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Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board Holland America cruise ships glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Music Walk™: An Unforgettable Entertainment Experience on ms Eurodam, ms Koningsdam & ms Oosterdam

Onboard Holland America Line's newest Pinnacle Class ship, Koningsdam, embark on a memorable journey with Music Walk, an immersive musical showcase on three exciting new stages:

B.B. King's Blues Club

BB King’s Blues Club – Cruise Entertainment – Holland America Cruises

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King’s Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King’s Blues Club to the
ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Oosterdam, ms Rotterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, and on the new Pinnacle Class ms Koningsdam (launching in 2016).

Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

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Curtain Call

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After dinner, take your seat in the ship's magnificent show lounge for a dazzling show.

  • Dynamic concerts and exciting musical productions featuring Broadway veterans
  • Talented illusionists, comedians and musicians
  • The Showroom at Sea, a contemporary interpretation of a classic nightclub with state-of-the-art theatre technology. The Showroom at Sea is available on select ships.

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Music and Dancing

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One of the delights of Holland America Line ships is the variety of venues where you can enjoy drinks in the company of friends old and new. Gather in our comfortable, intimate lounges and share stories from the day’s onshore adventures. Have after dinner coffee and cordials surrounded by luxurious furnishings and fine art. Dance the night away in one of our exciting nightclubs or join the scene in our Piano Bar. Whichever location you choose our expert bartenders will remember your preferred cocktail or help you discover a new favorite. Enjoy.

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A "Mix" of drink and music. Three distinct bars serve up an array of different martinis, a wide selection of champagne and beer from around the world.

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It's cocktails and dancing nightly in the luxurious Ocean Bar. Our dance band plays the Great America songbook, so relax and make new friends.

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Our pianist invites you to join in the fun as they rock the room nightly.

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Coffees, drinks and liqueurs are served to the classical sounds of the Adagio Strings

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The ship's dance club found on ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, ms Westerdam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

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Whether you are looking to relax with the best views on the ship or dance the night away as our DJ plays your favorite songs, this is the place to be.

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Gaming Action in the Casino

Whether you are an experienced gambler or rolling dice for the first time, our Casino offers a variety of games for all levels as well as complimentary lessons from our friendly dealers and tournaments for veteran players.

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Let The Games Begin

  • Play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps (select ships), Three Card Poker, Let it Ride (select ships), Texas Hold ‘Em (select ships do not have a live dealer) and more.
  • Slots — From penny to five-dollar machines and multi-denomination games, plus video poker, we’ve got the game for you. You’ll find slot favorites such as Wolf Run, Wheel of Fortune, Aruze "The Gold", Bally Quick Hits and many more! Bonus spins and progressive jackpots add excitement for players.
  • Cruise Lottery — Guests on all ships can play the cruise lottery for a chance to win a 7- day cruise.
  • Scratch tickets are now on sale — Choose from $1 to $20 tickets — you could win up to $100,000!
  • Tournaments — Join in the fun of a Slot or Blackjack tournament for that extra chance to win big. Show your poker face during one of our exciting Texas Hold'em Poker tournaments.
  • Gaming Lessons - Learn how to play a new casino game with free gaming lessons on board.

Club 21 Players Club

Club 21 is the Holland America Line Players Club. Simply insert your cruise key card into the slot machine each and every time you play (or show it to your dealer to be rated at the tables), and you’ll automatically become a member of Club 21, the Holland America Line Players Club. Your casino play earns you rewards such as instant casino cash, future cruise offers and more. For every 1,000 points you earn at the slots, you’ll receive $10 in instant casino cash!

For your convenience on board, our slot machines are coinless. You can play up to $2,000 per day using your cruise key card. Pre-arranged credit lines are available starting at $2,500. Interested in opening a a line of credit at the casino for your next cruise? Click below to apply for casino credit. All fields are required except for the Secondary Bank Information section.

Click here to apply for casino credit.

Looking for your Win/Loss statement from your previous cruises? Please click here to request a statement.

For additional information about Club 21 Players Club and the Holland America Line casinos, please contact Casino VIP Services at 1.888.672.2582 or by email.

Additional Information

  • Craps is not available on all ships.
  • Casino credit lines can be established prior to cruising or during your cruise.
  • Attire: Sports and formal attire are acceptable in the casino. Bathing suits and bare feet are not permitted.
  • Casino hours vary from ship to ship depending on the itinerary.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to gamble or loiter in the casino and proof of age may be requested.
  • ICCL Gaming Guidelines Policy Statement

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At the Movies

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  • Movies with free popcorn in the ship's movie theatre
  • Giant LED screen on deck for open-air movies. Available on select ships.
  • Ship Flicks, a catalogue of over 1,000 DVD titles available for stateroom delivery and viewing