Seabourn Continues to Add UNESCO World Heritage Experts On Board

As part of our newly formed partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), we are proud to host prominent world heritage experts for our Seabourn Conversations enrichment and special guest entertainment program. Conversation topics will include culture, heritage, history and the importance of sustainable tourism in preserving World Heritage Sites.

A host of UNESCO advisors and consultants will share their insights on board a variety of upcoming Seabourn voyages. 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 John Delaney, Seabourn's senior vice president, marketing and sales. "The significance of cultural experiences only continues to grow, and we are excited to welcome those who lend their expertise to UNESCO to engage 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 voyages around the world through fall and year ahead. A sampling includes: Jacinta Nzioka, (Seabourn Sojourn, November 19, 2014 voyage) the Director of Marketing at the Kenya Tourist Board; 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 (Seabourn Quest, May 12, 2015 voyage); and Dr. Ray Bondin (Seabourn Sojourn, May 30, 2015 voyage), who has extensive experience in the rehabilitation of heritage sites and served as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Malta to UNESCO.

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


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