Bradley - Answered a Question by Barr (09 Jan 09 15:39)

No. the OV style of cruising does not include ballroom dancing. As already mentioned P&O could be a possible option but if you don't get too many responses on this I recommend you repost your enquiry asking which cruise lines/ships do have ballroom dancing. Hope this helps.

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Hunter - Answered a Question by Barr (09 Jan 09 14:03)

Do not know about Ocean Village, but if you want Ballroom dancing you should also consider P & O but make sure you get on the right ship.

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stef - Answered a Question by Barr (09 Jan 09 17:22)

Hello!! i have been on the ship ocv2 and i can tell you ,,they do not have ballroom!!really sorry.

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blackhurst - Answered a Question by Barr (10 Jan 09 00:29)

Hi been on ocean village 5 times never seen any ballroom dancing , disco late evening ,.

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Anon - Answered a Question by Barr (10 Jan 09 00:36)

I am afraid they do not, If you want Ballroom I would recommend Celebrity, Princess, P.O. or RCI, they usually have dance lessons onboard aswell.

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Buttons - Answered a Question by Barr (10 Jan 09 07:49)

OV does has a "dance floor", but is used mainly for disco type dancing. we [and 2 other ccouples] tried to do a bit of the real stuff, but were soon overwhelmed by the disco people. OV is geared around young people, and though you may be "young at heart" the entertainments crew are just plain young, and all features are geared to them, not the passengers. Out last time with them, we were among the youngest, mid 50's, and despite many request, all live and recorded music was in no way appropriate tou our age group, better suited to 20-25 yr old.

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Brown - Answered a Question by Barr (10 Jan 09 20:53)

No. You will not find any ballroom dancing on Ocean Village. The best place to dance is on the Queen Victoria. They have the Queens Room which is a beautiful venue. Dancing every evening until midnight to a full orchestra. we have even had great big band nights. During the afternoon the room is used for "white glove service afternoon tea".They have gentleman hosts for ladies travelling alone who like to dance. Believe me thats the place to dance. There is a very small dance floor on the Arcadia, but that was dancing to record. However the dance hosts, John & Marie were excellent.

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Di Francesco - Answered a Question by Barr (11 Jan 09 00:36)

If you love ballroom dancing I would recommend Costa cruises, any ship, but not during the Italian childrens school holidays.Italians love music and dance. Lots of dancing lessons everywhere on board really enjoyed watching a whole ship dance. If you do not mind announcments in about 5 languages and love to ballroom or latin dance then Costa is the cruise line. Our family are about to start dance lessons to join in on our next cruise together. Been on 2 OV cruises, only disco.

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Gilliam - Answered a Question by Barr (11 Jan 09 03:05)

I think the answer is in the branding? "....the cruise for people that don't do cruises". What they mean by that is the ship (and branding) are NOT designed to represent the traditional cruise. So gone are the ballrooms, gone are the reading rooms, gone are the Grand Libraries, gone are the 'bridge' evenings. It's basically a ship aimed at a different target age group (35- 55). Hope this helps?

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Barr - Answered a Question by Barr (11 Jan 09 10:30)

Thanks to everybody for their comments with regard to Ballroom dancing on the OV. They were very helpful. We have decided we will cruise with another company.

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