Paul and Elizabeth chat about the newest promotion on Holland America Line. Premiered on the Eurodam, Dancing With the Stars the popular television series goes to sea with a series of theme cruises. This is from Holland America on the new promotion. Whether you like to Tango, Quickstep, Paso Doble, or sit back and enjoy watching the sizzling performances, this program offers guests an entirely unique experience on the seas. Six theme cruises in 2013 and early 2014 will feature Dancing with the Stars: At Sea events including dance lessons; a chance to meet the dancers, ask questions and take photos; and a dazzling production starring celebrities and the famed dance pros, complete with glamorous costumes and routines from the TV show. Currently scheduled to appear on select sailings are two-time champion pro dancers Mark Ballas and Kym Johnson; pros Tristan MacManus and Lacey Schwimmer; and some of your favorite celebrity competitors.* More dance pros and celebrities to be announced. In addition to the theme cruises, every sailing on all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature an exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea program including dance lessons and an opportunity for some lucky guests to dance center stage in an exciting dance-off performance. These activities will feature the ships’ professional dancers and will be developed in collaboration with the show’s dancers and choreographers. Currently scheduled to appear on our 2013 Theme Cruises*:
- June 22, 2013, ms Veendam, 7-Day Canada & New England Professional Dancers: Chelsie Hightower and Mark Ballas. Star: Shawn Johnson. Additional star to be announced.
- June 30, 2013, ms Oosterdam, 7-Day Alaska Professional Dancers: Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. Stars: Carson Kressley and Shawn Johnson.
- July 7, 2013, ms Oosterdam, 7-Day Alaska Professional Dancers: Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. Stars: Carson Kressley and Shawn Johnson.
2014 Theme Cruises: (Pros/celebrities to be announced)
- January 5, 2014, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, 7-Day Eastern Caribbean
- January 12, 2014, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, 7-Day Western Caribbean