Some of your favorite music venues are going away on this line’s cruise ships

Music fans onboard Holland America Line will be proud of this news. The line has revamped some of its music products, moved them to different venues, and even eliminated some entirely on some ships.

First, the line’s partnership with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts turns into something new. It transforms from a shipboard quartet with its own performance venue (Lincoln Center Stage) to a traveling ensemble. The group travels between all ships in the fleet and presents shows on the main theater, the World Stage, located on every ship.

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Vocal group Cantare’s performance on the World Stage in Rotterdam, Holland, USA.Ashley Kosiorek/The Point Guy

“While the vision for the new program is still being developed, it will be rolled out on the world stage starting this summer, along with other Holland America Line touring troupes such as Step One Dance Company, Cantare and Island Magic,” said Michael. Smith says. Guest at Holland America, his senior vice president of experience and product development, he told Points Guy in an email.

After the switchover, Holland America plans to repurpose its dedicated Lincoln Center Stage venue. A representative for Line said it’s still too early to announce details about what the space will be.

Additionally, on Vista class ships (Noordam, Westerdam, Oosterdam and Zuiderdam), the BB King’s Blues Club will be replaced by the Rolling Stone Lounge, a new club powered by popular magazine ‘best of’ lists.

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The Rolling Stone Rock Room in Rotterdam, Holland USA.Ashley Kosiorek/The Point Guy

“Our Vista-class ships typically make the longest voyages, and the expanded repertoire at the Rolling Stone Lounge allows us to enjoy a greater variety of music, including R&B, rock and pop,” said Smith. says. “The Rolling Stone Lounge band plays his six nights a week, and the show changes nightly.”

Smith also said BB King’s will continue to be used on five of the line’s Signature and Pinnacle class ships (Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Konningsdam, Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam).

Additions of Lincoln Center Stage, BB Kings Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room (different from the new Rolling Stone Lounge) and Billboard Onboard bring together venues to form a Music Walk on a Pinnacle class ship When Holland America’s game changed. — made his Koningsdam debut in 2016.

Music Walk’s products provide a much-needed update to HAL’s entertainment lineup, creating a nightlife experience. This was a welcome change from early sleep and more serene in-flight activities.

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