“Dancing with the Stars at Sea” on Holland America | NOT for speakers

ByRick Deutsch

“Dancing with the Stars at Sea” on Holland America | NOT for speakers

The grand prize trophy

The grand prize trophy

We recently told you about a creative marketing ploy by Holland America to put the format of the hit TV show, “Dancing with the Stars” on board.  Passengers loved it….so much that the event will run until the end of 2014. And it will be featured on all of HA’s 15 ships. Speakers cannot dance as they want paying customers to win.

Spectators and participants can compete against each other. Often, celebrities are brought in to dance with guests. Folks first learn the process via a video that reviews all the dance steps.  Then HA sorts out who will get to compete.

Holland America’s professional ship dancers work with each guest who wants to participate in the program and picks guests who are good. A panel of judges score each performance.  Who are the judges? Typically, it will be ship officers, ship dancers and staff. An “applaud now” process will determine which team the ship’s guests select.

But it’s not over then….Each cruise winner comes back for a FREE trip on the Holland American ms Westerdam. There, a championship round with 15 finalists will compete on December 6th. Grand prize? A new car? A cruise to Greece?  $500K??  No a trophy. Gosh, another dust collector.

If you are more of a 60-minutes fan, stay off Holland America. ALL 15 cruise ships will have this going on. Personally, I’d get more excited if they had a mini-Survivor theme!!

But if you really want to go – book soon:

June 14, 2014: ms Zuiderdam, 7-night Alaska round trip from Vancouver
June 21, 2014: ms Zuiderdam, 7-night Alaska round trip from Vancouver
July 26, 2014: ms Westerdam, 7-night Alaska round trip from Seattle
Aug. 2, 2014: ms Westerdam, 7-night Alaska round trip from Seattle
Nov. 28, 2014: ms Westerdam, 7-night eastern Caribbean round trip from Fort Lauderdale
Dec. 6, 2014: ms Westerdam, 7-night eastern Caribbean round trip from Fort Lauderdale

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