Silversea Cruises 2012 World Cruise with Bill Bryson and more

How far would you go to get Bill Bryson’s autograph?

How about heading to Asia and joining Bill Bryson during a segment of the 2012 Silversea Cruises World Cruise?

For those of you that can’t get enough from this humorous author of many travel books,  reserve your cabin on Voyage 4206, setting sail on March 3 – 14 from Singapore to Shanghai. Better yet, just book the entire World Cruise, which departs Fort Lauderdale on Janurary 6, 2012.

Bill Bryson is one of  many guest presenters already lined up for the Silver Whisper’s 115-day  World Cruise.  In addition to Bryson, other distinguished speakers include:

  • Hugh Downs: American television personality known for his 21 years as co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 news program, will host Voyage 4203, January 23 – February 5, Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town.
  • Nigel West: Military historian specializing in intelligence, counterintelligence and security issues, his many books include At Her Majesty’s Secret Service, will host Voyage 4205, February 16 – March 3, Mauritius – Singapore.
  • Daniel Silke: A politician and international affairs expert, who served four years as a Member of Parliament in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, is slated to host Voyage 4203, January 23 – February 5, Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town.
  • Robin Hanbury-Tenison, O.B.E.: Founder and president of Survival International, the world’s leading organization supporting tribal peoples, and named by The Sunday Times as “the greatest explorer of the past 20 years,” will host Voyage 4202, January 7 – 23, Fort Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro.
  • James Bradley: World War II scholar and bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers (his father raised the U.S. flag over Iwo Jima in 1945), will host Voyage 4207, March 14 – 26, Shanghai – Bangkok.
  • Philip Hurst: Historian and world affairs expert, this former deputy director of The Australian Institute of International Affairs, will host Voyage 4208, March 26 – April 13, Bangkok – Dubai.
  • Tim Hughes, Ph.D.: Former lecturer in political studies at the University of Cape Town and consultant to the BBC since 1994, working as an adviser on national elections, Zimbabwe and Nelson Mandela, will host Voyage 4204, February 5 – 16, Cape Town – Mauritius.
  • Dr. Mark H. Elovitz: The internationally acclaimed world affairs commentator and lecturer, who served as a professor of law, a litigator, government advisor, historian and U.S. Air Force officer, will host Voyages 4206 – 4207, March 3 – 26, Singapore – Bangkok.
  • Dr. Herb Keyser: Author of numerous books and featured on several U.S. television programs, including Nightline, the physician, world traveler and music expert will host Voyage 4209, April 13 – May 1, Dubai – Monte Carlo.

If you were in charge of programming for a Silverssea Cruises around-the-world voyage, who would you make sure to book as a guest lecturer?

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