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‘DWTS: at Sea’ Guest Champions to Cruise the Caribbean

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.

Pro dancer Kym Johnson and celebrity dancer Carson Kressley will be on the Champions Cruise to perform for guests.

Pro dancer Kym Johnson and celebrity dancer Carson Kressley will be on the Champions Cruise to perform for guests. Photo by Jason Leppert from Popular Cruising.

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!

  • Joyce Dolan

    I am super excited to be one of the 15 dancers to be competing on the champions cruise next week. Thank you Holland America and DWTS for this fabulous opportunity. I feel 40 years younger when I’m dancing on stage. Woohoo!!!

  • Mary ONeill

    I would love to get the last three videos of our dancing with the stars computations on the Statendam, Sept 29 -Nov 3 cruise Hawaii /South Pacific. Really enjoyed the dancing sessions.
    I have all the DVDs but the last 3 compitions are not on the disc.
    Can some one help me out? I have sent a previous email and not received a reply.

  • Vanbrabant Christine


    Ik was één van de finalisten op de cruise naar Noorwegen op de MS Rotterdam, periode 04-16/08/2013
    Is het mogelijk foto’s of video’s te bekomen van deze finale, het was een fantastische ervaring!
    Alvast bedankt!
    Christine Vanbrabant

  • Justyne

    Won the Samba on August 3 (Oosterdam), with three perfect scores of “10”, but too young for a free cruise?

  • Vladimir

    I also had a perfect score, but I’m not American and that’s my problem, I suppose.
    HAL should make a reference in terms&conditions that only US citizens could win a free cruise.

    It was obviously because there was no video recording and photo shooting after my win.

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