Holland America Line in partnership with BBC

By ,   October 30, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Holland America Line (HAL) is partnering with BBC Earth to bring "world-class fun and factual entertainment  onboard its fleet," the line announced last week in New York.

Through the programming, a signature of BBC Earth, passengers will be taken closer to the ocean and natural world through groundbreaking films, shows, concerts, children's activities and themed cruises.

The BBC Earth program is set to roll out across Holland America Line's fleet starting in April 2016 and will be on all ships by September 2016.

A highlight of the partnership will be a live concert specially adapted for the line based on the "Frozen Planet" program, which will take guests on a journey into the majestic wilderness of the Polar Regions. The production will feature "Frozen Planet" footage and be accompanied by live musicians, making it a feast for the senses.

On all ships, guests will also be able to enjoy activities including a game show uncovering the weird, wonderful and obscure in our natural world and BBC Earth theater screenings with special introductions by the film crew behind the programs.

Junior cruisers can get in on the adventure as well with an on-board explorer trail, fun workshops, and BBC Earth animal and dinosaur fact shows. They will even have the opportunity to try their hand at being a journalist.

Guests who want a deeper BBC Earth experience can join a featured theme cruise that will include access to the creators of your favorite BBC Earth shows who share their behind-the-scenes stories of how the programs are made and conduct master classes in their craft. Younger guests will also have the opportunity to have film workshops with the BBC Earth YouTube team. Featured cruise dates will be announced at a later time.