Signature of Excellence Reaches $525 Million Fact Sheet/Timeline

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Seattle, WA, November 4, 2008

New Enhancements

  • Creation of a resort-styled aft pool concept called The Retreat.
  • Mix, a new bar concept with three separate bars–Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales–as well as a piano.
  • Showroom at Sea–a glamorous nightclub.
  • Merabella luxury goods boutique added.
  • Ocean Bar refurbished.
  • Stateroom upgrades including carpets, soft goods, bathroom enhancements and more.
  • Aft end of ship lengthened to accommodate the addition of 32 verandah staterooms, and a varying number of inside staterooms.
  • Addition of bar and Slice pizzeria to aft of Lido Deck 11.
  • Addition of canopy and windscreens to create additional covered seating for Lido Restaurant.
  • Creation of Lanai category staterooms on Deck 6 with dedicated teak lounge chairs.
  • Addition of verandahs to 12 staterooms on Deck 9 forward (already exist on Rotterdam).
  • Creation of 15 new Spa Staterooms (23 on Rotterdam).

Dry Dock Timeline & Sailing Schedule

  • Veendam: March 29-April 27, 2009
  • First Cruise: 20-day Panama Canal from Tampa to Vancouver, April 27, 2009
  • Rotterdam: Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 2009
  • First Cruise: 19-day Panama Canal holiday sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, December 16, 2009
  • Ryndam: Jan. 16-Feb. 13, 2010
  • First Cruise: TBD
  • Statendam: March 26-April 23, 2010
  • First Cruise: TBD
  • Maasdam: Early 2011
  • First Cruise: TBD