Partnerships that Help Sell: Sir Tim Rice

There's no better way to complete a perfect day sailing with Seabourn than being entertained and enchanted by one of the most versatile and prolific lyricists writing today.

Seabourn's exclusive partnership with Sir Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theatre lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys offers guests an extraordinary entertainment experience.

Now playing on all Seabourn Ships "An Evening with Tim Rice," in association with Belinda King Creative Productions and directed by Belinda King, is a concert-style presentation narrated via video by Tim Rice to highlight some of his most loved work – from Jesus Christ Superstar to Aladdin and The Lion King. The show also includes a number from Chess called "One Night in Bangkok," and a broad "Circle of Life" finale.

Tim Rice's much-loved work has given pleasure to millions around the world:  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita (with Andrew Lloyd Webber); Chess (with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA); Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast (with Alan Menken) and The Lion King (with Elton John) - to name a few. In 1994, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for services to music and in 2008 his star joined the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The production is enhanced through anecdotes and visuals from Tim Rice's personal archive, and audiences will learn how each song came to life as they are drawn into the mind of one of the world's most iconic songwriters. It's a show that won't be found anywhere else and one your clients won't want to miss.

Speaking about the show, Tim Rice said, "I've been lucky that my work has been shown around the world, so I love the idea of this production circumnavigating the globe on the high seas on board Seabourn's beautiful ships."

In addition, Sir Tim Rice has written exclusively for Seabourn, in collaboration with Belinda King Creative Productions, the song lyrics to The Lives of Others (The Ever-Changing Sea). The new Seabourn anthem made its world debut at the inaugural ceremony for Seabourn Ovation on May 11, 2018 in Valletta, Malta. We are thrilled to share the lyrics with you.

The Lives of Others (The Ever-Changing Sea)
Lyrics by Tim Rice

We sail to see the lives of others
The way they live;
The how, the where
The difference
The things we share;
The foreign, the familiar, the new
We marvel in the way that lovers do
The movement of the ocean
The stillness of the stars  
The silence of cathedrals
The clattering of bars                            
And wonder if we will ever be
As certain and enduring as
The ever changing sea

We sail to see the distant places
We met in childhood
Long ago
The far-off sights
We feel we know
The ruins of an empire crashed and burned
The harbor where no heroes have returned
The haze of the equator
The polar white and blue
The touching faith of millions    
The science of the few
And wonder if we will ever be
As certain and abiding as
The ever changing sea

We long to live the lives of others
And understand
As we are known
But in the end
To each their own
No matter where we sail we cannot stay
A lifetime of emotion in the way
The rides across the water
Will take us just so far
And show us where we need to be
And home is where we are
To wonder if we will ever be
As certain and eternal as
The ever changing sea

Be sure to let your clients know about this rare and exclusive entertainment feature available only on Seabourn. It's a great selling point for you and one your clients will be sure to thank you for offering them.

For more information about "An Evening with Tim Rice" and our exclusive partnership with Sir Tim Rice, please contact Seabourn Sales at 800.929.9595 or visit