Holland America Line Brings The Legendary Sounds Of B.B. King's Blues Club Aboard ms Eurodam

Holland America Line Brings The Legendary Sounds Of  B.B. King's Blues Club 
Aboard ms Eurodam 
Companies announce strategic alliance; lounge transformed into a Blues club 
SEATTLE, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - All the way from the world-famous Beale Street 
in Memphis, Tenn., Holland America Line has launched the B.B. King's Blues 
Club aboard ms Eurodam, with the ship's Queen's Lounge transformed into a 
vibrant blues musical experience.  Five nights each week on cruises through 
June 20, 2013, world-class musicians from the B.B. King Blues Club Band create 
a dynamic energy to move the crowd to sing and dance along. The eight-piece 
band features two vocalists backed by a drummer, bassist, guitarist, sax 
player, trumpet player and Hammond B-3 organ player. 
To create its own B.B. King's Blues Club at sea, Eurodam trimmed its Queen's 
Lounge with portraits of the Memphis Blues legend, illuminating the prominence 
of Memphis Blues and its influence on everyone from B.B. King, Sam & Dave and 
Otis Redding to The Rolling Stones and Neil Diamond.  A special stage was 
crafted to resemble a Memphis club with guitars hanging in the backdrop.  
Exclusive specialty cocktails from the land-based clubs also will be served, 
featuring the tasty, rum-based Lucille and Rock Me Baby concoctions mixed with 
different fruit liqueurs and juices. 
In addition, "Memphis Sounds," a live stage show directed by Marion Caffey 
(producer of Amateur Night at the Apollo) and produced by B.B. King's Blues 
Club's CEO Tommy Peters, will headline one night on the ship's Mainstage.  
"Memphis Sounds" showcases the true sounds of the American music genre of 
Memphis Blues performed by the B.B. King Blues Club Band.  The 45-minute 
performance incorporates video projection to tell the story of the blues. 
"We are excited for this new venture," said B.B. King's Blues Club's CEO Tommy 
Peters.  "B.B. King's Blues Club has always been committed to providing the 
best live entertainment and Holland America Line is a leader in their 
industry. It's a great fit and we look forward to a successful long-term 
"This collaborative effort is a perfect partnership," said Richard Meadows, 
executive vice president of marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland 
America Line. "Bringing the vibe of Memphis aboard Eurodam will create a new 
atmosphere on the ship that is going to be exciting for our guests. We also 
look forward to taking this show to other Holland America Line ships 
throughout 2013 and beyond through this new venture." 
About B.B. King's Blues Club Created and named after the reigning king of the 
blues and recording artist for more than four decades, B.B. King's Blues Club 
is a supper-club style restaurant.  B.B. King's offers a perfect blend of some 
of the finest live music and a variety of the South's most delicious comfort 
foods influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi 
Delta. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit 
For more information about the B.B. King's Blues Club at Sea, Holland America 
Line's cruises and CruiseTours, consult a professional travel seller, call 
1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com. 
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: 
CCL and CUK)] Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, 
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a 
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in fall 2015. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion 
to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading 
Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. 
Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the 
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CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com 
SOURCE: Holland America Line 
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