Archbishop Desmond Tutu Headlines Speakers Series On Holland America Line's 2014 Grand World Voyage

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Headlines Speakers Series On Holland America Line's 
2014 Grand World Voyage 
Former Archbishop of Cape Town to lecture on South Africa segment 
SEATTLE, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former archbishop 
of Cape Town and one of the greatest living moral icons of our time, is 
scheduled to lecture on a segment of Holland America Line's 2014 Grand World 
Voyage on ms Amsterdam. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will sail March 28 to 
April 2, 2014, from Durban to Cape Town, South Africa. 
Tutu will address guests at two speaking engagements onboard about his role as 
the first black African to serve as archbishop of Cape Town and about his work 
forging racial equality throughout the world. Beginning with his opposition to 
apartheid in South Africa, he has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice 
and democracy around the globe. A question-and-answer session will enable 
guests to gain more insight into his remarkable life. 
"We strive to bring our guests the most interesting, relevant and unique 
experiences, and to have a lecturer of the caliber of Desmond Tutu on the 
Grand World Voyage is as thrilling for me as I know it will be for our 
guests," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and 
guest programs for Holland America Line. "To give our guests an opportunity to 
hear from someone like Desmond Tutu during their vacation is a shining example 
of our commitment to enhancing the cruise experience through our enrichment 
Tutu is among the world's foremost human rights activists, and his teachings 
speak about the struggles for equality and freedom for all oppressed people. 
Tutu is known for his unshakable optimism in the face of overwhelming odds and 
his limitless faith in the ability of people to do good works. 
In 2007, Tutu joined The Elders, a group of seasoned world leaders including 
Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and others, who meet to discuss ways 
to promote human rights and world peace. 
Prior to retiring in 1996, Tutu was Archbishop of Cape Town, an office he was 
elected to in 1986. In 1978, he left his job as Bishop of Lesotho to become 
general secretary of the South African Council of Churches. In that position, 
which he held until 1985, Tutu became a recognized national and international 
Tutu is the recipient of several distinguished awards. He received the Nobel 
Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, 
the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999, the Gandhi 
Peace Prize in 2007 and the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom in 
Tutu and his wife Leah founded the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, a nonprofit 
organization committed to creating a society that nurtures tolerance and 
understanding among all people. It is guided by the virtues that the 
archbishop identified as essential human values and the building blocks for 
sustainable peace: love, hope, tolerance and courage. 
Around-the-world cruise adventurers can join the full 113-day Grand World 
Voyage or one of several segments that range from 20 to 86 days, and embark 
and debark at top cities along the cruise. Rates for segments begin from 
$3,899 per person, double occupancy. The full voyage begins at $19,999 per 
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