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AA Launches Launches AAdvantage Cruise Program

The American Airlines

AAdvantage Travel Awards Program has entered into an exclusive marketing and sales agreement with the World`s Leading Cruise Lines(SM), which includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard Line, The Yachts of Seabourn, Windstar Cruises, and Costa Cruises.
AAdvantage members can now cruise on any of the six World`s Leading Cruise Lines(SM) and earn AAdvantage miles through the AAdvantage Cruise program.

AAdvantage miles will be earned based on the length of cruise purchased, ranging from 1,500 miles for 1-5 night cruises to 10,000 miles for 13-plus night cruises per cabin. From time to time, bonus mileage awards will also be given. In fact, now through Dec. 31, 2002, AAdvantage members who book through the AAdvantage Cruise program will receive the standard mileage award, plus an additional 5,000 bonus miles.

“We are pleased to partner with the World`s Leading Cruise Lines(SM) in offering AAdvantage members the opportunity to earn miles while enjoying a fabulous cruise vacation on one of six outstanding cruise lines,” said Ed French, President of AAdvantage Marketing Programs.

Each member of the World`s Leading Cruise Lines(SM) excels in a particular style of cruise vacationing: the contemporary sparkle of Carnival “Fun-Ships,” the five-star sophistication of Holland America Line, the classic British tradition of Cunard Line, indulgent intimacy and luxury with The Yachts of Seabourn, the casual elegance of Windstar Cruises, the Italian charm of Costa Cruises—individual styles, individual ships, sailing with a shared passion to please each guest. The six leading cruise lines offer all of the best: 458 destinations, 87 countries and seven continents.


“We are so excited about bringing the exceptional value and premium variety of the World`s Leading Cruise Lines(SM) to AAdvantage members,” said Lynn Torrent, Vice President-World`s Leading Cruise Lines. “Not only will we be able to offer AAdvantage members the best cruise offerings in the industry, we are also able to provide the added value of earning AAdvantage Miles to cruise customers.”

AAdvantage members can access the AAdvantage Cruise program`s sailings by visiting the Web site,

, where they can research, plan and book their next cruise vacation.

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