Beatles Fans Unite Aboard Holland America Line in Alaska

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Holland America Line

    AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Join sixties rock band Fab
 Four, the ultimate tribute, aboard Holland America's new ms Zaandam for a week
 of Beatlemania this summer in Alaska on "Ticket to Cruise," a special group
 program offered by Cruises Cruises Cruises travel agency.
     The world renowned Fab Four and special guest host Sam Rubin, Los Angeles
 radio entertainment editor and KTLA Morning News television personality, will
 headline Fab Four concerts and exclusive retro parties, guest speakers, a
 charity auction, movies and trivia contests for Beatle fans. The seven-day
 cruise sails June 23 from Vancouver, British Columbia.
     Called the best Beatles cover band in the world by KEARTH-101FM Radio in
 Los Angeles, the Fab Four have performed all around the world whisking
 audiences back to another era. They also recently recorded songs at Capitol
 Records for the CBS TV movie "The Linda McCartney Story.
     The 1440-passenger musically decorated Zaandam departs Vancouver to sail
 the Inside Passage and visit Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. Shore
 excursions such as whale watching, helicopter rides, river rafting, kayaking,
 hiking, bike riding, glacier watching and panning for gold will be available
 to passengers. Children and young adults can participate in Club Hal's onboard
 activities and "Just for Kids" shore excursions.
     Holland America's Alaska sailings offer two exclusive programs that
 provide cruise guests with an in-depth look at Alaskan native heritage,
 culture and crafts. The "Artists in Residence Program" features an Alaskan
 native on board to demonstrate a traditional craft such as ivory or soapstone
 carving, basket weaving, or mask making from sealskin or cedar. The "Huna
 Interpretive Program" provides rare cultural insight into Southeast Alaska's
 spectacular Glacier Bay through the eyes of a Huna Totem member, a tribe that
 has called the area home for centuries. Holland America features a full-time
 naturalist aboard each Alaska cruise to discuss and point out wildlife and key
 scenery throughout the Inside Passage.
     In addition, next year, Cruises Cruises Cruises plans another Beatlemania
 Ticket to Cruise with the Fab Four on May 2, 2002 aboard the 1266-passenger ms
 Statendam sailing to Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Round-trip from San Diego,
 California, the seven-day itinerary will visit Loreto, Pichilingue (La Paz)
 and Cabo San Lucas. Fares begin at $999.00 [$1,559 CDN] per person, double
 occupancy.
 
     About Holland America Line
     Holland America Line is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise
 Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line,
 Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Together, these
 member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise
 vacations that appeal to the widest range of lifestyles and budgets and sail
 to some of the world's most exciting destinations.
     Holland America Line is the highest-rated premium cruise line in the world
 in both the 2000 "Travel & Leisure" magazine "World's Best" Awards and the
 "Conde Nast Traveler" Readers' Choice Awards. The company also has won its
 ninth consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" award from the World Ocean &
 Cruise Liner Society (WOCLS).
     Fares begin at $1,199 [$1,872 CDN] per person, double occupancy. The
 cruise must be booked through Cruises Cruises Cruises to be admitted to the
 Beatle events. Call 818/597-7570 or 800/745-7545 (U.S. only) and visit the
 website at www.tickettocruise.com.
 
     *Please note, an image of the Fab Four is available upon request.
 
     Contact:   Linda Wolf
     Phone:     818-597-7570
 
 

SOURCE Holland America Line
    AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Join sixties rock band Fab
 Four, the ultimate tribute, aboard Holland America's new ms Zaandam for a week
 of Beatlemania this summer in Alaska on "Ticket to Cruise," a special group
 program offered by Cruises Cruises Cruises travel agency.
     The world renowned Fab Four and special guest host Sam Rubin, Los Angeles
 radio entertainment editor and KTLA Morning News television personality, will
 headline Fab Four concerts and exclusive retro parties, guest speakers, a
 charity auction, movies and trivia contests for Beatle fans. The seven-day
 cruise sails June 23 from Vancouver, British Columbia.
     Called the best Beatles cover band in the world by KEARTH-101FM Radio in
 Los Angeles, the Fab Four have performed all around the world whisking
 audiences back to another era. They also recently recorded songs at Capitol
 Records for the CBS TV movie "The Linda McCartney Story.
     The 1440-passenger musically decorated Zaandam departs Vancouver to sail
 the Inside Passage and visit Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. Shore
 excursions such as whale watching, helicopter rides, river rafting, kayaking,
 hiking, bike riding, glacier watching and panning for gold will be available
 to passengers. Children and young adults can participate in Club Hal's onboard
 activities and "Just for Kids" shore excursions.
     Holland America's Alaska sailings offer two exclusive programs that
 provide cruise guests with an in-depth look at Alaskan native heritage,
 culture and crafts. The "Artists in Residence Program" features an Alaskan
 native on board to demonstrate a traditional craft such as ivory or soapstone
 carving, basket weaving, or mask making from sealskin or cedar. The "Huna
 Interpretive Program" provides rare cultural insight into Southeast Alaska's
 spectacular Glacier Bay through the eyes of a Huna Totem member, a tribe that
 has called the area home for centuries. Holland America features a full-time
 naturalist aboard each Alaska cruise to discuss and point out wildlife and key
 scenery throughout the Inside Passage.
     In addition, next year, Cruises Cruises Cruises plans another Beatlemania
 Ticket to Cruise with the Fab Four on May 2, 2002 aboard the 1266-passenger ms
 Statendam sailing to Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Round-trip from San Diego,
 California, the seven-day itinerary will visit Loreto, Pichilingue (La Paz)
 and Cabo San Lucas. Fares begin at $999.00 [$1,559 CDN] per person, double
 occupancy.
 
     About Holland America Line
     Holland America Line is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise
 Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line,
 Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Together, these
 member lines share a commitment to quality and value, offering cruise
 vacations that appeal to the widest range of lifestyles and budgets and sail
 to some of the world's most exciting destinations.
     Holland America Line is the highest-rated premium cruise line in the world
 in both the 2000 "Travel & Leisure" magazine "World's Best" Awards and the
 "Conde Nast Traveler" Readers' Choice Awards. The company also has won its
 ninth consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" award from the World Ocean &
 Cruise Liner Society (WOCLS).
     Fares begin at $1,199 [$1,872 CDN] per person, double occupancy. The
 cruise must be booked through Cruises Cruises Cruises to be admitted to the
 Beatle events. Call 818/597-7570 or 800/745-7545 (U.S. only) and visit the
 website at www.tickettocruise.com.
 
     *Please note, an image of the Fab Four is available upon request.
 
     Contact:   Linda Wolf
     Phone:     818-597-7570
 
 SOURCE  Holland America Line