Holland America Line Adds More Pro And Celebrity Dancers For 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Theme Cruises

Holland America Line Adds More Pro And Celebrity Dancers For 'Dancing with the 
Stars: At Sea' Theme Cruises 
SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Holland America Line has added even more star 
power to its 2013 "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruises featuring 
professional and celebrity dancers from ABC's smash hit "Dancing with the 
Stars." Professionals scheduled to appear are two-time champion Mark Ballas, 
champion Kym Johnson, Chelsie Hightower, Tristan MacManus and Lacey Schwimmer. 
Celebrities scheduled to sail are singer Joey Fatone, actress Sabrina Bryan 
and television personality Carson Kressley. 
The theme cruises on select ships are part of the line's recently announced 
"Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" on-board experience that also features an 
exclusive "Dancing with the Stars" program on all ships in the fleet including 
dance lessons and an opportunity to dance center stage in a live dance-off 
performance. These activities will showcase the ships' professional dancers 
and will be developed in collaboration with the show's dancers and 
choreographers. 
"The 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' theme cruises are all the more exciting 
with the addition of such popular professional dancers and celebrities from 
ABC's hit show," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, 
sales and guest programs. "We know our guests are going to be thrilled with 
the opportunity to see such incredible talent live on these cruises." 
The six theme cruises in 2013 and early 2014 will feature "Dancing with the 
Stars: At Sea" events including dance lessons, a chance to meet the dancers, 
ask questions and take photos, and a dazzling production starring the 
celebrities and famed dance pros, complete with glamorous costumes and 
routines from the TV show. Performers are subject to change. 
Professional dancers Lacey Schwimmer and Mark Ballas are scheduled to appear 
on ms Eurodam's Feb. 16, 2013, Eastern Caribbean cruise. Joining the pros on 
the seven-day voyage are celebrities Joey Fatone and Sabrina Bryan. 
Chelsie Hightower and Mark Ballas are scheduled to sail Jun. 22, 2013, on ms 
Veendam's seven-day Canada and New England voyage. Celebrities to be announced. 
Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus are scheduled to sail on ms Oosterdam's Jun. 
30 and Jul. 7, 2013, seven-day Alaska cruises along with celebrity Carson 
Kressley. Additional celebrity to be announced. 
2014 "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruises are on board ms Nieuw 
AmsterdamJan. 5 for a seven-day Eastern Caribbean sailing and Jan. 12 
seven-day Western Caribbean cruise. Celebrities to be announced. 
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, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit 
www.hollandamerica.com or the Plan a Cruise tab at www.Facebook.com/HALcruises. 
The 16(th) season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on Monday, March 
18(th) at 8:00pm (ET) on ABC. 
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Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the 
home page at www.hollandamerica.com. 
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. The line currently has a 
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in fall 2015. 
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 Cafe 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 
www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com. 
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 Criminal Justice (HBO), Getting 
On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz), 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: 
http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview. 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com 
http://www.hollandamerica.com 
SOURCE: Holland America Line 
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