Seattle Seahawks Set Sail on an Alaskan Adventure Aboard Holland America Line

SEATTLE, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — The NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks will team up with AAA Washington/Inland and Seattle’s home town cruise line, Holland America Line, to bring an exciting cruise to Seahawks’ fans. Running back and National Football League MVP Shaun Alexander and guard Steve Hutchinson are among the Seahawk stars to sail on the ms Westerdam departing May 21, 2006 for a seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise.

Guests booking through AAA will join onboard activities such as a cocktail party hosted by Seahawks players, chalk talk, autograph party with players and several other activities and opportunities to interact with players and coaches.

The 1,848-passenger ms Westerdam departs and ends in Seattle on this seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise highlighting Alaska’s immense Hubbard Glacier and Yakutat Bay. Ports of call include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia. Extensive shore excursions from active and adventurous to cultural and historical are available at every port. The Westerdam also features exclusive enrichment programs through naturalist and native lecturers and new Signature of Excellence amenities, such as the innovative Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine, the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon, and comprehensive youth activities programs of Club HAL.

Cruise-only fares start at US $1,182 per person, double occupancy for the exclusive Seahawks cruise. For booking and more information log onto or call AAA at 1-800-430-9001. Designated players are subject to change, please contact AAA Washington/Inland for any updates.

About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:CUK) ]

With the introduction of the 1,918-passenger ms Noordam in early 2006, Holland America Line’s fleet grows to 13 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. Itineraries range from two to 108 days and visit all seven continents, including new Australia/New Zealand and Asia sailings, a world cruise and popular sailings to several ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico and Europe. The ms Noordam also will offer Caribbean sailings in the winter from new homeport New York City.

Holland America Line’s $225 million, fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements feature new programs and amenities including the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts will provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by the New York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new cabin amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush-top Mariner’s Dream Beds. Signature of Excellence enhancements will be completed on 10 ships at the start of 2006 and all 13 ships by the fall of 2006. For more information, consult a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit

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The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line is a member of the exclusive World’s Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. The World’s Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations.

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