If you missed cruising on the 2013 “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise in January aboard ms Nieum Amsterdam, don’t worry!
This new video shows you more about the contestants, process and Allyse’s road to victory as Holland America Line’s first Champion. And in 2014, the dancing excitement continues!
Like 2013, the 2014 schedule features “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” programming on all sailings throughout the year, in addition to six special “Dancing with the Stars” theme cruises featuring the show’s professional dancers and celebrities. Scheduled to sail on all six theme cruises are professional dancers Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson and television personality Carson Kressley and actress Sabrina Bryan.
The “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” 2014 theme cruises are: Jun. 14 and Jun. 21 aboard ms Zuiderdam, 7-day Alaska from Vancouver, British Columbia; July 26 and Aug. 2 aboard Westerdam, 7-day Alaska from Seattle, Wash.; and Nov. 29 and the Dec. 6 Champions Cruise aboard Westerdam, 7-day Eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Each theme cruise features guest performances from the dance pros and celebrities, dazzling the audience with routines from the television series (which announces next season’s celebrity line-up tomorrow on “Good Morning America”). Additional events on theme cruises include dance lessons with the ship’s professional dancers, a special fashion show featuring glamorous show costumes and a chance to meet the dance pros and celebrities, ask questions and take photos with them.
Every sailing on all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet including the theme cruises will feature an exclusive “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program. Included are complimentary dance lessons with the ship’s dance professionals and a dance-off competition for participating guests to compete for a chance to represent their ship on the 2014 Champions Cruise on Dec. 6. There will be a total of 15 winners, one per ship. Sailings with departure dates through Oct. 17, 2014 are eligible.
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. A judging panel — senior ship officers, shipboard professional dancers and other cruise staff — will score participants’ performances and combine those scores with audience appreciation scores for a total tally to determine the winning guest Cruise Champion for each cruise. Judges onboard the six theme cruises may also include some of the “Dancing with the Stars” dance pros or celebrities onboard.
Beginning Oct. 31, 2014, winners of the guest competitions with the highest scores from each of Holland America Line’s 15 ships will be notified they have won a free ocean view stateroom on the Champions Cruise to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion.
“Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, March 17 8|7c on ABC. Will you be watching?