Mariner of the Seas to Host World's First Showdance Competition at Sea Famous Dance Veterans Sunny Low and Aleena Tan among Judges

Celebrity Cruises Cruise Experience (From left) Mikhail Eremeeve & Olesya Eremeeva, Nicholas Low & Lorencia Kan and Jovyn Low & Cindy Ling

New Delhi, October 10, 2014: Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas has been chosen to host another "World's First" competition. This time round, it will be the Showdance event on the largest ship in Asia named as 'Dancesport All Champions on Mariner of the Seas", organised by regional dance veteran Aleena Tan. There will be exciting previews at the ship's Royal Promenade by the dance champions including the Sunny Low family. Dance lectures will also be conducted, which are expected to draw dance enthusiasts from across the region. This cruise taking place in January 2015 will also feature Asia's renowned Sunny Low and Uapan Sdnivongs as judges together with Aleena Tan.

This special 3-night cruise sailing from Singapore on January 16, 2015, is lining up an all-champions Latin Showcase featuring Ekkarat Maneechot and Uraiwan, Thailand's Amateur Rising Star Champions; Tony Lufrano and Sukunchaya, Italy's Latin Champions; and Nicholas Low and Lorencia Kan, Singapore's Latin Amateur Champions.

Other highlights of the cruise include dance show previews by the Amateur Standard Champions from Russia, Mikhail Eremeeve and Olesya Eremeeva; and from Singapore, Jovyn and Cindy, and Terrence and Shanelle, the third and fourth generation champions of the Sunny Low family.

The Dance Lectures will be conducted by the three judges. They will share their knowledge and skills on Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba and Rock 'n' Roll. The whole programme is open to all cruise guests, which Aleena Tan plans as an educational dance experience for them, regardless of age and experience.

Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing commented, "It is a matter of great pride and pleasure for Royal Caribbean International to be hosting this one of its kind dance programme on its cruise ship. It has always been our endeavour to innovate and introduce various means of on board entertainment to keep our guests engaged and enthralled. Considering the growing popularity of theme cruises, we are inspired to present something special and exclusive for our guests. This dance competition with the dance lectures is anticipated to be an extraordinary one."

Aleena Tan has previously organised three dance theme cruises with Royal Caribbean in Asia with the most recent one "Come Dancing on Mariner of the Seas" in January 2014 featuring the world's first all-champions Latin dance competition on a cruise. On her choice of Royal Caribbean again for the new "Dancesport All Champions on Mariner of the Seas", she commented, "On my last experience with Mariner of the Seas, I was especially impressed by its elegant ambiance, wide variety of quality cuisine and excellent crew. On a Royal Caribbean cruise, it's always a holiday in a class of its own, which is a most fitting choice for my dance event. It is always a pleasure to organise an event on Royal Caribbean's cruises and I am always thinking of the next theme the minute I get onboard! "
The 15 guest-deck, 3,807-guest Mariner of the Seas is the largest and most exciting ship based in Asia and will be returning to Singapore this week to start her new season. She offers the brand's signature innovative activities and entertainment such as the ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade - a boulevard of shops and cafes - full-sized sports court, in-line skating track, rock-climbing wall and the DreamWorks Animation entertainment programme. In addition, there is a three-tier theatre, themed bars and lounges and nightclub.
There are numerous dining options onboard including the three-tier Main Dining Room, buffet restaurant and specialty restaurants like Chops Grille Steakhouse, the Italian restaurant Giovanni's Table and Johnny Rockets 50s' style American diner. As for accommodation, choices range from luxurious suites to the unique Promenade staterooms with views overlooking the Royal Promenade.

This cruise which calls at Penang on a three-night round-trip from Singapore is now open for sale.