A Photo Tour of Entertainment on Holland America’s Koningsdam

by Janis on July 11, 2016

Holland America's Koningsdam Cruise Ship in Flam, Norway

The tiny village of Flam, Norway was one of the port stops during our July 3rd 7-Day Viking Sagas cruise from Amsterdam on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam.

This post is a continuation of our photo tour of the cruise line’s first Pinnacle Class ship. The entertainment options are one of the highlights of the new musically-inspired ship.

World Stage, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineThe World Stage is the largest entertainment venue on the ms Koningsdam. The two-story theater features a 270-degree video screen that completes lectures and production shows with an ever-changing background of sights and sounds.

ABBA Fab, World Stage, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineABBA Fab, a group of entertainers billed as “the Ultimate Tribute to Abba” was one of our favorite performances on the World Stage during our cruise on the ms Koningsdam. Other performances in this venue included Comedian Tony Daro, Instrumentalist Amy Lee, Frozen Planet Live from BBC Earth, and two cast production shows, of which “Off the Charts – Billboard hits Rewind” was a favorite.

All of the World Stage shows are presented three times per evening, generally at 7:15 pm, 8:30 pm, and 10 pm. The 10 pm ABBA Fab show was standing room only.

Musical art, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineAs you exit the World Stage on Deck 2, you head past this artwork into the Music Walk, an area of the ms Koningsdam with three different stages that present a variety of live music.

Billboard onboard, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineThe first area is known as Billboard Onboard with a bar and two pianists playing 50 years of top songs.

dueling pianos, Billboard onboard, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineThe two singer/pianists play three sets most nights, and also play requests from the crowd.

Blue Glacier Martini, Billboard onboard, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineWe loved this entertainment option, usually while enjoying a pre or post-dinner cocktail such as the Blue Glacier martini pictured above.

sing-along, Billboard onboard, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineBy the last night of the cruise, these pianists had developed a loyal crowd of fans, including the ABBA Fab singers who joined in a sing-along.

The showtimes of the Billboard Onboard area are staggered with those of the Lincoln Center Stage, the popular classical music venue across the hallway.

Notes whiskey bar, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineYou will also find the Notes whiskey bar in the Music Walk area on Deck 2 of the ms Koningsdam.

view from upper level, Queen's Lounge, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineThe third venue of the Music Walk is the two-level Queen’s Lounge. This stage becomes the B.B. King’s Blues Club six out of seven nights of a typical cruise on the ms Koningsdam.

B.B. King's All Stars band, ms Koningsdam, Holland America LineThe B.B. King’s All Stars singers and band members entertained for three separate shows six nights of our cruise. They know how to get the crowd on the Koningsdam on the dance floor.

All of these entertainment options make the ms Koningsdam a draw for a guests with a wide variety of musical interests. We enjoyed something from each of the venues.

Have you sailed on Holland America’s newest cruise ship? What is your favorite entertainment venue?

If you missed it, here’s our Photo Tour of the Koningsdam’s upper decks. Stay tuned for a tour of the dining options.

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