Tag Archives: Nieuw Amsterdam

26
Mar 2014
Paradise found! @HALcruises private island, Half Moon Cay. Riding horses in the water. #SeaHAL — @CruiseGuy
Paradise found! @HALcruises private island, Half Moon Cay. Riding horses in the water. #SeaHAL — @CruiseGuy

This Friday, March 28 from 1-2 p.m. EDT, Holland America Line will be hosting a Twitter Chat with journalist and well-known cruise and travel expert Stewart Chiron, also known as “The Cruise Guy.”
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12
Mar 2014

Overnight Calls Create Magical Evenings in Europe

Submitted by: HAL Shore Excursions Team
The canals of Venice come alive under the moonlight.
The canals of Venice come alive under the moonlight.

During select European cruises, overnight calls and late night tours open up a whole new world waiting to be explored. Guests can see ports of call like never before, as the moonlight casts a magical spell.

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3
Mar 2014

Come ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ in 2014

Submitted by: HAL Entertainment Team
Dancing with the Stars celebrities and professional dancers take to Nieuw Amsterdam's stage. Photo courtesy of  RobComeau.com.
Dancing with the Stars celebrities and professional dancers take to Nieuw Amsterdam's stage. Photo courtesy of RobComeau.com.

If you missed cruising on the 2013 “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise in January aboard ms Nieum Amsterdam, don’t worry!
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20
Jan 2014
Champion Allyse Ishino accepts the Mirror Ball trophy following her win.
Champion Allyse Ishino accepts the Mirror Ball trophy following her win.

During the Jan. 12 Champions Cruise aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line crowned guest Allyse Ishino the line’s first “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champion.
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13
Jan 2014

Meet the ‘DWTS: at Sea’ Champions: Part 2

Submitted by: HAL Entertainment Team
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The “Dancing with the Star: at Sea” Champions Cruise is underway on ms Nieuw Amsteram, and it’s time to meet the final group of winners competing for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy and title of Holland America Line’s first “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” Champion.
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10
Jan 2014

Meet the ‘DWTS: at Sea’ Guest Winners: Part 1

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Throughout the year, Holland America Line has been holding “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” programming on all 15 ships in the fleet.

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8
Jan 2014

‘DWTS: at Sea’ Guest Champions to Cruise the Caribbean

Submitted by: HAL Entertainment Team
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It’s finally time to meet the 15 guest winners who will compete on the “Dancing with the Stars: at Sea” Champions Cruise Jan. 12, 2014, aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
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21
Nov 2013
A live performance at Eurodam's B.B. King's Blues Club. Photo by Barbara Fox.
A live performance at Eurodam's B.B. King's Blues Club. Photo by Barbara Fox.

Now guests can groove on to the soulful sounds of B.B. King on four more Holland America Line ships. Due to the exceptional popularity of the first B.B. King’s Blues Club on ms Eurodam, the experience will expand to five ships in 2014. The concept that debuted in March 2013 will become an integral part of the nightly entertainment experience on Eurodam, ms Noordam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Westerdam and ms Zuiderdam.

In addition, “Live from B.B. King’s” headlines one night on the ship’s main stage in the Show Lounge.

Enthralling guests with its musicianship and quality, the B.B. King’s Blues Club band will return to Eurodam for an open-ended run starting on March 23, 2014, following their current run through Dec. 8, 2013. The Club will be onboard Westerdam now through April 5, 2014, and Zuiderdam now through March 17. Noordam and Nieuw Amsterdam begin open-ended runs of B.B. King’s Blues Clubs, with launch dates of Dec. 16 and April 6, respectively.

This video shows the band in action. It’s hard not to dance in your chair, isn’t it?

Journalist Doug Parker of CruiseRadio recently sailed on Eurodam and wrote about his B.B. King’s Blues Club experience:

One not to miss event on the Eurodam is the B.B. King’s Blues Club. Based on the legendary blues singer B.B. King, the club takes place for about 2.5-hours in the Queens Lounge aboard the ship and is rocking non-stop. You’ll will hear music across the board, so it’s not all just rhythm and blues. They did a cover of Purple Rain and they rocked the house. It’s really interactive too because guests are up dancing and having a good time.

The music and excitement that comes direct from Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn., thrills guests five nights a week when world-class musicians from the B.B. King Blues Club Band create a dynamic sound to get the crowd energized. The eight-piece band features two vocalists backed by a drummer, bassist, guitarist, sax player, trumpeter and organist.

Each ships’ Queen’s Lounge will be trimmed with portraits of the Memphis Blues legend, illuminating the prominence of Memphis blues and its influence on everyone from Sam & Dave and Otis Redding to The Rolling Stones and Neil Diamond. A special stage will be crafted to resemble a Memphis nightclub with hanging guitars as a backdrop. Exclusive specialty cocktails from the land-based clubs also will be served, featuring the tasty, rum-based Lucille and Rock Me Baby concoctions mixed with different fruit liqueurs and juices.

Journalists Jim and Barbara Fox also sailed on Eurodam and wrote about the B.B. King’s Blues Club on their blog, Out to Sea:

“The club’s All Star Band had showgoers at two performances in the Mainstage theatre on their feet, grooving with the Memphis sounds by such artists as B.B., Sam and Dave and Otis Redding … Band leader Primo even has a legendary Hammond B-3 organ heard so often in the blues classics while Tony, who along with vocals, recreates the guitar playing of the late Jimi Hendrix.”

If you haven’t gotten enough, here’s a longer jam session in Eurodam’s B.B. King’s Blues Club:

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Created and named after the reigning king of the blues and recording artist for more than four decades, the land-based B.B. King’s Blues Club is a supper club–style restaurant. B.B. King’s offers a perfect blend of some of the finest live music and a variety of the South’s most delicious comfort foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bbkingclubs.com.

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