Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in Past Ballroom Dance Holidays

Monte Carlo to Venice

Shall we dance – Monte Carlo to Venice, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Adriatic, on a journey of spectacular beauty. Our 2019 Mediterranean ballroom dance cruise has it all – history, architecture, dancing, fun, culinary delights, great company, and our internationally acclaimed ballroom dance pros.

Highlights of our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise April 8-18, 2019

  • Sharpen your ballroom dance skills on our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance cruise; with our award-winning and internationally acclaimed ballroom dance professionals.
  • Dancing at sea is the way to enjoyment and happiness with nightly ballroom dancing to live music, shows, award-winning dance teachers, daily group dance lessons, and more.
  • Our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise will take you from Monte Carlo to Venice, including visits to Dubrovnik, historic Rome, magnificent Amalfi, Renaissance Florence, and the town of Kotor rising above the Adriatic Sea.
  • Walking tour of an outdoor museum that is Florence and private your of the Uffizi gallery.
  • Sorrento offers visits to Pompeii or a private boat charter through the grottoes and waters of the gliteratti.
  • Delight in complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits.
  • Complimentary gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff.
  • Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking.
  • Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea® programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning®, and so much more!
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From:            Monte Carlo to Venice

Dates:            Apr 8 – Apr 18, 2019

10 days aboard the Crystal Serenity

All itineraries and times are subject to change by the cruise line.

PRICES** valid  based on availability, are stated in US dollars and do not include dance fees.

INCLUDED: Group dance lessons, hosted evening dancing, great cruise stops, nightly shows and entertainment, gratuities, gourmet meals, alcoholic and other beverages, private cocktail reception and more. We can take care of all pre and post hotel arrangements, insurance, and flights.

NOT INCLUDED: *Port fees and taxes $450 USD + Dance Fees $410 USD, travel insurance, flights, personal purchases, private dance lessons available upon request, shore excursions unless specified by the cruise line.

Please note that we will have private tours available for our group in Florence, Rome, Sorrento, and Corfu.

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Date                            Ports                                   Arrival           Depart

Apr 08, Monday Monte Carlo, Monaco  Embarkation 12 PM
Apr 08, Monday Monte Carlo, Monaco 11 PM
Apr 09, Tuesday Genoa, Italy 8 AM 6 PM
Apr 10, Wednesday Florence/Livorno, Italy 7 AM 7 PM
Apr 11, Thursday Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy 7 AM 9 PM
Apr 12, Friday Sorrento, Italy 7 AM 10 PM
Apr 13, Saturday Cruising the Ionian Sea
Apr 14, Sunday Corfu, Greece 8 AM 6 PM
Apr 15, Monday Kotor, Montenegro 8 AM 9 PM
Apr 16, Tuesday Dubrovnik, Croatia 8 AM 6 PM
Apr 17, Wednesday Venice, Italy 2 PM
Apr 18, Thursday Venice, Italy Disembark pm
Stateroom Location Fare
C3 Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window. Forward Serenity – Promenade Deck  Sold Out
C2 Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window. Slightly Limited View Serenity – Promenade Deck  Sold Out
C1 Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Serenity – Promenade Deck  Sold Out
B3 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward Serenity – Horizon Deck  Sold Out
B2 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Slight Limited View Serenity – Horizon Deck $4,495
B1 Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Serenity – Horizon Deck  $4,585
A2 Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda Serenity – Penthouse Deck  Sold Out
A1 Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda Serenity – Seabreeze Deck   Call for pricing
P2 Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Verandah Forward Serenity – Penthouse Deck   Sold Out
P1 Deluxe PURE® Stateroom with Veranda Serenity – Penthouse Deck  Call for pricing
PS Penthouse Suite with Verandah Serenity – Penthouse Deck  Sold Out

Our Lead Pros

Ole Burlay

Olé holds the record as six-time undefeated champion in the   Amateur Championship in Ukraine for Ballroom dance, was a finalist of Open European Professional Ballroom Championships and of the Open Canadian Latin Championships. Upon starting his career in Canada, he quickly rose to the top in the Pro-Am world of dancing, becoming the Arthur Murray champion in both styles of international Latin and Smooth. He is recognized on the dance floor for his constant smile and graciousness. For 6 consecutive years he has received the award for top teacher at the Crystal Leaf International Dancesport Championship and he is consistently one of the top 10 teachers at the Ballroom dance competition La Classique. He has also been the top teacher finalist Dancesport Series 2016 and 2017. Olé will be our lead teacher on this cruise and on the Mediterranean cruise starting April 8, 2019 in Monte Carlo. His charm and teaching style are sure to win you over.

Annie Lebedeva

Annie has been dancing for more than 20 years. She’s trained and competed both in her native Estonia, in England and now in North America. Her strength is her enthusiasm and an ability to make technique accessible to students at all levels. The joy of seeing a student progress gives her a personal sense of achievement. Annie loves helping them reach their dance goals. She is a certified member of the CDF in International Standard and Latin, and American Smooth and Rhythm and a certified competition adjudicator. Besides ballroom dancing, Annie also teaches and competes in hustle and West Coast Swing. Annie is unstoppable and brings her curiosity, analytical mind, grace, technique and experience to each student. Annie will team up with Ole Burlay for the Mediterranean cruise starting in Monte Carlo April 8, 2019.

Our other exceptional pros

Maria Elent

Maria Elent Golovanevski holds the title of Canadian National Ballroom Champion She is a member in good standing of Canadian Dance Teachers Association, is a certified ballroom & Latin dance adjudicator and Choreographer, and owns her own dance studio in Toronto. Maria’s dance training began at the age of five in Russia. From an early age she performed in theaters, exhibitions and galas and started teaching dance by the age of seventeen. Maria is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University with Masters Degree of Arts. Her studies enabled her to expand her career to include international experience teaching in Russia, Israel, Europe and North America. Maria will be joining us on our Mediterranean Cruise starting April 8, 2019. Prepare to have the time of your life!

Vadim Mostovoy

Vadim Mostovoy won the coveted 10-Dance Championships in his native Ukraine before representing the Ukraine at World’s. He placed in the finals of the Italian amateur 10-Dance event, the Krakow 10-Dance cup , and Gradec Kralove, to mention a few . Before emigrating to Canada he managed three Dance studios in Ukraine. His technical expertise and business acumen are a winning combination.

Once in Canada, he continued his successes as a dancer, becoming 6 Time Canadian Representative to the World Professional Championships in 10 Dance and Standard divisions, taking top prize at the Asian Pacific Championship in Australia as well as Universal Dance Cup in Japan. In 2003 Vadim took danced next to Jenifer Lopez and Richard Gere in the movie “Shall we Dance.” Today, he is member of Canadian Dancesport Federation and World Dance Council. He is an International Championship adjudicator in all styles of ballroom dancing. Vadim will share his knowledge of technique while making sure that you have fun dancing.

Jose Solano

A big welcome to Jose Solano from New York City. Jose started during the exciting era of disco when hustle was the greatest dance around.  Since then, he has had extensive dance training in American-style ballroom dancing, theater arts, and jazz.  His passion for seeing the progress in his students gives Jose a tremendous sense of achievement.  Jose was a finalist in the  world theater arts competition held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.  He has performed and taught on cruises all around the world. If he looks familiar, you may have seen Jose in one of his several appearances on Sabado Gigante, a world-wide, nightly variety show, airing on Spanish television stations for decades.  Jose also performed in a Broadway Show – a tribute to the famous Chita Rivera – at the BB King Blues Club in NYC. He will participate in all our group lessons and will be available for some evening dancing as well. Jose’s motto is “Learn the beautiful art of ballroom dancing and it will improve the quality of your life in every sense of the word.”

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