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Speakers Include Grammy-Winning Vocalist Patti Austin, Actress Stefanie Powers and More

SEATTLE, November 15, 2012 - Seabourn has expanded its exciting line-up of distinguished 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 January 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 Seabourn Quest guests 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:


Destination Experts / Historians / Authors

Art Collector




The onboard enrichment lineup augments an extensive array of daytime and nightly entertainment that ranges from dynamic, up-to-the-minute vocal performances, classical recitals, comedy, engaging quiz shows, dance classes and live music for dancing.

Introduced on June 20, 2011, Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the sleek and widely admired design that has been hailed as "a game-changer for the luxury segment." Seabourn Quest's wealth of luxurious amenities and features make it the ideal ship for extended voyages such as a world cruise.

Seabourn Quest's 116-day world cruise sails from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice, visiting an array of exotic 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.

For more information, contact a travel professional, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit

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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 Condé Nast Traveler. Its stylish, distinctive cruising vacations are renowned for:

  • Six intimate ships with just 104 or 225 suites
  • Unique itineraries visiting must-see cities and hidden gems where larger ships cannot follow
  • Intuitive, gracious service provided by a staff passionate about pleasing our guests
  • Spacious all-suite accommodations with sweeping ocean views – many with verandas
  • Gourmet dining experiences as fine as the best restaurants anywhere
  • Open 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