Silversea Takes Guests Behind the Scenes with Acclaimed Film Professionals

Courtesy of Silversea Cruises.

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

Karen AllenGuests on this special voyage will enjoy an enrichment programme 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 programmes.

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, Silversea Cruisesalso 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:  a 14-day cruise from Valparaiso to Acapulco departing 8 March (featuring an overnight stay in Lima); and a 10-day sailing to Los Angeles departing Acapulco 22 March.

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