It’s finally time to meet the 15 guest winners who will compete on the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” Champions Cruise Jan. 12, 2014, aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
The winners represent one from each ship in the fleet and were selected from among the winning guests who had competed in the shipboard dancing competitions throughout the year.
If you’re not familiar with the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” programming, here’s a great video to show you what it’s all about:
On the Champions Cruise, the 15 guests and their professional shipboard dance partners will perform and compete in the main show lounge for guests as well as the dance pros and celebrities from the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars” who will be onboard the Champions Cruise. The winning couple will walk away with the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s first “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” Champion.
The winning guest competitors from throughout the year who will compete on the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” Champions Cruise on Jan. 12 are:
Amsterdam: Todd Greenquist of Scarborough, Maine
Eurodam: Austin Tran of San Jose, Calif.
Maasdam: Dorothy Hobart of East Amherst, N.Y.
Nieuw Amsterdam: Randy Estoesta of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Noordam: Kristin Capaldo of Cumberland, R.I.
Oosterdam: Jose Javier Omar Angeles of Frisco, Texas
Prinsendam: Julie Hurt of Chicago, Ill.
Rotterdam: Charles Simonds of San Rafael, Calif.
Ryndam: Jennifer Scott of Boca Raton, Fla.
Statendam: Daniel Honig of Sinking Springs, Penn.
Veendam: Trudy Morris of New Orleans, La.
Volendam: Joyce Dolan of Indian Shores, Fla.
Westerdam: Allyse Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif.
Zaandam: Tanya Robinson of South Jordan, Utah
Zuiderdam: Mimi Chan of Orlando, Fla.
Joining the Champions Cruise to perform in a special production show are Emmy Award–winner and five-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Derek Hough, two-time winner Kym Johnson, Sharna Burgess, Emma Slater and Tristan MacManus. Celebrities set to perform include actress Sabrina Bryan, singer Joey Fatone and television personality Carson Kressley.
The “Dancing with the Stars” talent will dazzle the audience with dance numbers from the television series performed in the main show lounge. Additional events on the cruise include 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 visits the western Caribbean with calls at Half Moon Cay, the line’s award-winning private island; George Town, Grand Cayman, and Key West, Fla.
Holland America Line has extended its partnership with “Dancing with the Stars,” and will extend the shipboard program through the 2014 sailing season, culminating with a Champions Cruise guest dance-off competition on the Dec. 6, 2014, Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam.
The 2014 schedule will also continue to feature “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” programming on every cruise throughout the year, in addition to six special “Dancing with the Stars” theme cruises featuring the show’s professional dancers and celebrities. Currently scheduled to sail on all six theme cruises in 2014 are professional dancers Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson, and television personality Carson Kressley and actress Sabrina Bryan.
Photos and a mini biography of each winning guest will be featured on the blog in the coming week. Stay tuned!