ABC's Smash Hit 'Dancing with the Stars' Sizzles On Board Holland America Line

ABC's Smash Hit 'Dancing with the Stars' Sizzles On Board Holland America Line 
Cruisers can meet the pros and stars, learn the steps and more — coming in 
SEATTLE, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Holland America Line announced today that an 
exciting new "Dancing with the Stars" experience will be featured on board the 
premium cruise ships of Holland America Line next year. Whether you like to 
Tango, Quickstep, Paso Doble, or sit back and enjoy watching the sizzling 
performances, the new program offers guests an entirely unique experience on 
the seas. 
Six theme cruises in 2013 and early 2014 will feature "Dancing with the Stars" 
events including dance lessons; a chance to meet the dancers, ask questions 
and take photos; and a dazzling production starring celebrities and the famed 
dance pros, complete with glamorous costumes and routines from the TV show. 
Currently scheduled to appear on select sailings are two-time champion pro 
dancers Mark Ballas and Kym Johnson; pros Tristan MacManus and Lacey 
Schwimmer; and some of your favorite celebrity competitors.* More dance pros 
and celebrities to be announced. 
In addition to the theme cruises, every sailing on all 15 ships in the Holland 
America Line fleet will feature an exclusive "Dancing with the Stars" program 
including dance lessons and an opportunity for some lucky guests to dance 
center stage in an exciting dance-off performance. These activities will 
feature the ships' professional dancers and will be developed in collaboration 
with the show's dancers and choreographers. 
"'Dancing with the Stars' is an international phenomenon and we know this 
exciting new addition to our entertainment line-up will be very popular with 
our global guests," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, 
sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. "The theme cruises offer a 
unique opportunity to interact with dance pros and stars from the show, learn 
the moves and even take center stage." 
The "Dancing with the Stars" theme cruises are: Feb. 16, 2013 ms Eurodam 7-day 
Eastern Caribbean; Jun. 22, 2013 ms Veendam 7-day Canada & New England; Jun. 
30 and Jul. 7, 2013 ms Oosterdam 7-day Alaska; Jan. 5, 2014 Nieuw Amsterdam 
7-day Eastern Caribbean; and Jan. 12, 2014 ms Nieuw Amsterdam 7-day Western 
For more information about the "Dancing with the Stars" theme cruises and 
Holland America Line's cruises and CruiseTours, consult a professional travel 
seller, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425), visit or 
the Plan a Cruise tab at 
Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars currently airs Mondays, 8:00 p.m. (ET) and 
Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. (ET) on ABC. 
*Performers are subject to change. 
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog. 
Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the 
home page at 
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:  
CCL and CUK)]  Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, 
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a 
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's 
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation 
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise 
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at 
About Dancing with the Stars The Dancing with the Stars format launched as 
Strictly Come Dancing in the UK in 2004. Dancing with the Stars, produced by 
BBC Worldwide Productions, premiered on ABC in 2005 as the U.S. version of the 
smash hit series. Both Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars 
continue to attract mass audiences on both sides of the pond. Additionally, 
the DWTS format has been licensed to more than 40 countries across six 
continents and has been broadcast in over 75 countries around the world. The 
Guinness Book of World Records named Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come 
Dancing officially the world's most successful reality TV format in 2010 based 
on format sales, viewing figures and spin-off shows. The format was also named 
the most-watched entertainment show in the world by trade publication TBI in 
2008. The show has been lauded by viewers and critics alike and has won 
countless awards. In 2009, DWTS made Emmy® history, garnering 10 nominations, 
the most for any non-fiction programming in a single award year.  Since 2006, 
the show has won 10 Emmys® and has been nominated 55 times. DWTS has also 
been the recipient of two People's Choice Awards (2008 and 2009), the first 
ever Game Show Award (2009) and in 2012, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding 
Reality Series, the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program and the 
Critic's Choice Award for Tom Bergeron as Best Reality Show Host. 
About BBC Worldwide Productions BBC Worldwide Productions is one of five core 
businesses under BBC Worldwide America, the U.S. division of the main 
commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting 
Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide 
Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and 
non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as 
digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles 
currently on air and in production including Da Vinci's Demon (Starz), 
Criminal Justice (HBO), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), Torchwood: 
Miracle Day (Starz) Breaking Pointe (CW), Richard Hammond's Crash Course (BBC 
AMERICA), What Not to Wear (TLC), The Week the Women Went (Lifetime) and the 
cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC). 
About BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and 
a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The 
company exists to exploit the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the 
licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for 
rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, 
Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Global Brands. In 2011/12, BBC 
Worldwide generated headline profits of £155 million on headline sales of 
£1085 million and returned £216 million to the BBC. For more detailed 
performance information please see our Annual Review website: 
|CONTACT:|Sally Andrews                                                                                       |
|PHONE:  |800-637-5029                                                                                        |
|FAX:    |206-262-5934                                                                                        |
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