Seabourn is partnering with Geoff Steven, director of the Our Place World Heritage Collection, an official partner of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Through the partnership, which was announced in Bonn, Germany, where the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee is meeting, Steven will capture images of less photographed World Heritage Sites at destinations where Seabourn ships visit.
Steven will also serve as a guest lecturer in the line's Seabourn Conversations onboard enrichment program. He will also offer photography tips and coaching as guests visit these sites.
Steven will sail on Seabourn Quest's 14-day "Majestic Fjords and North Cape" cruise along the coast of Norway photographing the Norwegian Fjords, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departing Copenhagen on July 11, 2015, and landing as far north as Honningsvag, Norway, before returning July 25, the voyage marks Steven's second Seabourn cruise and is a continuation of his partnership with the cruise line. He sailed on Seabourn Odyssey's 12-day "Gems of the Java Sea," late last year, participating in Seabourn Conversations and photographing World Heritage Sites, all documented in a Seabourn Blog post - "No Need for Straight Horizons".
Steven's "Our Place" project has official partnership status with UNESCO and is considered "the first official World Heritage photographic databank." To date, Steven and his team of 20 photographers have captured over 360 sites in more than 90 countries for use in global promotions, as well as to be archived for posterity.