Holland America Line Adds Olympic Champion Shawn Johnson To 'Dancing With The Stars: At Sea' Theme Cruises

Holland America Line Adds Olympic Champion Shawn Johnson To 'Dancing With The 
Stars: At Sea' Theme Cruises 
Season eight champion joins the star-studded lineup on three sailings 
SEATTLE, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - 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. 
"Shawn is one of America's sweethearts and she brings so much joy and energy 
to the dance floor," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, 
marketing, sales and guest programs. "Not only did she win 'Dancing with the 
Stars,' but she's an Olympic champion, and I know our guests will be excited 
to see her perform." 
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 
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, 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. 
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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. 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com 
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