On-board Lectures at Sea
International Keynote Speaker, Daniel Silke, provides a wide variety of cruise lecture/enrichment program titles for international itineraries. Silke has, over the last fifteen years, developed a highly praised reputation lecturing regularly on-board inter-alia Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Seabourn, Oceana, Holland America, Cunard’s QM2 & QE2, Celebrity and Princess Cruises.
Silke is renowned for his dynamic style of presentation which is informative, analytical and highly entertaining. He is founder of ‘Silke’s Seminars at Sea’ which covers topical political and destination enrichment programmes. This constantly updated lecture series tackles a wide variety of contemporary global topics and is ideal for world cruise segments.
Silke’s signature series on South and Southern Africa is essential for any cruise to the Southern tip of Africa. The acclaimed lecture series on Global Trends covers the broad – and often heated – debate around Globalization and offers a very accessible and cruise-friendly analysis of the latest global economic and political trends around the world with a focus on the region being visited. In addition, destination lectures on China, India, Dubai, Brazil and the Caribbean are also offered.
Lecture programmes available to cruise lines include:
South Africa – History and Destination Lecturing
This signature series is currently the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of South and Southern African political, social and economic issues available at sea. Daniel Silke has been involved both academically and in elected public office in every facet of South Africa’s recent political transformation and offers a comprehensive and very personal account of key developments that has led to the onset of democratic rule.
The series begins with a broad historical overview and continues to look at the ideology of Apartheid and its implementation, resistance to it and the eventual creation of a New South Africa. The program also includes an analysis of the remarkable transition to the democratic era. Finally, a lecture on critical issues facing the new South Africa offers insights for the future. This series can cover up to 6 lectures for longer schedules at sea and can be extended to cover talks on Namibia and Zimbabwe and the entire Southern African region.
See also The Saga of Modern South Africa for further details.
Global Trends – Destination Lecturing with a Difference!
For the last decade, Daniel Silke’s most popular enrichment programs offer a current analysis of global political, economic and social trends. The contemporary nature of these presentations make them highly entertaining and are appreciated world-wide by experienced cruisers keen to gain a wider understanding of the current dynamics confronting the globe.
These lectures can be tailored for specific regions/countries of the world including the Eastern Mediterranean (Turkey & Greece), the Black Sea, China & the South China Sea, India, the Gulf , Brazil/Argentina (Latin America) and the Caribbean. As the focus is on international relations and contemporary political, social and economic trends, each lecture will also combine local issues of the relevant port/country being visited.
This is clearly destination lecturing – with a difference and is an important lecture series for any cruise worldwide. Lectures can extend to as many as six presentations and is ideal for passengers of mixed nationality as it offers a very international perspective which is easily grasped by multi-national guests. This is more than just history – it is about making cruise passengers conversant with the latest issues present in the region in which they are sailing. Silke specialises in International Relations and when combined with a cruise itinerary, this makes for a memorable series of lectures.
See also Tracking the Future for additional keynote options.
Life’s a Cruise – Travel Keynotes
Having spent the last 15 years developing and delivering lecture programs on-board luxury cruise ships all over the world, Keynote Speaker Daniel Silke, now presents an entertaining and engaging look at the world’s luxury cruise industry and his experiences in visiting more than 100 countries across the globe.
Life on board a cruise ship is the epitome of fantasy. Quantities of delicious food, outstanding service and exotic ports-of-call all combine to make cruising one of the fastest growing (and glamorous) sectors of the vacation and leisure industry worldwide. In this fully illustrated presentation, Daniel Silke will take his audience on a voyage of delight. He will cruise with you to the best buffet tables at sea; will introduce you to the most demanding passengers and their needs; expose the luxury cabins and suites only affordable to the super-rich and will offer a glimpse of some of the most exciting and unusual ports possible. This talk is a delight from start to finish. With his usual wry humour, Daniel Silke’s voyages around the world will not only bring a smile to your face, they will make you book your next ticket…or should that be voyage?!