Spotlight Shines On Two New Holland America Line Production Shows

SEATTLE, Dec. 15 — Fashion hits the high seas as legendary Hollywood designer Bob Mackie creates 55 original costumes for a series of Broadway-style productions on Holland America Line. Titled “The Hits of Broadway, the Designs of Bob Mackie” and “Love Songs from Broadway, Designs from Bob Mackie,” the two shows highlight the most popular hits of the Broadway musical songbook and are currently being performed on six ships: ms Amsterdam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam, ms Statendam, ms Veendam, and ms Zaandam.

Mackie has designed for some of the most beautiful and charismatic women in the world including Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Cher, Mitzi Gaynor, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Ann-Margret, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, and America’s number one sweetheart, the Barbie® Doll.

“The quality of our shows and entertainment offerings are beautifully enhanced by Bob Mackie’s gorgeous wardrobes that illustrate why his designs have kept him at the top of his field,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, senior vice president, marketing and sales. “We are thrilled with our ongoing partnership and the outcome, which take our productions to an even higher level.”

In a long association with the premium cruise line, these are the sixth and seventh shows showcasing stunning Mackie originals onboard Holland America. All of the costumes that Mackie has designed for the line have an approximate total value of $700,000 and are the perfect complement to the talented performance staff. Each of the 50-minute concerts is performed by a cast of 16 singers, dancers and musicians. The Mackie-inspired shows top a roster of more than 40 other production spectaculars currently being performed throughout the 13 ship fleet.

Guests also can enjoy a wide variety of shipboard entertainment including comedians, musicians and magicians; the fascinating and informative presentations of the Explorations Speakers Series; Culinary Arts Center demonstrations and a “Sports of Call” program. For a cruise brochure or for more information on Holland America Line, consult a professional travel agent, call 877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit