Cruisers Can Win A Chance to Perform On Stage in Holland America Line’s ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Dance Competition



With Holland America Line’s recently launched “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” shipboard program, guests don’t have to be a celebrity or professional dancer to earn an opportunity to compete with some of the best dancers afloat. “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” features a dance competition that culminates with 15 talented guests — one representing each ship in the Holland America Line fleet — receiving a free cruise and a chance to compete for a Mirror Ball Trophy on the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam  Jan. 12, 2014 .

Beginning with cruises that departed on or after February 23 and continuing with those departing through November 25, 2013 , every sailing on all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature an exclusive “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program that includes complimentary dance lessons with the ship’s dance professionals and a dance-off competition.

“Dance classes are the highlight of our shipboard activities for many of our guests, and ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ has brought a new level of excitement to these events,” said Richard Meadows , executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line . “Skilled dancers have the chance to compete with their fellow cruisers during their sailing and if they make it to the finals, not only will they win a free cruise on the Champions Cruise, but will also have a chance to win our special version of the show’s famous Mirror Ball Trophy.”

Guests from all skill levels of dance who choose to take their lessons to the next step can enter a dance-off competition to win a chance to sail on the January 12, 2014 , “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise, which also will feature professional dancers and celebrities from the ABC hit show. Following preliminary rounds on each cruise, finalists will be paired with a Holland America Line dance professional to perform one of the show’s routines and compete against their fellow guests center stage in the ship’s main show lounge.

Five “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises are planned for the remainder of 2013 and early 2014. Currently scheduled themes include: • June 22, 2013 , ms Veendam, 7-Day Canada & New England Professional Dancers: Chelsie Hightower and Mark Ballas . Stars: Shawn Johnson . Additional stars to be announced. • June 30, 2013 , ms Oosterdam, 7-Day Alaska Professional Dancers: Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. Stars: Carson Kressley, Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan . • July 7, 2013 , ms Oosterdam, 7-Day Alaska Professional Dancers: Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. Stars: Carson Kressley, Shawn Johnson and Sabrina Bryan . • Jan. 5, 2014 , ms Nieuw Amsterdam , 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Professional Dancers: To be announced. Stars: Sabrina Bryan . Additional stars to be announced. • Jan. 12, 2014 , ms Nieuw Amsterdam , 7-Day Western Caribbean Professional Dancers: To be announced. Stars: Sabrina Bryan . Additional stars to be announced.

Holland America Line, 877-724-5425, www.hollandamerica.com


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