Let the Good Times
Roll at Sea!

November 4-11, 2023

Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam
Featuring Live Performances from World-Renowned Musicians

Big Easy Cruise photos

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How many cities anywhere…have a SOUND? Jazz, funk, or R&B - you know it as soon as you hear it - “that sounds like New Orleans!” Nearly 20 million people visit New Orleans every year for all kinds of reasons, and in November 2023, we’re taking the fun reasons to sea!

Leave winter behind for seven days aboard the concert-packed Big Easy Cruise. The cruise sets sail November 4-11, 2023 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida aboard the stunning and award-winning Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam. 

Soak up the music, the food, and the vibe on this New Orleans music festival at sea with non-stop brass band, R&B, swamp pop, blues and jazz concerts featuring a painstakingly curated roster of artists who are guaranteed to capture the theme and create incredible memories.

Enjoy live music in five plus venues virtually around the clock, guest speakers, songwriters, theme nights, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, trivia contests and much, much more. Of course, Holland America offers elegant dining options, a world-class spa, shopping, your favorite cocktail options, and poolside activities. 

Ditch the heat and crowds of land-based music festivals and enjoy the music you love, all day and night, in an intimate setting, and best of all, with the comfort of your cabin and an occasional nap just an elevator ride away! It’s the upside without the downside. Accessible. Intimate. Roll with what you want because it’s the Big Easy, after all!