Cruise Line Introduces 4 New Shows and Region-Specific Entertainment

Holland America Line (HAL) announced that it has strengthened its entertainment line-up with four new shows and unique programming specific to the region being visited.

The Rolling Stone Lounge, which hosts musical performances, has also been added to more cruise ships.

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Zuiderdam Main Stage (Photo courtesy of Holland America Line)
HAL Vice President of Entertainment and Enrichment Bill Prince commented on the recent additions, saying, “Over the past several years we’ve built one of the strongest entertainment experiences at sea, working with world-class musicians and dancers. Adding these new theater experiences continues to build on our momentum.”

Cruisers who are fans of live musical performances have four new shows to choose from:

  • Song & Dance features songs from Hollywood and Broadway.
  • Class Act pays homage to iconic female performers in an elaborate Las Vegas-style production.
  • All That! is an interactive show that reimagines classic TV variety shows from the 60s to the 80s.
  • Hey, Mr. DJ is hosted by disc jockeys who play songs from the 60s and pop hits.
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Eurodam in Seattle (Photo courtesy of Holland America)

You can watch all four productions on Holland America’s Eurodam. By the end of June, they will debut on Zuiderdam, Rotterdam, and Nieuw Statendam, with other ships to follow.

Region-specific programming: Steel drums, European tenors, and string music

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World Stage (Photo courtesy of Holland America)

HAL also promises entertainment lineups that change according to guests’ sailing routes. 

  • Available on Nieuw Statendam, Eurodam, and Rotterdam, Island Magic features orchestral steel drums that play traditional island sounds, pop songs, and remakes of classic hits.
  • Passengers aboard Zuiderdam and Volendam’s New England and Canada sailings get to experience Breton Thunder, a Nova Scotia-inspired performance that explores the region’s European roots. 
  • European voyages onboard Zuiderdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Rotterdam will host the classical string music group Chordial Chamber Trio and the European tenors of Pantheon.
  • Finally, Alaskan exploration voyages continue to feature the choreography of Step One Dance Company, the musical harmonies of Major Fourth, and popular Alaskan attractions through Destination: Alaska.

Music venue Rolling Stone Lounge now on Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam

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Rolling Stone Rock Room (Photo courtesy of Holland America)

The Rolling Stone Lounge and its 7-piece band were previously only available on Westerdam, Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, and Noordam. Last December, however, Nieuw Amsterdam and Eurodam also welcomed the popular music venue aboard. 

With the cruise line’s longer 9- to 14-day itineraries from 2025 to 2026, cruisers will have more time to enjoy Holland America’s diverse entertainment options.

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