Amsterdam’s Grand Mardi Gras Afloat

Amsterdam’s Grand Mardi Gras Afloat

Here are photos from Amsterdam’s grand “Mardi Gras Afloat!” The Lido’s magradome pool became a paddle boat restaurant area with Mardi Gras decorations and Jazz music just like on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. We set up Bourbon street light’s and market stalls and colorful tables with gold, green and purple all over the place. The ceiling panel was decorated with balcony banners and the ship’s officers, crew and guests wore festive outfits and masks like the clowns, jesters and musical entertainment during the parade.

At 7 p.m., the ship’s horn sounded and all of the crew froze. No movement and no blinking and then we took part in a flash mob for one minute. Our President and CEO, Mr. Stein Kruse, along with his wife Linda, was on board the Amsterdam during this time. They were impressed with the event, the decorations and the food and drinks. Enjoy the photos.

Amsterdam crew with HAL CEO

Amsterdam crew with Holland America Line's President and CEO Stein Kruse.

Crew members with the Jesters.

Crew members with the Jesters.

the Mardi gras participants

The Mardi Gras participants.

Adele the French maid

Adele the French maid.

Anita & Mr. Ketchup

Anita and Mr. Ketchup.

Chef Bernie and Ms Anna Marie

Chef Bernie and Ms. Anna Marie.

Donald with Jester

Donald with the Jester.

The Lido pool become paddle boat restaurant

The Lido pool became a paddle boat restaurant.

the Mardi gras servers

The Mardi Gras servers.

The Mardi Gras set up.

The Mardi Gras crew.

The Mardi Gras crew.

the palm reader

The palm reader.

with Mr. Ketchup & Mr. Mustard

Me with Mr. Ketchup and Mr. Mustard.

Komang Sumartha is Amsterdam’s assistant dining room manager.


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  1. Sandra kitchen February 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    How can I contact Nyorman , Waylan or Wedi that are servers on the Amsterdams Lido deck for the Septeber 2013 Far East and Australian Cruise

    Also Hansel and girl friend at front desk.

    Would like to e-mail them

    Thank you

    Sandra Kitchen. Past guest.

  2. Sandra kitchen February 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Appreciate it if you could help me. I have some nice pictures they might like

  3. franzi February 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    WOW this is crazy. now i now why you mentioned you are so busy…AMAZING, the lido turned into a village :)

  4. franzi February 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply


    if you want give me our private email address and I will forward it to hanz. I am on board the prinsendam and still have contact with him. I am sure he would be happy about it.
    greetz franzi

  5. charlotte squarcy April 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Great shots of a memorable evening — this website needs some music in the back when the pictures show because it was really a BLAST!! and you all worked so hard to make the event a terrific memory!!

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