Guest speakers and lecturers aboard cruise ships are nothing out of the ordinary, but occasionally we come across a selection of names that instantly stand out and naturally, we want to know more. They are often those that the public would consider experts at their craft, those who have influenced many generations and dedicated their lives to making a difference in more ways than one.
With so many wonderful people lined up to guest lecture in the coming months we decided to take a closer look at some of the people that really stood out to us. We think you will agree they will make for a rather interesting cruise experience.
Between March 22 and April 02 2014, the former archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, shall be lecturing aboard MS Amsterdam during a small segment of her 2014 Grand World Voyage. He shall sail from Durban to Cape Town.
There shall be two speaking engagements 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. There will also be open an open question and answer session allowing guests to really gain a personal insight into his remarkable life.
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Award winning investigative journalist, Roger Cook, shall join Silver Wind as she sails an 18-day itinerary from Las Palmas to Cape Town on December 03 2013.
Cook began his career with The Australian Broadcasting Company and in 1968 started work with BBC Radio Four as a reporter on The World at One. In 1973 he created Checkpoint, which he would go on to produce and present for 12 years. In 1985 he joined ITV and brought us the Cook Report, this would become one of the most popular current affairs programmes with audiences often reaching ten million.
He has won 11 major national and international awards, culminating in a British Academy Special Award ‘For 25 years of outstanding quality investigate reporting’.
Having spent 40-years travelling the globe, you can be assured he will have more than a few tales to tell and minds to keep intrigued during his guest lecture aboard Silver Wind.
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On March 10th 2014, Edwina Currie shall sail from Singapore to Cape Town aboard Crystal Serenity and offer guests some interesting insight into her life.
Having had an impressive career in teaching and then politics, Currie is best known for her role as Minister in the Department of Health under the late Margaret Thatcher. She was on the first team to tackle AIDS/HIV in Britain and brought nationwide screening for both breast cancer and cervical cancer.
In 1998 she turned whistle-blower to warn the public of the dangers of serious food poisoning after more than 500 people fell ill with salmonella through eggs. When Tony Blair came to power in 1997 she lost her parliamentary seat, this bringing the end to a 22-year career in elected office.
Since then Currie has written several hugely successful books including the best-selling novels ‘A Parliamentary Affair’ and ‘A Woman’s Place’.
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Dr Kathy Reichs shall sail from Cape Town to Southampton from March 28th 2014 on a wonderful 21-night all-alluring Africa itinerary.
Her first novel, Deja Dead, set the standard of what was to come from Dr Reichs after it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Awards for Best First Novel.
From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montréal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec.
Dr Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. She is one of only 77 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
She is also known as the producer of the smash hit TV series, Bones, which is based around her novels and its title character, Temperance Brennan, is named after the protagonist of her crime novel series.
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