FROM “OUT TO SEA” TO “GROWING PAINS”
CELEBRITY CRUISES TAPS MORE ENTERTAINERS FOR “DISCOVERIES”
MIAMI – December 30, 2003 – An impressive array of actors, athletes, entrepreneurs and heroes will set sail with Celebrity Cruises as part of its ongoing “Celebrity Discoveries” enrichment lecture series. The initial lineup for 2004 includes:
Mariano Rivera – January 4 departure on Millennium
After bringing the Yankees to four World Series titles and six American League pennants, Rivera has established himself as one the greatest players in the history of baseball. The Panamanian pitcher will do two Q&A and autograph sessions onboard.
Howard Putnam – January 4 departure on Infinity
As a 20-year veteran of United Airlines and former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Putnam is a giant in the travel industry, as well as an author and advisor on business issues, leadership and ethics.
Beverly Garland – January 4 departure on Infinity
From starring as “Mom” on “My Three Sons” to television's first policewoman in "Decoy" in 1957, Garland has spent more than 50 years in show business. She received one of acting’s highest honors in 1983, when she was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dick Morris – January 18 departure on Infinity
A prominent political consultant to Bill Clinton, Morris handled winning campaigns for more than 30 senators and governors. Currently a commentator for the FOX News Channel, Morris offers objective commentary about the U.S. political scene.
Ernest Borgnine – February 1 departure on Infinity
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Marty" (1955), and star of the former television series, "McHale's Navy" and "Airwolf," Borgnine is recognized as a great comedic actor. He also is actively involved in charitable organizations benefiting U.S. veterans.
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Gloria De Haven – February 21 departure on Century
An actress, singer and dancer, De Haven has starred in feature films opposite legendary actors including Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, June Allyson and Lionel Barrymore, and held recurring roles on “Ryan’s Hope” and “Murder She Wrote.” She returned to feature films in 1997 opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the comedy, “Out to Sea.”
Alan Thicke – March 27 departure on Century
Known for his role as “Dad” on the ‘80’s sitcom “Growing Pains,” Thicke also is an accomplished singer/songwriter who has worked with artists such as Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, and Brian McKnight.
Arlene Dahl – June 19 departure on Constellation
One of the most beautiful actresses to grace the screen during the post-war period, Dahl is known for her work in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Reign of Terror.” More recently, she established herself as a businesswoman marketing lingerie and cosmetics.
Michael Learned – June 19 departure on Zenith
Winner of four Emmy Awards for her work on hit TV show “The Waltons,” Learned also has appeared as a guest star on more than 12 shows, including “Law & Order” and “Profiler.”
Dick Rutan – June 25 departure on Mercury
Pilot Dick Rutan flew around the globe on one tank of gas, without refueling. Taking off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on December 14, 1986, and landing nine days, three minutes and 44 seconds later on December 23, 1986, Rutan and his flight set world records that remain unchallenged today.
Leonard Maltin – July 31 departure on Constellation
“The man behind the microphone,” Leonard Maltin has been dishing with celebrities since 1981 as the movie critic for “Entertainment Tonight.”
Anand Amritraj – dates to be confirmed
A tennis world legend, Amritraj was India’s national singles champion in 1974, but perhaps best known as partner with his brother, Vijay, in doubles matches. The pair reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1976, and helped India make it to the finals of the Davis Cup in 1987. Amritraj still plays tennis actively, and owns a health and racquet club in Long Island, NY.