My wife and I were on the last cruise of the Zuiderdam for the Caribbean season from April 8 to April 19. We had the opportunity to attend both concerts of the Island Magic Steel Band. It has been many years since I enjoyed a presentation such as theirs. They are just a phenomenal band with excellent stage presence. I also had the opportunity to talk with them in the Lido restaurant and found them to be very friendly and personable as well. Since photos or videos cannot be taken during the performance, the only one I have is before the performance during the band setup and not all the band members are present. A fine presentation. I am now enjoying their CD at home as well. — Bill and Betsy LeGars
Dave, the cruise director, did an excellent job the entire cruise. Very personable and great sense of humor. I agree with him in his statement that the passengers are more entertainment that anyone. A few of the people in the various bars and lounges proved that.
Experiences such as the Island Magic Steel Band are part of Holland America Line’s new On Location program. The itinerary sets the theme for guests to indulge in localized experiences that make time on board as enriching as visiting the ports of call through lectures, demonstrations and performances.