multimedia production takes guests on a musical adventure, revealing the planet from a new perspective with the latest ‘BBC Earth'
Seattle, Wash., Mar. 12, 2018 —
Following the success of the highly acclaimed "Frozen Planet in Concert" that
was produced in partnership with BBC Earth, Holland America Line is debuting
"Planet Earth II in Concert" on nearly all ships in the fleet. Combining live
music with a backdrop of breathtaking footage from the new, award-winning BBC
Earth television series "Planet Earth II," the exclusive show immerses guests
in the most spectacular landscapes and habitats on Earth, bringing them
eye-to-eye with the animals on screen.
"Planet Earth II in Concert" is presented through Holland America Line's
partnership with BBC Earth, where world-class education and entertainment are
brought onboard through behind-the-scenes films and live multimedia shows — in
addition to special feature cruises with masterclass presentations from the
television teams that work behind scenes on the programs.
"Our partnership with BBC Earth has been an extraordinary journey to all
corners of the globe, and we can't wait to take our guests into the world of
‘Planet Earth II' with this stunning, new live concert," said Orlando Ashford, president
of Holland America Line. "‘Frozen Planet in Concert' has been one of our most
popular shows, and ‘Planet Earth II' will be the perfect encore. No one shows
the spectacle of nature like BBC Earth."
During "Planet Earth II in Concert," guests rub shoulders with acrobatic
primates in the jungles of Madagascar, race alongside hunting lions in the
remote sandy deserts of Namibia, face stormy seas of the Great Southern Ocean
with a family of penguins and tap their toes along with dancing grizzly bears —
all accompanied by a live orchestra that plays the main theme music by
Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer and the original music score by Jacob Shea and Jasha
Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.
"Planet Earth II in Concert" is rolling out across Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Oosterdam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam, and will
be on board all of those ships by the end of April 2018.
Alaska-bound ships will revert to showing "Alaska in Concert," developed last
season with exclusive Alaska wildlife footage, for the duration of the season.
For Holland America Line's 70th anniversary season in Alaska in 2017, BBC Earth
launched the "Alaska in Concert" production that combined live music set
against backdrop footage from the BBC Earth television series "Wild Alaska,"
where audiences experience the cycle of four seasons and see this place is as
unforgiving as it is beautiful.
In addition to "Planet Earth II in Concert" and "Alaska in Concert," theater
screenings of BBC Earth programs are featured on each sailing, and 45- to
60-minute "Inside Earth" films go behind the scenes and explore the making of
BBC Earth content. "Frozen Planet in Concert" will continue to show on longer
voyages as a second BBC Earth performance for guests.
About BBC Earth
BBC Earth is
a global portfolio brand that invites audiences everywhere to engage with
the wonders of our universe. We bring amazing premium content, television
and experiences to the world, across multiple platforms including branded
channels, live events, digital and social media, AR/VR, theatrical releases for
cinema and giant screen films, and consumer products. We believe that
celebrating and connecting with our world is more important than ever, across
nature, science, space and the human race. Along with our partners we are
continually innovating to find new stories and experiences to bring insight,
enlightenment and fresh perspectives to inspire us to think and feel
differently about our world. From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings
you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the sheer
wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home. BBC Earth is a
commercial and global consumer brand managed by BBC Worldwide outside of the
Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music has assembled an exceptional
and sonically diverse roster of composers to create superlative original film
and television scores. Co-founded by Hans Zimmer, Extreme Music CEO Russell
Emanuel, Steven Kofsky and SonyATV, the company's core belief is that
collaboration breeds innovation, and working in an environment where the gifted
are empowered to be adventurous, experimental and creatively generous results
in extraordinary music. Our 20 state-of-the-art studios based on Zimmer's
world-renowned campus and our best-in-class production team allow us the
ability to produce music at the very highest standard. Bleeding Fingers has
created original music for productions including Fox's "The Simpsons";
BBC's "Blue Planet II," "Planet Earth II" and "Big Cats";
National Geographic's "Diana: In Her Own Words" and "Challenger
Disaster: Lost Tapes"; Sony's "Snatch" (TV); Netflix's
original "Dope"; and History Channel's "Mountain Men."
About Planet Earth
This BAFTA and EMMY award-winning BBC TV series premiered on BBC One in the
U.K. in November 2016. It was produced as a sequel to "Planet Earth," which was
broadcast in 2006. The series immerses audiences in the most spectacular
landscapes and habitats on Earth. From the highest mountains to the remotest
islands and from the richest jungles to the harshest deserts, "Planet Earth II"
focuses on the most iconic habitats on land and seeks to bring audiences an
experience of what it's like to live in these great wildernesses.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos
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