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‘A Taste of Australia’ Grand Event on Amsterdam

On February 23, the Amsterdam held “A Taste of Australia” special themed event on the way to Cairns, Australia. The Lido deck, pool mid-ship and the Lido Restaurant were set for the Grand event with wine barrels, market stalls, wine displays, corks, Australian beer displays, and of course the food buffet that included lots of local fresh fruit from Tasmania such as cherries, Australian grapes, and much more.

Our President and CEO Mr. Stein Kruse hosted the party and was very pleased to meet our Grand World Cruise guests and greet all of the crew. Everyone took lots of pictures at the event. The crew dressed up with aprons and wine ties and the cooks wore aprons decorated with aprons and hats. Enjoy!

Amsterdam crew members.

Me and Chef Bernie.

Crew members Nengah and Presty with the Aboriginals.

Sydney's own Snake Gully Bush Band entertained guests while they dined.

Me and Holland America Line President and CEO Stein Kruse.

A local musician playing the didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia.

The servers.

The Lido crew.

Fruit display.

The grapes and wine barrels.


Komang Sumartha is Amsterdam’s assistant dining room manager.

1 Comment
  • Mike Berger

    Wish we were with you all on the World Cruise – next HAL voyage will be the Amsterdam on December 27. Nice to see your picture Komang – why not “tag” the people in the pictures so we’ll know who everyone is.

    Best regards.

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