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Cruise 11 Colonial Charms Golf - Symphony (Oct 2018)
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Dancing in the Starlight Club

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Halloween Dance Party

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Beverly and Superwoman Pilates Instructor

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The Crystal Singers & Dancers in costume

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Jump & Swing-A-Mania
Crystal Show Band with Crystal Singers & Dancers

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Crystal Show Band and Melissa Maugran

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Crystal Show Band and Melissa Maugran

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Crystal Show Band and Melissa Maugran

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Helen Kovalenko
 
Cruise 10 - Serenity (Apr 2017) - Miami to Los Angelos
Panama Canal with Tommy Dorsey
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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in Palm Court

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Michele Amato (singer), Terry (white jacket) leader of the Tommy Dorsey Band

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Nicola Ward and the Crystal Orchestra play Crystal Cove

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Nicola Ward in the Starlight Club

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Michele Amato late night entertainment at Crystal Cove

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Crystal Quartet plays Crystal Cove

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Crystal Quartet plays poolside

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Crystal Cove Happy Hour with Richard Pucci at the Crystal Piano and Irina Guskova on violin

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Violinist Irina Guskova

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Dan Hodge at the Piano, Avenue Saloon

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Formal night in Palm Court

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Gigi (left) and Kim (right) dance with ambassadore hosts in Crystal Cove

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The Crystal Singers and Dancers join the Sock-Hop in Crystal Cove

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Dancing in the Starlight Club

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Dance Instructor Beverly Durand

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Dance lessons with Beverly Durand

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Dance lessons with Natalie Miles (mic in hand) and Youri

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Cruise 9 - Symphony (Oct 2016)
Tommy Dorsey Big Band Cruise - Lisbon to Miami
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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

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Dancing to Tommy Dorsey in the Starlight Loung

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Dancing to the Crystal Sextet in the Starlight Lounge

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David & Cynthia (center) - Pat & Jim (right)

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Mary (center)

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Charlie and Professional Dancer Andras

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Dance instructors Dmitri & Andrea

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Dance instructors Leighton & Jo

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Professionals Dora (left), Christopher, Katalin & Andras

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Lessons with Leighton & Jo

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Cruise 7 & 8 - Serenity (Nov 2015) Marseille to Lisbon
Jazz Band Nikki Perrot Does Big Band
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Charlie & Joan

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Jen, William, Joan & Charlie

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The Lovely, Talented Beverly Durand - Dancer & Instructor

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Jen & William

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Jen and Curtis Collins - Dancer & Instructor

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Stardust Club, Nikki Parrott and her Atlantic Big Band

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Stardust Club, Nikki Parrott and her Atlantic Big Band

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Stardust Club

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Stardust Club, Crystal Sextet

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Stardust Club, Crystal Sextet

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Crystal Cove with Nikki Parrott

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Crystal Cove with Nikki Parrott

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Joan & Ricky - Ambassador Host

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Palm Court

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Palm Court

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Palm Court, Beverly & William

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Palm Court, Cynthia & Ping - Ambassador Host

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Cynthia & Curtis (left), Mamma & Rick - Ambassador Host

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Palm Court

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Palm Court

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Palm Court, Jen & William

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Palm Court, Jen & William

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Palm Court, Jen & William

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Hisako & Constatino - Ambassadore Host

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Charlie & Joan
 
Cruise 6 - Symphony (Nov 2014)
San Diego, Hawaii & New Zealand
Social Scene
Members of the Galaxy Orchestra entertain in Crystal Cove

Social Scene
George & Petra
Ballroom dance instructors

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Dance class was a great social event

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Joan and dance host, Jeff Morris while hosts Norman and Steve take a break

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Joan with dance host Steve Ong

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Marcie Castro Entertains In The Avenue Saloon

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Marcie Castro

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The Marcie Castro Show Got Everyone Dancing

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The Marcie Castro Show Got Everyone Dancing

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The Marcie Castro Show Got Everyone Dancing

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The Marcie Castro Show Got Everyone Dancing

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The Marcie Castro Show Got Everyone Dancing

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The Marcie Castro Show Invited "Singing" Guests

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The Marcie Castro Show Attracted Every Entertainer On Board

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The Marcie Castro Show Attracted Every Entertainer On Board

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The Marcie Castro Show Attracted Every Entertainer On Board

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The Marcie Castro Show Attracted Every Entertainer On Board

 
Cruise 5 - Serenity (Dec 2013)
Tommy Dorsey Dance Cruise Barcelona to Miami
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A formal night

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Dancing in Palm Court

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Joan and Charlie

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Betty and Ernesto

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Betty and Tom

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Liane and Dance Host Joe

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Liane and Dance Host Emery

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Liane and Dance Host Constantino

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Elizabeth and Tom

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Cynthia and Dance Host Joe

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Cynthia and Dance Host Emery

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Nelson and his wife

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Joan and Dance Host Joe

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Joan and Dance Host Sam

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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
The best of the four Big Bands we've had

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Under the direction of Terry Myers

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Featuring vocalist Bryan Anthony

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Bass trombone, Will Nestler

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We wanted to adopt Will

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Back stage jam session with the rythem section.
See the video

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After hours in the disco, Pulse

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After hours in the disco, Pulse

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After hours in the disco, Pulse

 
Cruise 4 - Serenity (Dec 2012)
Artie Shaw Dance Cruise - Barcelona to Miami
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The Artie Shaw Orchestra performed nightly in Palm Court or here in Crystal Cove

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The Artie Shaw Orchestra in Crystal Cove

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The Artie Shaw Orchestra jazz night in Crystal Cove

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The Crystal Sextet performed nightly in The Galaxy for ballroom dancing

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The lovely Bellisimo Strings performed chamber music daily at Afternoon Tea and early evening in Crystal Cove

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Dance lessons every morning and afternoon by our talented ballroom professionals

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Dancing to Artie Shaw at Happy Hour in Crystal Cove

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There was always an audience on the balcony

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The Dance Showcase
Couple Mike and Mary perform a Waltz in this popular event

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The Dance Showcase
Cha-Cha-Cha by guests Andy & Shelly

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The Dance Showcase
Merengue by guests Gilberto & Phyllis

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The Dance Showcase
Bolero by guests Dennis & Yoko

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The Dance Showcase
Swing by guests Charlie & Joan

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The Dance Showcase
Argentine Tango by guest Trudy-Joy with Curtis Collins

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The Dance Showcase
Quick Step by guest Claudette with Curtis Collins

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The Dance Showcase
Waltz by guest Valerie with Curtis

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The Dance Showcase
Rumba by guest Bob with Natalie Mavor

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The Dance Showcase
American Tango by guest Bob with Beverly Durand

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The Dance Showcase
The Hustle by guest Bryan with Beverly Durand

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The Dance Showcase
Waltz by guest Mama with Rudy Hernandez

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The Dance Showcase
Foxtrot by sisters Sherry & Marcie with Curtis Collins & Rudy Hernandez

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Ambassador Host and new friend, Ron

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Rudy, Vallerie, Joan & Charlie

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Rudy, Vallerie & Joan

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Trudi-Joy, Bob & Beverly

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Beverly strikes a Tango pose with Bob

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We definitely enjoy our dancing cruises

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The Ambassador Hosts. The single ladies keep them very busy on the dance floor

Dance Photos
Check out the great videos from this cruise
 
Cruise 3 - Symphony (Mar 2012)
Glen Miller Dance Cruise - Miami to Lisbon
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Glen Miller Orchestra
Every night we could dance to the Big Band sounds of Glen Miller in the Starlight Ballroom

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Carol sang with the orchestra for our dancing pleasure

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There was a lot of dancing on this cruise

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We were always ready to dance

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Troy and Barbara
Honeymooners but they have have been a professional dancing couple for ten years. Troy runs a dance studio

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Bob and Smooch
Bob has been on our other three cruises. He found a lovely dancing partner with Smooch. Yes, that's her real name

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Elena and Aleksandr Belousov taught the morning dance class. They became a dance couple nine years ago and married in 2009. They appeared in TV's Dancing with the Stars in the Ukraine

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Patricia Kent and Adam Kent taught the afternoon dance class. They are a sibling dance team and have appeared on Broadway and in Las Vegas

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There were 125 people attending the first days of the dance classes

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Joan parctices her dance steps with the two Margarets

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Charlie reviews the tango routine with Margaret

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Charlie reviews the tango routine with the other Margaret

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A pose with our professional ballroom dancers Elena and Aleksandr

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Joan dances with Aleksandr

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Elena finds a partner

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Our professional ballroom dancers Patricia and Adam

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Charlie dances with Patricia Kent

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Joan poses with Patricia

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The Crystal Sextet played in Palm Court when the orchestra was playing in the Starlight Ballroom

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We liked the Latin variety played by the Sextet in Palm Court

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When the music stops in Palm Court, where can I go to get another drink?

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After hours we headed for the disco, Luxe

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The disco dance floor was tiny

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Everyone could party at the disco

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Some nights Luxe was quite crowded

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Karaoke night at Luxe was popular. Catherine and Marty sing a duet

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Another singer joins in

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Not bad for age 72

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No singing for Charlie but he is joined on the dance floor by the Glen Miller Orchestra singer, Carol

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Say Good Night Chuck. It's 3 AM and the clock goes ahead another hour tonight
 
Cruise 2 - Symphony (Sept 2010)
North Atlantic Cruise - Dover to New York
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The Crystal Sextet plays ballroom music nightly in the Starlight

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Joan dances with Norman

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Joan and Norman. Is this Dancing With the Stars?

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Couples dancing in the Starlight Club

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Ambassador Host, Jim (center) dances with a guest. Hosts Jim, Wayne and Rob were among the hosts on our last cruise

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Mark Sasnovski and Lisl Jooste, Latin Dance Champions, were our instructors for the daily dance classes

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Couples dancing in Palm Court

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Palm Court has two dance floors

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Dancing after hours at the Disco, Luxe

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Partying at the Disco, Luxe

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Partying at the Disco, Luxe
 
Cruise 1 - Serenity (Nov 2009)
Dance Cruise Lisbon to Miami
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Joan with dancer Junior Cervila
Junior is a champion Argintine Tango dancer

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Charlie with dancer Beverly Durand
Beverly is a professional ballroom dancer

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Joan with dancer Curtis Collins
Curtis is a professional ballroom dancer

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Starlight Ballroom
You could find us dancing here every night

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Everyone always had a great time.
Check out our videos!

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It was fun to practice the steps/moves we learned in the dance classes

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This night we were joined by Andre and Nancy

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The band was great. They played everything; Waltz, Fox Trot, Mambo, Samba, Cha Cha, Hustle - the list went on and on

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Junior Cervila joins the six hosts to dance with some of the single ladies

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Argentine Tango private lessons
Junior and Beverly demonstrate a step for us. See their Tango video

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The Crystal Sextet
The Dance Showcase where guests perform with their partners or instructor

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Dance Showcase
Tango with Junior Cervila

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Dance Showcase
Waltz with Natalie Mavor

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Dance Showcase
Jive with Curtis Collins

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Dance Showcase
Samba, Bob with Beverly Durand

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Dance Showcase
American Tango with Curtis Collins

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Dance Showcase
Hustle with Joan and Charlie

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Joan & I were the only guests who did not perform with a pro!

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The Showcase Finale
The four professional dancers perform

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You've probably seen this stunt on Dancing with the Stars

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Don't miss watching the Dance Videos!

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Joan and Junior ham it up

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Beverly Durand (left), Junior Cervila, Curtis Collins & Natalie Mavor.
A photoshop trick put me in the middle!
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