Filmmakers join Silver Spirit’s inaugural voyage

Guest Writer

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped motion picture luminaries to host filmmaking discussion panels, screenings and enlightening presentations on the February 20, 2010, 16-day segment of Silver Spirit’s Grand Inaugural Voyage, sailing from Buenos Aires to Santiago.

Guests on this special voyage will enjoy an enrichment program hosted by award-winning actress Karen Allen, best known for her role as Marion Ravonwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; award-winning production designer Kristi Zea, renowned for her work on such films as The Departed, Good Fellas and As Good as It Gets; and screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, whose screenplay for The Painted Veil won the National Board of Review’s Best Adapted Screenplay Award. 

“It’s a great pleasure for us to welcome such accomplished members of the film industry to share their insights and expertise for the enjoyment of our guests,” said Mary Thomas, Silversea’s manager of enrichment programs.   

Another award-wining filmmaker Silversea has lined up as a guest speaker during Silver Spirit’s Grand Inaugural Voyage is Hugh Thomson.  His acclaimed ten-hour BBC documentary series Dancing in the Street: A Rock and Roll History was nominated for a BAFTA award and another of his film series, Indian Journeys, also made for the BBC, won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series.   Thomson is also an author and explorer, with special expertise in explorations of Inca settlements in Peru and far-reaching travels in Mexico.  He will host presentations with a regional focus on two Silver Spirit voyages:  #5006, a 14-day cruise from Valparaiso to Acapulco departing March 8 (featuring an overnight stay in Lima); and #5007, a 10-day sailing to Los Angeles departing Acapulco March 22. 

About Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels:  Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit — all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance.  With the inclusion of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company’s itineraries encompass all seven continents.  

In the U.S., Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Cond

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