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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Can someone confirm whether or not one can do ballroom dancing
on the Wind?
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Old April 28th, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Guess it really depends on what you call "ballroom dancing". There are two dance venues on the Wind in The Bar, on our cruise this past March there was a piano player/singer, and in the Panorama Bar where there was a small 4-piece band. We thoroughly enjoyed the piano player and danced a lot in The Bar but we're not ballroom dancers in the sense of waltzes, two-steps, foxtrots, etc.
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There is a tiny dance floor in the bar where one can do spot dances like swing, cha cha, rumba, etc. The piano player does decent music for dancing. Not enough room for a proper waltz or foxtrot, but if no one else is on the floor, one can improvise, if you dance in a circle instead of in a straight line. The space in Panorama is about the same size; there was music there less frequently on our cruises.

There is sometimes dancing during the welcome and farewell reception and then you can use the main stage of the show lounge. If that's the case, there is room for proper smooth dancing. On occasion, they've had some fancy decorative displays on the stage during those events, so then there was no room.

Usually there's one night where there's dancing out on deck after the deck barbecue dinner. They usually play good music for swing, cha cha, hustle, etc, and the deck gets crowded.

So - limited, but some opportunity. We love ballroom and wish there was more, but we manage with what's there.
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We were on the wind about 4 years ago. The panorama lounge is danceable. the bar is really only suitable for Latin. We did manage some ballroom there by dancing across the carpets. Not ideal but needs must. All the dance music was at the wrong tempo for uk stlye dancing. We got round this by taking our own cd's and playing them in the band breaks. The cruise director did lay on a dinner dance in the resturant one night and a number of people got up for a whisk around the floor.
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I would just mention that the small dance area in the main bar is in the smoking section of the bar
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There was a dinner dance on one of our Cloud cruises too. You could always request that the CD investigates the possibility of this on your trip. I am sure they would be happy to do this.
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We keep hearing about the dinner dances but have never experienced one. Rumor is that they only do them when the ship is less than full. I think we've always sailed when the ship is near capacity, so no dinner dance. Will have to ask about it on our upcoming cruise (almost) next month!
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We keep hearing about the dinner dances but have never experienced one. Rumor is that they only do them when the ship is less than full. I think we've always sailed when the ship is near capacity, so no dinner dance. Will have to ask about it on our upcoming cruise (almost) next month!
We had one night that was a dinner dance on the Wind in March. Never thought about it being tied to occupancy but then again our cruise was only at about 85% full.
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