15 May 2015 – Seattle — We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of blues legend B.B. King. His incredible talent and passionate musical interpretations defined the blues for a worldwide audience.
Through our partnership with B.B. King’s Blues Clubs, we have brought his music to our guests on board and will continue sharing his unique sounds and celebrating his life with this highly popular program. He was truly the ‘King of the Blues’ and an extraordinary man.
Editor’s Note: Holland America Line will continue its partnership with B.B. King’s Blues Club. Direct from Beale Street, the B.B. King All-Star Band — an eight-piece group featuring two vocalists backed by rhythm and horn sections — brings the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, the band performs six nights a week in the Queen’s Lounge or Crow’s Nest. Holland America Line currently offers the experience on ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Oosterdam and ms Rotterdam. It also will launch with ms Koningsdam in spring 2016