26 Feb: It is 5AM and Allure of the Seas is creeping toward the pier in Galveston, Texas. There is a dense fog over the harbor as our ship makes inches along to her berth at Pier 10, her foghorn announcing our presence to other ships in the harbor channel. Our 2023 dance cruise is over, and as sorry as I am about that, I’m already looking forward to 2024.
As is our custom, Janet and Michael revealed the details for our next cruise at the final lesson of the 2023 cruise, and now I’m sharing that news with you. The theme for our 2024 cruise is “Dancing On The Tides” and you are all invited to join us. Janet has once again teamed up with Michael Sims of Lite On Your Feet Dance Studio to offer great group rates and a fabulous dance program that promises to be our best yet. We’ll be sailing out of Bayonne, N.J. aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas on a 9-night Canada/New England itinerary, departing September 12th, 2024.
Join us for stunning views of the fall colors as we cruise along the New England and Canada coastlines and make calls at some of the most interesting ports along North America’s northeast coast. This cruise offers an exciting addition to the traditional Canada/New England itinerary…Sydney, Nova Scotia. Located on Cape Breton Island, Sydney is one of North America’s gems, but don’t take my word for it:
“I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.” – Alexander Graham Bell
And of course, there will be dancing. The cruise offers dance lessons and multiple opportunities for social dancing each night as our group members take over the dance floors throughout the ship. Whether you participate in the dance program or opt to watch as I try to keep up, this is a cruise you won’t soon forget. For details you can go to our website dancingonthetides.com, or give Janet a call. A refundable deposit of just $500 is all you need to lock in your spot, but we have a limited allocation of cabins at our low group rate so sign up now!
If you are a dancer new to our cruises, rest assured all dance skill levels are welcome. The lessons move quickly so you should know the basic steps and patterns, but Michael customizes his dance instruction program to meet the needs of each group. He offers lessons for beginners as well as separate sessions for more advanced dancers seeking to refine their technique. You can even arrange private lessons with Michael if you want more personalized attention. We are a welcoming, inclusive group that embraces everyone who joins us. Hey…if I can get something out of the lessons, as rhythmically challenged as I am, you can as well. You can even invite non-dancing family and friends to come along and take advantage of these low group rates.
I’ll be posting videos from our recently completed 2023 cruise as well as previous cruises so you can see how much fun this dance cruise offers. It’s not too soon to sign up for Dancing On The Tides, so go to the best site or better yet…give Janet a call!