique cultural and natural heritage recognized for its outstanding universal value.

More than $1m donated so far

As the official cruise partner of UNESCO, Seabourn and its passengers have contributed more than $1m to the organization since the partnership began in 2014.

‘Together we share a common view that the preservation of cultural and historic sites around the world has lasting impact on travelers for generations to come,’ Seabourn President Rick Meadows said.

Speakers and special excursions

Speakers with special knowledge about world heritage join select sailings as part of the Seabourn Conversations enrichment and entertainment program.

In addition, fares for Seabourn optional excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites include a small donation to UNESCO. The company offers more than 250 shore experiences at over 170 UNESCO designated sites and has also created special World Heritage Discovery Tours at a number of ports worldwide.