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Cruise West Announces New Director of Public Relations

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SEATTLE, WA, March 26, 2007 – Cruise West, the largest American-owned cruise line and leader in small-ship cruising, has announced Jerrol Golden as the Director of Public Relations for the line.  Golden will manage media relations and PR efforts, and work with the marketing teams to ensure that the Cruise West brand is communicated consistently across all products.

Golden’s passion for the travel industry stems from years of adventure travels and professional practice within the travel, and food and beverage industries.  Before joining Cruise West, Golden was the public relations manager for Holland America Line.  Prior to that, she was a consultant for TCS Expeditions, Starquest Expeditions, CEO Expeditions and Washington Wine Commission.  Golden also previously held public relations, marketing and business development positions at TCS Expeditions,, Smurfit Stone Container, and Continental Mills, Inc.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jerrol to Cruise West,” said President & CEO Jeffrey Krida.  “Her numerous experiences, including traveling to more than 60 countries, will provide valuable, extensive travel knowledge to our marketing and public relations teams.”

~ Up-Close, Casual and Personal Cruising ~

Cruise West offers the opportunity to explore remote, worldwide locales by providing distinctive, one-of-a-kind, personalized itineraries not offered by the traditional larger cruise lines. Cruise West’s smaller ships – nine in all – hold between 70-138 guests each, and the casual style onboard encourages relaxation and congenial interaction between guests and crew alike. The experience is personally enriching through onboard narrative and lectures, special local guests from a wide variety of backgrounds, and the library provided on each vessel. All have forward lounges and ample outdoor deck space for viewing and photographing wildlife and scenery. All vessels are also equipped with inflatable landing boats for up-close exploration of remote areas and shore landings.

To make reservations or request a brochure, visit or call (800) 888-9378. Media can also visit for additional information and images.

Harriet Zois/Terence Gallagher
Lou Hammond & Associates
Tel: (212) 308-8880; Fax: (212) 891-0200
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Jerrol Golden
Cruise West
Tel: (206) 733-5692
E-mail: [email protected]

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