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Old November 22nd, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Default Holland America Expands BB King Blues Band To Five Ships in 2014

BB King Blues band has become such a popular entertainment venue that Hal is going to expand the show to five ships in 2014. Yeah!!! Haven't seen them the link has two videos.

http://www.hollandamericablog.com/20...ive-hal-ships/
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Chief, it really was a popular venue on Eurodam. The bar staff wore blue jeans and BBKing tees, and had a great time, too. The drinks were flowing, and the dance floor was crowded. I'm sure it is a money-maker for HAL.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 12:39 PM
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They are the best thing in HAL entertainment we have seen in our almost 20 years of sailing HAL.
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Thank you for this information and link!
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Thanks for the link.
Seems to be a success and that's good to hear.
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On the Eurodam I have never seen so many folks having a great time dancing on board a Dam ship dancing.

Just goes to prove we may have white hair but we still can boogie!
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The band on the Eurodam is the best band we have seen on a cruise...we had a ball and the Queens a lounge was packed every night!!

Great news!
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This sounds great. We'll be on the Noordam for the westbound TA next October. The article says the group will start on the Noordam Dec. 6 but doesn't say what year. Any idea or am I just too tired to see the year?
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I'm confused ... I copied the following sentence from the article ....
"The Club will be onboard Westerdam now through April 5, 2014"

We sail the Westerdam early December this year. Does this mean we'll be able to enjoy it now? The article makes it sound like it wouldn't happen until 2014 - except for the quoted sentence.
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This looks great! Will have to wait for the next group back from the Westerdam to see if it has started.

Saw the "real" BBK many years ago and he was terrific.
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I'm confused ... I copied the following sentence from the article ....
"The Club will be onboard Westerdam now through April 5, 2014"

We sail the Westerdam early December this year. Does this mean we'll be able to enjoy it now? The article makes it sound like it wouldn't happen until 2014 - except for the quoted sentence.
It could be the band that ends Dec 8 on the Eurodam is going to the Westerdam. Or there is another group already on Westerdam. Just a hunch. Note I got the link from the Hal Blog so it should be pretty accurate.
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Great news, DH and I love blues music!
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Glad HAL has found something that is making money for them.

But for us -- we are not Blues fans.
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Oh, oh, does this mean we are going to miss it on the Eurodam Dec. 29 - Jan. 12 cruise?
Sure hope not, we'd been looking forward to it.
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Glad HAL has found something that is making money for them.

But for us -- we are not Blues fans.
They also played a lot of Rock and Roll but to each their own.
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I'm sorry I won't get to enjoy them on my Noordam, cruise this January. They sound great.
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I'm sorry I won't get to enjoy them on my Noordam, cruise this January. They sound great.
Double check the article...I read it as saying the Blues Group will start on Noordam Dec 16.
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Double check the article...I read it as saying the Blues Group will start on Noordam Dec 16.
That's the way I read it, too.

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Thanks for the link!

Is it everyone's opinion that the following quote from that link means that the B.B King's show will start on the Noordam Dec. 16, 2013?

"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."

DH will be thrilled but I don't want to let him see this if I'm misreading it.

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