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Brenton and his dance partner Whitney pose with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
Brenton and his dance partner Whitney pose with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

It’s official! On Friday night Brenton Mitchell was crowned the 2014 “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion. Brenton, who represented ms Nieuw Amsterdam, triumphed over 14 other guest competitors to claim the title and take home Holland America Line’s coveted “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Mirrorball Trophy.

Brenton is showered in confetti when his name is announced.

Brenton is showered in confetti when his name is announced.

Brenton competed in the Dec. 12 finale with partner Whitney against Ian (ms Zuiderdam) and partner Melissa, and Matthew (ms Eurodam) and partner Leighann.

All three finalists danced a waltz choreographed by Sharna Burgess, and then they were able to select another dance style to perform for judges Kym Johnson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna and Pop Star Sabrina Bryan. Brenton chose a tango that Kym praised:

It was like fifty shades of fantastic! Your partnering skills are what impress me most. The footwork was flawless. You have it all!

Brenton and Whitney performing the tango.

Brenton and Whitney performing the tango.

Matthew danced a samba and Ian performed an energetic jive.

Matthew, left, performed a samba, while Ian danced a jive.

Matthew, left, performed a samba, while Ian danced a jive.

Jason Venner, Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” show producer and emcee, commented from the ship:

It was an EPIC finale that included a show lounge at 100 percent capacity over an hour before show time, a live broadcast to a standing-room only Queen’s Lounge, a ship-wide TV broadcast and enough confetti to convince anyone that we were announcing the Super Bowl champion!

From left: Ian, Matthew and Brenton performing the waltz.

From left: Ian, Matthew and Brenton performing the waltz.

When asked before the cruise where he would display the trophy if he won, Brenton said:

I would display the Mirrorball Trophy at the clinic where I work, as well as at my dance practice studio.

It’s sure to bring a lot of attention to wherever it’s displayed!

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The “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” fun included more than the finale. Guests were treated to a fashion show hosted by Carson and Kym that showed off actual costumes worn on “Dancing with the Stars.” Journalist Jason Leppert from Popular Cruising shared some fabulous photos from the show.

Photos courtesy of Jason Leppert, popularcruising.com.

Photos courtesy of Jason Leppert, popularcruising.com.

“Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Continues in 2015/16
If looking at the posts and photos made you want to want to join in on the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” extravaganza, the program continues next year!

The 2015/16 schedule will 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: Jan. 3 eastern Caribbean on Westerdam; Jan. 10 eastern Caribbean on Westerdam; June 6 Bermuda on Veendam; June 13 Canada & New England on Veendam; and Jan. 3, 2016, eastern Caribbean on Nieuw Amsterdam.

The season culminates with the third annual Champions Cruise on ms Westerdam departing Jan. 10. for the westerdam Caribbean. Hope to welcome you onboard!

Celebrities and professional dancers for 2015-16 will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 15 guest finalists and their professional shipboard dance partners wowed the crowd with a variety of dances on the first night.
The 15 guest finalists and their professional shipboard dance partners wowed the crowd with a variety of dances on the first night.

The “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise aboard ms Westerdam is well underway, and everyone onboard is having a great time enjoying the electrifying performances and “Dancing with the Stars” atmosphere.

Since embarking, the 15 finalists have been busy rehearsing and preparing for their performances. Through a series of elimination rounds, the group of 15 will be narrowed down to just three finalists who will compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.

The finalists having some fun with their shipboard dance partners.

The finalists having some fun with their shipboard dance partners.

Social media has been on fire with tweets, photos and comments posted from the professional dancers and celebrities from “Dancing with the Stars” who are onboard to perform and judge the competition. A select group of journalists also were invited to sail, and they’ve been reporting on the events throughout the week.

This week the “Dancing with the Stars” production took place in the ship’s show lounge, featuring pro dancers Kym Johnson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sharna Burgess and Jaymz Tuileva, as well as celebrities Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley.

Photo courtesy of journalist Jason Leppert of Popular Cruising.

Photo courtesy of journalist Jason Leppert of Popular Cruising.

Photo courtesy of journalist Jason Leppert of Popular Cruising.

Photos courtesy of journalist Jason Leppert of Popular Cruising.

It’s not all work for the “Dancing with the Stars” team. Kym, Artem and Carson Kressley have been chronicling their adventures on Instagram and Twitter:

Photos from @kym_johnson, @carsonkressley and @artemchigvintse.

Photos from @kym_johnson, @carsonkressley and @artemchigvintse.

Below are the results to-date as the guest competitors advance toward the Final Round to compete for the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Mirror Ball Trophy.

Top 15 – Round 1

Day 1, clockwise from top: the contestants performing an elegant waltz, getting ready for the tango, Jacoba doing the jive, Caroline and her sassy samba, Summer performing the Jive and Ian's exciting cha cha.

Day 1, clockwise from top: the contestants performing an elegant waltz, getting ready for the tango, Jacoba and the jive, Caroline and her samba, Summer and the jive and Ian’s cha cha.

Cha Cha – 1. Jamie (Rotterdam) & John 2. Frances (Volendam) & Tiago 3. Ian (Zuiderdam) & Varinia
Tango – 1. Maurice (Noordam) & Melissa 2. Marie Liza (Ryndam) & John 3. Kelly (Oosterdam) & Ian
Samba – 1. Caroline (Zaandam) & Derek 2. Ritchie (Westerdam) & Jamie 3. Simona (Amsterdam) & O’Brien
Waltz – 1. Matthew (Eurodam) & Leighann 2. Elaine (Maasdam) & Ian 3. LeeAnn (Statendam) & Tiago
Jive – 1. Jacoba (Prinsendam) & O’Brien 2. Summer (Veendam) & Derek 3. Brenton (Nieuw Amsterdam) & Whitney

Eliminated after Round 1 were Elaine, Maurice, Jamie, LeeAnn and Summer. Before taking a final bow, they showed the crowd some more moves.

The eliminated guests showed off some final moves.

The eliminated guests showed off some final moves.

Top 10 – Round 2

Day 2, clockwise from top: The judging panel of professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, actress Sabrina Bryan  and Cruise Director Johnathon Rogers; Frances doing a tango; Matthew flicking his feet in the jive; Simona's foxtrot; Kelly did the samba; and Caroline and her jive.

Day 2, clockwise from top: The judging panel of professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, actress Sabrina Bryan and Cruise Director Johnathon Rogers; Frances doing a tango; Matthew’s jive; Simona’s foxtrot; Kelly’s samba; and Caroline and her jive.

Cha Cha – 1. Todd (Amsterdam) & Larissa 2. Kristin (Noordam) & Ken
Tango – 1. Frances (Volendam) & John 2. Ian (Zuiderdam) & Melissa
Samba – 1. Kelly (Oosterdam) & Ian 2. Marie Liza (Ryndam) & John
Foxtrot – 1. Simona (Amsterdam) & O’Brien 2. Ritchie (Westerdam) & Jamie 3. Brenton (Nieuw Amsterdam) & Whitney 4. Jacoba (Prinsendam) & O’Brien
Jive – 1. Matthew (Eurodam) & Leighann 2. Caroline (Zaandam) & Derek

Eliminated after Round 2 were Simona, Jacoba, Marie Liza and Caroline.

Top 6 – Round 3

Tango — Matthew (Eurodam) & Leighann
Foxtrot — Brenton (Nieuw Amsterdam) & Whitney
Cha Cha — Kelly (Oosterdam) & Ian
Jive — Frances (Volendam) & John
Waltz — Ritchie (Westerdam) & Jamie
Samba — Ian (Zuiderdam) & Melissa

Clockwise from top left: Brenton, Ritchie, Matthew, Kelly, Ian and Frances.

Clockwise from top left: Brenton, Ritchie, Matthew, Kelly, Ian and Frances.

Following one more elimination just before the finale tomorrow, the final three contestants will perform their last dance in hopes of winning the Mirrorball Trophy and being crowned Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion! The winner will be revealed on Facebook Friday night or Saturday morning, and we’ll feature the winner on the blog next week.

Don’t you wish you were onboard the Champions Cruise? Book the 2015/16 Champions Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam departing Jan. 6, 2016, and you can experience the thrill and excitement of “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea!”

Photos of the dancers and performances when not noted are by Vladimir Ramljak.

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Holland America Line has announced the 15 winning guest finalists who will compete on the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise Dec. 6, 2014, aboard ms Westerdam. Each winner will represent one of the 15 ships in Holland America Line’s fleet and was selected via the onboard “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” dance competitions held throughout the past year.

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 Holland America Line “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Mirrorball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion.

Now it’s time to meet 12 of the winning champions (in ship alphabetical order) who are busy polishing their dance moves before setting sail on the Dec. 6 cruise.

Simona150Amsterdam: Simona Tsives from San Francisco, Calif., who works for a tech company in Silicon Valley, earned her top spot on the Champions Cruise with a sultry samba. Having danced jazz in high school and modern dance in college, she’s no stranger to performing but says time on the dance floor is limited these days.

Between work and all the kids’ activities and homework assignments I don’t really have much free time left, but once in a while we have dance parties with the kids at home. We go crazy!

One of her favorite destinations is Argentina, so it’s no surprise that her favorite dance is the Argentinian Tango.

Matthew McGloin150Eurodam: New York City resident Matthew McGloin (not the quarterback for the Oakland Raiders!) is ready to display the Mirrorball Trophy on the windowsill of his apartment overlooking the city. While hip-hop might be his favorite form of dance, he’s taken ballet and gymnastics classes and would have loved to dance with film beauty Cyd Charisse.

I like to dance because it just feels natural to move and groove to music. I think it’s one of the most basic joys of being alive, the combination of movement and music.

Matthew manages an after-school program at an elementary school where he is, no doubt, practicing his moves with the kids in anticipation of the Champions Cruise!

Elaine Jordan150Maasdam: Elaine Jordan of Meeker, Colo., has been dancing all of her life as part of her Polish and Croatian heritage. Her favorite dance is the waltz, and that’s what she performed on her Holland America Line cruise.

Dancing is uplifting and fun. It is also good exercise.

A retired high school math and social studies teacher, Elaine is working on visiting all 50 states and she enjoys going to places she’s never been. If she had the chance to compete on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” she’d want five-time winner Derek Hough as her partner.

Brent Mitchell150Nieuw Amsterdam: Brenton Mitchell considers himself an amateur ballroom dancing hobbiest who takes to the floor several days a week in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I like to dance because I love music. When I hear a good song, I can’t wait to express myself through movement, bringing all of the senses into harmony.

This pediatric occupational therapist enjoys the quickstep and the jive, although he won his cruise competition with the samba. When asked what dancer he’d like to partner with, he picked Ginger Rogers for a more serious partner and J. Lo or Beyonce for fun because “they are both energetic, beautiful and always look like they’re genuinely enjoying themselves.”

Noordam: Maurice Jan Andres Van Melick (no photo available) of Arnhem, Netherlands, was on his first Holland America Line cruise when he won his ship’s competition dancing the samba. He is an IT consultant who competes in Latin and ballroom dancing at an amateur level and says it’s impossible to pick a favorite type of dance.

Dancing is an important part of my life, and my partner and I practice on regular basis. Dancing is good for your health, a great way to relieve stress and it is a nice opportunity to socialize.

He’d love the chance to dance with “Dancing with the Stars” pro Kym Johnson and he’s ready to display the Mirrorball Trophy at the dance school where he practices.

Kelly Cooper_150Oosterdam: Kelly Cooper of Concord, Calif., is a high school teacher and certified athletic trainer who loves to dance but has no previous ballroom training. She won her Alaska cruise competition with the samba and likes the pace of the jive.

[Dancing] is how I get my two kids out of their grumpy moods, particularly my 5-year-old daughter – she’s a crab in the morning!! I love dancing because it is a fun way to exercise without belaboring the fact that you are actually exercising. I love music, and I like the release that dance allows you.

Holland America Line’s headquarter city of Seattle is one of her favorite destinations, and she’s ready to display the Mirrorball Trophy in her training room. Fred Astaire is Kelly’s ideal partner, but she would need to borrow Ginger’s dresses, “because she was flawless.”

Jacoba Wendrich150Prinsendam: Jacoba Wendrich of Barendrecht, Netherlands, considers 25 years of dancing with her husband as the best experience she could ask for. Her favorite dance is the samba, and she won her ship competition with this genre. Having cruised with Holland America Line 18 times, Jacoba lists Indonesia/Asia as her favorite travel destination.

I like dancing because it’s good for your health and I feel happy when I am dancing.

If she had the chance to dance with anyone, she’s ask Michael Malitowski — a former World Latin Dance Champion — to take her for a spin across the dance floor.

Jamie Freedman150Rotterdam: Jamie Freedman of Boca Raton, Fla., grew up dancing and learning the basics, and recently she signed up for cha cha classes. She loves to cruise with her husband and two children, and the family considers their motto to be “The family that cruises together, stays together!” When she’s onboard Jamie loves going to the dance classes, and she won her ship competition performing the jive.

I love to dance because it makes me happy. I have never seen anyone looking mad or upset when they are dancing.

Jamie considers “Dancing with the Stars” pro Derek Hough a “genius” and her ideal partner would be either her husband or the late Patrick Swayze.

Marie LizaRyndam: Marie Liza Rodriguez Falek from San Juan, Puerto, Rico, says the salsa and tango are among her favorite dances, and a few years ago she started taking flamenco classes to hone her skills.

When asked her ideal dance partner, she had a clear favorite:

Hugh Jackman. I saw him in a Broadway musical, The Boy from Oz, and he is an amazing dancer, plus he is very handsome and an excellent actor.

She loves to travel to Europe, but she next plans to visit Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong. The Champions Cruise will be her second with Holland America Line.

Leeann Valero150Statendam: Oncology nurse LeeAnn Valero of Chicago, Ill., danced on her high school poms team and hip-hop is her favorite genre. On her cruise to Alaska LeeAnn won the ship competition with the jive, and she hopes to display the Mirrorball Trophy on her Facebook and Instagram page.

I like dancing because it’s fun. It can be serious or it can be a way to act goofy and not matter. Dancing is entertaining whether the dancing is good or bad (hopefully I fall on the good side).

Her dad is her favorite dance partner because he loves ballroom dancing and “looks so happy” when he’s gliding across the floor.

Manzo150Volendam: Graduate student Frances Manzo of Houston, Texas, has been dancing professionally for 13 years. Although she dances everyday, next year she will attend law school full time to pursue a career in criminal prosecution. Jazz and hip-hop are her favorite dances, and she won her shipboard competition with the jive.

I love both the creative and logical aspects of dancing. Creatively, I love the freedom of expression, and I love that it is open to interpretation. Logically, I love that dance requires the analyzation of movement; you must figure out how to move from point A to point B seamlessly, accurately and passionately.

Her ideal “Dancing with the Stars” partner would be Mark Ballas, and if she wins the Mirrorball Trophy she’s ready to display it by her front door.

Chan150Zaandam: Caroline Chan of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, might look familiar from her role in AMC’s “Broken Trail” with Robert Duvall. A professional actress, Caroline also works for an experiential event marketing company. Growing up, she danced for 10 years and also did wushu and kickboxing.

I haven’t taken a dance class for 10-11 years! It was nice to get in touch with my dance life [onboard] because it was such a big part of my life growing up. I love dance because its a beautiful way to express yourself, to be in the moment and to stay fit!

Her cruise to Hawaii was her first Holland America Line adventure, and she loved Honolulu because she was able to see many of her family members for the day. Caroline looks forward to one day dancing with her future husband.

Ian Alldritt, left, and Ritchie Valenzuela are two more dancers competing on the Champions Cruise.

Ian Alldritt, left, and Ritchie Valenzuela are two more dancers competing on the Champions Cruise.

The other guest finalists and their ships are Summer Knowlden of Lehi, Utah, representing ms Veendam; Ritchie Valenzuela of San Diego, Calif., representing ms Westerdam; and Ian Alldritt of Nepean, Ontario, Canada, representing ms Zuiderdam.

You might recognize Summer Knowlden from her YouTube video knocking down her daughter while twerking, but it was her more formal moves that earned her a spot on the Champions Cruise.

Joining the Champions Cruise to perform in a special production show are two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kym Johnson and pro dancers Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev. Celebrities set to perform include actress Sabrina Bryan 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 Dec. 6 Champions Cruise visits the eastern Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with calls at Half Moon Cay, the line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos.

Holland America Line has extended its partnership with “Dancing with the Stars” and will feature the shipboard program through the 2015-16 sailing season, culminating with a Champions Cruise guest dance-off competition on the Jan. 10, 2016, western Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam.

The 2015 schedule also will 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. Celebrities and professional dancers for 2015-16 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Good luck to all of our finalists on the Champions Cruise!

The "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" professional dancers, celebrities and production staff put on dazzling performances every theme cruise.
The "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" professional dancers, celebrities and production staff put on dazzling performances every theme cruise.

The new season of the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars” is underway, and it’s fun to see some of our favorites who cruised with Holland America Line on “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises strut their stuff on the small screen. While we’re cheering for all of the professional dancers and their celebrity partners to do well, we’re especially thrilled to see some familiar faces like Emma Slater and Derek Hough take to the stage this season.

This past summer, several theme cruises took place on Alaska voyages with performances from the professional dancers and celebrities who dazzled the audience with routines from the television series. Additional events on the theme cruises included 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. From dancing pros Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus to celebrities Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley, each cruise was a star-studded event.

The "Dancing with Star: at Sea" theme cruises welcome several of the show's professional dancers and celebrities, pictured onboard with other members of the "Dancing with the Stars" production.

The “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises welcome several of the show’s professional dancers and celebrities, pictured onboard with other members of the “Dancing with the Stars” production.

The Ladies of "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" with Zuiderdam Captain Chris Turner; pro Kym Johnson with the Zuiderdam chief engineer, who loves to dance, and the shipboard dance classes.

The ladies of “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” with Zuiderdam Captain Chris Turner, top; pro Kym Johnson with Zuiderdam’s Chief Engineer Martinus Spaansen, who loves to dance; and one of the shipboard dance classes.

If you want to sail on a “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruise this season, there’s still time! Westerdam departs Nov. 29, 2014, on a seven-day Caribbean cruise, and the Champions Cruise sets sail aboard Westerdam Dec. 6, 2014, on another seven-day Caribbean voyage. Scheduled to appear are pro dancers Kym Johnson, Artem Chigvintseva and Sharna Burgess, along with celebrities Carson Kressley and Sabrina Bryan.


A highlight of the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises is the fashion show on deck.

Guest Dance Competitions on Every Cruise
While not every cruise is a theme cruise, all cruises offer the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program, including complimentary dance lessons led by the ship’s resident professionals that were developed in collaboration with the television show’s dancers and choreographers. Guests from all skill levels of dance who choose to take their lessons to the next step can enter a guest dance-off competition to win a chance to compete on the 2014 Champions Cruise on the Dec. 6 Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam. The winner of that cruise competition will win the coveted Mirror Ball and be named champion.

For guest Suzanne Smith, the shipboard dancing classes changed her life:

When my husband and I went on a Caribbean cruise aboard the Zuiderdam last Christmas as a retirement celebration trip, I was surprised and excited to find out about the on board “Dancing With the Stars” promotion and competition. My husband (a math professor) is not very interested in dancing, but I am a HUGE fan of the show, was a dancer in college, and participated in some regional musical theater before becoming a full time teacher 20 years ago. Since then, I have really only participated in this art form, which I enjoy so much either vicariously or at family or social functions.

It was so exciting to find myself the last night of the cruise, under the lights, onstage with the other dancers and my handsome, very sweet professional partner performing for the whole ship! And then I won the star trophy as cruise champion!! WOW MOMENT!

Suzanne Smith was crowned the winner on her cruise, top. Since then, she has started taking dance lessons with her husband.

Suzanne Smith was crowned the winner on her cruise, top. Since then, she has started taking dance lessons with her husband.

Since then my husband and I have joined the local ballroom dance association, take weekly classes, and attend dances and ballroom functions all around the area. Our social lives have blossomed and we are having a blast!

Of course I would love to win a free cruise, but beyond that, I want you to know that this is a fabulous promotion and I hope you will continue it for a very long time. This has been an experience and memory of a lifetime for me and I want to thank you for letting us be a part of Dancing With the Stars: at Sea! — Suzanne Smith and Gerald Beer

Other guests have participated in the dance classes across the fleet. Here is a selection of competitors and winners from recent cruises.

Clockwise from top left: Winner Chen Yu from Zaandam, Eurodam's competitors, Zuiderdam participants, the winner and her partner from a Statendam cruise, Oosterdam participants, and the winner from a Maasdam cruise.

Clockwise from top left: Winner Chen Yu from Zaandam, Eurodam’s competitors, Zuiderdam participants, the winner and her partner from a Statendam cruise, Oosterdam participants, and the winner from a Maasdam cruise.

Clockwise from top left: the winner from Amsterdam, Zuiderdam participants and Amsterdam's competitors.

Clockwise from top left: the winner from Amsterdam, Zuiderdam participants and Amsterdam’s competitors.

Clockwise from top: participants from Amsterdam, Statendam and Amsterdam.

Clockwise from top: participants from Amsterdam, Statendam and Amsterdam.

Guests aren’t the only ones to get in on the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” fun!

Recently the production cast onboard Oosterdam organized a dance competition for the crew. They held one dance lesson per week, and after six weeks the final show was performed in the Vista Lounge for all to see. It was a great event with a lot of enthusiasm. The First Place winner was Nomer Motus, general service attendant. — Oosterdam Human Resources Manager Jaime de Castro-van der Loo

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Were you on a “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” theme cruise this summer or do you have one coming up? Or perhaps you participated in the dance classes onboard? Tell us about your experience below!

The dancers are back in Alaska! Photo by Anya Fuchs via Twitter: @myanyatv.
The dancers are back in Alaska! Photo by Anya Fuchs via Twitter: @myanyatv.

They’re at it again! The glamorous dancers and stars of the “Dancing With the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises are currently underway on ms Westerdam in Alaska and have been sharing the scenery both onboard and ashore via social media.
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HAL welcomes back "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" fan favorites, featured are (beginning second from left): Iveta Lukosiute, Carson Kressley, Kym Johnson and Tristan McManus with (far left) DWTS: At Sea Host Jason Venner and (far right) DWTS Producer Shauna O'Brien.
HAL welcomes back "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" fan favorites, featured are (beginning second from left): Iveta Lukosiute, Carson Kressley, Kym Johnson and Tristan McManus with (far left) DWTS: At Sea Host Jason Venner and (far right) DWTS Producer Shauna O'Brien.

It’s hard to say what is more exciting, the beginning of the Alaska season or the first “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” theme cruise of 2014! Luckily we don’t have to choose as they came together onboard Zuiderdam.
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"Dancing with the Stars" professional cast members take to the stage on a theme cruise. Photo courtesy of RobComeau.com.
"Dancing with the Stars" professional cast members take to the stage on a theme cruise. Photo courtesy of RobComeau.com.

While the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars” is in full swing right now on ABC, the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises are getting ready to cha cha their way into the Alaska cruise season.
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