As dance pros, celebrities and hopeful champions samba into living rooms worldwide, Crystal Cruises announces its own "Dancing with the Crystal Stars."
Featured on Crystal Serenity's December 1 Big Band and Ballroom Dance Experiences of Discovery Transatlantic voyage, Crystal's 'That's Ballroom!' specially-themed production showcases crew members who will perform with professional dance instructors after completing an intense Ballroom Boot Camp to master the steps, grace and nuances of various dance styles. Given the increasing number of dance enthusiasts, the ultra-luxury line is also adding advanced level classes in American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin and International Standard for more experienced dancers. Beginning classes (also complimentary) and private instruction (for a fee) are also available.
"The emergence of hit shows like Dancing With the Stars has created a renewed interest and excitement for dancing. Crystal's dance classes have been increasingly popular for guests of all ages with and without partners. The days at sea on this southern Atlantic route presented an ideal opportunity for us to expand the music and dance theme," says Bret Bullock, vice president, entertainment.
Headlined by the famed Glenn Miller Orchestra, the ocean crossing will feature more dance classes, added Ambassador Hosts for ladies without dance partners, live music and nightly dancing and performances by championship dancers.
Bullock adds, "Even non-dancers will enjoy the timeless music and energetic dance performances lined up for Crystal's Big Band and Ballroom Dance cruise."
The 68,870-ton, 1,070-guest, award-winning Crystal Serenity is distinguished for its smooth sailing, spaciousness, multiple stylish venues for dancing and live music and extensive enrichment including Computer University@Sea classes, expert guest lecturers, Yamaha keyboard and Berlitz language classes (all complimentary).
The 10-day cruise departs Lisbon for Ponta Delgada, Grand Turk, and Miami. Promotional per person Two-for-One cruise fares start at $4,000, double occupancy, including free air transportation from more than 20 North American gateways and $500 per person 'All Inclusive - As You Wish' shipboard credits.
Crystal Cruises is consistently voted "World's Best" by sophisticated travelers worldwide. In February, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler again named Crystal Serenity the best medium-sized ship in the world.