Poseidon Ball New York Cunard Cruise

Written by Eva Stelzer. Posted in Covid-19 Cancellation


  • Amazing ballroom dance competition – The Poseidon Ball – round trip New York on the Queen Mary 2.
  • Relax, vacation, dance the nights away, and compete, on the Queen Mary 2 and joining a fun competition   All bookings must be made through our travel office.  
  • Canyon Ranch Spa on board the Queen Mary 2.
  • Our exceptional team will offer technique and styling classes, as part of the competition package.
  • Your friends want to join you and dance but they don’t want to compete, no problem. Social dance packages and group lessons on the same voyage.
  • Dancing nightly to live music.
  • Welcome cocktail party with open bar and fantastic camaraderie aboard the newly Remastered Queen Mary 2 luxury liner.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 boasts the largest ballroom at sea for us to whirl and twirl as we travel from New York to Halifax and back.
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*** Cancelled to due Covid-19! ***

Itinerary and Schedule (subject to change)

Date Port Arrive Depart Competition Dance Classes
Monday, June 29, 2020 New York 4:00 PM Cocktail Party 5PM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 At Sea Technical class 2 Group Lessons
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Halifax, Nova Scotia 8:00AM Free day Free Day
Thursday, July 2, 2020 Halifax, Nova Scotia 2:00 PM Competition Day
Friday, July 3, 2020 Portland, Maine 8:00AM 8:00Pm Free day 1 Group Lesson
Saturday, July 4, 2020 Boston, Mass 8:00 overnight Competition Day Show Dances
Sunday, July 5, 2020 Boston, Mass 2:00 PM 1 Group Class
Monday, July 6, 2020 New York 6:30AM Disembark


Cabins start at $1,990USD including plus port fees, and taxes. Dance fee additional of $464 *USD

Included in price:

For competitors

4 single dances in the competition,  entry to the ballroom for all pros and competitors, one technique and styling class, one judges’ workshop, cocktail party with open bar, all meals, nightly entertainment, one of the largest dance floors on the seas, nightly dancing to live music and dancing to our own music mix of ballroom music

For social dancers

5 group lessons, entry to the watch the competition, nightly dancing with our pro team, cocktail party with open bar, all meals, nightly entertainment, one of the largest dance floors on the seas, nightly dancing to live music and dancing to our own music mix of ballroom music

Not included: Travel insurance, flights, personal purchases, private lessons available upon request, alcoholic beverages (except at our cocktail party), gratuities, additional competition dances beyond the first 4 free.

The Poseidon Ball – competition at sea. dance camp, and dance holiday

Competition Entry form and fees

 Click this link to submit your PDF ENTRY FORM

Events and Categories

Single dance age categories

PRO/AM ages categories:    A1: 25 to 31        A: 32-39          B1: 40-49          B2: 50-59          C: 60-69.         D: 70- 78          E: 79+

AM/AM age categories:        S1: 35 to 60        S2: 61+


Closed: Newcomer      Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze      Intermediate Silver/Full Silver      Gold

Open:                              Intermediate Bronze/Full Bronze      Intermediate Silver/Full Silver     Gold


American Smooth Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

American Rhythm Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Salsa

International Standard Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz

International Latin Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive

Salsa, Bachata, Merengue

Argentine Tango, Hustle

Multi Dance 3 dance challenge

American Smooth Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot

American Rhythm Cha Cha, Rumba and Swing

International Standard Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot

International Latin Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba

Caribbean Combo Salsa, Bachata, Meringue


American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo

International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz

International Latin: Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Paso Doble

VIP Show Dance no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds

No longer than 2 minutes 15 seconds

Single Dance $35

Multi Dance $85

Scholarship $95

VIP Show Dance $160

Competitor Entry Fee  & Registration – Includes: 4 single dances. T-shirt, cocktail party, Hub Talk workshop with our judges, 2 technique classes with top pros. Non dancers and friends $299 to include entry to competition,T-shirt, cocktail party.

Minimum of 6 single dances and 1 multi dance event to be eligible for the scholarship. Men, women, and same sex couples will compete among each other. See who wins.

Top teacher award minimum 100 entries.

Top Studio award minimum 150 entries and a minimum of 3 students.

*Please note that dance participation fees are not refundable.