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Promoting Romance, Adventure and Recognition for People of All Ages! )
  November 21, 2006
For you in this issue:
  • Senior Bachelor Reunion Dinner- Great Fun!!
  • Roman Empire Greek Island Cruise- September 25, 2007 (10 Days)!!
  • Panama Canal Cruise - Great value!! Departs January 4 (16 Days)

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I write to you today from my "home away from home," Lerici, located on the Northwestern part of Italy right below the Cinque Terre. For the lucky folks who have traveled in this wonderfully historic country, you know how very diverse the areas are. In a few minutes or so you can pass into another very distinct area.

    In the North are the wonderful Alps and Dolomite mountains, and the glorious Lake District and Venice. Below this area and above Rome, is Tuscany, Liguria, and Umbria. Of course there is the Eternal City of Rome, one of the greatest places on earth, in my opinion. And in the South the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and much more, and of course Sicily. The Sicilians do not consider themselves Italian and they have their own dialects which even Umberto could not understand one word!

    The first tour, from October 15-28, had 10 in the group, also Umberto and myself, and the second tour, from October 28-November 12, 7 , including my sister, Connie, and Umberto and me. I fell in love with Italy all over again, and I am currently looking for a place to live here next year from April to the Roman Empire cruise embarking from Rome September 25.

    Here are some fantastic photos taken by Umberto and the group.

    I plan on returning to the US in early December. I will visit with my doctor and after I know results of some tests, will come up with plans for 2007. As I have written many times, my Journey, my quest, is on hold pending many factors. As soon as I have a clear direction, I will share that immediately with everybody.

    The Panama Canal cruise on Crystal Cruises is filling up quickly. We had a great meeting in Manhattan Beach on November 9th to learn more about Crystal and to meet up with some Senior Bachelor "alumni" and meet new folks. Unfortunately, as a result of that meeting, only two of the Category "E" cabins at the very special Senior Bachelor price are available. There are still a few cabins left in other categories- all with special Senior Bachelor prices. This cruise will sell out at these prices so please, if you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity, contact us now.

    The Roman Empire cruise with Holland America Lines will sell out months in advance of sailing. Not only is it a fantastic cruise, but I will show you Rome and parts of Italy before we set sail. If you reserve your spot now, you have more than 7 months to cancel and receive a 100% refund. Please click here for details for both cruises.

    At the November 9th Senior Bachelor meeting Joe reports of another Perfectmatch success story! Ann was one of the original applicants for the Senior Bachelor Search last year. She told Joe that as a result of the experience of applying and examining where she was in life, she "stepped out of the box!" That's when she met Bob on Perfectmatch- and they are engaged to be married soon! Now that's what I'm talking about!! Best wishes to you Ann. Click here to learn more about Perfectmatch.

    Thank you for your continuing support for our collective goal of Promoting Romance and Adventure.

    Here are more wonderful photos from the Ladies in our recent tour of Italy. Great job, Ladies!

    We'll post more of these on the website on the Photo Page shortly.

    Ciao for now,

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor

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    Senior Bachelor Reunion Dinner- Great Fun!!

    Joe Here-

    Having served as emcee of the Senior Bachelor Reunion Dinner I can say it was a great success! The Ayres Hotel and Matisse Restaurant did a superb job with the wonderful Italian themed buffet dinner hosted by Crystal Cruises. The audience was half alumni and half newcomers to Senior Bachelor. Thanks to the local newspapers running the announcement more folks came to learn about all the fun everyone has been having.

    Bill Smith, Senior Vice President for Crystal Cruises stopped by to talk to us about their wonderful ships and services. I learned some new things about them during the presentation. For one, they will have four male hosts on the Panama Cruise to make sure everyone has a fun time on the dance floor. And the value- while just a few more dollars per day in cost, Crystal proves to be a great value as you don't have to pay for so many of the little extras. I know the folks who attended snapped up the first tier cabins so sign up soon to get your best deal.

    Jay and Leah were there from Coastline Travel and met all the folks and answered a lot of questions about the cruises. They are a terrific resource for our group and were responsible for negotiating the special Senior Bachelor rates and other amenities.

    Yours truly had a rookie moment and forgot my digital camera. So I went across the street and bought a disposable digital camera at Staples. So I took some photos of the event but am waiting for the processing. I'll post them in a later newsletter.

    It was great to see many familiar faces and hear so many stories of friendship and travel. Two Senior Bachelor Alaska Cruise alum were there, Karen and Linda, and shared their story of the great friendship they made and plans for future travel together. Several people were exchanging phone numbers and emails so I think some sparks were flying.

    So I'm glad to report that the Senior Bachelor phenomena is alive and well and a there is a unanimous call for more meetings and get togethers. There are more and more people interested in getting together with other singles aged 45 and older. Richard and I will be planning more meetings in 2007 so stay tuned!

    For more information about the Senior Bachelor Panama Canal Cruise on Crystal Cruises, call Coastline Travel at 1-800-448-2374 and ask for Leah or Jay.

    Roman Empire Greek Island Cruise- September 25, 2007 (10 Days)!!

    Here is the information about the cruise to the Greek Isles with Holland America on the Westerdam. This 10 day cruise starts and ends in glorious Rome (where I happen to be as I write this.) Embarkation is September 25, 2007. I will plan really fun sightseeing activities a few days before and after the cruise for those who would like to experience The Eternal City in the early fall without lots of crowds. Vatican City with St. Peters and the incredible Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, Roman Forum and much more. When in Rome.............

    Here are the details:


    Day Port Arrive / Depart

    0 Civitavecchia (Rome) 6:00 pm

    1 At Sea

    2 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 am / 6:00 pm

    3 Corfu, Greece 8:00 am / 6:00 pm

    4 Katakolon, Greece 7:00 am / 5:00 pm

    5 Santorini, Greece 1 8:00 am / 11:00 pm

    6 Kusadasi (Ephesus) Turkey 7:00 am / 8:00 pm

    7 Piraeus, Greece 8:00 am / 6:00 pm

    8 At Sea

    9 Messina, Sicily 7:00 am / 2:00 pm

    10 Civitavecchia (Rome) 7:00 am

    Inside Cabins

    Category: J, I

    Prices: $1,939 to $1,979 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable) but does not include the Government fees of $105.07 per person.
  • Outside Cabins- Ocean View, no obstructions
    (this is a cabin with a large window, not a porthole)

    Category: D, C

    Prices: $2,379 to $2,439 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 $105.07 per person.
  • Deluxe Verandah Outside Cabins with a usable balcony
    (the balcony has two chairs and a table)

    Category: VA, VB

    Price: $2,889 to $2,959 per person based on double occupancy.

  • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $105.07 government fees per person
  • Deluxe Verandah Suites
    (can accommodate up to 4 people)

    Category: SA

    Price: $5,899 per person for each of the first two persons

    • This includes all port charges (also known as non-discountable charges) but does not include $105.07 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!

    To Book Your Senior Bachelor Cruise:

    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 at 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:, or,

    Panama Canal Cruise - Great value!! Departs January 4 (16 Days)

    The Panama Canal cruise, from January 4-20, is shaping up to be a real winner. PLEASE let me know right away if you are interested as we have a superior deal and only limited cabins at these prices. I have ladies right now looking for roommates. If you are interested, and I hope you are, please e-mail me and in the Subject bar write: Roommate Panama Canal cruise.

    Thanks and I sure hope you will take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Please click here for all details.

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