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RITA MORENO TO BE STAR ENTERTAINER ON BOARD SS ROTTERDAM'S RIO DE JANEIRO CRUISES

 RITA MORENO TO BE STAR ENTERTAINER ON BOARD
 SS ROTTERDAM'S RIO DE JANEIRO CRUISES
 SEATTLE, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita Moreno, the talented actress, singer, dancer and comedienne, is scheduled to be the star entertainer on board the ss Rotterdam's 16-day Rio Adventure Cruise in January 1992, Holland America announced today.
 Moreno is the only performer ever to have won all four of the most prestigious show business awards -- the Oscar for her role as Anita in "West Side Story"; the Tony for her role as Googie Gomez in "The Ritz" on Broadway; the Emmy for role appearances on "The Muppet Show" and "The Rockford Files"; and the Grammy for her performance on "The Electric Company Album."
 Holland America's classic 1,075-passenger flagship will sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 4, 1992, and from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 21.
 Travelers may choose either the 16-day Rio Adventure Cruise southbound from Ft. Lauderdale, or the 16-day Rio Discovery Cruise northbound to Ft. Lauderdale. Each cruise features a crossing of the Equator and two full days in Rio. Travelers also may opt for the full 32-day Circle Rio de Janeiro Cruise, offering three days in Rio.
 Also scheduled for the cruise is internationally recognized South America expert Col. James W. Reid, who will share his insights about the culture, politics and art of South America and the Caribbean with passengers as the cultural affairs lecturer. Reid also will offer a special lecture on Christopher Columbus and the Age of Discovery.
 Additional lecturers are scheduled to be Steven Payne, noted naval architect and author of "The Rotterdam, Grande Dame of the Seas," and Dr. Susan Quinlan of the University of Georgia, who will be lecturing on Brazilian literature and film.
 Other special entertainment scheduled for the cruise includes:
 -- A Brazilian classical/jazz guitarist performing on the southbound cruise.
 -- A Brazilian trio, which will be performing in the Rotterdam's elegant Ritz Carlton lounge on the northbound cruise.
 -- And, the New York company of "Beehive," the Sixties girl-group revue show performing on the northbound cruise.
 Southbound, the Rotterdam's Rio Adventure Cruise will call at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Devil's Island, French Guiana; Fortaleza, Brazil; Salvador (Bahia), Brazil; and Rio de Janeiro.
 Returning to Ft. Lauderdale, the Rio Discovery Cruise will visit Salavador (Bahia); Recife, Brazil; Belem, Brazil; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.
 Fares for the 16-day Rio Adventure Cruise between Ft. Lauderdale and Rio de Janeiro start at $3,430 per person, double occupancy, and fares for the 16-day Rio Discovery Cruise returning to Ft. Lauderdale start at $3,630 per person, double occupancy. Fares for the 32-day Circle Rio de Janeiro Cruise start at $5,840 per person, double occupancy.
 Holland America Line's Rio de Janeiro cruises feature free air transportation from most major U.S. gateway cities.
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 /CONTACT: Rich Skinner or Juli Chase of Holland America Line, 206-281-3535/ CO: Holland America Line ST: Washington IN: LEI SU: PDT


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