We had one of the funnest vacations ever on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. The entire ship is chartered for blues music fans and musicians. We’re talking live music day and night all week long!
The Holland America Koningsdam is a brand new ship and it’s beautiful. We were very comfortable leaving Ft. Lauderdale in high seas and lots of wind. The cruise had a rocky start when the power went out to the entire Port Everglades. Luckily, we arrived early and were already checked in through security and allowed to board. Everyone else had to wait in long lines outside until power was restored.
The ship made 3 stops and we had 3 days at sea. We’ve taken cruises before but they were nothing like this one. First of all, all of the old people were really cool and there were NO kids! The entertainment was all music with 6 venues and musicians performing multiple times all week. By the end of the week, they were joining each others performances and jamming together all night long.
There were theme nights where people got all decked out in costumes. No formal night – it was pajamas! We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and people-watching. It looked like the crew was really having fun along with everyone else.
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