Cruise West Announces New California Wine Country Spa Package

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SEATTLE, March 10, 2008 – Cruise West, a leading innovator of small-ship itineraries, has unveiled a new California Wine Country Spa Package to be paired with its California cruises for 2008. The California Wine Country Spa Package will feature two nights of accommodations and spa treatments at the luxurious Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill in San Francisco and can be paired with either the three-night Culture of the Vine cruise or the four-night Vintner’s Choice cruise as a post-cruise extension.

The California Wine Country Spa Package includes:

Two nights in a Luxury Room at the Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill ( www.huntingtonhotel.com

One 80-minute spa treatment of choice per guest in the Nob Hill Spa (excluding LED Light Therapy) www.huntingtonhotel.com/nob_hill_spa/nob_hill_spa.cfm

15% off additional 80-minute treatments

Daily Continental Breakfast in the Big 4 Restaurant

Transfer to San Francisco International Airport via Towncar Service

Bottle of wine in-room on arrival to the hotel with macaroon cookies

The Huntington Hotels Services Include (but are not limited to):

Complimentary Chauffeured Sedan Service to/from Union Square and the Financial District between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Twice Daily Maid Service

Complimentary Access to the Spa

In-Room Coffee and Tea Service on Arrival

Full Service Concierge from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Both cruises sail aboard the 138-guest Spirit of Yorktown . The seven-day Vintner’s Choice cruise and spa package departs September 22, 29, October 6, 13 and begins at $2,849 per person based on double occupancy. The six-day Culture of the Vine cruise and spa package departs September 26, October 3, 10 and begins at $2,149 per person.

Both cruises sail aboard the 138-guest . The seven-day cruise and spa package departs September 22, 29, October 6, 13 and begins at $2,849 per person based on double occupancy. The six-day cruise and spa package departs September 26, October 3, 10 and begins at $2,149 per person.

Both cruises sail aboard the 138-guest . The seven-day cruise and spa package departs September 22, 29, October 6, 13 and begins at $2,849 per person based on double occupancy. The six-day cruise and spa package departs September 26, October 3, 10 and begins at $2,149 per person.

~ Up-Close, Casual and Personal Cruising ~

Cruise West offers the opportunity to explore remote and distinctive destinations throughout North and Central America, Asia and the South Pacific. Small-ship cruising allows for personalized experiences not offered by larger cruise lines. Guest capacities aboard Cruise West’s nine ships range from 78-138. Guests may expect personal enrichment through onboard narrative and presentations by local experts. The ships’ forward lounges and ample outdoor deck space provide outstanding viewing opportunities, and inflatable boats allow for up-close exploration and shore landings.

Both cruises sail aboard the 138-guest . The seven-day cruise and spa package departs September 22, 29, October 6, 13 and begins at $2,849 per person based on double occupancy. The six-day cruise and spa package departs September 26, October 3, 10 and begins at $2,149 per person.

Cruise West – a second-generation, family-owned business based in Seattle – offers the opportunity to explore remote, worldwide locales by providing distinctive, one-of-a-kind, personalized itineraries not offered by the traditional larger cruise lines. Cruise West’s smaller ships – ten in all – hold between 70-138 people each, and the casual style onboard encourages relaxation and congenial interaction between guests and crew alike. The experience is personally enriching through expert Exploration Leaders providing onboard narrative and lectures, special local guests from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the library provided on each vessel. All have forward lounges and ample outdoor deck space for viewing and photographing wildlife and scenery. All vessels are also equipped with inflatable landing boats for close-up exploration of remote areas and shore landings.

Destinations served include: Alaska and the Bering Sea, British Columbia, Columbia & Snake Rivers, California Wine Country, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Costa Rica & Panama, The U.S. eastern seaboard, the Caribbean, Japan, the South Pacific, the Kuril Islands, and the Great Lakes