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Dance trend hits Caribbean cruises

The dance craze is moving from the televison to the Caribbean seas with cruise lines now offering entertainment for travellers with dance fever.

As the popularity of TV reality dance shows surge—with hits such as ABC-TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” now in its second season, and a new dance-focused show called “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox-TV—cruise lines are offering a variety of entertainment options in this area.

“Music and dancing are cornerstones in our pop culture, and today’s cruises are setting the stage for travelers to strut their stuff,” said Julia Ryan, vice president of Travelers Advantage.

“From pre-and post-dinner dancing in main show lounges, to late-night shindigs in nightclubs and discos, you can enjoy many forms of expressive dance.”

Cruisers can jump into romantic dancing and check out dance lessons and classes on a variety of styles including ballroom, country, cha cha, foxtrot, salsa, rhumba, tango, swing and tap.


Travelers Advantage have swung onto the scene with a sampling of these hot dance numbers aboard leading cruise lines.

On Royal Caribbean International guests aboard the company’s Explorer Academy can learn to dance with the line’s top performers.

Fleetwide classes include swing, salsa and hip hop. Additional classes from ballroom to belly dancing are offered on select ships.

All Royal Caribbean ships offer adult nightclubs for dancing, and most also feature dedicated teen nightclubs.

On Carnival Cruise lines guests can two-step to country dance, shake
it up with salsa and check out the latest Latin moves. Complimentary ballroom dance classes are also offered on longer voyages. Celebrity Cruises is offering Latin dance classes in a variety of venues, while Crystal Cruises has Big band music.