Seabourn has extended its official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in a unique alliance to help protect World Heritage. The five-year extension will continue to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travellers for UNESCO’s mission of safeguarding and promoting the world’s unique cultural and natural heritage recognised for its outstanding universal value.
Seabourn and its guests have contributed more than US$1 million to UNESCO since inception in 2014 as a component of this partnership, providing a significant level of support to the organisation and its mission.
“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.”
For Seabourn’s guests, the UNESCO alliance means that their travels are richly enhanced by deeper insight, unique access and behind-the-scenes information about World Heritage sites and projects. Speakers with special knowledge about World Heritage join select sailings on Seabourn’s ships as a part of the line’s complementary Seabourn Conversations enrichment and entertainment program. In addition, fares for Seabourn optional excursions to UNESCO World Heritage Sites include a small donation to UNESCO. The company offers more than 250 shore experiences at over 170 UNESCO designated sites and has also created special World Heritage Discovery Tours at a number of ports worldwide.
Seabourn has facilitated hundreds of visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The financial help they provide assists in funding UNESCO’s efforts to promote and preserve these precious sites for future generations.