Saturday, December 2, 2023


International music phenomenon Pub Choir will join Holland America Line’s award-winning live entertainment offerings with lively and participatory performances on Noordam’s January 27 Australia and New Zealand cruise sailing Auckland to Sydney.

Hailing from Australia, the interactive choir will unite Holland America Line guests for several memorable evenings of fun and song in Noordam’s Rolling Stone Lounge. Pub Choir leader Astrid Jorgensen, a former music teacher turned world-renowned music director, will divide the crowd into three groups to harmonize performances of popular tunes. Prior music experience is not a prerequisite as Pub Choir, described as the world’s funniest, easiest music lesson, transforms a regular audience into an incredible choir during their three performances during the 14-Day Australia and New Zealand voyage.

“Pub Choir is one more highlight for Holland America Line’s award-winning live music performances. Each evening our guests gather in the dynamic piano bar Billboard Onboard where the audience regularly erupts in song with the performers,” said Ryan Taibel, Vice President Sales and Partnerships for Holland America in Australia. “With Pub Choir, our guests enjoy a similar experience on a larger scale with directed singing and infectious camaraderie.”

About Pub Choir

A recent recipient of a Medal of the Order from Australia, Jorgensen founded Pub Choir in Brisbane, Australia in 2017. In 2020, Pub Choir transformed into Couch Choir which helped connect people during pandemic lockdowns. Pub Choir has since returned to in-person performances and has been applauded by musical celebrities Kate Bush, Mariah Carey and Sir Barry Gibb. Pub Choir’s upcoming international tour visits the U.S. and UK through September 2023.

“I can’t wait to hit the high seas with some ‘High Cs’ on Holland America Line,” said Jorgensen. “It’s ok if your singing voice is rusty, just bring your mouth to the show and I’ll help with the rest!”

Join the Sailing

Noordam’s 14-day voyage embarks in Auckland, calling at six ports in New Zealand where guests can visit the idyllic beaches of Tauranga, explore the vibrant communities of Christchurch and Napier, relax in Timaru, and discover historic Dunedin before sailing through Fiordland National Park. The ship then sails to three Australian ports including Hobart, the creative capital of Tasmania, cosmopolitan Melbourne and metropolis Sydney, where guests disembark.

Cruise fares begin at AU $2,119 per person, double occupancy. Guests can book early and save with the Have It All Early Booking Bonus, receiving 60% off top amenities and exclusive upgrades along with a Signature Beverage package, Shore Excursion Credit, Specialty Dining and a Wi-Fi Surf Package.

For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel agent, call 1300 987 322 or visit



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