Want to rub shoulders with a couple of bigwigs? Luxury cruise line Seabourn has lined up two very familiar names, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, and Dan Rather, veteran journalist, to join two upcoming cruises aboard the 458-guest Seabourn Odyssey. The two icons will lecture onboard the ship as part of the line’s Seabourn Conversations enrichment and special guest entertainment program.
The speakers not only provide presentations for guests they also share meals, adventures ashore and casual chats with guests throughout the voyage. “We always seek the most engaging speakers to participate in our Seabourn Conversations program on Seabourn vessels around the world,” says John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, marketing and sales. “With global perspectives drawn from personal experiences in the realms of culture, history, innovation, adventure and art, we’re very excited to welcome the line-up of distinguished speakers for our guests.”
Wozniak, who was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 and inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000, will participate in the Seabourn Conversations program on Seabourn Odyssey’s 20-day Holiday Panama Canal cruise, which departs Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 15, 2015 and arrives in Los Angeles on Jan. 4, 2016.
Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather, who retired in 2005 as the longest-serving anchor on a nightly newscast in American broadcast history after 24 years at helm of CBS Evening News, will join Seabourn Conversations aboard Seabourn Odyssey’s 20-day Panama Canal cruise from March 21 to 24, 2016. Renowned in the industry and country for his compelling reporting, he is one of the most famous television news journalists and an author of several best-selling books including his autobiography “Rather Outspoken.”
Other well known folks will sail on the 77-day Pacific Realm Exploration of Seabourn Odyssey, which will depart Los Angeles on Jan. 4, 2016, bound for Sydney, Australia and return to L.A. on March 21, 2016. They include: royal portrait painter Richard Stone, who painted the British Royal Family for four decades (Jan. 4-16, 2016); Australian cultural historian, author and filmmaker Warren Fahey, who has been awarded the Order of Australia, the Prime Minister’s Centennial Medal, and the Banks Music Award for lifetime contribution to the arts. (Jan. 4-20, 2016); globetrotting adventurer Paul Deegan, who has climbed Mount Everest and most
mountainous regions on five continents, and chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media Steve Forbes, who will offer his perspectives on business, technology, the economy, and politics (Feb. 15-19, 2016).