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Tony Archold, Philip Engelberts, Anna Mansfield.jpeg PHOTO: HELEN HUTCHEON
Tony Archbold, left, with Philip Engelberts, head of Philip Engelberts Public Relations, who handles HAL’s publicity in Australasia, and Anna Mansfield, HAL account director, at the Alaska lunch in Sydney

HAL showcases Noordam’s Music Walk at ‘Alaska’ lunch in Sydney

Holland America Line showed off Noordam’s newly enhanced Music Walk during an Alaska-themed lunch in Sydney on Saturday.

The 1,972-passenger ship was upgraded during a 14-day scheduled drydock at Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, British Columbia, before it sailed to Australasia late last year for a 2019/20 extended cruise season.

Tony Archbold, senior director sales and marketing Australia and New Zealand for Holland America Line, hosted the lunch.

Billboard Onboard added

Billboard Onboard, which features two pianists simultaneously playing 50 years of chart-topping hits, was added to the Music Walk’s B.B. King’s Blues Club and Lincoln Center Stage.

Other enhancements made during the drydock include new furniture and carpets and a new-look Pinnacle Bar & Grill where media guests got a ‘taste of Alaska’ in the leadup to Noordam’s repositioning voyage to Canada in April where she will operate seven-day ‘Glacier Discovery’ cruises northbound from Vancouver and southbound from Seward. Passengers will also be offered in-depth Land+Sea holidays, which include Denali National Park.

The Alaska lunch included salmon, bacon and clam chowder shooters, oysters, king prawns, buttered poached lobster tails, Alaskan split crab legs and mini-baked bombe Alaska, all washed down with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines from Washington state.

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