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  June 20, 2006
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  • The Senior Bachelor Cruise- PAMPERING!

    Hi Fellow Cruisers,

    I hope you will not think that I am "bugging" you with the cruise Newsletters. If you are unable to go on one of the cruises to Alaska this August, the following information may not be of interest to you. If you have already signed up, great, I think you will find the following informative and interesting.

    So....this Newsletter is really aimed for the folks who still may have a desire to join one of these fabulous trips. Even though the Zaandam has been sold out for weeks, and there are a few cabins left on the Westerdam, I have been able to accommodate people on both cruises.

    Each Holland America ship hosts a Solo Travelers party for singles to meet each other early during their cruise. Solo travelers enjoy enriching activities with mixers, cocktail parties, games and more. In total, there are more than 40 activities to meet other singles including: exercise classes, enriching lectures (select departures), line dance class, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations, Team Trivia contests, the daily quiz, sports challenges and more. Many of our Single Partner Program guests have become fast friends and some even book future Holland America cruises together. You can count on our gracious staff and crew to create a shipboard atmosphere of camaraderie making it easy and fun to meet other solo travelers.

    I also have some people waiting for a cabin mate. If you feel you would like to join the group, please e- mail me ASAP at I hope you enjoy the following information.

    Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. Whether you want to work-out in the fitness center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage, take a class in our state of the art Culinary Arts Center demonstration kitchen or check your email in the Explorations Café, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

    Once in port, make your cruise even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more.


    -Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine, featuring gourmet presentations, tasting events, and hands-on cooking classes

    - Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times, offers more than 2,000 books, music listening stations, Internet access, puzzles and more

    - Explorations Speaker Series, featuring experts on topics such as wildlife, history, culture, astronomy and more


    - The elegant Greenhouse Spa & Salon, which includes massage rooms, thermal suites, and a range of luxurious spa products

    - Jacuzzi, two outdoor pools, classic teak deck chairs for reading, relaxing and sunning


    - Fully equipped Fitness Center
    - Classes in low-impact aerobics, yoga, and Pilates
    - Basketball, ping pong, tennis, volleyball, walk-a-mile
    - Golf Simulator and golf swing analysis on the ms Prinsendam (golf shore excursions in selected ports)


    - Guided art tours of the ships' multi-million dollar art and antiques collections
    - Purchase works of fine art at our art auctions and arrange for in-home delivery
    - Duty-free shopping featuring brand names such as Lladro®, Swarovski®, Waterford®, Gucci®, Givenchy®


    - Come explore our extensive selection of Shore Excursion and land tour ebrochures. Choose your tour times and book online, up to 10 days prior to sailing.


    Spa Water Therapy can bring calm to the day's stress, release tension and alleviate muscle pain. Relax and rejuvenate with nature's natural healer in our world-class Greenhouse Spa and Salon.

    - Thermal Suite - With an ambiance similar to a Turkish bath, different grottos and chambers release a variety of dry heat, steam and mists into the air with aromatherapy filled vapors. Relax on a heated ceramic lounge and allow the pressures of life to rinse away

    - Hydrotherapy Pool - The bubbling ocean water is rich with trace elements and vitamins, helping to remineralize the body. Gently heated to body temperature, the pool embraces the body with warmth, soothing sore joints, alleviating arthritic pain and offering wonderful relief for sports injuries. Nurture your sensory experience and be sure to enjoy a dip before your scheduled spa packages or therapies

    - Bathing Rituals (20 minutes) - Many ancient cultures use baths for rituals and health. Ancient Greek physicians once believed that the body's capacity for healing was so strong that it only needed a boost in the right direction. They believed that a hot bath infused with aromatic oils was like medicine for the body. As you immerse yourself in one of our baths you will feel stress and tension dissolve. Maybe the ancient Greeks were right. Choose from:
    - Exotic Enriching Milk Bath
    - Detox Ocean Bath
    - Exotic Jasmine Flower Bath
    - Warming Ocean Bath
    - Dry Float Bed - The dry floatation bed provides a wonderful feeling of weightlessness and is used in conjunction with many of our body wraps to provide you with a unique experience. The warmth and motion of the bed assists in the penetration of active ingredients, increasing the therapeutic benefits of the treatment.

    Because the Greenhouse Spa & Salon is such a popular destination, we encourage you to book spa appointments early, preferably right after boarding the ship.


    Nights on board a Holland America Line ship glitter with choices. Begin the evening with drinks and dancing in the Ocean Bar. Watch a recent-release movie or try your luck at the blackjack table. Catch an extravagant Las Vegas style production in our state-of-the-art show lounge or visit one of our many lounges featuring live music and award-winning entertainment. You can find it all aboard a Holland America Line cruise. CURTAIN CALL

    - Lavish Las Vegas style production shows created by a production team with more Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar nominations than any other cruise line

    - Award winning headliner entertainment including vocalists, illusionists and comedians


    - Ocean Bar for cocktails and dancing
    - Crow's Nest, inviting observation lounge by day, dazzling nightclub by night
    - Explorer's Lounge for after-dinner coffee, hand dipped chocolates and classic music
    - Northern Lights Disco, the hot night spot on the ship, Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, Noordam and Westerdam
    - The Piano Bar sing along as the piano man plays the hits
    - Queen's Lounge, a lounge/theater venue on the Noordam, Zuiderdam, Oosterdam and Westerdam
    - The Sports Bar catch the action on ESPN International via satellite*


    - Blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots
    - Mega Slot Tournament with complimentary champagne after 11:00 p.m.
    - Complimentary gaming lessons at the beginning of each cruise


    - Recent-release movies in the movie theatre
    - Complimentary hot buttered popcorn at the door
    - Vast movie library for private in-suite viewing

    Again, please e-mail me at ASAP if you are interested in either cruise. If you would like a cabin mate (to avoid extra charges) let me know that as well. I have arranged some 60 cabin mates already.

    Very best wishes, Richard Roe

    Enjoy these Holland America Line Photos!

    Best regards!

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor

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    The Senior Bachelor Cruise- PAMPERING!
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    Today I wanted to inform you about the Pampering we can expect!!

    Holland America's ships were designed for Alaska cruising, with airy viewing lounges, wraparound decks and private verandahs that offer guests the chance to experience-in intimate elegance-Alaska's glaciers, wildlife and scenery. Here are just some of the things we can look forward to:

    Spacious public rooms adorned with fine arts and antiques.

    Luxurious Euro-Top beds and premium linens.

    Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, plush bathrobes, magnifying mirrors, stylish new hair dryers. Refrigerators, televisions and DVD players.

    Fresh fruit in room.

    A diverse choice of dining venues:elegant main Dining Room; and fresh cooked to-order specialties in the relaxed Lido Restaurant.

    Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining.

    Lunch and dinner menus created daily and seldom repeated.

    Extensive wine list, featuring wines highly rated by Wine Spectator.

    The Culinary Arts Center will have the Master Chef offering tips for preparing salmon 50 different ways.

    A new, expanded Greenhouse Spa & Salon with massage rooms and thermal suites.

    An interactive learning center.

    The largest staterooms of any major cruise line in Alaska.

    Cozy wool blankets on each teak lounge chair for comfortable deck viewing.

    Complimentary hot cocoa and split pea soup served on deck mid-mornings.

    Menus designed to feature fresh Alaskan specialties such as king crab legs and grilled salmon.

    A Park Service Ranger on board to provide fascinating commentary on Glacier Bay National Park (wait until you see this!!!!).

    A full-time naturalist on deck to provide insight into marine and bird life (amazing), geology, glacial process and natural succession.

    A Native Artist-In-Residence program with lectures, small group sessions and hands-on crafts.

    The Legends and Lore of Glacier Bay as told by Huna Totem tribal interpreters.

    An extensive range of shore excursions, from native cultural tours to backcountry fishing and glacier flightseeing.

    Imagine all of the above, plus the camaraderie of the some 100 people in our group, plus another 1,500 passengers on board. Also, Umberto will be on board to take wonderful photos for you (at no charge) and will also be videotaping our Journey!! Daily uploads to the Senior Bachelor website so you can show your family and friends what a great time we are having!

    Every night we will have a group activity planned. If you are in the mood to attend, great, if not, no problem. I will share never seen before pictures of Grace Kelly, Monaco, The Palace and The Royal Family, and also a meeting one night about Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood and Film making for any group member who is interested.

    We are more than 3/4 filled now, and these cruises always sell out in August. If you know of anybody you think would enjoy this cruise (or the following one August 20-27) PLEASE hit the Forward button and send this message along and have them contact me ASAP.

    Should you have any questions at all, please e-mail me at .

    I really look forward to our time together.

    Very best wishes, Richard Roe

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