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
We look forward to dancing with you on board!