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October 22, 2004

San Diego

Stunning San Diego!
Home Port To Holland America Line's Newest, Most Spacious Ship In Mexico!

Much is made of the destinations featured on a cruise, but at Holland America line, we believe that the way it begins is equally important. That's why we've choosen San Diego as the home port for our new ms Oosterdam cruises to Mexico, as well as for other cruises throughout the Pacific. Here you'll find picnic weather and activities galore, from a world-class zoo to historic Old Town. And by skipping the hazy skies and traffic of ports to the north in favor of our pier, located just five minutes from the airport, you'll begin your journey relaxed and carefree, ready to enjoy your spacious ship and stateroom.

Cruise Mexican waters on the luxurious NEW ms Oosterdam
The dazzling new Oosterdam is the first Vista-class ship to serve our Mexican Riviera itinerary, sailing 7-day cruises roundtrip out of San Diego. From the Waterford sculpture that graces her atrium to her elegantly appointed Odyssey Restaurant and luxurious Greenhouse Spa & Salon, this ship is a "must" dor discerning travelers.

The very definition of spacious elegance, the Oosterdam offers you more suites and larger staterooms, a full two-thirds of which have private verandahs - your perfect setting for a sunset toast, brunch alfresco or rejuvenating afternoon nap. And fewer guests mean you spend less time waiting in line and have more room at the rail to enjoy the sights you came to Mexico to see.

In 2005, Holland America Line will ofer more than 40 sailings to the Mexican Riviera and Sea or Cortez including 7-day itineraries on the Oosterdam. All sailings call at Cabo San Lucas on the Baja Peninsula, as well as Puerto Vallarta. Holland America Line is the only premium line to sail the Seas of Cortez, so you get the best of both worlds - exquisite comfort and exceptional opportunities to see the marine life that makes this unique destinations famous.

The comfort of the Oosterdam. The fabulous beaches, colourful villages and prolific wildlife of Mexico. The concenience of sunny San Diego. You have one unforgettable vacation in store!

Sail the ms Ryndam: the first ship with all Signature of Excellence enhancements.
This fall, the 1,258 passenger Ryndam will offer another great way to see the Mexican Riviera or Sea of Cortez in extraordinary comfort. She will be the first ship fully outfitted with all of our Signature Of Excellence enhancements. These include new services such as four dining seatings, verandah concierge service and early embarkation. Luxurious new bedding, towels and massage showerheads in all staterooms. And new onboard enrichment programs.

New facilities will also make their debut on the Ryndam. For instance, the Greenhouse Spa & Salon will be expanded, offering state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a thermal suite and hydro-pool. A new Explorations Cafe offers an exciting venue for learning about the places you visit with its extensive collection of maps, books and DVDs. There will also be upgraded Kids' Center and Youth Program, with more space and activities designed to provide kids with supervised age-appropriate entertainment choices. Teens will now have their own area in which to socialize and have fun. Last but not least is a new Culinary Arts Theater, which gives food and wine lovers the chance to participate in guest chef presentations, demonstration events and small cooking classes.

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Information Taken From Mariner Magazine

Posted by Denise at October 22, 2004 11:04 AM
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