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‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Theme Cruises Head to Alaska

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.

The first of the six theme cruises in 2014 sets sail June 14 aboard ms Zuiderdam on a roundtrip Vancouver voyage to Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, with scenic cruising along the Inside Passage. Personalities from “Dancing with the Stars” sailing with the ship will be professional dancers Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson, television personality Carson Kressley and actress Sabrina Bryan. Events on the theme cruises include dance lessons with the ship’s professional dancers, a special fashion show featuring glamorous “Dancing with the Stars” show costumes and a chance to meet the dance pros and celebrities, ask questions and take photos with them.

Scenic beauty takes center stage on the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises this season, with additional theme sailings departing for Alaska June 21 on Zuiderdam, and July 26 and Aug. 2 on Westerdam. The dancers head to warmer waters for the Nov. 29 theme cruise aboard Westerdam in the eastern Caribbean, and the season culminates with the 2014 Champions Cruise aboard Westerdam’s Dec. 6 Caribbean sailing.

While not every cruise is a theme cruise, “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” experiences are on all cruises and include complimentary dance lessons led by the ship’s resident professionals that were developed in collaboration with the 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.

The guests in the photos below made it all the way to the final competition on their particular cruise, and some were even crowed the winner! One of these talented guests might even be chosen to compete in the Champions Cruise at the end of the year.

Guest winners, clockwise from left: Erika Yanez, Susan Riley, Genevieve Sowell and Lynn Eiswerth.

Guest winners, clockwise from left: Erika Yanez, Susan Riley, Genevieve Sowell and Lynn Eiswerth.

A group of 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' guest winners aboard Maasdam.

A group of ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ guest winners aboard Maasdam.

Nieuw Amsterdam guests and their pro partners.

Nieuw Amsterdam guest dancers and their pro partners.

Guests participating in the competition and their pro partners on Maasdam.

Guests participating in the competition and their pro partners on Maasdam.

Volendam's guest competitors and their pro partners.

Volendam’s guest competitors and their pro partners.

Guest winners Sarie Francisco, left, from Noordam and Jesus Manuel Torres Ramon from Zaandam.

Guest winners Sarie Francisco, left, from Noordam and Jesus Manuel Torres Ramon from Zaandam.

Volendam guest competitors and their pro partners.

Volendam guest competitors and their pro partners.

Nieuw Amsterdam's guest competitors and their pro partners.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s guest competitors and their pro partners.

Have you participated in the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” guest competition onboard? If so, we’d love to share your photos. Send them to dancing@hollandamerica.com.

13 Comments
  • Thomas Hart

    Would you happen to have any group shots from January 11,2014 on the Nieu Amsterdam? I was one of the finalists on that cruise and would enjoy the group shots taken after the finale.

    Thanks,

    Tom

  • Julie

    Hi Tom, let us check for you! Congrats on making it to the finals!

  • Tammie Nolen--Oklahoma City, OK

    I was so fortunate to win on Zaandam 20Apr14..doing the waltz with Cory. I received a beautiful “Dancing Star” trophy with possibility to go to finals in December. Do you have any pictures (group or not). I did not have anyone to take any photos for me and would love to see some.

  • Julie

    Tammie, what was the departure date of your cruise? April 12? April 20 is a sea day in the middle of a cruise. Thanks!

  • Iska

    Could I get the group shot too, please? Ms Zuiderdam and we left 16 Aug to Alaska. I had loads of fun! The classes for the cha-cha and jive felt tricky, but I got in for the waltz. Shane was a sweet and great partner and practiced with me till I felt comfortable. Also thanks to the judges for adding comic relief and making sure that we all had fun.

  • romeo austrial

    I’m one of the finalist in Dancing with the stars MS Zaandam sail date 09/12/14-09/19/14
    mariner ID 296099523 and my partner is Jessica Behrend and the Director Carlos Mendoza.. I have a wonderful time experience!!!just wondering where can i find our group pictures or can i get a copy of that picture anyway i dont have any prize got from you / I want a souvenir from you guys.. I really enjoy the cruise that was AWESOME CRUISE for me!!!

    MORE POWERFUL TO HOLLAND AMERICA STAFF!!
    TWO THUMBS UP FOR THE BEST SERVICES !!!!
    SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AGAIN!!!!!

    ROME AUSTRIAL
    09/24/14 2:11PM

  • TAMMIE NOLEN

    I am still hoping for a picture of group or not of finalists on Zandham from Santiago 12Apr and last night be San Diego 27Apr. I did not get any pictures while participating in the contest. I would like some remembrance of it. Also Im looking forward to see who are chosen for the finals in December. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

  • Melanie

    I would also love to see group pictures. I won 2nd place on May 23, 2014 on the Westerdam. Thanks Much!

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  • Robert & Helen

    Hi HAL ENTERTAINMENT TEAM,
    My wife and I were in the FINALS of DWTS at sea on the ZAANDAM .the finals was on Aug 8th, 2015 (last week) and the cruise was in Alaska (Aug 2- Aug 9). The cruise director SARAH KOSTER was fantastic and we had so much fun and excitement during the DWTS at sea program – great experience meeting all the HAL ZAANDAM DANCING TEAM. special thanks to our partners KAELI CARR, TRE HARRIS, VICTORIA & DOMINIQUE. They were great instructors and friendly. It was like in a dream.
    We would like to get a group picture of the finals or video of the complete FINALS show (which was great and could not see everything as we were in the show and had no one to take pictures or videotape the show). If anyone on the Zaandam cruise ( aug 2-Aug 9) has a video tape of the Finals DWTS at sea show, we would appreciate a copy to it. Please email rlipishan@ rogers.com
    Thanks HAL for the great cruise entertainment on the Zaandam – Time to Sing & THE ROCKING ROADHOUSE was fabulous too. Special mention to ROSS & LAURA – they were outstanding .
    Hope to see them again on our next cruise with HAL.
    Robert & Helen

  • Julie

    Hi Robert and Helen. Congrats on being in the finals! You might also want to check the Roll Call tab on our Facebook page. Here you can find people on your cruise who might have photos.

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