FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE ADDS PRO DANCERS KYM JOHNSON, TRISTAN MacMANUS AND CELEBRITY SABRINA BRYAN TO ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS: AT SEA’ THEME CRUISES IN THE CARIBBEAN JANUARY 5 AND 12, 2014
Dance competition winners from all 15 ships to compete in “Champions Cruise” Jan. 12
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 5, 2013 — Dancing aficionados and fans of the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars” can join professional dancers Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus, along with actress and former celebrity participant Sabrina Bryan, on theJan. 5, 2014, “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruise and the Jan. 12 Champions Cruise. Both seven-day Caribbean cruises are onboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
While onboard, the dancers will perform for guests, dazzling the audience with dance numbers from the television series. Additional events on the theme cruises include dance lessons with the shipboard professional dancers, a special fashion show featuring the glamorous show costumes, and a chance to meet the dance pros and celebrities, ask questions and take photos with them.
The Jan. 12 Champions Cruise will feature 15 winning guests (one from each ship) from the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” competitions that are currently being held on all ships in the Holland America Line fleet. Holland America Line has also featured four “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises already this year.
The winning guests and their professional shipboard dance partners will perform in the main show lounge for guests, as well as Johnson, MacManus and Bryan. The winning couple will walk away with the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion.
The Jan. 5 cruise sails to the eastern Caribbean with calls at Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the line’s award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. The Jan. 12 Champions Cruise visits the western Caribbean with calls at Half Moon Cay; George Town, Grand Cayman, and Key West, Fla.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 17 and shakes things up by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format beginning Monday, Sep. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
For more information about the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises, consult a professional travel seller, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL(1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com or the Plan a Cruise tab at www.Facebook.com/HALcruises.
Editor’s note: New photos from previous theme cruises that featured Johnson, MacManus, Bryan, professional dancer and two-time Mirror Ball trophy winner Mark Ballas, Olympian Shawn Johnson and television personality Carson Kressley are now available here:https://www.cleanpix.com/
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Beds.
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