05 February 2010
It's a film buff's dream come true! Guests aboard Silver Spirit's Grand Inaugural Voyage will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes with motion picture luminaries to discover the art of filmmaking through discussion panels, screenings and enlightening presentations.
An amazing trio of filmmaking professionals is gearing up to host the 20 February, 16-day segment from Buenos Aires to Santiago.
Guests 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.
Also on hand will be award-winning production designer Kristi Zea, renowned for her work on such films as The Departed, Good Fellas and As Good as It Gets.
Guests will also gain a few tips and an insider's perspective from screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, whose screenplay for The Painted Veil won the National Board of Review's Best Adapted Screenplay Award.
And the parade of filmmaking professionals doesn't stop there. Another fascinating guest speaker we've lined up for the Grand Inaugural Voyage is award-winning filmmaker 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, also 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 segments: #5006, a 14-day cruise from Valparaiso to Acapulco departing 8 March (featuring an overnight stay in Lima); and #5007, a 10-day sailing to Los Angeles departing Acapulco 22 March.
A grand voyage indeed!