Holland America Line is offering a University at Sea program on
select itineraries in Alaska, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal,
Hawaii and South America.
The classes are offered on a prebooked fee basis and are
commissionable to agents at 10%. They include courses of
professional continuing education for lawyers, doctors, nurses,
accountants, financial planners, underwriters, architects and
The program was developed in cooperation with Eckerd College in
St. Petersburg, Fla., and is operated by Continuing Education Inc.
Cruise passengers who join University at Sea will have the
opportunity to interact with speakers.
Fees for the offerings range from $99 to $359 for students
receiving full continuing education credit and from $69 to $199 for
those auditing the courses. Space in some of the courses is
limited, and reservations for the courses should be made at least
60 days prior to sailing.
Holland America Line
Phone: (800) 426-0327
Audubon magazine is sponsoring a program on the wildlife and
ecology of Venezuela on Royal Olympic Cruises' Orinoco River
The 10-night sailing departs Feb. 5 aboard the Olympic
A series of lectures and slide shows on the region will be
presented by Vincent Mueh-ter, associate director of conservation
for the National Audubon Society.
The cruise sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, en route to the
Orinoco River in Venezuela and features three days in the heart of
the country's rain forest.
Ports of call include Guadeloupe, Santo Domingo, Martinique,
Barbados and St. Croix.
Cruise-only rates start at $964 per person, double. Roundtrip
air to San Juan from Royal Olympic gateway cities also is
Royal Olympic Cruises
Phone: (800) 872-6400
Silversea Cruises introduced a new lineup of entertainment
aboard the Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, produced by three-time
Emmy Award winning producer Walter Painter.
Each ship will host three different main production shows and
will share four common smaller shows as part of the entertainment
Productions aboard the Silver Cloud include "Stomp, Shout &
Boogie," "Just K-Ra-Zy for You: The Music of George Gershwin" and
"This Fabulous Century."
The productions aboard the Silver Cloud range from contemporary
music renditions to a medley of the top hits in Billboard magazine
over the past 100 years.
The Silver Wind will host "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Solid Gold
70s" and "Millennium: A Celebration of 1,000 Years."
Each main show aboard every ship will have its own playbill,
complete with cast biographies, photos and artwork unique to the
The four shared shows are "A Beach Boys Medley," "A Tribute to
Frank Sinatra," "Romance Onboard" and "Sposalizio."
The shows, created exclusively for Silversea, made their debut
on the Silver Cloud on July 31 and are set to debut on the Silver
Wind on Oct. 3.
Phone: (800) 722-9055