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2024 DanceWise Dance Cruise

Join Julianne and Paul on a 7-Day dancing cruise along the California coast.

Dance classes onboard and dance events at the ports we will visit. 

Setting sail on October 26th 2024 

Calm Sea
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Blue Water

Join Julianne and Paul on a 7-day dancing cruise along the California Coast aboard the Ruby Princess

Departs 26th of October 2024 from San Francisco.

Visit Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego and Ensenada, then return to San Francisco on November 2nd

See Princess website for current cabin pricing

Dancing fees: Early Bird $150 per person before 07/18/24, Late purchase is $175 after 07/18/24

“Come Aboard, we’re expecting you!”

Trip Includes:

  • Social dance in San Francisco before we sail October 25th, 2024 (optional, additional cost)

  • Exclusive group dance lessons at sea (included in the dancing fee) 

  • Dancing with Julianne & Paul in the evenings onboard the ship (included in the dancing fee) 

  • All meals onboard and all onboard entertainment included

  • Dancing organized at some of the ports we call at (optional excursions at additional cost)


A $250 per person deposit secures your cabin. Final payment due 07/18/2024! (Deposit is refundable up to the date the final payment is due) Must book through the contact below (Kim) to be part of the DanceWise group


Typically for any cruise we strongly advise arriving the day before and staying in a hotel. We have set up a deal with huge savings at Hotel Zoe right on Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, very near where the cruise departs from.

Hotel Zoe

Fisherman’s Wharf

425 North Point Street

San Francisco, CA 94133


Special Discounted Rate for the DanceWise Cruise


Deluxe Queen                $169 per night               (usually $209)

Junior King Suite           $189 per night               (usually $279)


Above rates exclude taxes and fees. The Guest Amenity fee of $35 has been waived for our group!


Number of rooms (our block of rooms) is limited,

so book early to avoid disappointment!


These special rates can also be used 1-day before the cruise if you wish to get there early and explore exciting San Francisco.


To get the discount, you must book directly with the hotel at 415-561-1100, and you must mention that you are with the DanceWise Cruise group (Ref: 10242024DAN)

We strongly advise travel insurance.


Princess Cruise lines has an excellent reputation for service and wonderful meals, being awarded “Best in Travel” by Money Magazine, and one of the “Best Cruise Lines for the Money” in US News and World Report.


Join Julianne and Paul as we cruise and dance. 

Reserve Your Place aboard

Must book your cruise through the contact below…


Kim Badeker

954-890-3881 extension 6499



Sailing October 26, 2024

Ruby Princess, departing from San Francisco, CA 


Cruise Booking Contact

Where are we sailing to?


Dance Lessons at Sea

Sunday October 27th at Skywalker's Nightclub

  • Group Class 10:00 AM Beginner’s American Rumba

  • Group Class 11:00 AM  Advanced American Tango

  • Group Class 2:00 PM   Intermediate Quickstep

Thursday October 31st  at Skywalker's Nightclub

  • Group Class 10:00 AM Beginner’s American Waltz

  • Group Class 11:00 AM  Advanced American Cha Cha

  • Group Class 2:00 PM   American Bolero

Friday November 1st  at Skywalker's Nightclub

  • Group Class 10:00 AM  Beginner’s American Swing

  • Group Class 11:00 AM   Advanced American Foxtrot

  • Group Class 2:00 PM    Intermediate Viennese Waltz

Lessons Onboard

Ports and Itinerary 

Friday Oct 25

San Francisco

San Francisco

  • We will have an optional social dance at a local dance school in San Francisco on Friday October 25th, the night before we set sail. Pricing and additional details as to location and cost are being finalized. We will join in with their students at their regular Friday night dance party. Transportation will be arranged.

Saturday Oct 26

San Francisco

  • San Francisco - Departure Day

  • Set Sail at 4:00 PM - Let's watch the Sail away!

  • Meet at 5:00 PM to get your DanceWise goody-bag and latest information about the cruise

  • 6:30 pm - DanceWise group dinner in main dining room.

  • 8:30 pm - Meet and greet at one of the bars, dancing afterwards if it’s available (Princess’s program has not be released yet)

San Francisco is famous for its Golden Gate Bridge, steep streets, Alcatraz, and cable cars. Many other things to see and do in San Francisco including Fisherman’s Warf, Pier 39 for the sea lions, the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate park and our personal favorite is a visit to the Ghirardelli square former chocolate factory.

Sunday Oct 27 - At Sea

Dance Lessons at Sea – For DanceWise Dancers in the Skywalkers Nightclub

  • Group Class 10:00 AM Beginner’s American Rumba

  • Group Class 11:00 AM  Advanced American Tango

  • Group Class 2:00 PM   Intermediate Quickstep

  • DanceWise Cocktail Party - White Party Theme

  • Dancing in the evening

Monday Oct 28

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

  • Optional Dancewise excursion to visit Solvang and local wine tasting

  • Ship departs at 6 PM – Please be back onboard at least one hour before!

  • 6:30 pm - DanceWise group dinner in main dining room.

  • 8:30 pm – Meet-up for dancing in the evening

Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street.

Picturesque Solvang is known for its Danish-style architecture, bakeries, and many wineries. The Elverhøj Museum of History & Art explores the city's Danish heritage through personal stories and photographs.