Groundbreaking Antarctic Explorer Colin O'Brady To Join Seabourn Conversations Program For First Sailing of 2019-2020 Antarctica Season
O’Brady became the first person ever to traverse Antarctica from coast to coast solo, unaided by kites or resupplies, in December
Antarctic explorer Colin O’Brady
SEATTLE, January 24, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, is continuing its mission to inspire and inform guests by announcing the addition of acclaimed Antarctic explorer Colin O’Brady for its Seabourn Conversations program for its first Antarctic sailing of the 2019-2020 season. The sailing, a 21-Day Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia itinerary, departs November 28, 2019 from San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.
O’Brady, 33, made worldwide headlines on December 26, 2018 when he became the first person to cross the landmass of Antarctica solo, unaided by kites or resupplies. He accomplished the feat in 54 days, covering more than 930 miles along the way, including more than 77 miles in the final 32-hour window where he went without sleep. Throughout the nearly two-month journey, O’Brady never took a full day off.
“Colin’s accomplishment is truly exceptional and will go down in history as one of the most noteworthy Polar treks in many years,” said Robin West, vice president of Expedition Operations for Seabourn. “His stories and firsthand descriptions will be a remarkably colorful addition to an already exciting experience for guests who will be onboard this sailing and we are thrilled he will be joining us.”
O'Brady is an American professional endurance athlete who has achieved four World Records in his career. He grew up exploring the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and cultivated a passion for adventure in the outdoors. In 2016 Colin conquered the speed records for the Explorers Grand Slam and Seven Summits, a global mountaineering challenge to climb the tallest mountain on every continent including Mt. Everest and ski to the North and South Poles. In 2018 he shattered the speed record for the 50 U.S. High Points when he summited the highest point in each of the 50 states in just 21 days.
For the full schedule of speakers participating in Seabourn Conversations for 2019, visit the Seabourn website.
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- Curated voyages to all seven continents delivering award-winning experiences
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- Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
- Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
- Tipping is neither required, nor expected
- Finest resort at sea that is masterfully designed
- World-class dining, further enhanced through a culinary partnership with Chef Thomas Keller
- All dining venues are complimentary, dine where, when and with whom you wish
- Seabourn Conversations, connecting with visionary experts
- Ventures by Seabourn, optional shore excursions, enhance and extend destination experiences in select destinations.
- Select purposeful and sustainable travel experiences in partnership with UNESCO
- Spa & Wellness by Dr. Andrew Weil, featuring an exclusive mindful living program
- An evening entertainment experience in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice, produced exclusively by Belinda King Creative Productions.