Florence Henderson to Headline Holland America’s ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’
Written by: Cruise News
April 28, 2015 — Here’s the story of a lovely lady who took her dancing shoes on two Holland America Line “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises. Florence Henderson — best known as matriarch Carol Brady on the classic hit TV series “The Brady Bunch” and “Dancing with the Stars” Season 11 contestant — is scheduled to join the June 6 and June 13, 2015, theme cruises aboard ms Veendam to Bermuda and Canada and New England, respectively.
The special “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme sailings also will feature television personality Carson Kressley and “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancers Tristan MacManus and two-time Mirrorball Trophy winner Kym Johnson who is hot off the current season of the hit ABC television show.
“Florence Henderson is one of the greatest pop culture icons of all time, and we’re excited to welcome her to our stage,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Her vibrant personality and infectious smile are sure to bring joy to our guests, along with the other talented celebrities and pro dancers on board.”
The June 6 departure is a seven-day Bermuda cruise that sails roundtrip from Boston, Mass, and spends three nights at Hamilton, Bermuda. The seven-day June 13 cruise explores Canada and New England and sails from Boston to Montreal, Québec, Canada.
“Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Theme Cruises
Each theme cruise features lively guest performances from the professional dancers and celebrities, who dazzle the audience with routines from the television show and exciting new choreographed dances. Additional events on theme cruises include dance lessons with the ship’s professional dancers; a special fashion show featuring glamorous show costumes; and a chance to meet the dance pros and celebrities, ask questions and take photos with them.
“Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Dance Competition for Guests
Beginning with cruises that departed on or after Sept. 21, 2014, and continuing with sailings departing through Nov. 24, 2015, every sailing on all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” programming. Included are complimentary dance lessons with the ship’s dance pros and a dance competition that gives guests an opportunity to compete for a chance to represent their ship on the Champions Cruise.
Winners of the guest competitions with the highest scores from each of Holland America Line’s ships will win a free ocean-view stateroom for two on the Champions Cruise to compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion. There will be one winner from each ship on the Champions Cruise sailing aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam Jan. 10, 2016.
Fares for the June 6 Bermuda cruise begin at $699 per person, double occupancy. The June 15 Canada and New England sailing starts at $599 per person. Taxes are additional.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs on Mondays (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT). “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special” airs on Tuesday April 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., EDT/PDT) on the ABC Television Network.
For more information about the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program and Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com. Complete rules for the “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” dance competition are posted at www.hollandamerica.com.