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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Sail the gorgeous Mediterranean and embrace the legendary cities and rich history that have given rise to the celebrated coasts of Europe. Bewitching scenery and irresistible tastes add to a dramatic culture you can touch, smell, see and savor. Relax beneath the sun on miles of renowned beaches. March into towns steeped in crusader history dotted among scrubland and cliffs plunging into clear water. From the ancient ruins of Rome to the iconoclastic architecture of Barcelona, the Western Mediterranean has been inspiring the world’s great artists for centuries. If a picture paints a thousand words, you’ll need them all to describe the colors of the Mediterranean. Savor the stunning landscapes, sample the authentic cuisines and enjoy the music that is distinctive to this region. Between the breadth of culture and the natural allure, give in to the charm that has enticed travelers for millennia.
 

• Cruise host: Dave Ross
• 7-day cruise accommodation
• Roundtrip Coach flights from major airports in US and Canada
• Exclusive Welcome Cocktail Party hosted by Dave Ross
• Exclusive Farewell Cocktail Party hosted by Dave Ross
• Private Meeting & Discussion with Dave Ross
• OLife Choice Amenity—Choose 1 of 3 offers, 4 shore excursions, or beverage package or $400 shipboard credit per stateroom*


• Special Group Amenities:
     ♦ Pre-paid gratuities - value of $112 per person
     ♦ $100 Spa or Shipboard Credit per stateroom

PLUS:
• FREE Internet*
• FREE dining at specialty restaurants
• FREE and unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, teas, juices and bottled water
• FREE room service dining 24 hours a day
• FREE shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports of call – a daily value of up to $50 per guest

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions: TravelStore's $100 shipboard credit offer is per stateroom, based on double-occupancy. Fares are subject to increase until deposit is paid. All fares are cruise only and are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of U.S. and Canada, based on double occupancy for new bookings only and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Not all promotions are combinable. Categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Contact TravelStore for single pricing and assistance with booking your airport transfers. Dining requests are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. All special events, fares and offers apply to bookings only made through TravelStore. Oceania Cruises and TravelStore reserves the right to revise any errors on the flyer. Dates, prices & itinerary are subject to change. Click to review Oceania Cruises’ full Terms & Conditions. TravelStore’s planning fee of $50 per person is non-refundable.

Cancellation charges are per person, based on the cancellation date, March 27, 2020 as follows:
91-120 Days Prior - $250 per guest administrative fee+
76-90 Days Prior - 25% of Fare
61-75 Days Prior - 50% of Fare
31-60 Days Prior - 75% of Fare
0-30 Days Prior - 100% of Fare For Owner's, Vista and Oceania Suites, the administrative fee for 91-120 days prior to sailing is 10% of the fare. 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.

Group Host: A 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.

*OLife Choice promotion: *Offers and fares are subject to change on 1/1/20. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity does not include streaming and includes one login is per stateroom, except Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites, which receive two logins per suite. Visit OceaniaCruises.com/Internet for more details. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness, Go Local and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions. 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. Free Internet is one login per suite or stateroom and does not include streaming. 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. 2 for 1, Cruise-Only and OLife Choice Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choice amenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. Air Upgrade, if applicable, is a Premium Economy Air Upgrade only available when air is purchased through Oceania Cruises. It applies to intercontinental flights only and is priced per person, each way, on select voyages from select gateways, open to all categories for European embark and/or disembark ports only and based on availability. Not all amenities will be available on all carriers. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers and offer applies to coach, round trip flights only 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. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands.

Confidentiality: We respect your privacy. Travel arrangements are kept confidential among those that need to know in working on your trip arrangements. If you are planning a “surprise” trip for someone, or for any other reason need to preclude us from discussing your arrangements with family and/or those you are traveling with, please advise your travel advisor. You can read more about our Privacy Policy here.

About Oceania Cruises: Riviera

Stunning Riviera was designed to be distinctive and special in so many ways. Featuring the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase, stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, and designer touches throughout the entire ship, Riviera showcases rich residential design and furnishings. Riviera’s refined ambiance truly embodies the unparalleled Oceania Cruises experience.

Ideally proportioned, Riviera still embraces the same warmth and charm of renowned RegattaInsigniaNautica and Sirena. While the impeccable level of personalized service and the country club casual ambiance remain the same, Riviera offers even more choices, as well as generous new amenities. Designed with the ultimate epicurean and travel connoisseur in mind, Riviera 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. Riviera also features The Culinary Center, the only hands-on cooking school at sea which features a range of cooking classes by master chefs. In the Artist Loft, talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction in everything from photography to painting to printmaking. Baristas, our signature coffee bar, serves up illy® espresso and coffee and fresh pastries made daily. Intimate spaces throughout the ship provide relaxing escapes. Spacious accommodations in every category showcase luxurious designer touches and lavish bathrooms.

 

 

THE FINEST CUISINE AT SEA

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 the 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 or Polo Grill's steakhouse fare.  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.

Suites & Staterooms

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 Ultra 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.

Experience Riviera

Experience the warm and convivial atmosphere unique to Oceania Cruises: elegance without pretense. Feel wonderfully at home as you mingle with shipmates, explore the ship and prepare for all of the exciting destinations you will soon discover. Meet another couple at a wine tasting at La Reserve and recount adventures enjoyed ashore. Join friends for a bridge game, or perhaps simply relax by yourself in the peaceful English-style library.

The stimulating variety of entertainment options on board our ships continually ensures your interests are piqued. Enjoy an engaging guest lecture by a historian, naturalist or former ambassador eager to share behind-the-scenes knowledge. Relax at a musical performance, perhaps featuring a live pianist, a classical string quartet, a dynamic vocalist or a spectacular headliner. Later, try your luck at the elegant Monte Carlo-style casino or join jazz night at Martinis.

Enhance your voyage with one of our signature massages, attend wellness seminars and much more. Aboard Marina and Riviera, take advantage of our serene relaxation room and heated ceramic loungers before or after your treatment.

Take advantage of our full range of complimentary exercise classes that include offerings appropriate for all fitness levels. Classes range from full-body strength training and ab-focused sessions to stretching and foot fitness. Regardless of what you choose, our instructors will guide you throughout the class, offering adjustments, advice and helpful tips. .

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