American Idol stars debut on the new ms Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship. Holland America Line is bringing entertainment to a new level with the likes of singing male quartet group Cantare with a pop music repertoire. It is expanding evening entertainment with Broadway and other top-notch performers.
American Idol stars
Gene Sloane says American Idol stars will grace Holland America Line cruise ships. Specific American Idol stars are yet to be named because of contract negotiation. Executive vice president Richard Meadows of Holland America Line says, “We’re looking to share meaningful entertainment experiences with our guests.” Holland America Line has its nightclub venue, “Showroom at Sea” which spans deck 2 and 3. The “Showroom at Sea” has been redesigned to include high-tech projection system and elegant decor and modern seating. “Showroom at Sea” has a large wooden parquet dance floor with white-clothed tables topped with cafe lamps creating a feeling of old Hollywood style. Four of the Holland America Line cruise ships have the “Showroom at Sea” including Veendam, Rotterdam, Statendam and Rydam as part of the $525 million for the Signature of Excellence enhancement program. .
Featured entertainment on cruise ships
Holland America Line’s competitors have upscale entertainment. Norwegian Epic features entertainment performances by Las Vegas’ Blue Man Group. On Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, performances of Broadway’s Hairspray are showcased.
Other entertainment in addition to American Idol stars
In additional to American Idol stars, some production shows include Big Apple musical tour of N.Y.C. and ballroom dance music of “Live from the Avalon Ballroom.” Holland America Line also features “Ladies Night,” an all-female venue, duets of “It Takes Two,” and “Garage Band,” a ’60s and ’70s musical. A total of 200 performers and more than 90 shows will entertain guests on Holland America Line’s 15 ships.
Famous entertainers have gotten their start at sea: Oscar-winning movie star Jennifer Hudson and opera singer Fredericka von Stade. Also, comedy club The Second City spun off notables, including Martin Short, Bill Murray and John Belushi. Holland America Line has a creative team of experts. One is Hollywood designer Bob Mackie designing costumes for celebrities. Another expert theatrical and set team member is Hugh Durrant, an Emmy award winner, for his work with celebrities such as Cher.
American Idol stars and Holland America Line creative experts and top-notch performing entertainers join forces to bring guests an unforgettable cruise memory.