Seabourn extends partnership with UNESCO to promote world heritage

Seabourn extends partnership with UNESCO to promote world heritage
Seabourn cruise guests can visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia (Image: Seabourn)

Seabourn and UNESCO have extended their partnership to give guests deeper insight into UNESCO sites and projects, with many playing a key part in the line’s itineraries.

Through the five-year extension, the organisations plan to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travellers for UNESCO's mission to safeguard and promote the world's cultural and natural heritage.

“We're incredibly proud to continue our relationship with UNESCO as their official cruise partner, building on the work we have completed together in recent years,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Together we share a common view that the preservation of cultural and historic sites around the world has lasting impact on travellers for generations to come.”

Since beginning the partnership in 2014, Seabourn and its guests have already contributed over US$1 million to UNESCO. In addition, fares for Seabourn’s optional excursions to over 170 UNESCO World Heritage Sites include a small donation to UNESCO. The financial support from Seabourn directly supports UNESCO's efforts to promote and preserve these sites for future generations.

Seabourn cruises feature the line’s enrichment and entertainment programme Seabourn Conversations, which often invite expert speakers on the ships to share their knowledge about world heritage.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Monday, September 23, 2019