|Seabourn has signed an agreement to extend its official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in an alliance to help protect World Heritage. The five-year extension will continue to foster wider support and understanding in the travel industry and among travelers for UNESCO’s mission of safeguarding and promoting the world’s unique cultural and natural heritage recognized for its outstanding universal value. More than $1 million has been donated to UNESCO since the program started in 2014.
“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 in a statement. “Together we share a common view that the preservation of cultural and historic sites around the world has lasting impact on travelers for generations to come.”
The UNESCO alliance means deeper insight and access to World Heritage sites and projects. In addition, speakers with special knowledge about World Heritage will 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.
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