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Two New Dance Pros Added to Holland America Line's Remaining 2014 'Dancing with the Stars: At Sea' Theme Cruises

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Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev are scheduled to perform onboard

SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has added the talents of professional dancers Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev to the remaining two 2014 "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruises. Both currently performing on the ABC hit show "Dancing with the Stars," Burgess and Chigvintsev will join ms Westerdam for the theme cruise departing Nov. 29 and the Champions Cruise that sets sail Dec. 6. Both cruises sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Caribbean.

"Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" brings the excitement and passion of the hit ABC television series to the high seas aboard two Holland America Line Caribbean cruises in November and December this year.

Burgess and Chigvintsev will be joined onboard the "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" cruises by dance professional and Mirrorball Trophy winner Kym Johnson, and celebrities Carson Kressley and Sabrina Bryan.

Each "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruise features guest performances from the professional dancers and stars, who dazzle the audience with routines from the television show. Additional events 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
The Dec. 6 cruise also is the Champions Cruise and will feature 15 guests representing each ship in the fleet competing for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy and title of Holland America Line's "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" Champion.

Winners of the guest competitions with the highest scores from each Holland America Line ship earlier this year will compete for the Mirrorball Trophy in a dance-off finale.

Go "On Location" in the Caribbean
The Nov. 29 theme cruise will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, the line's award-winning private Bahamian island known for its pristine beaches, diverse shore excursions, exclusive beach cabanas and kid-friendly activities. The Champions Cruise on Dec. 6 swaps a port call in St. Maarten with a visit to St. Thomas and features the other ports. 

On each cruise, experiences such as steel drum performances and classes, cooking demonstrations of dishes such as Caribbean Pepper Pot and Jerk Grouper, and Caribbean rum tasting are part of Holland America Line's "On Location" program. The itinerary sets the scene for guests to indulge in localized experiences that make time on board as enriching as visiting the ports of call through lectures, demonstrations and performances.

Fares begin at $349 per person, double occupancy for a seven-day cruise. Visit Holland America Line's website, www.hollandamerica.com, and browse the extensive menu of Caribbean options, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) for more information.

About Burgess and Chigvintsev
Sharna Burgess has been a dance pro on "Dancing with the Stars" since 2011, performing this season with author and late-night television talk show host Tavis Smiley, and previously with Olympic gold medalist Charlie White, football-great-turned-ESPN personality Keyshawn Johnson and funnyman Andy Dick. She's also toured with dance shows "Burn the Floor" and "Strictly Ballroom" as well as appeared on "Dancing with the Stars Australia" and "So You Think You Can Dance Holland." Burgess was a choreographer on the film "Street Dance 2 – 3D."

Dancing as a pro for the first time on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars" with actress Lea Thompson, Artem Chigvintsev was a troupe member on the show last season and won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy during his first season on the U.K. version of the smash hit "Strictly Come Dancing." He also was a finalist on the FOX television show "So You Think You Can Dance."

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.

Editor's note: Photos from previous "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruises are available at https://www.cleanpix.com/cleanpix/portal/WNdb-fFX-cwW.

The 19th season of "Dancing with the Stars" currently airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. (Eastern) on ABC.

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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; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

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 Café 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
Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the BBC's international smash hit series, Strictly Come Dancing, where celebrities are paired with professional ballroom dance instructors and compete for a coveted Mirrorball trophy. Dancing with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for ABC.  The fan-favorite has garnered 71 Emmy® nominations and 13 wins since its inception, breaking the Emmy® record in 2009, 2012 and 2013 for the most nominations for a non-fiction program in a single award year. DWTS has also been honored with various main program awards including the GLAAD Media Award, NAACP Award, Realscreen Award, Imagen Award, and two People's Choice Awards. Veteran host, Tom Bergeron has also been honored with two Critics Choice Awards in addition to taking home the 64th Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Host.

About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North 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 including the upcoming Criminal Justice (HBO) and Mud, Sweat and Gears (BBC AMERICA), as well as Intruders (BBC AMERICA), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), What Not to Wear (TLC) 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). BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. It does this through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity.

In 2012/13, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £156m and headline sales of £1,116m and returned £156m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview.


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