Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m.

Dave is a notorious and well-respected member of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society in Seattle. He has appeared in every G&S show at least once and has performed at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England, twice. Dave and his wife Patricia enjoy a good show, too, and subscribe to the local opera, ballet, ACT Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, and Village Theater.

He spends his down time tinkering with electronic projects, writing novelty songs, shopping at thrift stores, and playing squash. As an avid hiker, he's earned the title Energizer Bunny from his friends; while they all stop to see stuff along the trail, Dave keeps going and going and going. He enjoys traveling internationally for work and pleasure with memorable stops in Baghdad, Qatar, Israel, Prague, Germany (to cover the Berlin Wall), China, Soviet Union, Niger, Senegal, and Iran.

Dave finds politics important and entertaining, though his bid for the U.S. Congress in 2004 fell short and he immediately returned to radio.

Dave has been at KIRO Radio since 1978. In that time he's won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times, and in 1992 he won a local Emmy Award for some writing he did for KIRO-TV. He also writes and produces a daily commentary for CBS Radio and has been the network's regular fill-in for Charles Osgood since 1992. He's been a commentator for CNET-TV in San Francisco, KCTS 9 here in Seattle, and for the Associated Press with a syndicated radio feature called "Chip Talk.“

Before landing in Seattle, Dave was a reporter, anchor and producer for WSB-AM in Atlanta. He also had stints at WTKO-AM in Ithaca, NY and WVIP AM & FM in Mount Kisko, NY.

Dave grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY. In 1973 he graduated from Cornell University where he studied arts & sciences, English and, for a time, physics. That same year he married Patricia, with whom he has two daughters, Emilie and Caitlin.

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As the long winter nights fade into warm summer days, Northern Europe bursts forth in the radiance of the midnight sun. The wealth of Russia is on glittering display in St Petersburg, the awe-inspiring fjords of Norway will take your breath away and the cafés along Copenhagen’s 17th-century waterfront are perfect for enjoying sunny afternoons. Explore the gems of Northern Europe with Oceania Cruises and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Cruise hosted by Dave Ross
  • 10-Day cruise accommodation
  • Roundtrip Economy air from Seattle
  • Exclusive welcome and farewell cocktail parties with Dave Ross
  • Private group meeting with Dave Ross
  • OLife Choice Amenity – Choose 1 of 3 offers, 6 shore excursions, or beverage package or $600 shipboard credit*
  • FREE Internet*
  • FREE dining at all specialty restaurants
  • FREE and unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports of call – a daily value of up to $50 per guest
  • FREE room service dining 24 hours a day
  • Special group amenity includes pre-paid gratuities
  • Fare includes air-related government taxes, surcharges and fees of $281 per person
  • Fare includes travel agency planning fee of $45 per person

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Terms and Conditions

Payment Information: 20% of the applicable cruise fare for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites; $750 for all other categories
Final payment date: May 1, 2018

Minimum of 20 paid passengers required for Dave Ross to travel as host. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family emergencies or acts of God and Dave Ross is not able to travel as host, there are no refunds or cancellation fee waivers due to passengers. If such an event were to occur, TravelStore will attempt to reschedule another cruise or arrange an alternative opportunity for passengers to meet Dave Ross, but we are not obliged to do so.

Terms and Conditions:
*OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice Free Internet amenity is one per stateroom. Owner's, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Choice, Oceania Exclusive and Executive Collection. 10-13 day voyages receive 6 free shore excursions per stateroom. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. All fares are listed per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of the United States and Canada, based on double occupancy for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Availability and fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. All fares include airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Dining requests are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Contact TravelStore for single pricing. All special events, fares and offers apply to bookings only made through TravelStore. Oceania Cruises and TravelStore reserve the right to revise any errors on the flyer; dates, prices & itinerary are subject to change. To read Oceania’s Terms and Conditions at https://www.oceaniacruises.com/legal/promotion-terms/ Ship’s registry: Marshall Islands. TravelStore CST #2002736-10.

TravelStore strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to protect your investment. Please contact your travel planner for details.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation charges are per person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:
120-91 days or more prior to departure date: 10% for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites /$250 pp Administrative Fee for all other categories**
90-76 days prior to departure date: 25% of fare per person
75-61 days prior to departure date: 50% of fare per person
60-31 days prior to departure date: 75% of fare per person
30-0 days prior to departure date: 100% of fare per person
TravelStore’s non-refundable $45 planning fee is in addition to the fees stated above.

**Except for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites, the Administrative may be converted to a future cruise credit redeemable on bookings made up to 12 months after cancellation and for travel any time. Cancellation charges also apply to additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Additional cancellation fees apply for air tickets. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise or cruise/tour.
 

Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience. Designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings, and gourmet food pairings. The Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea, featuring a range of enriching cooking classes by master chefs. Similarly, talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction in arts and crafts in Artist Loft enrichment center. Baristas, our signature coffee bar, serves up illy® espresso and coffee and freshly made pastries.

Boldly claiming to serve cuisine renowned as the finest at sea might seem to be an overstatement. But we wouldn't make such an immodest assertion if not for the tremendous contribution of the legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin. As our Executive Culinary Director, he inspires our chefs to perform feats of gastronomic wizardry. Memorable dining begins with open-seating, as it allows you to dine when you are ready and with whomever you choose. Regardless of which of our restaurants you select, there are no dining surcharges. Enjoy Toscana's authentic Italian dishes, Polo Grill's steakhouse fare, Red Ginger's bold Asian flavors and the best of French country cuisine at Jacques. Meanwhile, you can savor Continental cuisine, Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine and gourmet vegan dishes in The Grand Dining Room, and made-to-order American favorites in Terrace Café. To explore epicurean delights in a more private setting, try Marina and Riviera's La Reserve by Wine Spectator, where a maximum of 24 bon vivants may indulge in private vintage wine and gourmet fare pairings.

Contemporary Luxury

The spacious dimensions of our suites and staterooms offer the ultimate in luxury. Interiors are decorated with rich woods, lustrous fabrics, custom-crafted furnishings and original artworks. A stylish color palette blends the soothing colors of the sea, with earthen hues to express the pinnacle of comfort and beauty. Plump the goose-down pillows of the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, and relax in bed while reading the latest bestseller. Feel at home on the plush couch, watching live news or a classic film on the flat-screen television. Share quiet moments taking in beautiful vistas of the sea on your private teak veranda, a feature that graces the vast majority of accommodations.

Suite & Stateroom Amenities
  • Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens+
  • Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily
  • Bulgari amenities
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • Full-size bathtub++
  • Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service
  • Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming
  • DVD player with extensive media library
  • Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu
  • Wireless Internet access
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Direct-dial satellite phone and cellular service
  • Writing desk 
  • Security safe
  • Handheld hair dryer
  • Thick cotton robes and slippers
  • Plush cotton towels

Mind, Body & Soul

Take advantage of your next getaway to focus on one of the elements that matters the most in life - your wellness. Elevate your well-being to new heights with our new and unrivaled array of wellness options aboard our ships. Our new exclusive shore excursion series, Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, combined with our expansive vegan menus and recently unveiled free yoga, Pilates, and other fitness classes at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, offer you the chance to discover a blissful, fully integrated wellness retreat at sea.

  • Complimentary yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, aerobics and group fitness classes
  • Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine served in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café
  • Raw juice & smoothie bar+ and extensive vegan menus in The Grand Dining Room
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub® signature treatments
  • New exclusive collection of Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Private fitness classes and personal training
  • Kinesis® exercise wall+
  • Private Spa Terrace featuring thalassotherapy pool or whirlpool tubs
  • Sauna,+ steam room, fitness track and salon
  • Nutrition and lifestyle consultations; wellness presentations
  • Relaxation room and heated ceramic loungers+
  • DVD player with extensive media library
  • Wireless Internet access

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