Unique for Mail on Sunday readers: Dance with Strictly star Shirley Ballas on a Seine cruise

Should you’re a fan of Strictly and don’t wish to wait till autumn on your subsequent repair of glitterball magic, right here’s a proposal you may’t refuse: a dance-themed river cruise throughout which you’ll study with the present’s very personal head choose, Shirley Ballas.

Our memorable seven-night vacation begins on the attractive Seine in Paris and can go to fascinating and picturesque cities and cities in Normandy, together with historic Rouen, well-known because the place the place French nationwide hero Joan of Arc was burned on the stake in Might 1431.

The cruise will even take you to fairly Les Andelys and Caudebec- en-Caux, passing blooming meadows and dense forests, and peaceable Vernon, the place you may wander by means of Claude Monet’s well-known backyard or within the pretty park of the Chateau de Bizy.

High point: Visit the Eiffel Tower during a two-night stay in the ‘City of Light’ at the end of your cruise on the Seine

Excessive level: Go to the Eiffel Tower throughout a two-night keep within the ‘Metropolis of Gentle’ on the finish of your cruise on the Seine


You will be joined by Shirley Ballas

You may be joined by Shirley Ballas

Skilled ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas has been Strictly’s head choose since 2017. She has been competing in dance contests since she was 15 and has gained a number of championships within the Worldwide Latin division, incomes her the nickname ‘The Queen of Latin’. She additionally works as a dance coach and has printed an autobiography, Behind The Sequins: My Life.

The spotlight of your journey will likely be a dance masterclass and demonstration on board your ship with Shirley Ballas, a world-renowned Latin dance champion. Shirley will present you the way to good your strikes and provides an unique speak about her profession – with loads of behind-the-scenes secrets and techniques from Strictly.

The grand finale of your vacation will likely be two nights in Paris, referred to as the ‘Metropolis of Gentle’. You’ll have time to discover its iconic sights, elegant boulevards and fashionable cafes.


Occasions with Shirley Ballas: You’ll get the low-down on Strictly from its head choose, Shirley, who will even educate you some strikes throughout an on-board dance class. She is going to host a chat and Q&A through which you’ll have the ability to ask your questions on her life and profession and everybody’s favorite tv dance present.

Discover Paris: There will likely be two nights to find all of the romantic sights, cultural highlights and stylish procuring streets of the French capital. Browse the well-known Parisian boutiques, go to the Eiffel Tower, stroll down the Champs-Elysees… or just take a break in a buzzing cafe to relaxation your ft and watch the world go by.

Fabulous meals: Normandy is well known for its wealthy delicacies, from creamy cheeses and silky chocolate to the cider and calvados produced by its orchards. Rouen, the two,000-year-old capital of Normandy, was lately named Unesco Metropolis of Gastronomy, and also you’ll have the ability to attempt all of those mouthwatering specialities whilst you’re there.

Historic Rouen: This magnificent Norman metropolis is full of beautiful sights together with church towers and half-timbered buildings.

Sail in consolation: A-ROSA VIVA is a modern, trendy river cruise ship that includes a spacious solar deck with comfy recliners, an out of doors whirlpool, a placing inexperienced, an enormous chess board and an out of doors bar and eating space. You’ll get pleasure from each day buffet meals of regional and seasonal specialities on board, with reside cooking from the skilled cooks, in addition to all drinks, together with fabulous wines within the bar.


  • Return flights between London and Paris.
  • Seven-night cruise aboard A-ROSA VIVA.
  • £50pp early reserving supply, legitimate till February 28, 2022.
  • Hour-long dance class and demo, plus discuss with Shirley Ballas.
  • Premium all-inclusive eating and drinks served à la carte or buffet-style, plus reside alfresco cookery on the solar deck.
  • Greater than 100 worldwide and native wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, speciality teas and coffees and delicate drinks served free all day and night, on daily basis.
  • On-board leisure.
  • Free use of on-board services similar to sauna and health room.
  • 15 per cent low cost on therapies in SPA-ROSA.
  • Providers of an English-speaking cruise supervisor. 
  • Shared abroad transfers and port expenses 

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Arrive in Paris DAYS 2 & 3 Rouen DAY 4 Caudebec-en-Caux DAY 5 Les Andelys – Vernon DAY 6 Paris DAY 7 Paris, dance class, discuss and Q&A with Shirley Ballas DAY 8 Return to UK


The dates: June 2 to 9, 2022. The worth: From £1,889pp*.

Name 01858 589 612, quoting MOS SHIRLEY SEINE. To seek out out extra, go to mailtravel.co.uk/shirleyseine.

Phrases and situations: *Worth is per particular person, primarily based on two sharing a Deck 1 Outer Cabin. Single complement from £639pp. Costs proven are topic to availability and alter. Upgraded cabins can be found at a complement. For full phrases and situations, go to mailtravel.co.uk/shirleyseine.