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GUESTS celebrating the festive
season aboard Silversea's ultra
luxury all-suite Silver Whisper will
enjoy the company of two celebrity
speakers on the Sydney to Auckland
voyage departing December 19.
Li Cunxin, renowned dancer and
author of acclaimed autobiography
Mao's Last Dancer, will join the
Sydney to Melbourne sector,
enthralling guests with the extraordi-
nary tale of his rise from poverty-
stricken rural China to one of the
world's finest ballet dancers.
His captivating story has been
made into a film directed by Bruce
Beresford. Guests will enjoy clips
from the film and hear first-hand
about Li's training at Madame Mao's
Beijing Dance Academy and his sub-
sequent defection to the West.
On the Melbourne to Auckland
sector, film producer and director
John Stainton will entertain with
film clips and adventures from his
career in television and film.
Stainton was a close friend of
Australian naturalist Steve Irwin.
He directed all of Irwin's docu-
mentaries, as well as his highly suc-
cessful movie for MGM, Collision
Course. The acclaimed filmmaker has
recently finished working in South
Africa with Steve Irwin's daughter,
Bindi, on Free Willy 4, set to debut in
Australia early next year.
The leisurely 15-day cruise
explores Australia's south-east coast
and the picturesque bays, islands and
fjords of New Zealand.
Meanwhile, comedian John
Cleese is part of an exciting line-up
of guest speakers set to join
Silversea's newest ship, Silver
Spirit, on its 91-day Grand Inaugural
Voyage departing Fort Lauderdale
Renowned for his TV roles in
Monty Python's Flying Circus and
Fawlty Towers, the actor, writer and
comedian will share anecdotes from
his long career with guests aboard
the Buenos Aires to Santiago sector
from February 20 to March 8.
The sector takes in Cape Horn and
the Chilean fjords, with ports of call
including Port Stanley in the
Falkland Islands, Ushuaia in
Argentina and Punta Arenas in
Chile. All-inclusive cruise-only fares
start from $12,968 per person, twin
Silver Spirit will explore more
than 20 countries and 45 ports on her
See travel agents or
TOURSGALLERY has an
escorted tour to Myanmar
(formerly known as Burma)
which provides opportunities
to meet local people in vil-
lages and towns to discover
what life is really like there
The country is not yet over-
run by crowds of foreign
A photographer's paradise,
it is home to well-kept treas-
ures including the biggest
temple complex in South East
Travellers will enjoy the
elegant atmosphere of a gen-
uine, recently refurbished,
1940s river boat for a two-
night cruise up the Irrawaddy
River, Rudyard Kipling's
'Road to Mandalay'.
They will stroll the tree-
lined boulevards of exotic
Yangon (formerly Rangoon)
and enjoy a gourmet dinner
at the luxurious colonial
Charms of Burma tour begins
on December 7 and costs $5875
per person twin share.
Phone 1300-307-317 or
Brisbane (07) 3359-6651, email
LAZY DAYS -- Enjoying
the deck of the RV
Pandaw on the Irrawaddy
P&O CRUISES has
launched Australia's first
book club at sea, Chapters
Guest authors will be
onboard selected cruises to
lead discussions and show-
case their books.
Carnival Australia's Sture
Myrmell said a book club was
perfectly suited to the pace of
a cruising holiday.
P&O Cruises recently host-
ed guest authors on both
Pacific Dawn and Pacific Sun.
Tony Park sailed on Pacific
Dawn with his latest novel,
Silent Predator, while Graeme
Lay, author of The Miss Tutti
Frutti Contest: Travel Tales
of the South Pacific, was on
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