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Seabourn's UNESCO partnership brings world heritage experts on board

Seabourn's UNESCO partnership brings world heritage experts on board
As part of its newly formed partnership with UNESCO, Seabourn is hosting prominent world heritage experts for its 'Seabourn Conversations' enrichment and special guest entertainment program. Topics will include culture, heritage, history and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Sites.

Sharing their insights on board over the next year and a half will be a host of UNESCO advisers and consultants. UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

'UNESCO's vital role in encouraging cultural understanding and preservation will make for fascinating conversation on Seabourn vessels around the world,' said Seabourn's John Delaney, svp marketing and sales.

More than a dozen UNESCO speakers are scheduled to take part in Seabourn Conversations on voyages through fall and the year ahead.

A sampling includes Jacinta Nzioka, director of marketing at the Kenya Tourist Board, booked for Seabourn Sojourn's Dec 13 cruise. Dr. Carol Westrik, author of 'The Future of World Heritage' for UNESCO's 40th anniversary, and Dr. Juan Jose Negro, an internationally renowned speaker on natural heritage and director of the Doñana Biological Station in Spain, are scheduled for Seabourn Quest's May 12 sailing.

And Dr. Ray Bondin, who has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of heritage sites and served as ambassador and permanent delegate of Malta to UNESCO, is to join Seabourn Sojourn's May 31 cruise.