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Dear Jetline

Firstly, let me apologise for not contacting you sooner. I am writing to thank you very much for the

excellent service provided by you in connection with our recent cruise on Holland America Line. The

Nieuw Amsterdam was a fabulous ship. We were particularly pleased with the upgrade you kindly

arranged. Our stateroom on deck 8 was magnificent - having full disabled access, and whilst we are not

disabled, my wife does have some problem walking - she is waiting for a new hip.

From our transfer from Venice Airport throughout the cruise and then to cap it all - a transfer from

the ship to the Hotel in Venice was nothing short of spectacular. All the arrangements worked like

clockwork, making it a holiday of a lifetime.

Once again, thank you for your services. I will look out for you again in the near future. Brilliant work.

Kind Regards

Denis and Elaine Baker

Reader's Letters

Fantastic feedback for our Cruise experts


Holland America Announces Special Promotions

For Suite Guests

Holland America has just made travelling in a suite on board your favourite

cruise ship even more attractive with an array of special offers thrown in.

The cruise line's ships, of course, offer four different suite categories: the

Vista (Verandah); the Signature, which consists of a Verandah suite with

an additional soft sofa bed; the Neptune, which is a Deluxe Verandah suite;

and the Pinnacle, which is a penthouse Verandah suite. Pinnacle suites boast

a full dining room with space for eight diners. They also feature a large

whirlpool tub and a full-sized bath. In terms of the special offer, passengers

booking a suite on Explore 4 itineraries that qualify for this deal will receive

an on-board spending credit of $150 per passenger and a complimentary

Canaletto dinner. This is in addition to the four perks already forming part of

the recently-announced savings programme, which include a free Pinnacle

Grille dinner and a free Signature Beverage Package for passengers booking

an ocean view and higher cabin; reduced

or even completely free cruise fares for

third and fourth passengers sharing the

same cabin (on selected departures); and

deposits that have been reduced by 50%.

A unique feature available only to

Neptune and Pinnacle suite passengers

is the Neptune Lounge. Here passengers

can mingle with other suite guests

or make use of the wide array of

amenities, including a large screen

TV, wireless internet for a small fee,

worktables, sofas, a library, and free

refreshments throughout the day.

Regal Princess To

Kick Off Birthday


Princess Cruises will honour

the long association the cruise

line has had with the muchloved television series The

Love Boat when it officially

starts its 50th birthday

celebrations later this year. These

celebrations will kick off with the naming ceremony of the

brand new Regal Princess, which takes place in Port Everglades. To honour

the role that The Love Boat played in the cruise line's history, Princess

Cruises has decided to bring in all the original members of the cast to act as

godparents for the new ship.

During the naming ceremony, which takes place on 5th November, they will

all be there: Captain Stubing, Isaac, Gopher, Julie, Doc and Vicki. The actors

include Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing) Ted Lange (Isaac), Fred Grandy

(Gopher), Lauren Tewes (Julie), Bernie Kopell (Doc) and Jill Whelan (Vicki).

The president of Princess Cruises, Jan Swartz, said that she could think of

no other grandparents more suitable for the latest ship than the cast of the

television show that literally put Princess Cruises on the map. Ms Swartz

added: "The show has been such a visible part of our company's history, it

made sense to kick off our anniversary celebrations with this special tribute."

The cruise line says the naming ceremony will officially kick off a year of

anniversary celebrations to commemorate 50 years of sailing the seven seas.

The Love Boat's pilot episode was aired in 1977 and started a decade-long

relationship between the show and the cruise line.


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