Following the motion picture launch of “The Iron Lady” – based on the true story of Margaret Thatcher – Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery are providing their passengers with the chance to join a political debate at sea. Both small ship lines, known for their enrichment cruises and signature Guest Speaker series, will showcase experts on board offering real insight into the world of politics.
Sail with Swan Hellenic aboard the 350-guest Minerva on the “Venice and the Adriatic” cruise and gain first-hand perspectives from former Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Lord Douglas Hurd, who served in many different roles within the UK and Northern Island Government. Lord Hurd is most famous for serving both Margaret Thatcher and John Major as Foreign Secretary between 1989-95. The 15-day cruise departs on August 15, 2012 from Valletta (Malta) to Dubrovnik (Croatia), overnight; Korcula (Croatia), overnight; Split (Croatia), Trieste (Italy), Venice (Italy), Pula (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro); Sarande (Albania), overnight; Itea, Delphi (Greece), a Corinth Canal transit, and Piraeus (Greece), 2 overnights. Fares start from $2,999 per person (cruise only) including shore excursions, gratuities, port taxes, and renowned guest speaker program.
Join Voyages of Discovery aboard the 650-guest Discovery on the “Nordic & White Sea Adventure” cruise to hear Sir Anthony Brenton’s interesting political views. Sir Anthony worked for over 30 years for the British Foreign Office dealing with energy issues and taking charge of preparation for the ‘Earth Summit’ in 1992. This 19-night voyage on July 25, 2012, round-trip from London (Harwich), calls at Bergen and Bødo (Norway); Murmansk, Solovetsky Islands (overnight) and Archangel (Russia); Kirkenes, Hammerfest, Trondheim, Orsta, and Floro (Norway). This unique itinerary, featuring the spectacular and rarely-visited Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea, is selling quickly with remaining availability starting from $4,999 per person (cruise only) in ocean view stateroom accommodations, including distinguished guest lecture program, and all meals and entertainment.