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Archbishop Desmond Tutu headline speaker on MS Amsterdam Grand World Voyage

The former archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is scheduled to lecture during a segment of Holland America Line’s 2014 Grand World Voyage aboard ms Amsterdam. Tutu shall be sailing from Durban to Cape Town, South Africa on March 28 to April 2 2014.

Tutu will address guests at 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. Those onboard will also be able to gain a personal insight into his remarkable life through an open question and answer session. This will be a wonderful opportunity and experience for those that have a deep interest in his work, it’s also a chance to remove the filter of third parties and really get to know what his role and work has been like from the man himself.

Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programmes for Holland America Line said “We strive to bring our guests the most interesting, relevant and unique experiences, and to have a lecturer of the calibre of Desmond Tutu on the Grand World Voyage is as thrilling for me as I know it will be for our guests.”

“To give our guests an opportunity to hear from someone like Desmond Tutu during their cruise is a shining example of our commitment to enhancing the cruise experience through our enrichment programme.”

The full Grand World Voyage lasts 113 days or, for those unable to travel for the full length, you can book segments of the cruise that range from 20 to 86 days.

Countries visited on the full Grand World Voyage include: Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Barbados, Dominica, South Africa, Senegal, Gambia, St Maarten, Mexico, Guatemala, United States and Colombia.

For more information on this sailing please contact one of our cruise experts on 0800 008 6677