Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line and Henk Mensink’s entire team did a magnificent job in putting on an Australian Beach Party onboard the ms Amsterdam last night!!!!! In my 10 years of doing World Voyages, this had to top them all just based on energy level alone. It was a fantastic evening.... The food and drink were not in short supply and everyone enjoyed themselves. The whole Lido area was filled with people on their feet dancing to the sounds of one of Australia’s most sought after party bands, Hipnosis.... Great evening. It was also very special to Have Arnold Donald & his wife Hazel, Stein Kruse & his wife Linda, Orlando Ashford & his wife Samantha and of course, Captain Jonathan Mercer and his wife Karen joining in on all the festivities and dancing the night away with the rest of us. Great evening!!!!!! A special thanks to all the crew of the Amsterdam who put in countless hours preparing for this magnificent event and yes..... the countless hours they spent through the night cleaning it all up. Life is good!!!!!