New 'Seabourn Conversations' Offer Insights, Entertainment

          New 'Seabourn Conversations' Offer Insights, Entertainment

Award-Winning Line Further Enhances Its Onboard Enrichment, Entertainment

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seabourn has launched "Seabourn
Conversations," a new concept for onboard enrichment and special guest
entertainment aboard its award-winning fleet of six all-suite ships. The
program will include a stellar lineup of celebrities and guest experts,
augmenting Seabourn's already diverse entertainment.

"Conversation has always been central to the Seabourn experience," noted
Richard Meadows, Seabourn's president. "Our guests are interesting people with
interesting life stories, and they really enjoy chatting in the relaxed
camaraderie made possible by our small ships," he continued. "We recruit
explorers, heralded chefs, authors and scholars, celebrated performers and
renowned experts from every arena of the arts, sciences, politics and the
humanities with particular talents or expertise. Onboard they will lecture or
perform, and take part in Q&A interviews, but on Seabourn they also enliven
the social scene – and join the conversation."

On Seabourn's intimate ships, these luminaries share the journey. They each
provide skilled presentations of their expertise for guests to enjoy. But just
as importantly, they may share meals, adventures ashore and casual chats with
the other guests throughout the voyage.

Seabourn Conversations topics can be broken down into categories. "Culinary
Conversations," for instance, will include chefs such as Michelle Bernstein
and Robert Irvine, winemakers or master sommeliers like Catherine Fallis,
restaurant critics or experts in gastronomy. "Arts Conversations" will include
topics such as theater, dance, film, literature, music or the plastic arts,
and personalities such as stage and screen actress Penelope Ann Miller,
singer/composer Patti Austin or satirical author Christopher Buckley.
Explorers such as Dr. Lawrence Blair or mountaineer Paul Deegan, as well as
historians, anthropologists and geographers will participate in "Culture &
Destination Conversations," while diplomacy, international relations, politics
and economic affairs will be categorized as "Current Affairs & History
Conversations," and feature guests such as Ambassador Robert Smolik or Captain
Peter Martin of the Royal Australian Marines.

A list of currently scheduled Seabourn Conversations guests can be viewed

Guests will enjoy Seabourn Conversations enrichment, along with a variety of
other entertainment options, on all six ships. All of them offer key elements
that set the line apart: spacious, thoughtfully appointed suites, many with
verandas; superb dining in a choice of venues; open bars throughout the ship;
fine wines poured at lunch and dinner; the aforementioned award-winning
service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at
home on board.

Seabourn's ships travel the globe throughout the year, sailing to many of the
world's most desirable destinations. Cruises of seven days to world cruises of
more than 100 days visit hundreds of ports, including marquee cities and
lesser-known ports and hideaways.

For more details about the award-winning Seabourn fleet, or to explore the
worldwide selection of Seabourn cruising options, contact a professional
travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

Notes to Editors:
Seabourn is consistently ranked among the world's top travel choices by
professional critics and the discerning readers of prestigious travel
publications such as Departures, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.
Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:

  oSix intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
  oUnique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger
    ships cannot follow
  oIntuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing
    our guests
  oSpacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with
  oGourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  oOpen bars throughout the ship and fine wines poured with lunch and dinner

Seabourn is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The exclusive
alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess
Cruises, Cunard Line and Costa Cruises. Seabourn is a brand of Carnival
Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean
Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best
practices for protecting the marine environment.

SOURCE Seabourn

Contact: Irene Lui, +1-206-626-9122 or; or Emily Easter,
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