Desmond Tutu to speak onboard Crystal Cruises

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to speak onboard Crystal Cruises’ 2015 world cruise.

The archbishop was awarded the prize in 1984 for his long-running opposition to South African apartheid.

He will take part in a question and answer session onboard Crystal Serenity at the end of a world cruise segment between Perth and Cape Town, where Tutu is archbishop emeritus.

“Our inquisitive guests are engaged travellers who will relish the rare opportunity to experience South Africa through the eyes of one of the country’s most precious sons and perhaps take some of his inspirational spirit home with them,” said Philip Ordever, vice president of international sales and marketing for Crystal.

As well as the Nobel Peace Prize, Desmond Tutu has been awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Pacem in Terris Award, the Sydney Peace Prize, the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He’ll be one of 50 speakers onboard Crystal’s 25 year anniversary world cruise, which is available as either a 108-night voyage or six 16-21 night segments.

 

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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