Sir David Attenborough, renowned as the father of the modern nature documentary, was recently named lifetime patron of the Australian Museum as part of celebrations surrounding its 190th anniversary.
Sir David said that when the Museum opened 190 years ago as the country’s first museum, it had the ‘extraordinary and unique responsibility’ of collecting the animals and plants of an entire continent.
Carnival Australia executive chairman Ann Sherry was thrilled to meet Sir David and enjoy an opportunity to discuss the connection between cruising and the natural world when they met at the event.
“It was a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet someone of Sir David Attenborough’s stature as a champion of the natural world,” said Sherry.
“Our ships take passengers to exotic destinations in the natural world that Sir David Attenborough has spent a lifetime exploring for the benefit of his worldwide audience.
“We had a thoroughly enjoyable discussion about everything from the amazing red crabs of Christmas Island to the cultural and natural treasures of the Solomon Islands and how much cruise passengers now look for those experiences.”