Holland America Adds to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ lineup

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The star power just got brighter on Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises with the addition of Olympic champion and “Dancing with the Stars” season eight winner Shawn Johnson to three sailings in 2013. Johnson will perform on ms Veendam’s June 22 voyage and ms Oosterdam’s June 30 and July 7 cruises.

Johnson won season eight of “Dancing with the Stars” with professional partner Mark Ballas, who will be sailing with her on the June 22 departure. She also competed in the 2012 All-Star season where she was the runner-up with dance professional Derek Hough.

The “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises in 2013 and early 2014 will feature events including dance lessons, a chance to meet the dancers, take photos, and a dazzling production starring the celebrities and famed dance pros. The experience will be made complete with glamorous costumes and routines from the TV show performed on stage. Performers are subject to change.

Dance professional Chelsie Hightower is also scheduled to sail June 22, 2013, on ms Veendam’s seven-day Canada and New England voyage with Johnson and Ballas.

Dance professionals Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus are scheduled to sail with Johnson on ms Oosterdam’s June 30 and July 7 seven-day Alaska cruises along with celebrity Carson Kressley.

In 2014, the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises will be on board the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Seven-day voyages include an Eastern Caribbean cruise on January 5 and a Western Caribbean cruise on January 12. Celebrities are to be announced.

The 16th season of “Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET) on ABC.

For more information about the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises and Holland America Line’s cruises and CruiseTours, consult a professional travel seller.

Source: HAL

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