Seabourn Announces Guest Speaker List for Seabourn Quest's World Cruise, 2013

Seabourn has expanded its line-up of guest speakers who will entertain guests aboard Seabourn Quest's world cruise in 2013. The new additions include historians, authors and entertainers such as Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin, film and television actress Stefanie Powers and more. Seabourn Quest's world cruise will depart Jan. 6, 2013, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and end in Venice, Italy, on May 3.   

The group brings a diversity of individuals to the voyage, with backgrounds and interests ranging from scientists, scholars and maritime experts to a documentary filmmaker, entertainers and politicians. All of them will share their expertise and provide valuable insights to guests aboard Seabourn Quest at different times during their 116-day voyage around the world.   

Seabourn Quest's 2013 line-up of world cruise guest speakers and destination experts will include:


Patti Austin -Grammy Award-winning vocalist and composer. Jan. 6 - 12.

Stefanie Powers - American film and television actress. April 12 - 23.

Destination Experts/Historians/Authors

Roy Willis - world historian and author. Jan. 30 - February 16.

Colonel Gene McConville - Senior Military Advisor; Authority on Indonesian and Southeast Asia Affairs. Feb. 22 - March 1.  

Dr. Glenn E. Robinson - expert on Middle East affairs. April 2 - 12.

Mason Florence - photojournalist and Asian travel expert. March 14 - 23.

James Placzek - Southeast Asian cultural historian. March 23 - 31.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts -author, historian, filmmaker. April 21 - May 3.

Art Collector:

Stephen Lash - Chairman Emeritus, Christie's Americas. Jan. 6 - 16.


Adrian Cooper - Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and BBC consultant. Jan. 30 - Feb. 10.


William Gurstelle - Engineer, science and technology author. Feb. 10 - 22.


Linda Ferreri - Art historian and author. March 1 - 14.

The onboard enrichment lineup augments daytime and nightly entertainment that ranges from vocal performances, classical recitals, comedy, engaging quiz shows, dance classes and live music for dancing.

Seabourn Quest's 116-day world cruise sails from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, visiting destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, India, Arabia and the Mediterranean. Rates for the full world cruise begin at $52,012 per person, based on double occupancy, including round trip air and a host of other complimentary amenities. For guests who cannot sail the entire voyage, shorter segments are available from 21 days, with rates starting at $12,599 per person including air, based on double occupancy.

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