Cruise Diary: Arriving at Sydney, Australia

Amsterdam’s arrival Saturday, October 31 at about 7:30 a.m. was a bit cloudy, but it was a great day. Coming into the harbor is always very special and seeing the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Syndey Opera House from the water is fantastic.


Amsterdam arriving at Sydney, Australia

Aft view of Sydney Harbor Bridge

Aft view of Sydney Harbor Bridge


Arriving at Circular Quay Cruise Terminal

The ship docks at the cruise passenger terminal at Circular Quay. This is near the oldest part of Sydney called the Rocks. The old custom houses have been turned into restaurants and shops and an open air market occurs on Saturday and Sunday.

Just in front of ship is the Museum of Contemporary Art, and on the opposite side is the Sydney Opera House. The area is very lively on the weekends, with musicians and acts all around the quay playing for tips and to sell CDs.

Circular Quay and Museum of Contemporary Art

Circular Quay and Museum of Contemporary Art


Erik Elvejord is Holland America Line’s director of public relations.


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  1. ALAN WALKER April 27, 2022 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Can an official in the Guest Relations Department please reply to the email that Mr Alan Walker sent on 13th of April, 2022 we are still awaiting a reply.
    Office of: Alan Walker
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    at abovementioned email address

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