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  October 3, 2006
For you in this issue:
  • #1 Panama Canal (16 Days- January 4-20, 2007) - Los Angeles to Miami- Crystal Cruises "Symphony"- A FIVE STAR Ship!
  • #2 Southern Caribbean Seafarer (10 Days- January 24-February 3, 2007)- Holland America "Maasdam"
  • #3 Eastern Caribbean Seafarer (7 Days- February 3- 10, 2007)- Holland America "Zuiderdam"
  • How to Book Your Senior Bachelor Group Cruise!
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    Dear Fellow Cruisers,

    WOW! Did we ever have fun going to Alaska together! As I have mentioned so many times before I love to travel. I really enjoy going over the details of a trip and planning it as much as actually going on it. Planning the Senior Bachelor Group Cruises has been no exception!

    WHY GO ON A SENIOR BACHELOR CRUISE? I asked the 180 Ladies and Gentlemen who joined me on the Alaska Cruises and the number one reason was that they were part of a group. A group that enjoyed special amenities and attention on board, but, most importantly, we had our own activities and fun together. We only had to mention we were the Senior Bachelor group and the attentive staff took care of whatever we needed. (Ask about our late night pajama party in the Crow's Nest!!)

    Many of the Senior Bachelor Cruisers had cruised in the past but have never had as much fun as they had on the Senior Bachelor cruises. Many fast friendships were made and existing friendships deepened. The Senior Bachelor cruises also lead to some onboard and continuing romances! (To paraphrase, "What happens on board stays on board...")

    So, due to the overwhelming success and demand of the first Senior Bachelor Cruises I am going to arrange for more- to start with, cruises to some warmer climates!

    As I have always predicted, we are fast becoming a "market force" to deal with. As a result of our outstanding Alaska cruises and our affiliation with a terrific, high end travel agency, Coastline Travel Advisors and the $4 BILLION Virtuoso Marketing Group, we have received more value and more amenities for our upcoming cruises and travel together.

    Based on your responses and requests, I have arranged for three new cruises in January and February, 2007. They are quickly approaching so let's start planning for them right away. Please - PLEASE - reserve your stateroom ASAP. Despite my telling everyone to book early for the Alaska cruises, over 50 people who wanted to go were unable to because the ship was sold out. Up to a certain date, which you will be notified at the time of booking, the deposits for each of the cruises are 100% REFUNDABLE. Thus, you have nothing to lose by reserving your stateroom immediately.

    Cruise #1: January 4-20, 2007 (16 Days). Crystal Cruises- "Symphony" FROM: Los Angeles TO: Miami through the Panama Canal.

    Cruise #2: January 24- February 3, 2007 (10 Days). Holland America Lines- "Maasdam". SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SEAFARER, FROM: Fort Lauderdale, Florida TO: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Cruise #3: February 3-February 10, 2007 (7 Days). Holland America Lines- "Zuiderdam". EASTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE, FROM: Fort Lauderdale, Florida TO: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    More details are below including itineraries, amenities, and costs. Not only will we be experiencing two of the top cruise lines with Five and Six Star dining, entertainment, activities and amazing itineraries packed with Adventure-- we will have our own group parties, events and meetings.

    Here are just some of the great EXTRAS I was able to negotiate for our groups:

    • FREE hosted cocktail parties!
    • Special gatherings just for our group!
    • A dedicated and highly experienced travel agency to book with
    • Group seating at dinner!
    • Richard Roe will be on all cruises to be your tour leader and host

    You've seen how much FUN we've had together at all of our Events (click here to see photos!!) Imagine how much more FUN, entertaining and meaningful it will be to go with a group of friends and share all these great times! And, our Senior Bachelor Cruise group rates for the cruise are less than what you will find by booking yourself on Holland America's and Crystal's own websites.

    Look at all the exclusive Senior Bachelor entertainment opportunities I have planned for you when you reserve as part of the Senior Bachelor Group: (Note: you will only be able to attend these events if you book through the Senior Bachelor Group)

    • Richard will arrange MIXERS open to any singles on the ships. This will be a great way to meet others on board.
    • We all will have dinner at the same dining time, and this will allow everyone to attend the first show so plenty of time for a little fun at the disco. We will change tables each evening (within our group) so that we all get to know one another well.
    • Before each dinner, there will be a cash bar cocktail party. Even if you do not drink, this is a great opportunity to get dressed up and spend time with our group.
    • I will send out an e-mail to each group prior to sailing and ask if you have a talent you would like to share. For example, singing, playing the piano, magic tricks, etc. You will be amazed as to how much talent our groups have- and how much fun you will have sharing it with the group!!!
    • A wine tasting party hosted by an expert.
    • If anyone is interested in knowing any details of my association and friendship with two of the most powerful women of our times, Princess Grace of Monaco and Miss Oprah Winfrey, I will be happy to meet with a group.

    Again, you will only be able to attend these special group events if you book with the Senior Bachelor Group as explained below. And these cruises are open to anyone you wish to invite! So bring your family, friends and, most important, any men you know who would like to meet, literally, a "boat load" of wonderful women!!

    Following is the basic information for the three upcoming early 2007 Senior Bachelor Cruises. Please read it carefully and decide which best fits your calendar, tastes and budget. Prepare the information we talk about below, visit the Crystal Cruises and Holland America Lines websites for more information, prepare any questions you may have and then call Jay or Leah at Coastline Travel Advisors at 1-800- 448-2374.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you reserve your spot as soon as you can. Over 50 people missed out on the cruises to Alaska because they did not reserve early enough and space will go quickly at these amazing prices.

    Here's what you should start thinking about before you contact us to book your cruise.

    1. If you already have a roommate lined up, this will avoid the single supplement charge, and you can book right away- call now - 1-800-448-2374 and ask for Jay or Leah of Coastline Travel! .
    2. If you want your own cabin, and are willing to pay the single supplement, you can also book right away- call now- 1-800-448-2374 and ask for Jay or Leah of Coastline Travel!
    3. If you want to book a cabin and want us to help you find a roommate, we can help do that for you. To start this process, simply REPLY to this email and put ROOMMATE in the subject line.

    We are now working with a fantastic, professional travel agency, Coastline Travel. We chose Coastline Travel because they are cruise pros and have negotiated great prices and amenities for our group. You will enjoy working with them! Call 1-800-448-2374 and ask for Jay or Leah.

    PS- If the photos are not appearing in this newsletter, all the information is available on the Senior Bachelor Website. Please click here!


    #1 Panama Canal (16 Days- January 4-20, 2007) - Los Angeles to Miami- Crystal Cruises "Symphony"- A FIVE STAR Ship!

    AN AMAZING OFFER FOR THE SENIOR BACHELOR GROUP!!!!

    "Between Two Seas" (16 Days)

    Ship- Crystal Symphony, Sailing January 4, 2007 from Los Angeles, CA, going through the Panama Canal to Miami landing January 20, 2007 (16 days)

    #1 Eleven years in a row WORLD'S BEST LARGE- SHIP CRUISE LINE (as voted by a Travel & Leisure poll.)

    Six Star Cuisine!!

    Personal note from Richard Roe: In all my years of travel, I have NEVER, EVER seen a better deal than this one. This is truly a "once in a lifetime" experience- you don't want to miss it!

    Check out these special LOW, LOW prices Crystal has given the Senior Bachelor Group!! These incredible prices are over $500 to $945 less than what you can get on the internet. We are now a force in cruising and Crystal really wants us aboard.

    About the Panama Canal Cruise: It's one of the world's engineering marvels. It took ten years and more than 10,000 men to build. Yet when it was finished, a ship could travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific in about eight hours. The Panama Canal. See this wonder and a variety of other sunny destinations on a Crystal cruise. The luxurious 50,000-ton, 940-guest Six-Star Crystal Symphony is one of the most spacious cruise ships at sea. Onboard amenities include grand lounges, full-service fitness facility, Crystal casino, Feng Shui-inspired spa, 360° teak Promenade Deck, two pools, JacuzziŽ,award-winning cuisine and entertainment, in addition to, elegantly appointed staterooms most with private verandahs.

    Many of you have cruised before and know that there are several categories of cabins based on size, location on the ship, balcony or no balcony and obstructed windows versus non-obstructed windows. These are called "Categories" and are listed as letters or combinations of letters. Below are the general categories of cabins available for the Crystal Symphony cruise and their respective price ranges. Important: All beds that are pictured as queen-size beds can be made into two twin beds.

    Deluxe Stateroom with large picture window (limited or extremely limited view)


    Category: E

    Price: Senior Bachelor Price $2,850 per person based on double occupancy.

    (Online Price $3,390. Senior Bachelor Group savings $540 per person!!)

  • Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include port, security and handling charges of $400 Airfare is not included and no air credit is available. A fuel surcharge of $5.00 per person per day, will be added to the cruise fare.
    • 202 square feet with Large Picture Window
    • Large picture window
    • Seating area
    • Queen-size bed or twin beds
    • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in room
    • Remote color television & DVD player
    • Full bathtub/shower combination
    • View is limited or extremely limited
    • Refrigerator
    • Security safe

    Deluxe Stateroom


    Category: C

    Price: Senior Bachelor Price $3,950 per person based on double occupancy.

    (Online Price $4,640. Senior Bachelor Group savings $690 per person!!)

  • Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include port, security and handling charges of $400 Airfare is not included and no air credit is available. A fuel surcharge of $5.00 per person per day, will be added to the cruise fare.
    • 202 square feet with Large Picture Window
    • Large picture window
    • Seating area
    • Queen-size bed or twin beds
    • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in room
    • Remote color television & DVD player
    • Full bathtub/shower combination
    • Sweeping view
    • Refrigerator
    • Security safe

    Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah


    Category: A

    Price: Senior Bachelor Price $4,990 per person based on double occupancy.

    (Online Price $5,935. Senior Bachelor Group savings $945 per person!!)

  • Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy and do not include port, security and handling charges of $400 Airfare is not included and no air credit is available. A fuel surcharge of $5.00 per person per day, will be added to the cruise fare.
    • 246 square feet (with verandah)
    • Private verandah
    • Seating area
    • Queen-size bed or twin beds
    • Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in room
    • Remote color television & DVD player
    • Full bathtub/shower combination
    • Refrigerator
    • Security safe

    Information about Crystal Cruises:

    Your cruise price includes:

    • Luxury cruise accommodations
    • Six-star cuisine
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Non-alcoholic beverages

    Your cruise price does not include:

    • Port, security and handling charges as indicated above
    • Gratuities
    • Shore excursions
    • Spa/personal services
    • Hotel Stays
    • Airline Reservations
    • Transfers

    #2 Southern Caribbean Seafarer (10 Days- January 24-February 3, 2007)- Holland America "Maasdam"

    SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SEAFARER

    About the Cruise: Explore the diverse cultures and beauty of Aruba, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. Our Caribbean cruises perfectly suit the sensual, slow rhythm of the Caribbean. Enjoy the warm temperatures, light winds, and idyllic isles of the Caribbean, as you spend the day indulging in duty- free shopping, diving in clear blue waters, or exploring Mayan ruins. Just when the other Caribbean cruise ships are turning back, you're going deeper, traveling down the sunny islands off the Spanish Main (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). Sailings from southern Florida make it convenient to slip away into the glowing warmth of the southern Caribbean.

    Many of you have cruised before and know that there are several categories of cabins based on size, location on the ship, balcony or no balcony and obstructed windows versus non-obstructed windows. These are called "Categories" and are listed as letters or combinations of letters. Below are the general categories of cabins available for the Maasdam cruise and their respective price ranges. IMPORTANT: All beds that are pictured as queen-size beds can be made into two twin beds.

    Ship- Maasdam, Sailing January 24, 2007 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, returning February 3, 2007 (10 days)

    Large or Standard Inside Cabins


    Category: I, J, K

    Prices: $ 999 to $1,059 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable) but does not include the Government fees of $67.77 per person.
    • 182 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Shower

    Large Outside Staterooms


    Category: C, D, DA, DD, E

    Prices: $1,099 to $1,299 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include the Government fees of $67.77 per person.
    • 197 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Bathtub and Shower

    Verandah Suites


    Category: BA

    Price: $1,799 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person
    • 292 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Whirlpool bath & shower
    • Sitting area
    • Private verandah
    • Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows

    **PENDING**

    Deluxe Verandah Suites
    (can accommodate up to 4 people)


    Category: S

    Price: $3,049 per person for each of the first two persons

    • 556 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Whirlpool bath & shower
    • Sitting area
    • dressing room
    • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
    • Private verandah
    • Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows


  • The price for the 3rd and 4th person is $599
    This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person

  • This balcony is much larger and has 2 lounge chairs, a bistro table and four chairs

  • Includes use of the Concierge Lounge and free dry cleaning!
  • **PENDING**

    Penthouse Verandah Suite
    (can accommodate up to 4 people)


    Category: PS

    Price: $3,049 per person for each of the first two persons

    • 556 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Whirlpool bath & shower
    • Sitting area
    • dressing room
    • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
    • Private verandah
    • Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows

    • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person

    • The price for the 3rd and 4th person is $599
      This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person

    • This balcony is much larger and has 2 lounge chairs, a bistro table and four chairs

    • Includes use of the Concierge Lounge and free dry cleaning!

    Something "Suite" to consider! If you are part of a group of four who wants to share a Deluxe Verandah Suite, consider this. The total price for all four of you is calculated like this- $3,049 for the first two persons and $599 for the 3rd and 4th persons- for a total suite cost of $7,296. If you divide that total by four (4) the cost per person ends up being $1,824 apiece. Something to think about!!

    #3 Eastern Caribbean Seafarer (7 Days- February 3- 10, 2007)- Holland America "Zuiderdam"

    About the Cruise: Warm sun, soft beaches and turquoise waters make Caribbean cruises the perfect prescription for relaxation. Dreams become reality when you find yourself floating through the warm, welcoming waters of the Caribbean on our award-winning five-star cruise ships. The sun, sand and surf of a picture-perfect island are waiting for you.

    Many of you have cruised before and know that there are several categories of cabins based on size, location on the ship, balcony or no balcony and obstructed windows versus non-obstructed windows. These are called "Categories" and are listed as letters or combinations of letters. Below are the general categories of cabins available for the Zuiderdam cruise and their respective price ranges. IMPORTANT: All beds that are pictured as queen-size beds can be made into two twin beds.

    Ship- Zuiderdam, Sailing February 3,2007 from Ft. Lauderdale, returning February 10, 2007 (7 Days)

    Large or Standard Inside Staterooms


    Category: J, K

    Prices: $774 to $794 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable) but does not include the Government fees of $68.98 per person.
    • 183-207 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Shower

    Large Outside Staterooms
    (All C and D-category staterooms have no obstructed views. All G-category staterooms have a partial sea view. All GG-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.)


    Category: C, D, G, GG

    Prices: $874 to $954 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include the Government fees of $68.98 per person.
    • 185 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Bathtub and Shower

    Deluxe Verandah Outside Staterooms


    Category: VA, VB, VC, VD

    Price: $1,049 to $1,154 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $68.98 government fees per person
    • 249 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Bathtub & shower
    • Sitting area
    • Private verandah
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows

    Superior Verandah Suites


    Category: SS

    Price: $1,549 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $68.98 government fees per person
    • 389 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
    • Bathroom with dual sink vanity
    • Full-size whirlpool bath and shower and additional shower stall
    • Large sitting area
    • Private verandah
    • One sofa for one person
    • DVD player
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows

    **PENDING**

    Deluxe Verandah Suites
    (can accommodate up to 4 people)


    Category: SA

    Price: $2,499 per person for each of the first two persons

    • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $68.98 government fees per person
    • The price for the 3rd and 4th person is $599
      This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $51.17 government fees per person
    • This balcony is much larger and has 2 lounge chairs, a bistro table and four chairs
    • Includes use of the Concierge Lounge and free dry cleaning!
    • 510 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed
    • Bathroom with dual sink vanity
    • Full-size whirlpool bath and shower and additional shower stall
    • Large sitting area
    • Private verandah
    • One sofa for two persons
    • DVD player
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows

    **PENDING**

    Penthouse Verandah Suite
    (can accommodate up to 4 people)


    Category: PS

    Price: $4,500 per person for each of the first two persons

    • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person
    • The price for the 3rd and 4th person is $599
      This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $67.77 government fees per person
    • This balcony is much larger and has 2 lounge chairs, a bistro table and four chairs
    • Includes use of the Concierge Lounge and free dry cleaning!

    • 1318 Square Feet
    • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed
    • Oversize whirlpool bath & shower plus additional shower stall
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Dressing room
    • Microwave
    • 1 sofa bed for 2 persons
    • Private verandah with whirlpool
    • Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Guest toilet
    • Private stereo system with DVD player

    **PENDING** Something "Suite" to consider! If you are part of a group of four who wants to share a Deluxe Verandah Suite, consider this. The total price for all four of you is calculated like this- $2,499 for the first two persons and $599 for the 3rd and 4th persons- for a total suite cost of $6,196. If you divide that total by four (4) the cost per person ends up being $1,549 apiece. Something to think about!!

    How to Book Your Senior Bachelor Group Cruise!
    Main Dining Room

    Space is limited on each of these cruises and is first come, first serve. Keep in mind that the deposits are COMPLETELY, 100%, REFUNDABLE up until 75 days before travel commences!!! What have you got to lose by saving your place TODAY.

    To be eligible for the Senior Bachelor Group rate, you MUST call Coastline Travel at 1-800-448-2374 and you need only mention you heard about the cruise special from the Senior Bachelor! This offer has LIMITED CAPACITY and is open to any single males or females age 45 and over, and especially age 50 and over as well as married couples. In order to be part of the Senior Bachelor group you must book through our dedicated travel agency, Coastline Travel Advisors.

    EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: I CANNOT EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY YOU CAN BOOK THESE SPECIAL CRUISES:

    Call our exclusive travel agency, Coastline Travel, 1-800-448-2374, (or 714-621-1040) ask for Jay or Leah, Mon-Fri, 8:00AM to 6:00PM (Pacific Time) and Saturday 9:00AM to 2:00PM (Pacific Time).

    (If you get voicemail, please speak slowly and clearly and repeat your phone number twice and the best time to call you back. Someone will get back to you promptly.)

    Email: jay@coastlinetravel.com, or, leah@coastlinetravel.com

    Please have the following information available when you are ready to place your booking:

    1. Current Passport Information.

    2. Provide your name EXACTLY as it is written in your passport.

    3. Address where you will have the cruise documents sent.

    4. Phone number at the address where you will the cruise documents sent.

    5. Credit Card (Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa) for the deposit and for Cancellation Protection Plan and excursion purchase.

    Deposit Information:

    • Crystal Symphony: 10% of berth price
    • Holland America Maasdam: $600
    • Holland America Zuiderdam: $350
    6. We highly recommend that everyone takes the travel insurance offered by Travelex. It is an excellent value for peace of mind. Jay or Leah can help describe the policy and rates to you.

    7. Any special dietary needs.

    8. Any special medical needs.

    9. Any celebrations you plan while on board.

    Other Items to Consider:

    Cancellation Policies

    Crystal Cruises Cancellation Policy:

    • 100% refund 75 days before sailing
    • 10% charge 75-45 days before sailing
    • 50% charge 44-15 days before sailing
    • 100% charge 14 days before sailing

    Holland America Cancellation Policy

    For most cruises and cruisetours, a full refund will be made for written cancellations received by Holland America, 300 Elliott Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119 at least 76 days before the date on which you are to commence travel (by air, rail, sea or otherwise). Passengers who cancel after that date for any reason, including medical or family reasons, are subject to the following per-person cancellation fees:

    • 75-57 days before commencing travel: an amount equal to deposit requirement;

    • 56-29 days before commencing travel: 50% of gross fare;

    • 28-16 days before commencing travel: 75% of gross fare;

    • 15 days or less before commencing travel: 100% of gross fare.

    Name changes require the prior approval of the cruise lines and may not always be possible. Cruise and Cruisetour Contracts are nontransferable. Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to cancellation fees.

    All the information in this Newsletter and more is on the Cruise Page on the Senior Bachelor Website- click here and save it in your "Favorites." Be sure to save this Newsletter for future reference as well. Have it handy when you are ready to make your booking. If you misplace it, it will be available on the Senior Bachelor Newsletter Archives.

    Oh, and future Senior Bachelor Cruise Newsletters will go into more detail about the amazing amenities provided by Crystal Cruises and Holland America Lines on their cruises. These are wonderful touches you would expect from the top cruise lines on the open seas. And if you need to convince your friends who you want to go along just how much FUN we have as a group, have them click here to go to the Senior Bachelor Photo Page and show them!

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