4th Annual Floating with Friends Dance Cruise

4th Annual Floating With Friends Dance Cruise

4th Annual Floating With Friends Dance Cruise, March 8-15, 2020. Make lasting memories and build your dance skills as we travel to the Bahamas and the Caribbean aboard the Holland America’s newest ship the Nieuw Statendam! For both social & competitive dancers. The comprehensive dance program includes at least 8 group workshops in a variety of ballroom styles and levels taught by our professional, award-winning dance instructors, supervised dance practices and optional private lessons. Nightly dancing with new friends and dance partners to live bands. Exclusive Dance and Vacation activities and amenities.


4th Annual floating with friends dance cruise

March 8-15, 2020

Escape this coming Winter and embark on a 7 night cruise to the Caribbean from March 8-15, 2020, round-trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! Make new friends, improve your dancing and create memories that will last a lifetime on board Holland America’s newest ship, the Nieuw Statendam!

Whether you are new to dancing, a regular social dancer or a competitive dancer, there will be dance classes tailored to your level taught by our award-winning international dance professionals. We keep the classes small to provide an exclusive and personal experience, with a high level of attention - both on AND off the floor. In addition to multiple dance instructors, we have a team of staff to answer any questions you may have during the cruise, and to lead social activities both on the ship and on shore.

We will have 12 group classes in a variety of ballroom and swing dance styles, 6 hours of supervised dance practice (including the opportunity to dance with the instructors if you don’t have a partner), plus optional private lessons. This is YOUR dance vacation, so attend as many (or as few) of the classes and practices as you want.

All of our classes and practice sessions will take place in the amazing Queen’s Lounge, one of the largest dance floors at sea. Take a look at the gorgeous ballroom:

When you aren’t dancing, take advantage of the wide variety of activities aboard the Nieuw Statendam including the spa, fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and enrichment offerings. Every evening join your new friends and dance partners as we explore the multiple music venues on the ship and dance the night away. The Nieuw Statendam features the B.B. King’s Blues Club with an incredible live band, the Rolling Stone Rock Room for rock and roll music, Billboard Onboard for sing-along dueling pianos, and classical and ballroom music courtesy of a partnership with Lincoln Center. Plus, there are nightly shows with an incredibly talented cast of singers and dancers, ranging from small cabaret-style performances, to full-scale multi-media productions. Learn more about our dance program, cruise ports and daily itinerary.

Take a look at some of the things you can do on a dance cruise!

Guests on the Floating With Friends Ballroom and Swing Dance Cruise will enjoy the following exclusive amenities:

  • Full Dance Program with 12 Group Classes and 6 Supervised Practice Sessions

  • Available Open Floor Practice Time

  • Welcome Cocktail Party with Open Bar

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries in Every Stateroom

  • Complimentary $50 Beverage Card Per Person

  • Round-Robin Group Dining Available

  • Nightly Group Social Activities

  • Open House at Exclusive Beachfront Villa on Half Moon Cay

  • Complimentary Pre-Paid Gratuities for Dining and Housekeeping Staff

  • Special Surprises and Amenities

Learn more about included amenities, staterooms and pricing.

We look forward to dancing with you on board!