Two of Oceania Cruises’ upcoming spring sailings will
feature special guests who will share fascinating insights and stories to make
your cruise even more enjoyable. There is still time to reserve a suite or
stateroomonboard one of these voyages, but availability is limited, so if
you’d like to explore the world with the benefit of some of the most trusted
experts in their fields, be sure to reserve your cruise soon!
Guests onboard Nautica’s
April 29, 2013, Temples and the Holy
Land sailing will be joined by very special guest Tom DeFrank. A veteran
reporter who has been part of the White House press corps during the
administrations of eight presidents, DeFrank will weave his stories, both published
and unpublished, into a compelling, entertaining presentation that will be as
captivating as the ports featured on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage.
House correspondent for more than 25 years and current Washington bureau chief
for New York Daily News, DeFrank has
been described by ABC news as “impeccably sourced,” “well-connected” and
“legendary,” and the American Journalism Review named him “one of the unsung
heroes of Washington journalism.”
With a front row seat for every major political event of the
last 40 years, DeFrank reported on the resignation of one president and the
impeachment of another, was a witness to two assassination attempts against a
third and co-authored Secretary of State James Baker’s memoirs.
DeFrank developed an extraordinary relationship with former
President Gerald Ford through a series of interviews spanning from 1991 to
shortly before Ford’s death in 2006, in which Ford talked openly in a way few
presidents ever have. In these conversations, DeFrank got an intimate look at
Ford’s insightful perspective on many of the most important events of our time.
A regular on international trips, DeFrank has been to every
port on this sailing and will have fascinating stories about his encounters
with presidents, heads of state and dignitaries specific to this region.
If you have been reading The Perrin Report, Wendy Perrin’s
practical advice column in Condé Nast
Traveler, you know that flying on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Saturday means lower fares and less crowded cabins and that midday Tuesday
is the time to find the best sales on airfares. For 16 years, Perrin has been
offering advice to travelers and is considered an authority on consumer travel
Oceania Cruises guests onboard Marina’s May 6, 2013, Grand
Panama Canal voyage will visit some of the most beautiful places on earth
while learning fascinating travel tips from this internationally acclaimed
travel expert and author.
Perrin is the author of the critically acclaimed Wendy Perrin’s Secrets Every Smart Traveler
Should Know, and her newsletter, The Perrin Postcard, is emailed to 200,000
subscribers monthly. Her feature “The Fabulous 50,” in which she enjoys an
insider’s look at some of the rarest sights on earth, was a 2006 finalist for a
National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s most prestigious editorial
Honored with the 2005 Travel Journalist of the Year award by
the American Society of Travel Agents, Perrin frequently gives lectures and
moderates panels at conferences and Condé
Nast Travelerevents. She has also appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,”
“The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” and several CNN programs.
Drawing from her vast knowledge of how best to travel as
well as her experience traversing the globe, Perrin will regale guests with
practical knowledge and lively stories about places that every travel lover