Seabourn lines up bevy of speakers for 2020 world cruise

Seabourn Sojourn will carry a wide range of noted speakers on its eastbound world cruise from Miami to San Francisco

Seabourn Sojourn’s 2020 world cruise will carry guest speakers including long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, National Geographic photographer Alison Wright, astronaut John Creighton and a former private secretary to Nelson Mandela, Zelda La Grange.

The voyage is set to depart Miami Jan. 4 and will visit 62 ports in 38 countries before arriving at San Francisco on May 28.

The renowned research biologist Brian Ford is booked for the Jan. 4-15 stint, Miami to Barbados, along with astronaut Creighton, who flew multiple US space shuttle missions.

Industrialists to naturalists

British industrialist Lord Digby Jones will sail the Jan. 16-24 leg from Bridgetown to Dakar, while hotelier and West African tourism advocate Adama Bah will be aboard Jan. 22-26 from Cape Verde to Banjul. Another West Africa specialist, foreign correspondent and naturalist Tiiu Luuk, joins Jan. 26-Feb. 11, Banjul to Cape Town.

Further world cruise speakers include South African historian Robin Binckes, British diplomat Sir Alan Collins, South African winemaker Anton Swarts, British royal portrait painter Richard Stone and chef Hari Nayak, a pioneer of modern Indian cuisine.

Mountaineer, music critic, espionage expert

Explorer and anthropologist Lawrence Blair, mountaineer Paul Deegan, New Zealand political leader Jim McClay and UNESCO World Heritage specialist Alessandra Borchi are also booked for lecture stints on Seabourn Sojourn. Fijian cuisine specialist Lance Seeto, espionage expert Fulton Armstrong and music critic Ted Libbey round out the list.


Posted 23 August 2019

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