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'American Idol', Holland America Join Forces

08/05/2010 08:32 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Holland America announced its intentions to get "American Idol" and Broadway veterans to perform on their ships to "bring more intimacy to evening shows," according to USA Today.

The cruise line isn't giving specifics as yet, but the line sites the likes of the group Cantaré, which is performing on their new 2,106-passenger ship, Nieuw Amsterdam, as an example of the acts they are looking to get.

"With this new approach we've focused on getting top-notch performers, and you'll see more faces from Broadway, American Idol and other well-known performance outlets gracing our stage," executive vice president Richard Meadows told USA Today. "We're looking to share meaningful entertainment experiences with our guests."

Holland America has been pushing their concept of a "Showroom at Sea": a classic nightclub venue, which has an enlarged dance floor and enhanced lighting, and features different acts every night. The cruise line has the venue on four of their ships: the Veendam, Rotterdam, Statendam and Rydam.

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